If you think you have an injury caused by treatment, talk to your doctor. They are there to make your care as safe as possible. They can help you solve the problem. If not, you can file a complaint. If necessary, your doctor may also make a request for additional treatment on your behalf. See complaints below. If you need specialist medical treatment in New Zealand because it is not available in your home country, it may be funded by: Doctors are sometimes asked by third parties (such as an insurance company or ACC) to perform medical examinations of patients. This statement explains the role of the evaluating physician and the standard of care expected of the physician in an assessment relationship. During a medical career, a physician may participate in management or assume a leadership role. This statement describes the standards expected of physicians when taking on such roles. While physicians in leadership roles have a commitment to their workplace and the community at large, their first consideration must always be the interests and safety of patients.
A work-related illness or injury that causes the physician to administer particular expertise in the treatment or care of a patient to combat a disease or disorder, including loss of consciousness, and that involves prescribing medications that cannot be purchased over-the-counter without a doctor`s prescription. If there is no “treatment”, this is considered a violation of first aid. As a physician, you have a duty to be respectful and professional, as your behavior can affect the functioning of a health care team, patient care, and public trust in the medical profession. If you have any concerns about the conduct, competence or safety of a medical practice, you should report them to the Medical Association. The prescription of medications and treatments is an essential part of medical practice. This statement describes what good prescribing practice entails and what legal requirements physicians must meet. A treatment-related injury is an injury inflicted on a person seeking or receiving treatment from a licensed physician. If you`ve had a treatment injury, there are a number of things you can do. All physicians have a duty to address their concerns about another physician, but physicians in leadership positions have an additional responsibility to ensure that appropriate reporting procedures are in place and that these procedures are known to staff who may need to use them. This statement provides advice to physicians concerned about the behavior, performance, competence or health of a medical colleague, and gives suggestions on what to do and who to contact.
Health-related commercial organizations provide products and services for the common good and also contribute to medical research and physician professional development. The goals of a business organization are often different from those of a physician, and it is possible that a physician`s interaction with a health-related business organization could result in unnecessary, inefficient, or inappropriate use of health resources that can harm patients. This statement outlines our expectations when physicians interact with health-related business organizations, including how to manage potential conflicts of interest. We can issue you another long-stay visa if you need additional treatment during your visit, if you get sick or if you have an accident. For the purposes of OSHA registration, medical treatment excludes the following: Physicians are often asked to sign certificates for a variety of purposes, such as confirming illness, impairment, or death. This statement describes the factors to be considered and the standards that physicians must meet when issuing a medical certificate. WorkSafe recognizes that there is a risk that medical treatment administered to a patient by a licensed healthcare professional may result in a reportable event. By “treatment” we mean a medical procedure that is performed for therapeutic purposes. A medical intervention has a therapeutic purpose if it aims to cure, prevent, eliminate, improve or investigate a patient`s medical condition, aesthetic deformity, psychiatric disorder or injury.
Treatment does not include services related to a patient`s daily needs for food or attention and personal hygiene. This paper by Dr. Ian St George, former Medical Advisor to the Council, describes the practice and theory of performance evaluation. A range of topics are covered, ranging from “How to identify a low-performing physician” to “Evaluation of the physician practicing complementary and alternative medicine (CAM)”. It is especially useful for doctors who want to avoid underactive performance and professional isolation. Any injury or illness that requires (or would normally require) admission of a person to hospital for immediate treatment should be reported. A work-related injury that does not require treatment and the person can return to work immediately afterwards. We recommend that you take out comprehensive health insurance for the duration of your visit.
Clinical record keeping is good medical practice. Clinical notes are an important tool for managing patient care and communicating with other physicians and health care professionals. This statement guides physicians on what information they need to record and how long they need to keep patient records. Visit New Zealand for medical treatment or advice. You must be able to pay for your treatment, unless it is funded under a special agreement. Being admitted to hospital means being hospitalized for an extended period of time – this does not include outpatient treatment by a hospital`s emergency department or for corrective surgery at a later date, such as straightening a broken nose. Our Good Medical Practice publication gives physicians information about the standards of practice we expect. Medical treatment is the management and care of a patient to combat a disease or disorder. Medical treatment includes: You can only enter New Zealand to receive pre-approved medical treatment in/with the hospital or facility specified on your visa. A first aid injury is a work-related injury that is or should have been treated with a first aid kit and in which the person can return to work immediately after treatment (e.g. washing, cleaning, applying a self-adhesive dressing, removing a splinter, etc.). An academic incident response is unlikely to be triggered.
You must provide details about your medical treatment or consultation OSHA Record Keeping Manual: Learn more about record keeping criteria for cases involving medical treatment and first aid criteria. Damage disclosure refers to cases where a patient has been weakened as a direct result of medical treatment. In this situation, open disclosure promotes transparency, can strengthen the doctor-patient relationship, and is important to the health and safety of the general public. This statement provides guidelines for communicating with patients and their families when harm has occurred and support options in these cases. WorkSafe recognizes that there are comprehensive investigation processes and reporting structures for medical incidents involving patients under other legislation. These processes and structures are specifically designed to deal with such incidents. In New Zealand, everyone is covered by VAC if they have been injured in an accident. If the injury is due to treatment, the ACC will cover it if: Patients have the right to information about their health and the care they receive.
This statement describes what we expect from physicians when they help patients make informed decisions about their care and treatment. Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) refers to therapies and treatments that are not generally accepted in conventional medical practice, but are sometimes used alongside or instead of conventional medical treatments. This statement guides physicians in situations where their patients use CAM and describes what we expect when physicians perform CAM. Treatment-related injuries occur in many settings, such as hospitals, general practices, and nursing homes. You`re more likely to be in the hospital, likely because people in the hospital tend to be sicker, and treatment often involves the use of invasive equipment and procedures that carry a higher risk of harm. Some facilities also offer complex medical and surgical treatments such as cancer management, brain and spine surgery, cardiac surgery, treatment of severe burns, and advanced medical care services for newborns. You must state in your visa application that you will cover the cost of any health care or medical assistance you receive in New Zealand. The spectrum of injuries treated is very broad. Most injuries are easy to repair and are unlikely to have lasting effects. However, some injuries can be more serious and make you unable to perform your usual activities or work.
Doctors are often asked to give their opinion to family and friends. This may include requests for medical advice or prescription, or greater involvement such as performing a procedure. This statement explains why physicians should avoid self-care and treating those with whom they have a close personal relationship. For the purposes of OSHA registration, “First Aid” includes the following. This is a complete list of all treatments considered first aid by OSHA. This clarification of policy sets out our expectations of authorized health professionals when reporting a reportable event resulting from medical treatment. You will need to complete a new visitor visa application and provide details of your medical treatment.