COVID-19 has had an effect on all industries, and the healthcare industry is no exception. Not only have hospitals had to make changes in processes and design, but nurses, doctors and other healthcare professionals have also had to change to prevent the spread of illness and keep them and their patients safe.
Most of us have become pretty accustomed to the new safety measures put in place to prevent the spread of viruses, but if you are still wondering what exactly you should have on hand in your medical storage and what you should be using to keep yourself and others safe, there are a few things to keep in mind.
Patient-centered care in any healthcare organization is vital to its success. Focusing on patients is the number one priority to help quicken their recovery.
Since nursing began there have been many technological and medical advancements that have changed nursing practices and increased the quality of patient care.
Many homes are currently stocking up on everything they need to stay safe and healthy, but you should consider keeping your medicine storage cabinet well stocked no matter what is happening in the world. This means keeping an inventory of a variety of medications that can treat many different ailments as well as having them properly stored, labeled and protected from children.
A constant feeling of being overwhelmed, a lack of compassion and constant irritability are only a couple of nurse burnout symptoms that can occur in the healthcare industry.
At any given time we should be conscious of our habits to be sure that we do not get sick. This means practicing good hygiene habits by washing your hands regularly, especially after being in public.
All areas of a hospital are incredibly important; however, one area that should take a bit more time and care when designing is a surgical department.
When thinking about pharmacy organization, it may seem like there is little room for creativity or improvement. The typical pharmacy organization system has been in place for quite a while and seems to be working efficiently; however, there are many small elements within a pharmacy that should be evaluated to see how they can be improved.
Emergency rooms are a staple for every hospital. If you are a fully functioning hospital facility, you definitely have an emergency room, but often times they are not equipped or designed properly to productively and efficiently handle the volume or diversity of cases it sees on a daily basis.