Medicine is a dynamic field. Continuing research paves the way for new knowledge, discoveries, and inventions that help in the provision of better patient care and improvement in patients’ quality of life.
Year-on-year, month-on-month, there are advancements in treatment from specializations as diverse as radiology to pain management;spine surgery to gastroenterology. Treatments and technologies that were unheard of a decade ago are now becoming commonplace thereby greatly improving the chances and speed of patient recovery.
A doctor or a nurse who doesn’t keep up with such developments is at risk of continuing with a practice that is outdated, less safe and in fact is at an increased risk of legal action. Medical practitioners working in a litigious society have little choice but to keep abreast of all the potential options open to their patients and ensure they are offering the best possible care at all times.
But these are far from the only reasons why knowledgeable doctors and nurses are essential in healthcare. More reasons are discussed below.
Patient care is a collective responsibility that is shared between nurses, doctors and other healthcare professionals. While doctors play an important role in the early stages of patient care and subsequent follow-ups, knowledgeable nurses are in a position to implement the doctor’s directives on patient care and identify any errors and inconsistencies in such directives and appropriately report them.
Keeping the duty of care in mind for each and every patient should be the focus of every medical practitioner to ensure they can help everyone who comes through their doors to the best of their ability.
In short, knowledgeable and caring nurses and doctors are important because they help to minimize human error in patient care and support the overall Quality Improvement efforts of the larger patient care organization.
Mother & Baby Care
Mr. Raj Shekhar
Age 32, Chennai
My father had a surgery and required regular healthcare services. Portea has greatly helped him with their in-home healthcare services.
I would like to thank you for the nursing services arranged during the last 10 days. Appreciate your help. I would like to mention Antony (Nursing co-coordinator) for the excellent support and help.
Kudos to @PorteaMedical
for taking care of my senior citizen parents and a physically challenged sister in Lucknow at this hour of need when the existing caretaker left in the middle of lockdown ..within a day the arrangements were made can’t thank you enough! #inthistogether