You may wonder who helps you when you are sick. Who takes good care of you when you are confined in the hospital or clinic? They can be found in every hospital, clinic or health care setting, and they are called healthcare professionals.
Healthcare professionals are people who devote their time in providing good care to people who are sick or to people who need attention with regards to health related matters. They are equipped with the knowledge and skills that are needed in order to help those who are in need. For example, in order to treat certain illnesses or diseases, a person will have a degree in medicine and will become a doctor. Doctors are the ones who assess you when you are sick and diagnose your illness. They are the ones who prescribe you your medication/s in order to aid you in recovering from illness. The doctors cannot perform all the tasks in dealing with patients alone, they need the help of other healthcare professionals.
One of them would be the nurse. The nurse assists the doctor in providing care for the patients. They are the ones who monitor the condition of the patient when they are confined in the hospital. They aid in the daily activities of patients who cannot perform on their own. The nurses are the ones who spend most of the time with patients in the hospital. Another healthcare professional would be the medical technologist. They are the ones who are responsible in obtaining blood samples of patients to help properly diagnose the condition of the patient. The medical technologist work hand in hand with the pathologist in studying the blood of the patient, so as to determine whether the underlying cause of the illness can be found in the blood. Each of the healthcare professionals perform a specific task in order to help the patients recover and be able to get back to good health.
The healthcare professionals do not rely only on their knowledge and skills when providing good quality care to their patients. They also need the use of medical equipment in order to endow their patients with quality service that is needed to facilitate their fast recovery. For example, the nurse uses the nebulizer for the patient who has asthma. The nebulizer aids in administering the medication needed by the patient to alleviate his or her condition. Another example would be when the doctor coordinates with the physical therapist to assist the patient in conducting physical therapy.
The physical therapist in turn will use medical equipments such as an overhead trapeze, which is installed on the patient’s bed, in order to help the patient use his or her own muscles when turning from side to side in order to facilitate range of motion exercises. All of the medical equipment being used has its purpose to assist in the improvement of the condition of a patient and the healthcare professional. The healthcare professional in turn must be knowledgeable enough on how to use the medical equipment in order to provide the most excellent care that will aid the patient in gaining good health.