Honest and open communication is absolutely essential when you’re visiting your physician. Doctors depend on full disclosure in order to make an accurate diagnosis, or to prescribe the course of treatment best suited to each individual patient. Be sure to make note of any medications or supplements that you may be taking in addition to the size and frequency of the dosages. Write this information down, because it’s very easy to overlook an important detail when you’re trying to remember in front of your physician.
A leading medical device vendor, selling 100 thousand pacemakers a year to dozens of hospitals in the United States, discovers they have over 10% of expired items at 5000 hospitals each year. The approximate loss (to the hospital or the vendor depending on the payment terms) can reach tens of millions of dollars!
Supply rooms in hospitals are filled with the basic necessities: pads, needles, band aids, latex gloves, catheters sometimes even over 300 items per room. The supplies are normally put in bins according to a color code system. Different types of supplies are grouped and placed according to their color type- for example, all glove related items in red bins, or needle related items in blue bins… etc. This way a nurse entering the supply room, and looking to grab an item quickly will identify the color group and reach for the item.
Healthcare is a broad term which may refer to care or supplies to enhance the mental or physical health of a person. There are various types of supplies which can result in preserving the well-being of a person. These items are both natural and synthetic. Natural health care is an old concept which is still practiced today. Various countries have contributed towards the application of natural produce for averting and treating different illness and conditions. Synthetic items came into application later, but they are now applied on a larger extent and have overshadowed the perks of natural items. However, there are certain drawbacks in these chemically contained substances.