Choosing A Nurse

Making a poor choice when choosing a nurse is a matter of life and death. We have seen nurse save lives. We have also seen nurses watch people die of medical issues that are preventable and curable. That is how serious it is.

If you are looking for a nurse, consider the following factors

Academic qualifications

You have to be sure that the chosen nurse is a graduate of a recognized nursing school, not just any school. Be sure to check for the authenticity of the certificates- several nurses are using forged licenses and academic credentials.

Professional qualifications

On top of the lessons learned in the classroom, a good nurse will have several other professional qualifications. He or she should have sat several nursing professional courses and passed. He should also be a fully registered member of the local nurses’ union. The nurse should also be licensed and insured.

Experience

Experience is a key issue when it comes to health. This is so especially if you have a history of infections or medical issues. For instance, if you are terminally ill, you need a nurse who understands the situation that you are in perfectly. This is the only way the nurse will help you get better. He or she will give you advice on what to do to remain in the pink of health, something that most us wish that they had. For instance, when you are diabetic, you are likely to lose sensation on your feet. Walking bare feet, in this case, is very dangerous because you can get hurt without recognizing it. Overall, a nurse who has practiced nursing for a long time knows the nitty-gritty of keeping your body in good health.

Professionalism

Medicine is one of the classical professions that requires strict adherence to professional standards and codes. A case in point, a small mistake goes a very long way in the medical profession. For instance, misuse of the information on the medical condition of a person may hurt that person’s loved ones to the point of death. For this reason, a good nurse has to be loyal to the profession, right from the dress code to the way he or she communicates to you. Additionally, you need to choose a nurse who does not have a medical malpractice record.

Communication skills

A good nurse should be able to listen to you keenly and make the appropriate diagnosis. Every bit of information you give to your nurse is of utmost importance and should be treated as such. You should also be able to trust your nurse because there are some medical issues that you can only share with your nurse. In such cases, the nurse should create a friendly environment that will allow you to explain to him or her anything there is to explain. If you find yourself struggling strain to explain something private or trying to make truth palatable to your nurse, he or she is not the right one for you.

If you love life and you want to enjoy it to the fullest, choose your nurses carefully. Remember that at some point in your life, they will make do or die decisions on your health on your behalf.…

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