As the front line of defense against the Coronavirus pandemic, nurses and doctors are continuously placed in a scenario where they may be exposed to the COVID-19 virus. While routine hand washing and the use of hand sanitizers and personal protective equipment (i.e. gowns, masks and gloves) are extremely effective methods of preventing further contamination, there is one medical accessory that is being routinely overlooked: scrubs, the universal uniform of the healthcare professional.
Whether you are a Physician or Nurses Aid, you have chosen the healthcare profession to make a difference in people’s lives. Having the ability and desire to provide exceptional patient care is a calling or second nature to most in the healthcare industry. However, there are times that providing exceptional patient care can be somewhat of a challenge, especially when dealing with a patient that may not be the cheeriest or easiest to deal with. Following are 5 ways to build a stronger relationship between patient and provider. Continue reading