Today is world health day, and the World Health Organization has defined today as a day to not only thank nurses and midwives but to support them. These are the providers who take care of us at the beginning of our lives, so that we can lead healthier lives. In addition to providing care during the course of, and end of, our lives, nurses and midwives are on the frontlines of the SARS-CoV-2 crisis putting their own lives and those of their families at risk. During this time of public health crisis they work 12-24 hour shifts with limited PPE trying to save as many lives as possible. It's easy to say they are the backbone of any medical practice, but how prevalent are they as part of the global medical workforce? Nurses and midwives account for nearly 50%. Sadly there is a global shortage of health workers, in particular nurses and midwives. So how can you help?
How to Show Support
As an individual, saying thank you, sharing this post with your friends and coworkers on social media, and not hoarding gloves and masks are the best way to show support. Support is also necessary from an organizational perspective. Here's how healthcare agencies and medical practices can support nurses and midwives.
- Accelerate investments in nursing and midwifery education.
- Employ more specialist nurses.
- Invest in the leadership skills of nurses and midwives.
- Make midwives and nurses the heart of primary health care.
- Support nurses and midwives in delivering health promotion and disease prevention.
Why Support Matters
Investing in nurses and midwives is good value. A report from the UN High Level Commission on Health Employment and Economic Growth concluded that investments in education and job creation in the health and social sectors results in a triple return of improved health outcomes, global health security, and inclusive economic growth.
Investment is a key theme outlined by the World Health Organization for World Health Day. By investing in the most prevalent frontline caregivers, agencies can make certain they're among the most proficient providers available.
If your medical practice is still operating on paper, consider any EHR/EMR system as an investment for your entire staff. If you're operating with a platform that's problematic or not keeping up with the pace of technology, the platform available from InSync Healthcare Solutions is updated consistently. The InSync system is also an EHR, this means the data you collect from your patients can help protect, track and combat the spread of diseases like SARS-CoV-2. The platform is also fully integrated, meaning that patient charting is communicating with a full suite of practice management applications and medical billing is handled automatically when a patient encounter begins. This means there's less time being spent by providers on operational activities and more time providing effective patient care.
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