Sat. Sep 24th, 2022

In today’s society nurses are viewed as educated men and women who are very responsible and have a wide range of skills in the medical profession. This wasn’t always the case though. In the 19th Century the majority of the nurse in the United Kingdom didn’t pay much attention to hygiene. Most of the patients died due to the filth and bacteria that were abundant in the medical facilities.

Many people know the impact Florance Nightingale has had on the nursing profession. However she also advocated for changes in the medical facilities including cleaniness. It was under her direction that laws were implemented relating to nurses having an education and for hospital boards to be in place to oversee such requirements were met.

One of the important areas of learning implemented in such nursing education programs was in regards to hygiene. It took years for the results of such training to be apparanent in the medical facilities. Over that period of time though the level of it began to slowly improve. This is still a significant part of the medical training nurses receive during their schooling.

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Most nursing education programs are completed on a college campus or online. In addition to this classroom work there are required hours that each student has to spend in a medical facility. While there are strict limites to the type of care they are able to administer they do get to see how the other medical staff continues to work with each other. They also see the care that goes into keeping all of the instruments sterile.

Most nursing education programs have these hours divided up into sections so that they students can learn the basics of quality care in various settings. It also allows them to see what takes place at different areas of a hospital setting.

The issue of hygiene is so important in a medical facility that it should extend to more than just the nurses. The nursing assistants and janitorial staff should also be taught these basic concepts. In addition everyone in the medical facility should be trained in the areas of communicating with patients effectively. You would be surprised at how many people are lacking in this common area.

It is very important for nursing staff to engage in plenty of ongoing training as well. They needs of patients continue to change and there are new developments in procedures. The education of a nurse never stops as they are required to continually master new skills and concepts throughout their career.

By rahul