In a hospital, there are few things more important that competence and organization. Without one, it is virtually impossible to have the other. Thousands of patients come through a hospital, some with minor issues, others who are depending on the doctors and nurses to preserve their lives. For people who have never had a major medical emergency, it may be hard to understand how much communication and paperwork play a role in the procedural efficiency of a hospital medical staff. There are few things that matter more.
Each person is different. No two bodies will respond the same to surgeries or medication. The chart or file that is passed around with a patient holds all of the information that is necessary for doctors and nurses to know before treating. That file should list all past procedures, medical conditions and allergies, as well as a list of medication that is currently being given to someone. Without this knowledge, detrimental or even fatal doses could be administered.
Having a reliable printer on every floor in the hospital is crucial to the organization that is required and expected. Everything that happens should be adequately documented, printed legibly and added to the patients file. A printer is also an asset when medicine needs to be prescribed on an outpatient basis. Official paperwork has to be printed and signed by the doctor so a pharmacy can legally provide a sick person with the medicine he or she needs.
When someone in need of medical care checks into a hospital, they just want to feel safe and cared about. Everyone has had a bad doctor, but there is no safer feeling than having a nurse or doctor that knows about your history, and takes an interest in the diagnosis, as well as the recovery. Having a printed, well-depicted medical history on file and on paper play a big part in this.