Highly Skilled at Patient Assessment
Considerably, patient assessment is one of the most critical skill that is needed by a healthcare provider. Wilkins, Dexter & Heuer (2010) argue that it is essential to understand the four components of physical examination clearly. These include inspection, auscultation, palpitation, and percussion. Inspection is a visual assessment where one looks at whether the RR is normal or nay nasal flaring. Auscultation is the technique of listening to lung sounds and any other body sounds. Palpitation entails touching the chest to check if there are any changes or abnormalities. Percussion involves tapping of a specific part of the body to verify if its normal through particular sounds. Familiarizing with the signs and symptoms is essential in assessing the patient.
Respect People from Other Cultures and Socioeconomic Backgrounds
Diversity and respect for other people’s perceptions and socioeconomic backgrounds is significant since people come from different backgrounds. Respecting patients includes various aspects such as care, empathy, dignity, and individuality. Culture and socioeconomic background have shaped personal identity as well as how one makes a decision or solves particular issues. Notably, patients trust medical professionals that show full respect to them and accept their genuine care. Respect helps establish a healing environment by which the patient feels that they are being cared for as humans.
Patient education has increased adherence to treatments and medication as well as promoting patient-centered care. Educating patients lowers complications and ensures continued care (Scott, Hylton, Inkrott & Shelledy, 2019). This is essential since Respiratory Therapists have to inform their patients. For instance, it is mandatory to educate the patient and the family on how to handle the equipment such as the ventilator when traveling or in case of a mechanical issue.
Good Organizational Skills
Ideally, organizational skills ensure that one is on track and performs effectively by enabling one to function better in daily activities through effective management of time and conducting follow up activities (Hsu et al., 2019). The level of professionalism is important as the organization gains trust from the patient and their families.
In summation, it is effective to communicate with the caregivers on the importance of key subjective requirements. This can be done through training and support program used to educate the caregivers. The supportive programs should be designed to teach the caregivers about the importance of subjective requirements, how they relate to their caring techniques as well as how they can help in improving the quality of care.
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Wilkins, R.L., Dexter, J.R., & Heuer, A.J. (2010). Clinical assessment in respiratory care. Sixth ed. St. Louis: Mosby Elsevier.