Unfortunately, healthcare professionals often aren’t given the tools they need to do their jobs properly. People are forced into workarounds and corner cutting, or they are forced into wasting time by running around to find equipment — or working equipment. Considering how important their work is, we need to make more of an effort to ensure they have the supplies, equipment, and information they need to provide the best patient care.
Below is a picture from my archives – of a piece of nursing equipment (a hand held medication scanner) that was literally held together with a band aid.
You might call this “creativity over capital,” but I call it not properly supporting your team.
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