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Monday, June 18, 2012

Hospital Management Tips | Healthcare Equipment Supplies | Top 5

Healthcare management professionals hold vitally important positions and are responsible for the way their hospital functions.

Running a hospital forces managers to juggle a variety of tasks.

Due to the importance of this job, a manager should be equipped to take the necessary positive methods while avoiding certain pitfalls in managing the life of a hospital.

Here are 5 Hospital Management Tips for those in the Health Care Industry:
1. Develop a strong managed care team.
Having a support staff, surgical team, emergency room team, nurses, and doctors on the same page will save a lot of headaches by managing their care team well.

Having clearly defined roles that leave no room for confusion or ambiguity will mean you will not hear anyone say, "That's not my job!"

2.  Manage Stress Well.
Because of its potential life-or-death nature, the healthcare industry can sometimes be a stressful place to work.  The wrong medicine, extra wait time, or the wrong diagnosis could prove to be important or even fatal in certain situations.

Managing the stress that these situations bring is vital for preventing burnout and ensuring a long and stable career in your hospital.  While it is important to care about the people you serve, holding on to them too much can create what is called "Compassion Fatigue" and is something important for hospital workers to be aware of.

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3. Have the right supplies and equipment.
Having the right equipment an literally be a life-or-death matter for those in the hospital industry.  Ordering and storing the proper hospital supplies, medical products, and laboratory equipment are a no brainer.  But those ordering medical supplies often neglect other supplies related to the operation and safety of their hospital.

Health administration professionals and others in healthcare management need to consider what equipment the hotel needs for a conference room or for emergency preparedness.

AmpliVox's line of elegant and versatile lecterns and podiums are perfect for board meetings.  The Executive Adjustable Height Sound Column Lectern is an elegant addition for any presentation.

Having portable pa systems for clear communication is also important so that your public speaking and emergency messages will be loud and clear.

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4. Have an emergency plan.
Having the right emergency plan is necessary for any school, business, and organization.  It is especially important for a hospital.  Are you prepared for a power outage?  If not, your patients relying on life support and medical equipment that require electricity are out of luck.

The Radio Hailer Emergency Communication System allows users to communicate over one mile away with the powerful handheld radio and public address horn combination.

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5. Hire the right people.
Just like in hotel management and hiring for corporate event planning, assembling the right team with the right attitude is one of the most important things you can do.  Hiring hard workers with a team mentality is to be chosen over someone well-qualified but with a complaining and pessimistic attitude.  Negative attitudes can spread across an entire department or organization given enough time.

Here is a list of duties those in Healthcare management might deal with:
•Areas of the hospital management and organizational structure
• Management planning
• Financial management
• Personnel management
• Information management and record medic
• Management office
• Management of logistics
• Pharmaceutical management
• Management of medical services and care
• Management of nutrition
• Management of linen and laundry
• Management of hospital sanitation and control of nosocomial infections
• Safety management
• Security management
• Management of marketing

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