Nursing profession is gaining respect all over the world which otherwise were seen as downtrodden healthcare workers
The professionals that are more vulnerable to the Covid-19 disease are healthcare professionals as they come in direct contact with the infected peoples. Martin H. Fischer said, “Our profession is the only one which works unceasingly to annihilate itself.” Everyone’s hopes are bound to these workers. At present, our healthcare workers are effortlessly working to defeat this pandemic without caring for themselves. They are the only one’s standing between us and Covid-19. They annihilate themselves just to protect us despite lacking in PPEs and other protection kits. They are risking their lives to save common masses.
Hopefully, this pandemic will be over soon but it will surely leave a mark on the lives of these healthcare workers and even some might not live to see it vanishing. Until a vaccine is developed by scientists these doctors and frontline health workers are the most risked souls. It is very important that health workers should be provided with every single thing they need to protect themselves.
Nursing profession is the most noblest professions and most trusted profession in health care system and was lightened up by Florence Nightingale who died while serving the mankind. Nurses play an important role both locally and globally. They are on the front line to fight against this infection and care about the patients.
Since they spend more time with patients than doctors do, they are able to check and confirm whether a particular strategy against this infection is useful or should be discarded. The World Health Organisation (WHO) has named year 2020 as the year of nurses and midwives. The impact of the pandemic is that the nursing profession is gaining respect all over the world which otherwise were seen as downtrodden healthcare workers. This pandemic changed the view of people towards nursing and now the world got to know that nursing is not only bedside caretaking or just assisting a doctor but it is an important part of the healthcare system with its own code of ethics and professional knowledge, set of standards.
As rightly said by Dag Hammarskjold about nurses that, “Constant attention by a good nurse may be just as important as a major operation by a surgeon.” We must learn to appreciate the work these nurses put forth for our health and our well being.
This pandemic will be over soon but we must learn some lessons from it like where we need to improve and how can we prefect our preparations to fight a pandemic. One of the important things is availability of drugs and personal protection kits and secondly we need to educate our nurses properly during their training.
We need to organise workshops for common masses in general and nurses in particular to educate them about the disease and how to prevent themselves from the disease. We need to have hands on training programs for nurses to enhance their efficiency. We need to introduce emergency tactics subject in the curriculum of the courses like B.Sc nursing and M.sc Nursing. We need to train our nurses to use emergency equipment and have background information about such equipment. The administrative push is also the need of hour. The higher officials at administration level must b quick to respond to the alarms given by nurses and act accordingly.
There are ample other ways to enhance the efficiency and stability of our healthcare workers like by believing in their capabilities and trust their instincts. All the achievements of nurses and other healthcare workers need to be appreciated and awarded.