Dental Nurse Qualities

qualities of a good nurse

    What are the Qualities of a Dental Nurse? 

   The nurse acts as a public relation officer of the hospital. Being the first to be seen as one enters the hospital, her attitude towards patient portrays the hospital either in good light or in bad light.
    If her behaviour towards the patients is good, such patients will not only come back when they are sick but will also speak good of the hospital to other prospective patients. This will boost the image of the
hospital within the community where it is situated and its environment.
However, if the nurses behave ruly to the patients, the image of such a hospital is at stake and if something is not done fast, the hospital risks folding up. It is a fact that patients observe the behaviour of all
nurses in the hospital and on several occasions make bold to discuss same with the doctor-in-charge, Such patients critically observe the way and manner nurses talk and behave towards them and towards
other hospital workers, the mood of such nurses while on duty ; their method of giving injections and the way such nurses divulge information about patient's health. Patients will usually not want to
Be attended to by such nurses anytime they come to the hospital for treatment. They perceive such nurses as being bad.
    Patients, besides their fundamental human rights which may of course be altered in the hospital, also have in addition, the right to :-
1. Consent to any procedure such as surgery to be performed on him.

2. Refuse treatment if the side effects of the drugs are not explained

3. Every consideration of his privacy during the period of treatment.

4. Examine and receive an explanation on his medical bill.

Qualities of a good nurse  :

(a)Cheerful and relates very well to her patients and colleagues.
(b) Obedient, tolerant and understanding. Tolerance is necessary as patients and or their relations may be troublesome.
(C) Punctual to work and observant.
(d)One that has initiative and be able to orientate the patient and his relations about facilities available in the hospital.
(e)One that respects colleagues and constituted authority.
(f)One that keeps secret all information passed to her concerning a patient.
(H) One that does not use vulger language and does not engage in irrelevant conversation at work.
(i) One that does not interfere with other worker's private affairs,
(i) One that does not sleep on duty.
(k) One that does not convert the hospital's patient's to her private patient.
(I) One that does not steal hospital property including drugs and instruments.
     Naturally, patients on admission are entitled to receive visitors and every hospital has its visiting hours. This should be clearly written and pasted on the entrance door of the hospital or inscribed
on the wall. In terms of receiving visitors it is necessary that the nurse be as courteous as possible to win the confidence of the visitors. The good nurse should receive visitors with courtesy and : 
1. Prompt attendance and pleasant manner.
2. Provide seat if they are to be kept waiting.
3. No untowards attitude should be shown to the patient and his ralations.
4. Explain to them the hospital's visiting hours : Exemption to this is if relation is comming from a long distance.
    In the neighbourhood where the nurse resides, all eyes on her.
She is run to whenever the people are sick.
The people oftentimes take their personal problems to her as she is perceived to be a"Special Person"Some woman even go to borrow money from nurse when they are in need. Majority of the people refers to them as'Aunty Nurse' irrespective of the status of the good nurse. For the above reasons therefore, it is very necessary that the good nurse.
(a) Be a good ambassador of her hospital and the nursing profession.
(b) Does not fight in the neighbourhood.
(C) Does not drink or smoke in public.
(D)Aviod excessive make-up.
(e) Be kind to her neighbours :
(f) Does not participate in unholy or unwholesome alliance to the knowledge of all.




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