Nurses need more training and education to keep up with medical knowledge growth
Billings clinic will be hosting a fundraiser for the Friends of Nursing endowment. The fund is intended to aid nursing staff and other employees at Billings Clinic for their continuing education and training needs.
It has become quite difficult for healthcare professionals to receive proper training and be prepared with the latest medical knowledge, tools and techniques. Since the 1950’s medical knowledge, in its entirety, has doubled. Medical knowledge has continued to grow extensively and by 2020 the National Center for Biotechnology Information has estimated that it will double ever 73 days.
The fund is used as an investment for their workers and the hospital. Last year, an operatory room technician was sent to a training seminar dedicated to the medical equipment he operates at Billings Clinic. The seminar was designed to teach how to repair and calibrate such machinery, saving the hospital thousands of dollars from bringing in a contractor for updates and repairs.
As the medical community grows along with the number of healthcare professionals, the community gets smarter and more competitive which is why nursing staff must seek out training with the latest medical advances.
The Friends of Nursing endowment and the “Havana Nights” themed fundraiser is intended to make it easier for nursing staff and other workers at Billings Clinic to partake in training programs. The fund will also make it possible for Billings Clinic to invite nationally recognized medical experts and speakers to participate in seminars, and other supporting practices for the hospital staff’s ongoing educational pursuit.
The fund is an investment for their employees as well as a tool, that offers a stable learning and working environment and professional development, that motivates nurses and other healthcare professionals to stay. Medical knowledge will continue to grow at the hospital and patients will receive better and safer care.
Source: Billings Gazette