Implement Innovations To Standardise Healthcare
Innovation has nothing to do with how many R&D dollars you have. When Apple came up with the Mac, IBM was spending at least 100 times more on R&D. It’s not about money. It’s about the people you have, how you’re led, and how much you get it. Steve Jobs
Integrating healthcare (Allopathy, Ayurveda, Homeopathy, Chinese medicine, naturalists and allied medical professionals) using innovations, advances in science & technology to offer the best healthcare is mandatory for the future medicine. “Threat of antibiotic resistance is real”. WHO claim this as “The Ticking Time Bomb“.
Sepsis claimed over 37,000 lives in the United Kingdom last year – more than lung cancer, and more than breast cancer and bowel cancer combined. How could this happen?
If the doctors and nurses are well trained to recognise the signs early and offered the right treatment more than 50% of these patients would have survived. It is not that we did not anticipate this happening but we were pushed aside by doctors who assumed they had the knowledge and experience to help bring in changes to “Modernise Medicine”.
Initially we identified this change of direction when major hospitals in UK started using “Pre-printed Assessment Sheet“. We published a letter in QHCJ (BMJ) critisising this method and said this will not be in the interest of our students and our profession.
In 2003 we worked as doctors in one pilot project “Independent Nurse-Led Practice” and collected evidence to prove this change would be a major embarrassment and result in serious complications and abuse of antibiotics.
In 2006, Health Secretary Patricia Hewitt, ignored our warning and said: “Nurse and pharmacist independent prescribing is a huge step forward in improving patient accessibility to medicines from highly skilled and well trained staff.”
This shift of power to help save cost of primary care, allowed nurses to clinically examine, diagnose and offer prescription to patients has brought us shame and distress to fellow human who trust and respect our profession.
Why We Must Start Innovation & Integrate With Other Healthcare Providers
The loss of effective antibiotics to antimicrobial resistance within two generations of their discovery is one of the great tragedies of human history. Untreatable multi-resistant bacterial infections mainly MRSA, for which no antibiotic therapy is available, was widespread in UK, neonatal unit since 1980s.
We started seeing infection slowly infecting young children. In 1989, we saw a teenager die in 12 hours after infection. Since we encountered this problem we have tried our best to spread the message, published videos, visited various conferences and international meeting to high light the issue… now we think its still not too late and so we must join hands and see if we can tide over this threat…