The medical sector is one of the most prolific as well as complicated sector of any economy. This is purely based on the fact that as we advance in knowledge, more diseases are discovered that threaten our health. This means that while older medical facilities only had a few rooms the modern facilities have more than 10 different units all of which aim at alleviating pain and reducing human suffering.
Below are some of the facilities that you will find in a typical hospital:
1. The emergency room
This is the most common important and well known part of a hospital. Mainly because it’s the entry point and also because it is well documented and represented in the many medical dramas we know.
The emergency room is important for urgent care of a patient. It has both medical and paramedical professionals who serve to ensure that the ABCs of a patient in critical condition are stabilized before they get to see a doctor.
2. Doctors office
The doctor’s office provides services to patients who are stable. The doctor takes the patient’s history, makes a diagnosis or requests a lab test. It is also the place for follow ups, catheterizations and routine check-ups. The doctor may be a specialist or a general practitioner.
3. Urgent care
Urgent care clinics are walk-ins where a patient in need of medical support without an appointment may get treatment. Outpatient clinics offer a diagnosis, a lab test and medicine. Urgent care clinics are not ideal for patients in medical emergency such as dyspnea. It is ideal that in such cases, a patient seek the help of an emergency room.
4. Medical specialists
Medicals specialists also called consultants, offer medical care in a specific field. Examples are obstetrics and gynecologists who deal with child bearing and the female reproductive system health. Cardiologists are heart specialists and neurosurgeons offer brain medicine. Medical specialists may be found in the hospital or in their own private clinics for consultation with appointments.
Chiropractors are physiotherapy specialists who specialize in spinal cord injury, spinal cord realignment and vertebral column disorders. They are found in many hospitals or in their established clinics
6. Nursing homes
These are ideal for patients in need of constant medical care. There are nursing homes for the elderly, for the chronically ill and rehabilitation homes for patients who are hooked to drug and substance abuse.
7. Funeral homes
Most hospitals have their own funeral homes where the dead are kept before burial or cremation. In most cases, relatives of the deceased choose what to do with the body.
8. The Operating Room
This is where the magic happens. Operations include minor surgeries such as deliveries to major surgeries such as the separation of conjoined twins. Most medical facilities cover deliveries in OBGYN operating rooms and Dental procedures at the dental unit.
In conclusion, a medical facility covers all aspects of health including cosmetology. Some modern hospitals have also included spas, yoga classes and wellness clinics.