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Thursday, May 6, 2010

NABH queries & responses - 2

RESPONSE TO AN EMAIL QUERY ON NABH STANDARDS RELATED TO QUALIFICATIONS OF NURSES.
(All are requested to post the queries via this blog for a larger sharing of knowledge)


Sir,

NABH says you need to comply to statutory requirements. So the qualifications will be as per states/regions requirement. If you have anything out of norm you should have evidence in writing from the local authority that its allowed.
Normally nurses registered with state nursing council are required. Also check NMMCs (your local hospital registration authority) guidelines of registration which mentions this.You should also refer to the Bombay Nursing home acts (http://www.maha-arogya.gov.in/actsrules/nursing/BombayNursingHome.pdf) page 8-point 8 & page 5-point 15 for better understanding. Depending on region/accessibility various liberties are provided by state keeping in mind difficulty in availability of medical staff. For example a recent gazette of GOI allows certain AUYSH practitioners to practice allopathy.
 
Bottom line: NABH does not specify specific qualifications.
You can also refer to NABH standard HRM11 to outline a policy which state which qualified staff will do what at what course of treatment. This way you could have a optimised mix of qualified staff doing certain aspects of plan of care and non qualified staff doing certain aspects keeping in mind criticality of care.

I would compile Internet links to various acts concerning health care ASAP which could benefit the fraternity at large.

Sincerely,
Dr Akash S Rajpal

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On Thu, May 6, 2010 at 9:39 PM, ramani brahma wrote:
Does NABH Specify any minimum qualifications for nursing staff/lab technicians and X- ray technicians?
Thanks
regards
Dr. Ramani


1 comment:

  1. I really appreciate your post and you explain each and every point very well.Thanks for sharing this information.And I’ll love to read your next post too.
    Regards:
    NABH

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