OUR SERVICES INCLUDE
Specific Nursing Procedures
Specific Nursing Procedures away from hospitals and doctors consultation rooms has been identified as a definite need in the primary care market.
UH is offering this service to client’s at their homes, or at specific facilities managed or organised by UH. Basic examples of services like these are: wound care, catheterisation, phlebotomy services, medical screening &evaluation, as well as education on specific health issues.
UH has also developed relationships with specific medical practitioners, to offer specialised procedures, for example administration of treatment for bladder cancer (BCG’s) and educating clients on self catheterisation.
With the introduction of managed care, however, medical insurers are becoming more aware of maintaining the individual’s health, thus decreasing the cost of prevention.
UH has a very good relationship with various pathology service providers in South Africa.
For this reason UH has built a database of capable phlebotomists, which then will be placed at various depots on request of the management of the pathology service – where there is a shortage of permanent employed phlebotomists at those specific depots.
Capability and skills of these nurses are managed by offering an induction programme to nurses who register at UH, where the skill of the nurse will be signed off by the Quality and Compliance officer of UH.
As stated in Wikepedia:
(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Occupational_safety_and_health) , the definition of Occupational health and safety is:
“… a cross-disciplinary area concerned with protecting the safety, health and welfare of people engaged in work or employment.
The goal of all occupational health and safety programs is to foster a safe work environment. As a secondary effect, it may also protect co-workers, family members, employers, customers, suppliers.
Nursing Home Care
The primary care division of UH, offers services to individuals in need of care. UH identified that individuals require care away from hospitals – for example in the safe environment of their own homes, especially if the individuals’ mobility is impaired. The two focus areas in this division are Home Health Care and Specific Nursing Procedures.
UH offer quality home health care services at the client’s home or chosen facility. This includes short and long term patient care. At registration for the services an evaluation of the client’s condition and requirements are made by a registered nurse. The applicable nurse is then placed according to the client’s need. This service is typically offered to those clients who are in need of nursing assistance at home after for example surgery, or a client who is too weak and needs assistance with basic care around hygiene, nutrition and mobility.
Management Of Health Care Facilities
Management of Health Care Facilities are done in accordance with the employment act no 75 of 1997.
UH does not only place nurses at Health Care Facilities, but also has the ability and capacity to manage all services offered by this facility for example:
Stock Management, Human Resource Management, In-Service training and development, complying with health and safety regulations and infection control.
Expertise and infrastructure of UH enables a quality service.
Primary Health Care
Primary Health Care as defined by the World Health Organization in 1978 is: essential health care; based on practical, scientifically sound, and socially acceptable method and technology; universally accessible to all in the community through their full participation; at an affordable cost; and geared toward self-reliance and self-determination (WHO & UNICEF, 1978).
South Africa’s health system consists of a large public sector and a smaller but fast-growing private sector. The funders / clients to UH in this sector is mostly the medical aids and the corporate companies wanting to offer primary health care services to their members or employees.
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