Thursday, October 29, 2015

What are the Trainings I have to undergo to be a Company Nurse?

What are the Trainings I have to undergo to be a Company Nurse?

What are the Trainings I have to undergo to be a Company Nurse?



by: Arlene Gentallan

What are the Trainings I have to undergo to be a Company Nurse?

    There are four main trainings you are expected to have already completed or will have to complete to be a company nurse, these are:

    1. BOSH (Basic Occupational and Safety) training
    2. BLS (Basic Life Support) training
    3. ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support) training
    4. IVT (Intravenous Therapy) training


Is it really necessary for me to undergo these trainings to be a company nurse? Why is it important to undergo these trainings?

    Undergoing these trainings may be costly. And I know that for those who had just taken up the Nursing Licensure exam that upon receiving your licence as a full pledge nurse, the first thing in your mind may be "Earning a Living." It's your opportunity to shine and earn your own money!

    You may decide to seek employment that's in line with your profession and not take a detour as a call center agent (so your four - five years of "pure" hardwork won't be wasted) but just to know that your previous trainings have already expired (or you haven't taken these trainings yet) so you have to renew or undergo the said trainings.

    Or are you the person who took the detour into another industry/profession and wanted to shift back to the nursing field, only to find out that all those trainings were already passed the expiration date. Why indeed do you have to spend your valuable saving in these trainings?

    Why? Because you are investing in yourself. It's part of your professional growth and development. Being up to date with your trainings is one way of proving that you are competent in carrying out your duty as a nurse.

    These trainings are costly but, I tell you, it pays to complete them. Never underestimate the knowledge and skill you'll gain from these trainings. These kinds of stuffs always come in handy. You'll need them. You might say that encountering a patient with a life threatening condition is a rare case, but always keep in mind that you have no way of knowing when you will encounter this senario. You may not always need it but you have no way of knowing when you'll need it.

    It pays to be prepared because you never know when a patient with a life threatening condition will suddenly come to you're clinic's footstep.

    Let me ask you, would you like to be in a situation you're not trained for, when the first thing you can do is panic?

    These trainings will prepare you for what's out there. So you know what to do.