One of the most important, if not, the most important instrument in the medical practitioner’s bag is the endoscope. If you have been a patient before, perhaps you have observed just how well he takes care of that instrument. He is taking a very fine approach to the way he makes sure that his instrument is always ready for duty, especially during emergencies. But even in emergencies, things break down. And when the doctor is in the throes of taking care of his patient, what does he do.
Invariably, he already has a spare endoscope to turn to. His prized possession, in the meantime, will be repaired by one of the specialist endoscope repair companies he now calls on. Upfront, he was quite clear to the repair company what he required from them in terms of getting his customized medical apparatus to optimal levels. It is good for him and his patients that his practice in knowledge allows him to take a responsible approach towards the way in which he manages and uses his entire medical inventory, knowing when certain implements need to be replaced entirely or repaired so that it can be used extensively once more.
A certain level of assertiveness, not anxiety, will be part of the medical practitioner’s personality toolkit. He needs to emphasize the imperatives to his endoscope repair technician. The responsive technician is also a reservoir of knowledge. He is very much a proactive part of the health professions industry. He knows well that he needs to respond to doctors’ deadlines. He helps them with their scheduling needs, making suggestions along the way on how they can respond and collaborate with him well before critical breakdowns occur.