Patient Education cell

In line with World Health Organization (WHO)’s definition of Patient Empowerment, “A process through which people gain greater control over decisions and actions effecting their health..“, Vishnu Dental College wants to ensure every patient is empowered towards attaining Oral Health.

Objectives:

  • Engage and involve patients by imparting essential knowledge about Oral Health and their present Status
  • Empowering every patient with the information as per the VDC Rights and Responsibilities

How do we do?

Our Hospital has state of art “Central sterile supply department”(CSSD),
It plays a crucial role in uninterrupted supply of various instruments required for patient care. It has 3tier unidirectional workflow system involving soiled zone, clean zone and sterile zone. CSSD is well equipped with fully automated horizontal, high pressure, high vacuum steam sterilizers, washer disinfector and ultrasonic cleaner.

In spite of diagnosed problems, the patient tends to deny treatment due to various myths, misconceptions about time and cost and lack of awareness on possible risks, etc. Therefore, Patient Education Cell wants to ensure every patient (whether they accept or deny the proposed treatment) will undergo the comprehensive counseling. For one-on-one basis, the Counselors provide information about the Oral Health status, comprehensive treatment plan, tentative time duration for the treatment, cost estimates, other treatment alternatives, prognosis, and prevention strategies. Any queries will also be answered in the process. Thus, VDC follows a mutualistic model wherein both the patient and doctor play a responsible role in empowering overall Oral Health.