Maintaining general knowledge of the evolving healthcare field
What is it?
Having Clinical Knowledge means staying current on the latest practices in the field, maintaining both the wide body of knowledge as well as the technical skills needed to provide excellent care.
Why is it important?
The beauty of science and research is that we are always learning something new. This means that the medical practices and accepted knowledge from a few years ago may no longer be the best available. Consequently, keeping up with the latest research, practices, and information is critical, especially around a given specialty. Keeping up with the latest healthcare knowledge means you will have the ability to provide patients with the best possible care that you and science can offer. Furthermore, continuing education and remaining engaged is what will keep you on the top of your field.