Just imagine. You would be at your wit’s end. That is to say that a neurosurgeon or dentist had the proverbial shakes. Needless to say, if such ‘skilled’ medical practitioners were in poor physical and mental health they would surely not be allowed to practice. The consequences of them proceeding would be catastrophic to say the least. Fortunately, it is none of the kind. It could, however, be said that there have been cases of malpractice, but let’s just assume for now that these are few and far between.
Needless to say, a surgeon or dentist always needs to have full confidence in his or her abilities. This usually comes with years of practice in the surgery or clinic. What also seems to help is that the practitioner has full reliability and trust in the technicians that are providing him with, servicing and repairing his handpiece parts and products. And like all tools of trade, medical practitioners being no different, these are always susceptible to continuous wear and tear. And certainly, there may be extreme cases where the hand piece or related product simply packs up.
But again, such a scenario would have to be few and far in-between. Indeed, the medical instrument technician’s responsibilities are surely as important as those of the medical practitioners. Instruments need to be precise. There can be no margin of error. Just one slip and you can only imagine the consequences. A lawsuit being the least of their worries, if they have their consciences, shows you how serious the related practices are. Just for interest’s sake, parts being handled by technicians include cartridges, chucks, gaskets and spindles.
And just think. A young, ambitious medical practitioner has someone to turn to in terms of setting up his practice with all the apparatus his surgery may need.