As a professional, you’re only as good as the tools you use to do your job. So, what if you’re in the health industry? What tools are critical to providing your clients a higher level of service? Here are four to consider:
- Test Results
Most health issues can be found simply by running tests. For instance, you can determine your cholesterol levels with a blood test and your blood pressure can be easily be taken with a cuff, a standard piece of equipment for most any doctor’s office. As a health professional, you need to know these types of results so you can adequately help your clients improve them, providing them better health.
- Progress Charts
In order to determine whether you’re recommendations are helping your client’s health, you need to chart their progress. The type of chart changes depending on what you’re recording (such as weight, muscle measurement, or body fat), but keeping track can definitely tell you if what they’re doing is working or if changes need to be made.
Because clients tend to “forget” everything they’ve eaten or the activity they have or have not gotten in, having them journal is an effective way to ensure that all of their behaviors—both good and bad—are noted. This makes you r job easier as you’re able to better pinpoint what changes can provide better results.
- Texts, Emails, or Instant Messaging Options
In this day and age where we can get most anything at the snap of a finger, the last thing your clients need is a super-delayed response when they have a question or need a bit of encouragement. No, you don’t need to be available 24/7, but a fairly quick response time could help your clients stay on track.