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NABH Certification for Wellness Centres

NABH certification for Wellness Centers
A wellness center is a place that focuses on the well being of one is body and mind and to understand the concept of centers, one must understand what wellness means.

Wellness is a choice one makes towards a healthy life. It does it only mean physical health but also includes mental, social, emotional, financial, spiritual well being, etc. Being free from any disease does not mean you are having a fulfilling life but wholesome care towards every aspect of you will make sure you are aspiring towards the greater quality of life.

With the lives of people becoming more stressful, wellness centers are helping achieve the quality of life everyone deserves. In the last decade, we have seen a sudden surge in wellness centers opening and many corporates, schools, government sectors providing such services within their institutes.

There is a misconception that wellness comes into the picture in later stages of your life because as you age, health risks increase but in reality, wellness is not restricted to any age. Sooner you start focusing on your overall well being, risks in later stages reduce to a large extent.
A healthy lifestyle not only ensures you are away from diseases but also it elevates your mood which helps in day to day lifestyle.

Wellness is something that cannot be forcefully added into your lifestyle, till the time someone feels motivated enough to take an active step and make the constant effort, the objective can not be achieved.

Types of wellness centers
1. Services provided in the institutes-Such type of wellness centers provide aid to students, 
        employees to help them deal with stress, understand nutritional values, provide counseling 
        for emotional and social well-being. These centers generally have a physician offering to 
        counsel for all the above services.
2. Services provided for specific wellness- These are the centers that primarily focus on 
        particular services. For eg.: a center providing aid to people to reduce weight,  get skin
        treatments, dietary advice, etc.
3. Service provided in centers run by medical practitioners- These is the centers that are run by
        specialists assisting to overcome specific issues. For eg.:  A center run by a specialist for 
        emotional counseling to get over a personal issue.

Services offered by wellness centers

Following are some of the basic services that are offered by the centers-
1. Skincare services. For example Laser treatments
2. Body care services- Fitness Training, nutritional counseling, etc.
3. Emotional Counselling- Counselling is provided by Psychiatrists for the emotional well being
4. Sports Injury and Pain management
5. Ayurveda services-Panchkarma, Diabetes management, Immunity builder
6. Yoga, Naturopathy, Meditation
7. Aid for Pregnancy, childbirth and child care
8. Elderly health care services

Accreditation of wellness centers with NABH
It is both important as well as advantageous for wellness centers to be accredited with NABH since it ensures continuous improvement, quality, and customer safety.
NABH provides the set of guidelines for such centers to function. The process will include the valuation of documentation and onsite visits from concerned personnel. Communications and Transparency are the foundation of this process to ensure fair evaluations.
Through this process, NABH sets a benchmark to improve the credibility of the wellness centers. It is a win win situation both for the wellness industry and customers.

Ayushman Bharat is one such step in the wellness industry. This program is expected to take advantage of technology to deliver benefits. Though this process is going to be a learning process in a longer duration it is bound to give positive results.

What is NABH Certification

NABH Standards for Hospitals have been drafted by Technical Committee of the NABH and contains finish set of norms for assessment of healing facilities for concede of certification. The measures give system to quality affirmation and quality change for doctor's facilities. The norms center around tolerant security and nature of patient consideration. The guidelines are similarly appropriate to clinics and nursing homes in the Government and also in the private division.

Benefits of NABH Certification

Following are the key benefits that organization can achieve with implementation of NABH certification system in any hospital or healthcare unit.
  • Patients are benefited with certification most.
  • Accreditation results in high quality of care and patient safety. The patients get services by credential medical staff
  • Rights of patients are respected and protected
  • Patient satisfaction can be evaluated
  • The staff is satisfied a lot, as it provides for continuous learning
  • Accreditation to a healthcare organization stimulates continuous improvement
  • It enables the organization in demonstrating commitment to quality care
  • It also provides opportunity to healthcare units to benchmark with the best
  • Accreditation provides access to reliable and certified information on facilities, infrastructure and level of care

NABH Accreditation Requirements

< Following are the general and technical NABH accreditation requirements that any organization must follow while implementation of NABH system to achieve best results and quick NABH certification:
  • Access, Assessment and continuity of care (AAC)
  • Facility Management and Safety (FMS).
  • Hospital Infection Control (HIC).
  • Care of Patients (COP).
  • Patient Right and Education (PRE).
  • Management of Medication (MOM).
  • Continuous Quality Improvement(CQI)
  • Responsibility of Management (ROM).
  • Human Resource Management (HRM)

Assessment Process of NABH Certification

NABH assessment process involves comprehensive review of hospital’s compliance with NABH’s standards. Primary principles of NABH Assessment are:
  • 1. Hospital operations are based on sound principle of system based organization
  • 2. NABH standards are implemented and institutionalize into hospital functioning.
  • 3. Patient safety and quality of care, as core values, are established & owned by management and staff in all functions at all levels.
  • 4. There is structured quality improvement programme based on continuous monitoring of patient care services