Meet our newest therapy dog, Bubba. Bubba is 4 year old pit bull mix and just as sweet as can be. Patients often ask if he can stay the night with them because he’s such a cuddle bug. His owner, Becky, previously had another dog who volunteered with us a couple years ago. Both Becky and Bubba are glad to be visiting patients here. #rch#therapydog#hospitalvolunteer#volunteering#patientvisitor#patientexperience
iKure believes that hand washing is an important act of avoiding contamination of bacteria and infections. We took a proactive step to avoid the spreading of infections by providing the hand washing soaps at low cost for the rural community and had created awareness on hand hygiene. The response from the society was overwhelming.
Once, we had a patient's wife who came to pick her husband's laboratory test results. I asked her if she had the result tally. She didn't. She began giving excuses about how she left the house in a hurry and so forgot to take the result identification tag /tally worth her.
As was the rule, as it still is and as it will be, you don't give out test results to anyone without the patient's consent.
I also recall that the day the man came to run those sensitive investigations, he came with his wife, but asked we her to wait at the reception since the man was not immobile and the sample collection room could handle one patient at a time.
So I asked her to call him so that I could speak with him. She said her phone was dead and that she didn't have airtime. I became sceptical, but I was calm. I gave her another option: to allow her call him with my phone. That was when I heard the unbelievable.
. "Sister, my husband loves women a lot. He is a philanderer! I cannot give you his number... See, he has been sick for some days so I just wanted to be sure he didn't have HIV. I'm not taking the result away, I just want to see before he come to collect it..."
Wonderful! I thought of my 'young' license and how fresh the memories of my induction ceremony. I tried to recall the lines on patient safety and privacy. I told her that since she'd come earlier with her husband for the test, it would be right for her to come with her husband for the result. She did so...but I still do not know if he was able to disclose the details of the lab tests. .
Still glad I had the little tact to handle this matter. But how would your draw the line between the patient's right s and the public 's interests?
I'd love to know.
Angry? Welcome to being a doctor. And here’s how to fix it.
JORDAN GRUMET, MD
It will start as a minor curiosity. Maybe a student will seem slightly too close to the resident on your team. When the grades are posted, you’ll wonder why you didn’t get honors, but he did. You might wallow for a few days. Make an offhanded comment to your fellow students. Then you’ll let it go and move on. Or so you think. Until during surgery when the scrub nurse rips into you to make a point to the rest of your peers. And then the surgeon does the same to her in the operating room.
There will be other times. During residency, you will roll your eyes when you realize your co-intern is sick again, and you’re up for all the admissions. You will curse the medical student who created the cockeyed explanation and scared the heck out of the frightened social admit in room 5. You might not yell. You might not lose your cool. But rage will boil over from time to time. You may let it loose on the radiology tech who is refusing to get up in the middle of the night and do your stat study.
It will be 6 years in November since I lost my father. He was my North Star, my guiding light, my voice of reason, and the one that always saw more in myself than I ever could see in the reflection of the mirror. •
Some of his greatest lessons to me:
1. Do you want to be the person on the outside looking in, or the person on the inside looking out?
2. I-F, two letters, yet the biggest word in life. You never want to look back and say, “If I wouldn’t only...”
3. Honor. Say what you mean and mean what you say. If you have nothing good to say or add, then don’t say anything. Be transparent.
4. Honesty. He was brutally honest. He never cared too much if people didn’t want to hear it, he still told them. In the end, people always knew where they stood with him. No misinterpretation or misrepresentation, you’re either in or out.
5. History. Or as we said his-story. Learn from it. Don’t repeat it. Make it. Everyone has their own version. Your version isn’t any less important. •
While the pain has lessened the memories and stories flow through my blood day in and day out. •
Many people say their father was the best, and you truly were. I will never be half the man you were, but I’ll continue to push myself daily to do my best to strive to be the man you always saw in me. I love you. Your presence transcends time & space. •
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A little progress pic of one of our beautiful patient rooms. 😍
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The use of Design Thinking in healthcare can uncover ways to help patients feel more comfortable and safe during their healthcare experience. Design thinking is a creative process which utilizes a human-centered approach to solve common problems.
TEDMED TIM BROWN 2009 #INNOVATION#PatientExperience
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“Live so that when your children think of fairness and integrity, they think of you.”
H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
Da noi ogni paziente è una persona speciale. Poi, a volte, capita che in studio si senta la voce leggendaria del ciclismo, e appaia il volto dello sport firmato Mediaset. Si, parliamo proprio di Davide De Zan. Un amico, più che un paziente, dei cui occhi siamo orgogliosi di prenderci cura.
Recovering at home after fillers doesn’t mean resting in bed all day 💉 Pull out the mat and have a yoga session with your kids using Cearna Ocumend pads, designed for post-op recovery 💙 #Ocumend#ByeByeBruising#FillerMom#YogiMom
Most health care professionals usually want to be compassionate and listen, yet still have to be time efficient. The average time it takes for a physician to interrupt a patient in an interview is 7 seconds. That seems extreme, we can do better. But what do you do when the patient has virtually no time pressure and wants to tell you their life story? Or when the family comes in when you’re about done and wants to start over again? What do you do? Do you sit and listen without interruption? Do you redirect the conversation? Do you have a particular technique you like to use? Time to help your fellow health care workers with your advice! Comment below, tag a friend who might have a perspective to share...
What makes a good doctor? I am only as good a doctor as what my patients are able to understand. Even the most knowledgeable docs can only flex unless they actually get through to their patients and help them understand their condition and execute treatment plans.
Yes, experience is what allows many of us to interpret the imperfect world of medicine, but no one knows everything nor can they predict every turn of events. But accepting that I can’t know everything out there has allowed me to communicate more effectively with my patients.
Smart doctors are important but smart doctors aren’t always effective doctors. So read up, get smarter, but remember that’s not all there is! #saturdaythoughts#gooddoctors#patientexperience#communication
A testimony from one of Dr. Tieche’s patients telling about how she has her life back and is not a prisoner of her neck pain and migraines anymore. Off of her prescription meds and enjoying life and her family. A beautiful story!
Welcome to the INFINITY NEWSROOM,
1. A lot has happened in past few days in West Bengal, a team of doctors in a hospital was attacked by a mob of 200 people because the doctors couldn't save an accident patient. Well this case of an attack on doctors is not new, many such cases keep happening in the country but go unreported. Doctors in that hospital decided to go on a strike demanding protection from govt against such attacks. Now to hell with democracy and their demands the CM of west Bengal slammed doctors and threatened them to return to work( we cant use those lovely adjectives for the CM of WB, who knows we might end up in jail, because fuck freedom of speech) However the doctors didnt get away from their demands and slowly this agitation has been spread all over the Country, now doctors all over the country have called for a days strike. Due to this the innocent patients are suffering and many cases have been reported where patients have died or are in poor condition due to this. Now doctors mean that fuck off the hippocratic oath but they won't resume work and commit a bigger sin and crime than what that mob did. That mob attacked one team of doctors and these other doctors are attacking the patients from all over the country. We are not saying that doctors are wrong but isn't there any other way by which they can protest( just like they do in Japan, people never stop their work but find other ways to protest) so thay the innocent patients don't suffer in this fight of doctors and govt? Please share this if you find it meaningful.
2. Now talking about a movement that has lost into oblivion yes the #metoo movement. Now Nana patekar has been cleared of all the charges that tanushree dutta accused him of, how can we trust the credibility of this #metoo movement? Why is it that if a girl alleges a man of harrassment people believe that she is right without any proofs? What shall be the punishment for those girls who misuse the power of constitution just to get some name because they don't have any talent? Shall we start a #metoo movement for men who have suffered because such false allegations. It was nana so he is safe, what if it was some common guy?
While managing heart health can be difficult at times, Dr. Rochon makes a point to break down every explanation in a way that the patient can understand. Are you in need of heart health management? Call 337-988-9003 for a consultation!
Lily Sickles told her nurse, Milton Rosa-Ortiz, that she was sad to be in the hospital during the too-short lilac season. “This is my favorite week of the year, because you walk around town and everything smells so sweet. It’s magical. And now I wasn’t going to get to experience it.” The next morning, Rosa-Ortiz left his Burlington home early to cycle to work with a pair of clippers. He stopped at a few overgrown white and purple lilac bushes on his route and snipped just enough to fill a spare vase the nurses keep on the floor. “When I came in this morning I put them on Lily’s tray. She was still sleeping.” Sickles awoke to the fragrant aroma and lovely sight of the blossoms. “Milton is super kind. He’s been great from the beginning. He’s taken special care of me.” #uvm#uvmmed#uvmmedcenter#patientexperience#patientcare#nursing#patient#nurse#nurselife#nurses#btv#vt#flowers#lilacs#love
Bali is so beautiful! 🌴🌸
The flight was rough, as it is for any other person. We had an 18 hour total time flight and a 4 hour layover. Happy to say no issues with my bag or dehydration!!
Sleeping will be tough the next few days but I’m already thankful that I didn’t have any issues on my trip here!
I’m excited to travel to the different islands, to meet new people, and to explore the wonderful temples!
I’ll keep you all updated on my travel tips with an ostomy and how to take care of yourself so far from home!
The one thing that has been difficult is keeping my Cimzia refrigerated. It has been rather an inconvenience, but so far I’ve found fridges or ice and have kept up on keeping my shots cold!
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It takes just one patient to remind you that this is the place you were supposed to be. As a business owner I deal with insurance denials, prior authorizations, disability paperwork, and endless questions. Some would give it all up and say all of that responsibility is not worth it, But for me it takes one patient to change the entire feeling and to know this is the right thing to do.
A few months ago I had a 34-year-old female complaining she’s been having massive headaches for 6 months. She has seen a primary care physician and another eye doctor without any success on relieving the headaches. She has tried acupuncture and numerous medications over the past six months without relief. .
After a comprehensive eye exam I noted her optic nerve had some mild swelling. I ordered an MRI of the brain with and without contrast that confirmed my suspicion of pseudotumor cerebri or “false brain tumor”. We had to jump through a few hoops to order the MRI. Her insurance did not want to cover it. After an appeal letter and an appeal on the phone with her insurance company we were able to get it approved.
This condition causes the optic nerve to look swollen due to too much cerebral spinal fluid on your skull. More common in females under 44 years old and can be associated with birth control pills, have excess amounts of vitamin A, obesity, and sleep apnea. .
I was able to get her on Diamox which will cause the the brain to produce less cerebrospinal fluid. We just had a follow up and she said her headaches have significantly reduced. She started crying in my chair thanking me that I took the time to look outside the box, assist with insurance, and not just prescribe her glasses. Check out my stories to see the photo.
Those that suffer from headaches know that this can be debilitating and affect your quality of life. Not everyone that suffers from headaches will have this condition, but please make sure to get a comprehensive eye exam. .
This is one patient I will never forget. Yes it’s a pain to deal with insurance companies, but I just remember I’m fighting for a patient to improve quality-of-life. Isn’t that the reason we do what we do?
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“It’s okay to feel like you want to give up.⠀
Living with an ostomy is hard. It can be frustrating when the skin around my stoma is irritated and hurts. It can be upsetting dealing with bag leaks. Sometimes, despite doing my best to be optimistic, I feel defeated and want to give up. You know what? That is okay.⠀
It is okay to not be okay. We all have days where we feel like we may want to throw in the towel. Deep down, despite frustrations and upset feelings, I will never give up. I know that you won’t either!⠀
During the darkest and hardest times in our lives, it is so important to take a moment to pause and evaluate life – to seek the light in what may seem like the endless tunnel.⠀
Yes, you may be living with an ostomy, and that may seem “inconvenient.” You may have to deal with bag leaks, skin irritation, and other problems that non-ostomates never think about. Regardless of all these things, you are alive. You are living! Hopefully, you are feeling significantly better than before, and you are strong. You can do this and can live life with an ostomy.” -Meghan Brown, #PatientCoach ⠀
How are you currently feeling about life with an ostomy?⠀