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Clinical Challenge: Spy Game, Part II

Clinical Challenge: Spy Game, Part II

2.  THE DRIVE BY.  This exercise is an adaptable version of 'The Room Review'.   This exercise is done while you are walking past a patient's room, chair or treatment area.  This exercise is also more fun when you bring a colleague along for the ride! THE STEPS:  Both...

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Clinical Challenge – Spy Game, Part I

Clinical Challenge – Spy Game, Part I

Are you a fan of the cable TV show, 'Psych'?  [I love that show!]  Did you ever see the movie, 'Spy Game' with Robert Redford and Brad Pitt? In each show, there are scenes where the character is trained in reviewing the room and reporting what he saw - without taking...

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3 Things To Know About Me

3 Things To Know About Me

Sometimes it can seem like we are working on different planets.  We seem to talk different languages.  We seem to have different perspectives about what departments should be doing with our patient.  People seem disconnected.   Does my patient see and feel the...

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No One Will Buy Me Dinner

Dear Nightingales and Friends, Are you having fun precepting other nurses? It doesn’t matter what unit you work on, there is a lot to teach when you are precepting new nurses.  If you really sat down to think about it and write it all down, the topic list would be...

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Nurses and the Football Team

Nurses and the Football Team

Do Nurses and a High School football team have anything in common?  Is there anything we can learn from each other?  I believe there is... and we can. It's about bullying.  And finding ways to stop it. KWES NewsWest 9 / Midland, Odessa, Big Spring, TX: newswest9.com |...

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I See You

I See You

Dear Nightingales and Friends, Thank you for the great thing you did today.  I wanted you to know that I noticed.   I know that I don't get to work with most of you.  I know that for most of you I am not the one you call when you need help admitting a patient, or...

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