The medical terminology course is designed to introduce medical vocabulary and terms to students who are beginning their career in in allied health, nursing, and medical fields.
Topics: allied health
Not too long ago I visited a local community hospital. The hallways were lined with photographs of award-winning employees. Beneath each photo was the story of why he or she received the award. One was a nurse who stopped by a patient’s home after work just to see how the patient was doing. Another was an aide who detoured many miles out of his way home to drop off medications for another patient. Yet another was an LPN who helped to comfort a terminally ill patient as she lay dying. It is well known that one of the best ways to motivate employees is to catch them doing the right thing--and recognizing and rewarding them. But this example is the only one that has ever moved me to tears. The CEO of this hospital is relentlessly optimistic and enthusiastic. Employees have high satisfaction scores--and the patient satisfaction scores are correspondingly high. Is there a relationship between the CEO’s mood and the employees’ satisfaction levels? You bet there is.
Topics: allied health, public health education, Sharon B. Buchbinder, Leadership, Laird and Bresler, mirror neuron system (MNS), Public health management, Sharon Buchbinder Blog, caregiver, Emotion Contagion (EC), emotions, hospital
Many years ago when I worked as an IV therapist, I was frequently assigned to draw blood or restart IVs on patients in the ICU, CCU, Burn Unit, Pediatric ICU, or the Neonatal Unit. Patients in these areas were often unable to speak, unconscious, or comatose. Despite their inability to respond verbally to my presence and my invasion of their body with needles, I was trained to treat every person as if they were alert and able to understand what I was saying. It was the courteous thing to do.
Topics: allied health, public health education, health professionals, Sharon B. Buchbinder, Essentials of Baccalaureate Education for Professi, Liaison Committee on Medical Education, medical students, Public health management, residents, Sharon Buchbinder Blog, Accreditation Council on Graduate Medical Educatio, civility, communication skills, courtesy
Years ago, I worked as an Intravenous (IV) Therapist at a large teaching hospital in Hartford, Connecticut. Little did I know at the time that I worked in Shangri-La. The patients were well cared for, the employees were happy, and the administration was enlightened. To give you ahint of how progressive they were, not only were we given free meals when we worked on holidays, but we were also given four hours paid time off to go shopping in December.