Breaking Down the Science of Good Communication

By MedlineVoices From The FieldLeave a Comment

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In August, 16 Medline employees from all across the country flew to El Crucero, Nicaragua, for the company’s first-ever medical service trip. Partnering with Project C.U.R.E., the Medline volunteers worked with the local community of El Crucero to deliver health education on topics like hand hygiene, first aid, nutrition and dental hygiene. Jill Vocke is a scientist at Medline’s Research … Read More

De-Stress and Improve Communication with Medical Improv

By Beth BoyntonVoices From The FieldLeave a Comment

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One of the main differences between improv comedy and medical improv is how instructors use the activity.  As a communication specialist and medical improv practitioner, I’m always looking for ways to bridge activities from improv that can teach important skills. Since the holidays can be filled with stress related to high-stakes pressures of nursing work, not to mention personal and … Read More

One New Way to Make Collaboration Skills Stick

By Beth BoyntonHot TopicsLeave a Comment

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According to a recent study, healthcare workers who undergo team training can lower their medical error rate by 19 percent. What’s exciting about the principles of medical improv is that most of them could just as easily be rules for respectful communication and collaboration. For instance, “Yes and…” is often considered the “golden rule” of improv, applied improv and medical … Read More

Taking Complexity out of Care

By Dr. V. Simon MittalClinical SolutionsLeave a Comment

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“You don’t know what you don’t know!” It’s a seemingly obvious phrase you’ve probably heard. Over the last eight years, it’s taken on a new meaning in my life as a result of helping my father who has Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease. For the past six of those years, I found myself dedicated to transforming post-acute care, as well as … Read More