Wardipedia – 35. Bring yourself to work day

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The real you Introduction No, this isn’t about getting a life sized cardboard cut-out photo of yourself printed and bringing it into work with you. This is about bringing the real you to work. Bring Yourself to Work Day (Bytwd to its friends. Sounds Welsh) is, you won’t swoon with surprise to learn, an American […]

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Wardipedia – 54. Handovers

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From me to you Introduction As you know, handovers are an important part of ward life. This idea is about:- Providing activity (or activity resources) when handovers are taking place Being mindful about patients’ perspective / impression Cutting down the time it takes to do them and Increasing organisation and effectiveness of handovers Handovers can […]

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Wardipedia – 09. Engagement is the thing

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Time well spent Introduction More and more wards are moving away from the traditional, very passive (and generally disliked by patients!) practice of ‘observing’ patients as a primary way of trying to keep the ward safe. They feel that using the term and perfecting the practice of ‘engaging’ with patients is much more constructive, and […]

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