patient-care

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Baby squirrel update!
Our tiny baby squirrels are growing up fast! Their fur is now starting to come through and they are starting to get bigger.
They are currently being cared for round the clock by our dedicated team of volunteers and are fed every two hours. They will stay with our team until they are old enough for release!
Thank you to volunteer Lauren Reeves for the super cute photo of our two squirrels hugging! :D
All our squirrels are rehabilitated under license.

huffingtonpost.com
'Defunding' Planned Parenthood Would Really Screw Paul Ryan's District
"There's literally nowhere else to go for family planning," said one of his constituents.

Is Speaker Ryan shooting himself in the foot with his attack on Planned Parenthood’s patients health care access? A look at his district says yes — and he’s not the only lawmaker who’d essentially leave his constituents without access to health care.

Flaws & Strengths

BOLD what applies to your muse!

ITALICIZE what your muse low-key shows to some people or hides!
REPOST, DO NOT REBLOG!

FLAWS

moody | short-tempered | emotionally unstable | whiny
controlling | conceited | possessive | paranoid | lies
impatient | cowardly | bitter | selfish | power-hungry
greedy | lazy | judgmental | forgetful | impulsive
vengeful | stubborn | sadistic | petty | unlucky

STRENGTHS

honest | trustworthy | thoughtful | caring | brave
patient | selfless | ambitious | tolerant | lucky
intelligent | confident | focused | humble | generous
merciful | observant | wise | clever | charming
cheerful | optimistic | decisive | adaptive | calm

Tagged by: @fair-fae
Tagging:
@mizyin, @andarion, @safestsephiroth, @gegenji, @lodsamone, @elibraddock, @neekaxiv, @twelvesavethequeen, @jellyrollin-yo, @little-purple-thundercloud, @hoshi-mahou-shoujo, @sins-of-allag, @mythrilreflections, @fairwindsandblueskies, @zephyrusmontenbelt, @kisskissrommie, @cinnamon-suncat, @braden-ffxiv, @etro-ascalon, +ANYONE WHO WANTS TO DO IT (tag me!)

Flaws & Strengths

BOLD what applies to your muse!

ITALICIZE what your muse low-key shows to some people or hides!
REPOST, DO NOT REBLOG!

⚔ FLAWS

moody | short-tempered | emotionally unstable | whiny
controlling | conceited | possessive | paranoid | lies
impatient | cowardly | bitter | selfish | power-hungry
greedy | lazy | judgmental | forgetful | impulsive
vengeful | stubborn | sadistic | petty | unlucky

♛ STRENGTHS

honest | trustworthy | thoughtful | caring | brave
patient | selfless | ambitious | tolerant | lucky
intelligent | confident | focused | humble | generous
merciful | observant | wise | clever | charming
cheerful | optimistic | decisive | adaptive | calm

Tagged by: @sasha-rochester
Tagging: @cinnamon-suncat, @gazihsah, @lavenderrpurr, @alrik-dotharl, @madelineonexcalibur, @thefloortanker, @the-kimonocat, @yumisara, @nekunura, @faustdambrose, @a-yasa-mena, @allagandodo, @kulain, @sedatayuun, @vallem-in-eorzea, @ajirai-dotharl, @hithren, @valourheart-xiv, @kohaku-son, @chiffon-rabbit, @ayultai and whoever else would like to do this that hasn’t yet! Just tag me so I can read it.

If you do what needs to get done now, you won’t need to worry about your future.

You know what drives me crazy?

When the resident I am working with doesn’t explain ANYTHING to her patients. She doesn’t tell them the name of their diagnosis unless specifically asked. She doesn’t tell them the name of the medication she is going to give them. Her interactions go roughly like this. “Oh, that doesn’t look like cancer, it’s just a little something, I’ll give you a gel to clear it up and see you in three months.” 

Outside in the hall she explains to me, that’s rosacea, and I’m giving him metronidazole gel. 

And then, AND THEN, she gets annoyed when they don’t know what meds they are taking. You never freakin’ told them!

I’ve started asking in the room what “gel” or “cream” or “ointment” she’s prescribing, even when I know the answer, so that the patient can be at least a little bit in the loop. It’s probably making me look stupid, but I don’t care, I want patients to be involved in their care and know WTF is going on. 

A thing i’ve learned in the new crystal gems

Connie is impatient around people and can’t stand to deal with other peoples nonsense, but in steven’s birthday, her crush transformed into a baby when she was about to kiss him. Yet she still acted very lovingly and caring towards him in that form, even if it was overwhelming and distracting for her, his well being is what she puts before anything else.

Please share this.
It may not affect you directly, however there’s a lot of information and specific details here, (originally shared by ACLU on social media), that may help someone you know, or one of your Tumblr followers.
I wasn’t initially aware of a lot of these specific rights, and I don’t assume everyone else is, either.

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Leg fox update
The young fox that was brought into us recently with a leg wound and mange is doing very well! Her wounds are healing quickly and it won’t be long now before she will be ready for release.
She has recently been moved into our secluded top pens for a bit more space and we shall let you know what happens!

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This cute little male fox arrived at the centre recently after being trapped between two fences. He was wobbly and weak and had not eaten in some time.

Angela and Jess, from our vet team, gave the fox a thorough checkup, but luckily it had no signs of injury. He was placed on a drip for some much-needed fluids before being moved into one of our pens for some rest. He was very hungry and as soon as food was ready he dove straight in!

He will be monitored round the clock for the next few days to ensure he has recovered and then it’s back to the wild!

If you think the details are not important, then leave the profession now. Our job is saving lives, a most ancient and honorable profession. If we have a bad day, someone will pay for our mistakes with suffering or even death. Since the early beginnings of EMS, patients and even rescuers have lost their lives because attention was not paid to the details. Many of us can recall patients that we might have saved if we had been a little smarter, a little faster, or a little better organized. Make no mistake, there is no “high” like saving a life, but we carry the scars of our failures all our lives.

Your mind-set and attitude are very important. You must be concerned but not emotional, alert but not excited, quick but not hasty. Above all, you must continuously strive for what is best for your patient. When your training has not prepared you for a situation, always fall back on the question: “What is best for my patient?”

When you no longer care, burnout has set in, and your effectiveness is severely limited. When this happens, seek help. (Yes, all of us need help when the stress overcomes us.) or seek an alternative profession.

—  John E. Campbell, MD, FACEP