The SOAP Note

Posted by Hillary Bekelis, AGAC-NP on Jul 3, 2019 9:20:52 AM
The SOAP Note: how to gather the information and create a note. 

The SOAP note is an acronym for Subjective, Objective, Assessment and Plan.

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Topics: Training, Communication, Learning, Staff Training, Nursing

Why Nurses Need VR

Posted by Hillary Bekelis, AGAC-NP on Jun 25, 2019 10:16:59 AM

The US is currently experiencing a shortage of nurses and this will only continue to grow with the aging population of the baby boomers. 

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Topics: Communication, Stress, Workforce, Nursing

Training For Retention in Senior Care

Posted by Todd Maddox & Tim Fitzpatrick on May 30, 2019 8:23:21 PM

Using Virtual Reality to “Train for Retention” in Senior Care

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Topics: Training, Communication, Learning, Neuroscience, Staff Training, Home care, Workforce

VR & Effective Communication in Healthcare

Posted by Tim Fitzpatrick & Todd Maddox on Apr 22, 2019 9:15:22 AM

 

Much like the practice of health care, communication is both an art and science. For many patients, the best care experiences (and results) stem from a provider’s understanding of the role and importance of communication.
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Topics: Communication, Uncertainty, Trust

Reducing The Negative Impact of Stress on Patient Education

Posted by Tim Fitzpatrick & Todd Maddox on Apr 14, 2019 10:07:33 AM

Consider any one of the thousands of individuals who visit their doctor annually and are informed that they need to undergo some medical procedure. It could be a routine procedure like a colonoscopy, or a non-routine procedure like having a cancerous tumor removed. Anytime a patient must undergo a medical procedure there are a number of pre-operative, perioperative, and post-discharge steps that must be followed. Often patients must alter their diets and physical activities prior to (and following) a procedure. Once admitted to the clinic or hospital on the day of the procedure, the patient follows a number of well-defined, sequential steps to prepare for what’s next. Understanding risks associated with a procedure, receiving medications and anesthesia administered by a care team, and undertaking the actual procedure are each a critical part of the whole patient perioperative experience. And no matter how many times a patient might have faced such an intervention before, the unfamiliar environment combined with the inherent complexities and gravitas of personal health leads to significant stress and anxiety.

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Topics: Communication, Anxiety, Stress, Patient Education

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Remember, evidence shows VR:

  • Improves satisfaction
  • Decreases anxiety
  • Improves learning
  • Improves retention
  • Increases actionable empathy
  • Outperforms classroom-based learning
  • Is the medium preferred by learners

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