A new column for NEWStat by Kate Boatright, VMD, will regularly discuss topics related to the role of the spectrum of care in improving outcomes in clinical practice.
They may not happen often, but when cardiopulmonary events occur, your team needs to jump into action quickly. Here’s your nudge to take another look at your practice’s preparedness to perform CPR.
Stress First Aid was originally developed for the US Navy and Marine Corps as a way to monitor and manage stress , both individually and on teams. Now it’s being adapted for veterinary practices .
Stress First Aid is meant as a common language and a flexible framework of action steps that can be integrated into your practice’s daily operations . Explore how you can use the 7 Cs of SFA to support yourself and co-workers in veterinary practice.
Stress First Aid identifies four types of stress injuries, including trauma, loss, inner conflict, and wear & tear. These have been exacerbated during the COVID-19 pandemic, significantly impacting the mental and emotional wellbeing of those in the veterinary field.
Practice owner Jenn Galvin lets us in on when she considers firing clients and tips for how to cut those ties gracefully.
Once we learn to check in and identify stress, we can take action . The 7 Cs of Stress First Aid are calming and de-escalation tactics that can help ourselves and our teammates.
Veterinary social workers are on the forefront of efforts to support the human-animal bond while alleviating some of the stressors for both veterinary team members and animal owners.
Are you a vet tech who dreams of owning a practice? Or are you an owner with a superstar technician you’d want to partner with? When techs own veterinary practices, their insider knowledge is a tremendous asset.
The same Stress First Aid tools that help with your team and your own wellbeing are helpful when approaching clients as well. Health and wellbeing coach Melyssa Allen, MA, NBC-HWC, DACLM, guides us through the process.