Tag: Patient care

January 3, 2018 Lawrence Laganelli No comments exist

We were born with stories and so was the practice of medicine. Learning From Patients’ Stories And Experiences to Improve Healthcare Dr. Roni Zieger  Contact Information: http://ronizeiger.com/  Technology is transforming our lives including letting us create and share stories in ways limited only by our imaginations. Now let’s innovate together to bring stories back into health…

July 27, 2017 Lawrence Laganelli No comments exist

The science of medicine has wrought miracles in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of disease. But the art of medicine remains the medium through which illness and suffering are relieved and becomes paramount when biomedicine runs its course and has little to offer the patient. By practicing the art of the consultation, you just might…

July 6, 2017 Lawrence Laganelli No comments exist

“Work without love is slavery.” ― Mother Teresa Tammie Morgan Henderson-Hartman, President , Bay Area Galveston County Chapter Of Texas Society Of Medical Assistants “If you can change the way people think. The way they see themselves. The way they see the world. You can change the way people live their lives. That’s the only…

June 30, 2017 Lawrence Laganelli No comments exist

Your knowledge and aptitude landed you a good job. But those likely weren’t the only assets that got you hired. Chances are your enthusiasm and attitude played a role, too. In an economy with lots of job seekers, employers are looking for people who can bring first-rate skills to the table, with a personality to…

June 1, 2017 Lawrence Laganelli No comments exist

Some Time’s A Patient Needs Someone To Be There And Listen…Not To Fix Anything Or Do Anything In Particular, But Just To Let Them Feel They Are Supported And Cared About As patients, I think we all, when given the opportunity, want to get better. You lose your purpose in life when you lose your…

May 25, 2017 Lawrence Laganelli No comments exist

Traditional Healthcare training focuses on “how” — cultivating knowledge and skills through memorization and practice. It has largely ignored “WHY!” Robyn (Tupper) Lombard, OJT Medical Assistant, Practice Manager, current Director of Quality,Safety and Value, St. Vincent Medical Group Allegheny Health Network, Erie, Pennsylvania Previous Podcast Episode With Robyn: A Practice Manger’s perspective of what she searches…

May 25, 2017 Lawrence Laganelli No comments exist

Patients Are People Just Like You and I, Not just a Condition Robyn (Tupper) Lombard, OJT Medical Assistant, Practice Manager, current Director of Quality,Safety and Value, St. Vincent Medical Group Allegheny Health Network, Erie, Pennsylvania Previous Podcast Episode With Robyn: A Practice Manger’s perspective of what she searches for in Medical Assistants Contact Information:  LinkedIn, Email: rlombard@svhs.org…

May 17, 2017 Lawrence Laganelli No comments exist

“If you can change the way Students think. The way they see what they do. The way they see their Profession. You can change Lives To paraphrase Steve Jobs “A lot of people in Healthcare haven’t had very diverse experiences. So they don’t have enough dots to connect, and they end up with very linear…

March 21, 2017 Lawrence Laganelli No comments exist

“Every human interaction offers you the chance to make things better or to make things worse.” ― Barbara Brown Taylor  I take care of people for a living. Taking proactive steps forward does not mean minimizing the emotions that are derived from those actions. It means walking through them and using the experience to grow….

March 14, 2017 Lawrence Laganelli No comments exist

How will this affect the Profession, the Education, the Student, the Work Place, Patient Engagement Dennis J. Ernst MT(ASCP) has been involved in phlebotomy for over 30 years as a medical technologist, educator, and legal consultant. As the Director of the Center for Phlebotomy Education, he conducts workshops, in-services, and conferences on phlebotomy across the…

March 8, 2017 Lawrence Laganelli No comments exist

How Will Your Profession Change In The Future? The Workplace And Education As You Know It, Will It Change? Evamarie Hernandez, A.A.S-MLT, MA, PHIC-AMCA, QMAP, Phlebotomy Program Coordinator at National American University, Contact Information: LinkedIn hernandezevamarie1@gmail.com Coming Next Week: The implication of a Robotic Phlebotomist  Dennis J. Ernst MT(ASCP) Director Center for Phlebotomy Education, Inc.    “If you can change…

March 2, 2017 Lawrence Laganelli No comments exist

Medical Assisting take heed According to the research conducted by the World Economic Forum, in 2020, over one-third of skills that are considered important in today’s workforce will have changed. Michelle Dew, (M.B.A.) Health Care Administration/Management Quality and Patient Safety Manager in a Michigan Regional Health System I collect, review, track, trend and present my hospital’s publicly…

February 25, 2017 Lawrence Laganelli No comments exist

As patients, I think we all, when given the opportunity, want to get better. You lose your purpose in life when you lose your ability to function. You lose your sense of self. We have to be given permission and encouraged to change the dynamic and play an active role in our healthcare decisions by…

February 21, 2017 Lawrence Laganelli No comments exist

Those who care for our Family members Can hardly care for theirs. Why? No matter the setting in which they work are low-paid, often without health insurance and confronted with back-breaking labor and challenging clients with complex medical needs. These caregivers provide the most intimate care imaginable to frail and vulnerable people. We depend on…

January 31, 2017 Lawrence Laganelli No comments exist

The Caregivers Seldom Spoken Of In Healthcare A voice from the trenches of long term care According to the National Network of Career Nursing Assistants, more than 4.5 million caregivers provide direct, hands-on care to ill and elderly patients in nursing homes or other facilities each day. Alice, CNA Edge Contributor I am a CNA. Certified…

December 12, 2016 Lawrence Laganelli No comments exist

Susan is the co-founder of Healing HealthCare Systems, a thought leader and knowledge expert on how the environment of care impacts the patient experience. She is a well-published author, having written articles and whitepapers for major healthcare journals and periodicals focusing on noise in hospitals, speech privacy, patient safety, elder care, and other related topics….

December 5, 2016 Lawrence Laganelli No comments exist

“Excellence is the Result of Caring more than others think is Wise, Risking more than others think is Safe, Dreaming more than others think is Practical, and Expecting more than others think is Possible.” ― Ronnie Oldham “If a man is called to be a street sweeper, he should sweep streets even as a Michelangelo…

November 28, 2016 Lawrence Laganelli No comments exist

Inside My Being Patient care is more than just healing — it’s building a connection that encompasses mind, body and soul. Empathy in healthcare is the capability to share another person’s emotions and feelings. The empathy we convey to our patients, families and to each other creates the culture of caring we continually work toward. See…

November 23, 2016 Lawrence Laganelli No comments exist

Genevieve Maldonado a medical assistant gave the gift of life to one of her own patients! Her kidney! I spoke with Genevieve an Albuquerque medical assistant, around this time (Thanksgiving 2016). Genevieve  became a kidney donor for a 10-year-old girl, Shalie Yazzie.  Shalie was on dialysis for  three years after a medical condition left her with kidney Failure. …

September 29, 2016 Lawrence Laganelli No comments exist

Creating A Healthcare Culture Enabling humans to show humanity It is the responsibility of healthcare leaders and caregivers to create a culture where we retain our humanity. Let’s be honest, Caregivers in healthcare put their heart and soul into their work, at times  long hours combined with tremendous physical and emotional demands and high-stakes work can…