We must do the little things. In the big scheme of things, the little things are the only things that matter as it pertains to the quality of care that your hospice provides. All over the world, hospices are using the same drugs, the same medical equipment, and the same formula of care to comfort their patients. If we want our hospice to be great, we must do the little things.
Professional sports is all about maximizing performance of athletes and teams. Well, what makes a healthcare professional and their team any different? We all are incentivized to maximize our performance, regardless of the application or stage. This article is all about maximizing the finite resource of time and creating a higher standard of care for our patients.
Posture - it's something we all have but rarely talk about (unless you were brought up in London high society). The funny thing is, even though we don't really talk about posture much, it actually plays a pretty big role in our life. From the way people perceive us, to the way our mood is, posture influences a lot more than meets the eye. Here's how to spot bad posture and how to improve your posture for a better all around life.
Delivering great hospice care, whether in the field or in the office, is stressful. Besides the obvious work-related stress, we also have the responsibilities outside of work that can often create even more stress in our lives. As a result, hospice employees, like most other Americans, are constantly subject to stress. Stressful situations are simply part of life, and while we can't avoid them, it’s our ability to manage them that then leads to the liberating state of a more joyful life. Does this liberating state of a more joyful life sound good? Here's how you can get it.
Hospice staff are on the road a lot. We mean a lot! Here’s a checklist of what to do in case you get in an accident.
It is easy to overlook our own needs when our day is spent focused on tasks and caring for other people. Hospice employees are a perfect example of this. Taking care of yourself is super important so sit back and ask yourself these 6 questions. If your answer to any of these 6 questions is “No”, then we strongly suggest you start taking better care of yourself.
A big part of nursing involves understanding what the patient is needing and feeling at any given time. But what happens when the patient doesn't want to tell you the truth?
Why is it that the stubborn people are the ones to outlive everyone? All the good ones go, but the “mean” people live forever. Well this is no coincidence. There happens to be a correlation between how long a person lives and how stubborn they are.
Have you ever felt so tired at work that when you say to yourself, “As soon as I get home from work, I am going straight to bed”. But as soon as you get home you are filled with energy and going to sleep seems near impossible?If this is you, chances are you work in a toxic work environment.
What if I told you that you could improve your practice's patient care and it wouldn't cost you a dollar? What if I told you that a minor investment of time put into your team could meaningfully change the hospice experience for your patients?
Sounds pretty great right? IT is our belief that we are not asking the right questions. This article is all about changing that.
Research shows that there are a multitude of ways to easily increase productivity and get more done! The SONO Team has compiled the research of others and packaged it into a quick and applicable list that will vamp up your productivity. Let’s dive into the top 11 ways to increase your productivity!
Have you ever been asked what you like to do for fun and literally couldn’t think of a single answer? Rest easy, because you are not alone. It’s not that we don’t do things that are fun, it’s just that we haven’t specifically identified something fun that we love to do. In other words, we don’t have a “hobby”.
The start of a new year usually comes with some nostalgia and a fair dose of hope for a better year than the last. As we ponder upon our failures and victories of 2017, most of us begin to set expectations for 2018. These expectations for the new year are what inspire our new year’s resolutions. If you haven’t set goals for 2018, it is never too late to start! If you're on the fence about whether to set goals or not, this article is for you!