If patients complain of numbness and weakness of one or both hands, ask if they regularly ride a bicycle.
Here's a tip for dealing with patients who are hard of hearing and either don't have hearing aids or don't have them in at the time, usually while they are inpatients in the hospital. Take your stethoscope and let them wear the earpieces.
Two skin carcinomas that are in close proximity can be removed in a single excision.
Be creative with performance rewards. Give movie tickets to employees who go “above and beyond” the call of duty.
Here is a tip that can help you cover all the elements of the review of systems: Ask the question as you examine the relevant body part.
Maintain a “murmur log” to record compliments and complaints from your patients.
Assign one clinical staff member to check the expiration dates on all prescription samples once a month, and keep a log of these inspections.
I advise patients with diabetic neuropathy to break in new shoes gradually.
When counseling patients about why they should receive the influenza vaccine, I remind them that each year the disease kills 250,000 to 500,000 persons worldwide and more than 37,000 persons in the United States. This means that influenza kills more people per year than auto accidents.
To make wound closure easier, position the patient so that the wound “points” to your solar plexus or xyphoid process.