Are we there, yet? Has 2020 gone back into whatever cave it escaped from to invade us? Has anyone gotten a look at 2021, yet…?
Medical professionals have always embraced learning. If bad stuff is going to happen – well then, we sure as hell better learn from that and adapt to make the next round better. So…without discounting any of the intense pain and loss that we may have felt as both providers and humans this year, let’s see how we can adapt moving forward and improve.
Physicians, nurses, dentists, physician extenders and the entire care team have been on the treadmill for an 9-month stress test. It does not seem sustainable. We are all showing some signs of exercise induced ischemia…but it’s reversible ischemia! Great news, right? Well…it requires intervention.
What have we learned about ourselves as providers during this year? While we can be pushed to extreme levels of stress and risk, we are not machines. Hopefully, we have recognized the power of balance, family, positivity, knowledge, truth, and health – both physical, mental and emotional.
We cannot know everything about everything. But we can absorb endless amounts of knowledge if it’s presented in small, digestible ways. We cannot work 18 hour shifts, day after day after day. But we can find ways to recharge with self-care. We cannot put up a permanent emotional wall to protect ourselves from the patient suffering. But we can let in some positive messages and accolades from friends, family or complete strangers.
In healthcare, we have endured quite a run here both as individuals and within our practice teams. There are tools that recognize this and care about meeting YOU where YOU are. Adaptrack is focused on the provider but built for the entire practice. It could be the intervention needed to reverse your ischemia…www.adaptrack.com