When "The Patient Comes First" Can Get You Killed - Rehearse Your Boundaries for this COVID19 Pandemic

Posted by Dike Drummond MD

As healthcare workers, we learn, "the patient comes first" as our Prime Directive.

Tragically, this reflex impulse to dive in and help without thinking, can get us killed - especially here in the Covid19 Pandemic.

We tend to dive in where the need is the greatest, never questioning our “the patient comes first” programming.

So for instance,

  • as a health care worker
  • if you see somebody down
  • who's not breathing and they don't have a heartbeat
  • you're gonna probably jump on them and resuscitate them.
  • It is a reflex action
  • We don’t even think about it under normal circumstances.

These are not normal circumstances. Stop for just a second.

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Tags: covid19, coronovirus pandemic, thought experiment, the patient comes first

The Pandemic Survival Guide for Physicians - Online Video Training

Posted by Dike Drummond MD

Pandemic Survival Guide for Physicians – Online Training Program. Five Proven Tools to Navigate the COVID-19 Crisis with Confidence.

TheHappyMD.com is pleased to announce the release of the Pandemic Survival Guide for Physicians.

This online video training program, specifically for doctors, teaches the skills to navigate the multiple layers of the COVID-19 crisis to a safe landing in the new normal, however long that might take.

The training is open for individual enrollment and volume admission packages are available for medical associations, societies and physician employers.

Pandemic Survival Guide for Physicians
Online Video Training Program
Learn More and Get Started Now

This is clearly one of those moments we will all look back on and say, "Remember 2020, when everything changed?" Physicians are no exception.

The healthcare industry has been split in two by the pandemic - half in a life and death battle with the virus, the other half throttled back or furloughed, with red ink, pay cuts and layoffs everywhere. The old normal is gone and chaos rules: the hospitals, the economy, the small businesses on Main Street, social distancing. Nightly death tallies and political mudslinging only add to the suffering.

Doctors are at unique risk. They learn to put the patients first and lack basic self-care skills - especially at times of crisis. Navigating this dark passage will depend on learning new tools to find and hold their center, their health, their focus and happiness even when the way forward is not clear.

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Tags: dike drummond md, coronovirus pandemic, pandemic survival guide

Favorite Pandemic Memes and Videos

Posted by Dike Drummond MD

Some of our favorite COVID-19 Crisis Memes and videos

  • Some Funny 
  • Some inspirational 

Enjoy!
Stay safe!!

[you can right click and choose "save image as"
to save any of these to your computer
and share them with friends]

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Tags: covid19, coronovirus pandemic, healthcare memes, Friday funny

Mayo Clinic $3B Loss Foreshadows Layer Three of the COVID-19 Crisis

Posted by Dike Drummond MD

The worldwide pandemic of coronavirus is a disaster with multiple layers of crushing impact

It is nearly impossible to fathom the magnitude of the devastation. BAD on top of BAD on top of BAD, like a layer cake made of fresh manure -- and you and I and everyone else has to chew and swallow a nice big slice every week for long as it takes to reach the other side.

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Tags: covid-19, mayo clinic, coronovirus pandemic, Healthcare industry


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