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Adventure Awaits: SMHC’s Escape Room Combines Collaboration and Learning

UNE: Chancel Diazenza, Morgan Desmond, Cameron Mann, Matthew McDonald, Izzi Marcea, and Kyle Woodruff. SMHC: Jennifer Smith, Sarah Warner, Melissa Allen, Kathleen Sheehan-Tartre, and Hannah Ambrose. You and your colleagues are heroes on a mission. You walk into a mock patient room; the door “locks” behind you. [...]

Adventure Awaits: SMHC’s Escape Room Combines Collaboration and Learning2023-06-12T18:34:35-04:00

Easing Anxiety: VR helps pediatric patients through scary procedures

When pediatric patients require infusion therapy, the experience can often make them feel anxious or nervous. Infusions require placing an IV in the child’s arm or using a needle to access a port within the chest, procedures that can be uncomfortable and scary for kids. Dr. Aaron Weiss, Nurse [...]

Easing Anxiety: VR helps pediatric patients through scary procedures2023-06-12T18:34:06-04:00

The FRST Tool: Assessing Risk of Violent Behavior in ED Patients

Doug Johnston, MD (left) and Chris Racine, MD (right) reviewing a FRST screening. Assessing the risk of violence in behavioral health patients can be tricky, especially when the patient is admitted to the emergency department (ED) and there isn’t an opportunity for a comprehensive violence risk assessment. [...]

The FRST Tool: Assessing Risk of Violent Behavior in ED Patients2023-06-12T18:33:51-04:00

Mid Coast Care Team Makeover: New Staffing Strategy is a Win-Win

Left to right: Leah Bauer, MD; Jorie Catlin, PMHNP; Alyssa Rouleau, PMHNP; Sara Jacobson, PMHNP; David Dettmann, DO Providers at Mid Coast Hospital’s inpatient behavioral health unit have long been challenged with demanding shifts and rigid on-call schedules, which sometimes resulted in burnout and low morale. Dr. [...]

Mid Coast Care Team Makeover: New Staffing Strategy is a Win-Win2023-06-12T18:27:00-04:00

Telehealth Cart: Innovative Collaboration Makes Patient Care Successful

When the MaineHealth IT team identified the need for a telehealth solution that was affordable, easy to use, and interfaced with internal MaineHealth technology, they searched nationwide to find a suitable product. Their search turned up nothing that met all of their needs, so they decided to assemble their [...]

Telehealth Cart: Innovative Collaboration Makes Patient Care Successful2023-06-12T18:33:33-04:00
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