If you’ve been keeping up with J&D Ultracare, you’ll know that we’re writing a lot of articles on Rockland County NearSay! This is a great place for us to spread the word about what we do as nurses. Not only that, but it’s a fantastic way to educate people on the kind of services we provide. Without education, it’s easy to have misconceptions about what nurses do and who they are for.
This week, we wanted to go over three important nursing techniques that we employ at J&D Ultracare. In our NearSay article, the techniques included practicing improvisation, not talking down, and building a relationship. Even though these might seem like no brainers, not everyone strives to provide a quality service like J&D Ultracare.
The article we wrote goes into this in more detail. Here’s an excerpt from the post:
- Practice Improvisation
Practicing your improvisation skills will help prevent certain situations from taking a downward spiral. For example, if you’re drawing blood from a child and you see them getting ready to cry, it’s important that you can assess the situation quickly and act accordingly — whether it’s by making jokes or responding in a soothing voice.
Photo from Rockland County NearSay
- Don’t Talk Down to Them
Using a high or sing-song voice is the same as talking down to a child and will make them uncomfortable. Instead, you should squat down so you’re physically at their level, look them in the eye, and speak in a calm but realistic manner. Using their name is more personal and will make them feel at ease.
- Build a Relationship
Developing a relationship with your patients will help them grow more comfortable over time. You can do this by asking questions, whether it’s about their day or the movies and shows they like. And, when they answer and talk to you, listen to them.
Interested in learning more? You can read the full article on NearSay by clicking here. If you like what you’ve read, consider checking out the full list of J&D Ultracare articles on NearSay here. We contribute here on a regular basis, so be sure to visit often for more informative posts on nursing!
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