We learned recently that some local emergency hospitals are sending their patients to DoveLewis in an attempt to manage their own caseloads. We get it—when you combine factors like a national hiring shortage and our pet-friendly community, some days feel unmanageable. It’s on those days that our teams are most proud of our promise to never close. We meet the wave of incoming patients head on,...

Here at DoveLewis, we take all things cleaning very seriously. It’s important that every staff member is up to date on our latest cleaning protocols. While it can be time consuming to spend time with each staff member reviewing how to correctly wipe down a counter top or a door handle, the benefits are worth it.

In the U.S. alone, over 2 million human patients a year are affected by...

Technician Assistant, Katy Collins, reviews how to use safely use Cidex disinfectant products for sterilizing hospital equipment. <br></br> Note – Cidex should only be used <i>after</i> equipment has gone through standard cleaning process. Cidex sterilization is <i>not</i> a standalone cleaning procedure.

Passive range of motion (or PROM) is an important step to include in the treatment of ICU patients. Learn from CVT, Emily Dascalos, and staff dog, Ollie, who is recovering from a hemilaminectomy, about the different positions you should be incorporating into your patient’s daily care.

As the holidays are approaching, Enid Traisman, MSW, CT, and Director of the DoveLewis Pet Loss Support Program, reviews ways that you can honor your pet during the holiday season. These tips can also be shared with clients who may have recently lost a pet.

 

“Happy holidays!” That’s the greeting we hear often during this time of year. But if you are grieving the loss of...

Senior Technician Supervisor and CVT, Sarah Harris, goes through an in depth review and demonstration of setting up a non-rebreather circuit.

Zoomies: when your dog runs around the house like crazy- jumping on the couch, running up or down the stairs, and all over the house. It usually ends with them falling to the floor, panting like crazy and taking a nap.  – Urban Dictionary

 

My two dogs have retired from their days of tearing up squeaky toys and...

Emily Chryst, CVT, walks through the steps for sampling blood from a rodent tail.

Bullying between staff members can be hard to identify. Learn from Cheryl Latta, DoveLewis Human Resources Manager, about how to recognize bullying behaviors and prevent it from happening.

Continuing from Staff Transition to Management: Part I, Cheryl Latta, DoveLewis Human Resources Manager, reviews common difficulties that new managers face and tips for making the most of your new promotion.

 

Making the transition to management can be extremely difficult. It’s hard enough to establish boundaries with co-workers that used to be your friends, let alone...

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