Cool Cannula Covers!
29 Sept – Today I was approached by our trauma CNC and 2 medical staff looking for cannula sleeves. The feedback received was that these sleeves help prevent agitated patients from pulling out a cannula that may have taken a long time to insert. Recanullation of agitated patients adds more stress to an already stressed patient. In addition predisposes them to more infection risks.
This sleeve pictured kept a cannula safe and comforted a patient by its soft textured wool and the colour distracted them from plucking to stroking.
Thank you GoGs! – Kath
‘Zeb’ the ‘Dogster’!
25 Sept – The recipient of ‘Zeb’ wished that I pass on her gratitude to everyone involved in creating a Gogster who resembled her dog that she has been away from for so long and misses dearly. Thank you GOGs! – Dana
18 September – When a patient cant choose which blanket they like the most, Nathan and Arnie are happy to model. This photo was taken on our balcony.
It’s very important for our long term patients to go outside in the natural light for whole lot of reasons. Thanks to the blankets, beanies, shawls and scarfs our patients stay longer on the balcony on these cold Canberra days for a good dose of Sunshine. – Kath
Meet Grandma Sunshine!
September 15 – Adopted today and will from now on will be referred to as Grandma Sunshine. – Kath
Goodie Dolls Galore!
14 September – These fiddle toys have so many uses. They are used to comfort children, distract during procedures, provide a confused patient with a source of sensory outlet rather then pulling at lines.
We give then to children visiting patients in our unit that are feeling overwhelmed. We give them to patients just having a bad day and need a little positive mascot to cheer them up. Dina found the perfect person to give this one too. – Kath
GoGs and Dogs!
8 September – How lucky was the ICU Team today! A visit from the GOGs and DOGs. Mary from ‘GOG’ and Pat from ‘Mission Stitchin” dropping off comfort care goods and Ruby and Amanda from Delta doing their Sunday rounds. – Kath