More Than Medicine: Spidey-Sense

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Your “Spidey Sense” can be your best friend in the emergency department.

Whether you’re a doctor, nurse, or patient, your intuition can keep you safe and provide valuable insight into what’s going on around you.

Here are some tips on how to make the most of your superhero-like superpower:


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  1. Listen to yourself. When something doesn’t feel right – trust it! Don’t ignore that little voice in the back of your head telling you something might not be quite right. It could save both you and your patients from unnecessary danger.

 

  1. Pay attention to body language, facial expressions, and any other nonverbal cues around you. You may pick up on subtle hints that someone is feeling uncomfortable or threatened.

 

  1. Stay alert and observant at all times. Don’t take your eyes off the situation or ignore any potential warning signs that something is not right. Keep your guard up and stay aware of what’s happening around you.

 


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  1. Learn to trust yourself and your instincts more than anything else. You might not always be right, but it’s better to err on the side of caution in an emergency setting – no matter how small the incident may seem at first glance.

By following these tips, you can make sure you’re using your spidey sense to its full potential in the emergency department! Just remember to use it wisely – with great power comes great responsibility!

To learn more about the idea of building and learning to follow your Spidey sense, visit https://emovereasy.com/2022/08/22/spidey-sense/ where you can listen to Drew and Andy discuss this topic with Chris Colbert and George Willis.

 


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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

EM OVER EASY is a podcast by three EM physicians, Andy Little, Tanner Gronoowski and Drew Kalnow, with a focus on #MoreThanMedicine. The podcast can be found on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher and more. For more about the content and hosts, visit www.emovereasy.com and follow them on twitter @emovereasy.

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