In this video, an anonymous GeriPal contributor wearing a local disguise (Fear the Beard!) imitates the effects of opioids and laxatives on everyone's favorite organ, the colon.
2. Take out the trash:
What happens when you use expert communcation techniques at home including "Ask-Tell-Ask," NURSE (Naming-Understanding-Respecting-Supporting-Exploring), and the "teach back" method.
3. GeriPal Taste Test:
Colace solution anyone? Here is a short taste test of the very best liquid bowel meds.
4. Using VitalTalk Communication Skills at Home
After just finishing the course, we thought it would be interesting to do something similar to what Alex Smith did in his "Take Out the Trash Video" using the skills learned at the VITALtalk faculty development course. This truly amazing course is meant to give health care professionals like us the skills needed to run communication training programs at our own home institutions. See for yourself (if you don't see the video below click here for the YouTube version)