9 thoughts on “#018 NOTICE

  1. Noticing is definitely important in my line of work. A lot of times we get busy taking care of patients and forget to pay attention to the fundamentals. I remember a program director in my residency training that always said vital signs are vital. For example I had a patient few weeks back that was brought in by his mother because he wasn’t feeling well. When he came to our clinic my assistant forgot to take his temperature. Unfortunately he looked obtunded and as soon as I touched his hand I realized that’s his body was burning with fever and nobody had checked his temperature. I asked the nurse to check his temperature and other vital signs immediately. Sure enough, he had a temperature of 102 Fahrenheit with a pulse rate of 123 and low blood pressure which usually indicates the presence of septic shock. Noticing his hot clammy hand immediately alerted me to the fact that something is not right with this patient so we decided to send the patient to the emergency department for further evaluation and it turns out that patient had a severe case of blood poisoning due to urinary tract infection that spread to his kidneys and subsequently into his blood. He had to spend many days in the Intensive Care Unit and was finally with the right treatment did very well and subsequently discharged home in satisfactory condition.

  2. “All we have to do is to take the first step and see what happens.”
    Sounds like something a wise person would say.
    Is that the kind of strategy you use in your medical clinic, Kamyar?
    I imagine it would be helpful to some people.

  3. I need to notice what client’s think of my work. This is limited as with one exception, I tend not to contact client’s more than once and month in reporting to them or when I otherwise need to.

  4. I need to notice the process and notice the results. I also need to notice that I don’t know what situations to look out for.

    While cleaning the gutters:
    – Some areas were harder/more unsafe to get to than others
    – It took me around 4 hours to do it all for the first time costing me around 4 x $50p/h = $200.
    – The most leaves were just under the neighbour’s tree which has almost shed all its leaves now.
    – I didn’t have the tools to clean down the drain, where blockages could occur.

    I will check for the results when the next downpour of rain comes.

  5. I noticed that being present and accepting helps me answers questions from people easily, without stress. I notice that when I notice deeply I see everyone as playing a part especially at work and there is nothing personal.
    I have also noticed that is I can control my breathing and make it deep I am able to make better decisions !

  6. The DFQ 018 questions are hard to answer. Some people are exccellent observers and in one minute see what otherrs would not notice in a lifetime. Other people need some horizon-broadening measures, like study, experimentation, etc., to sharpen their view. Therefore, the time to taking the first step has various length in various circumstances.

  7. I noticed that we make things a lot harder than it has to be. All we have to do is to take the first step and see what happens.

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