Posted by: Witch Doctor | October 23, 2007

Cl difficile, he’ll get you!

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THE WORK OF A ONE MAN COMMITTEE

The Witch Doctor has seven human friends.

Witches like the mystic number seven.

Seven is enough,

Quite enough.

Even seven humans can be irksome at times.

They tend to arrange themselves into committees.

These humans.

One of the less irksome ones sent The Witch Doctor an e-mail today.

I hope he doesn’t read his e-mail here because then he would know The Witch Doctor is a witch.

That would freak him out!

This Less Irksome Friend doesn’t like committees or big meetings or protocols.

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COMMITTEE WITH RED FACES DOING A PRECARIOUS BALANCING ACT

“Dear Witchy,

I have managed to reduce the incidence of C diff from 8 cases per month to 0 last month and 1 so far this month. How was this done. Empowered the ward sisters. Asked them to list what they thought was causing the high level C diff. Poor ward cleaning was top of their list. I went to the Domestic manager and asked if she could help us to reduce C diff. She agreed to upgrade cleaning and to use a chlorinated product daily. Nurses were to do the same. Good results with all parties pleased. Achieved without any committees or large meetings.

Must come up and see you some time.

Your Less Irksome Friend”

The Witch Doctor doesn’t like committees, big meetings or protocols either.

Hmm. That’s not strictly true.

They are great fodder for “The Blue Bottle Spell” game.

 

The Witch Doctor – Link to a random page

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LINK TO UK MISSING KIDS WEBSITE

LINK TO MISSING PERSONS WEBSITE

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Responses

  1. […] Less Irksome Friend has a way with […]

  2. […] He managed to identify an early increase in the number of patients with isolates of Cl difficile in …Just by talking to staff and winning them round and working together. True teamwork. True leadership. While others play about with feedback statistics, protocols, committees and working groups, he moves from the lab to ward, from ward to ward, from ward to lab and back again. Everyone, everywhere knows him well. They see him daily. He is trusted and respected. His respect has been earned, not because of the status he holds, the committees and working groups he sits on (or not). He is respected because of his wide and deep knowledge of micro-organisms and the various tricks the different types get up to during their interplay with patients and the environment. He is respected because of his practical dedication to patient care, and the sound support to gives to all staff whatever their role. He is hands on both in the lab and at the bedside. […]


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