A Doctor Decides To Put His Name On His Scrub Cap And This Is What Happens…

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Does it ever cross your mind that despite all these small things that occur in our everyday lives, do work, that they can still be improved on? Here is a heartwarming story about an Australian doctor that changed so much, simply by putting his name on his scrub cap.

Dr. Rob Hackett, an anaesthetist started wearing his scrub crap written: “Rob … Anaesthetist” in order to avoid confusions while in operating rooms. It’s been said that simply by having their names on them can make a difference in life and death situations.

Before coming up with this simply ingenious idea, Dr. Hackett spoke of his past experiences to Bored Panda, saying: “I went to a cardiac arrest in a theatre where there were about 20 people in the room. I struggled to even ask to be passed some gloves because the person I was pointing to thought I was pointing to the person behind them. It’s so much easier to coordinate when you know everyone’s names. It’s great for camaraderie and it’s great for patients as well.”

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By using the hashtag #TheatreCapChallenge, other medical professionals took selfies with their caps to support the movement of this simple change and it’s becoming a trend across the medical world.

Just by being a part of this little change, improvements have already been found in all other aspects of the work-life in hospitals.

“UK studies have shown increased name recall amongst staff from 42 to 85%, increased name and role introductions during the surgical safety checklist from 38 to 90%. Simulation studies at Stanford University in the US demonstrated greatly increased communication and theatre efficiency.”

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On the doctor-patient side, women who are giving birth with a cesarean section find it more reassuring being inside a room filed with doctors and medical staff who’s names they know and can familiarize themselves with. On the financial side of it all, “a hospital this size may spend somewhere in the region of $10,000 every year on disposable caps.”

#TheaterCapChallenge reminded a lot of doctors and other staff about a previous campaign that was funded by Dr. Kate Granger, who passed away due to cancer in 2016. Dr. Granger started #hellomynameis after an experience in the hospital wherein the staff had no cares to introduce themselves to their patients, which, in her opinion holds a value to strengthen the doctor-patient relationship that is needed to build trust between the two.


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