Author Archives: dreakane

Overcoming Social Inertia, Inside and Outdoors

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Never underestimate people’s drive to do less than they ought. Students in my backcountry emergency medicine courses regularly prove this point when practicing patient assessment and treatment. No matter how many times I implore them to be thorough, they’ll take any excuse to cut corners. They hate removing a patient’s shoes, they rarely wash a […]

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No Touch Hand Wash System

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It’s been a weird few months and I know we haven’t seen the end of it, but here at Train NEK, we’re looking forward to starting up courses again. We are cautiously optimistic that the process of practicing patient assessment and treatment skills will go smoothly using our new COVID-19 safety measures. One factor in […]

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The Logistics of Socially-Distant, In-Person Socializing

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I ran team building programs for many years, and recently created and facilitated a two-hour, outdoor, socially-distant socializing program for teens. The goals? To offer a stress-relieving, end-of-school celebration, and to provide one example of how humans might connect in person while adhering to COVID-19 laws and safety measures. In preparation for our upcoming Train […]

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