What if this were your patient?

One of my favorite training activities is to ask, “What if…”

What happened: The son of an elderly dementia patient posted his disappointment to Facebook about the poor packaging for his father and lack of communication he received about his father’s discharge from a skilled nursing facility. Two images posted by Ross Leonardo show his father on a cot covered with a thin sheet and wearing a gown.

“This is how Manor care in West Deptford Twp. sent my father home,” wrote Leonardo. “We received no phone call to verify if anyone was home the weather outside is 1°.”

Read the rest of this reality training article: Patient packaging for nursing home to home transport

By Greg Friese

Greg Friese, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, is an author, educator, paramedic, and marathon runner.

Greg was the co-host of the award winning EMSEduCast podcast, the only podcast by and for EMS educators. Greg has written for,, Wilderness Medical Associates, JEMS Magazine, and EMS World Magazine, and the NAEMSE Educator Newsletter.