Dukan – Consolidation – Day 20/500

Thursday was Consolidation Day 20 of 500 :)

Daily Weight: 149 (please don’t yell at me, Mom!)
Goal Weight: 155

Early start for me because I’m going to Dongguan to one of our hospitals there to do a comprehensive health and safety audit and to give 2 lectures on International Patient Safety goals. I love visiting the hospitals in our group (my company owns 20 maternity hospitals in Southern China) and I always feel warmly received… This was at the main entrance when I arrived…

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A big shout out and thanks to my Guangzhou PA Rose, who sent out this picture to the branding department at Dongguan so a more up-to-date me is on the posters :)

These hospitals have amazing branding and marketing departments and the are FINALLY using new pictures on the posters. Here’s a poster from April 2011. The pic is one that they were still using a month ago!!

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That’s my Vivien in the picture above. She’s the Director of the Hangzhou International Medical Care Center… My home base hospital. Pic was taken April 2011. I’ve changed a lot, Vivi still looks awesome!

So, after getting a nice tour of all 7 floors of the hospital and enough tray brewed Chinese tea to have a good buzz going, I was off on my own to do the audit. These are some of the challenges that I came across. What I love about finding these things is that they are wonderful for educational purposes and a way for me to be a change agent. Having the support of the administration of the hospitals is key.

Can you guess what’s behind this picture frame?

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You’re correct if you guessed fire fighting equipment!

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Sure looks pretty, unless there is an emergency! At least they don’t have any hiding behind couches like this one…

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One thing I really loved was that these posters were everywhere in the hospital…

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And they take it seriously with a zero tolerance policy. This is the first Chinese hospital I’ve been in that I could not smell cigarettes! All of our hospitals have a no smoking policy, but the nurses are too polite to say anything. This hospital has empowered the nurses to say no! So exciting!

A big issue I have with H&S here is Sharps containers. I either find yellow bags in cardboard boxes or like this…

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They put yellow bags inside the Sharps container and when it’s full, they take it out and put it with the medical waste. I can’t imagine the needle stick injuries that occur :( There is a very high Hepatitis B rate here and I shutter to think how high it must be in the healthcare practitioner field. I am currently trying to get our company to convert to snap on top Sharps containers. They are very good at complying with my suggestions!

This is another really cool thing I found today. One of the elevator doors…

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After the inspection I did 2 health and safety presentations. The first was on patient identification and the other on the “time out” procedure. And then, as a bonus I showed them my Water Birth in Pictures presentation which is my daughter Tiffany’s 4th birth. A huge hit. Lots of questions, everyone loves that presentation :) Heck I love it. I’ve presented it probably 20 times and I still beam with pride at Tiff’s beauty in labor and the moment she and Joey bring the baby up out of the womb.

This is right before I left to go back to Guangzhou. Me and the Admin from Maria Maternity…

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Crazy drive back to GZ and I hurriedly changed clothes and ran to the subway because I had a 7 pm appt with Joey, the torturer, errr my personal trainer. It hurts my triceps to type this post! Lol. We focused on arms and abs for an hour. I then went out to run. It was 84 degrees and 96% humidity… I didn’t get too far…

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Note that the stadium I’m running around is to the southeast of where the GPS has me running in circles, lol? Anyway, I pooped out. I couldn’t get any kind of rhythm going, so I jog/walked/limped to the subway and went back to my room.

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Food:
Breakfast: Low fat Greek yogurt with flaxseed and Splenda
Lunch: broiled fish, garlic stems, broccoli raub with big chunks of ginger
Dinner: 2 chicken sausages, low fat cottage cheese
Snack after workout: 20 almonds and 2 oz low fat sharp cheddar

Ciao!

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14 thoughts on “Dukan – Consolidation – Day 20/500

    • The heat is just awful… I hope it’s not this humid in Florida next week when I run my first 5K!
      I hope you’re getting some much deserved R&R in… Xoxo

  1. How cool to have that great picture of yourself greeting everyone! I love that top…ooohhh paisley, a fave :)
    lift and cardio day for me today…swim/lift/bike. Happy weekend Sandi.
    xo
    *anna

  2. Fantastic Huge poster size picture of yourself looking so slim :) You look completely different!!

    I do like the hydrant behind the pictures – it isn’t so ugly!!

  3. I’m way behind on reading posts this week b/c of graduation but I LOVED this one .. how cool to be met by a poster of your own smiley face? :)

    I shuddered at the needle disposal story, too … You are force to be reckoned with, that’s for sure. I have no doubt you can get others to adopt the safer method.

    MJ

  4. Love your posts they make my day! What a difference in the photos! You are looking good! The sharp containers shocked me, as a ex nurse in an infectious disease hospital I’m amazed that unsafe needle removal is still going on in 2012 :( thank god people like you are there helping educate, x

    • Thanks Meg! It is a bit disconcerting. I worry about the staff and needle sticks. I asked if they have incident report forms… Nada :(
      Slow little baby step changes… One at a time… I’ll get them there.

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