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Sep 16, 2016

Happy Friday everyone! Helen & Jerry discuss the power of numbers in this Five for Friday episode.  Numbers tell a story.  From a clinical perspective, numbers reveal the status of the body: blood pressure, respiratory rate, heart rate, blood sugars, etc. It's not all about the numbers, though.  Numbers matter, but we have to see the patient beyond just their numbers.  

A quote by Dame Cicely Saunders reminds us of the humanity of our patients.  She said, "You matter because you are you, and you matter until the end of your life." 

Here's a few other quotes from this episode.

"We take care of people, not patients." --Helen Bauer

"The most important number is "1".  Because the 1 patient, the 1 family, the 1 life that matters, is the 1 that's in front of you right now. That's the person that matters."  -- Jerry Fenter

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