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First Time Jitters

Well, i am on the schedule for our Therap Conference this week. I am a wee bit nervous! I am learning about being a presenter already – and it is all about what I forgot to set up! lol

I hope i get useful feedback from attendees – I have the webinar to do in the fall and I want to be a better presenter next year if I get asked back.

Looking forward to seeing many of you soon!

By | 2013-06-08T21:23:30+00:00 June 8th, 2013|Categories: Deb Gabse's Posts|Tags: , , |Comments Off on First Time Jitters

Head Cold

Well, I can tell ya, that when a head cold first shows itself, ya better get on it! (lol)

I ignored mine on Saturday and by Tuesday I was miserable! And with an upcoming first-time webinar to prep, now is not the time!

If ya see my poor brain anywhere, would ya send it back to Montana please? ;>)

By | 2013-04-11T04:15:52+00:00 April 11th, 2013|Categories: Deb Gabse's Posts|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Head Cold

follow-ups

I find it frustrating to read a t-log that has follow-ups, but no way to easily tell what changed.  I have gone to the history, but short of comparing side-by-side, there is no clear way to see changes.  Am I missing something?

By | 2012-10-13T17:08:38+00:00 October 13th, 2012|Categories: Deb Gabse's Posts|Comments Off on follow-ups

My First Therap Conference

Well, I am just full of it – full of new Therap information and excitement that is!  My first Therap conference was very enlightening.  Now I need to do some more exploring in the modulars we are using.  Then I need to figure out how best to share all the material here at MDC.  I am hoping to be part of the impetus to get us using the MAR, more health documentations, and more Training Management.  There are so many more things we could be doing in Therap that we are struggling with how to manage.

While our current MAR system is doing fine, it would be so much better if it were computerized.  We do have limited computers and access, so that will have to be part of the discussion.  But I do not think the lack of machines prevents us moving forward.  Guess I better be chatting with our nurses!!

The training components are wonderful.  Kitti did an excellent job convincing us of how to be remarkable training managers!  We are using parts of the tools Therap provides, but not enough to be effective.  We have replaced a few pieces of paper for tracking who-completed-what.  It is functional
for that one small piece.  However, there is so much more that could be done.  The initial time to set up is the only “draw-back” and even that is reasonable.   We are changing how we describe the training person so now is the best time to organize this change. A new person will give us fresh thinking to move us into new systems.

Lastly, I would like to say how nice it was to be with co-workers and see how cohesive we are with the idea of taking on the opportunities Therap allows.  Thanks!

Until next time, smile at the stars…..

By | 2016-11-03T10:15:40+00:00 June 17th, 2012|Categories: Deb Gabse's Posts|Tags: , , , , |1 Comment

moving cattle

Greetings! This is my first post, and I thought I would share a picture (well, I did not take this, I “borrowed” it from the state website) of what we watched last evening.

Picture of the herding cattle in Montana

herding cattle in Montana

While I was out visiting folks on our campus, I noticed one of the guys watching something intently. I looked over to see if I could figure it out. He was watching the cows in the adjacent field.  I had heard them earlier. Then I realized why they were so noisy – they were being herded!

I watched for just a moment as 3 cowboys were working the herd.  Then I walked into the house I had been planning to visit, to let some of the other folks know what was happening.  We went outside
and got to see a cowgirl gallop across campus – right between 2 of the houses! – to re-direct some of the cows who were headed the wrong way.  There were 2 or 3 other people on horses and a couple of cow dogs.  We saw lots of calves – they are so cute! – but it was not a large herd.  They walked on the street right next to the house where we were.  The cows going the wrong way were actually on the other side of the house, probably trying to drink some of the water in the irrigation ditch that runs through campus.

Sure did keep the cowboys busy and us entertained!

By | 2016-11-03T10:15:42+00:00 May 12th, 2012|Categories: Deb Gabse's Posts|Tags: , |1 Comment