Tony Vehovec

Clear Communication

The first day of Telluride had a strong focus on communication and not to assume that people are understanding what you mean. The domino game reinforced how hard communication is and how easily a conversation can be misunderstood. This game reminded me of a mistake which I made as new nurse. I received an admission from the emergency department. The patient was experiencing dyspnea due to stage four lung cancer with multiple metastases.  After settling the patient into their room I received a call from the patient’s family asking for an update. They asked how the patient was and I told them that the patient was doing well and was going to be resting for the night. What I meant was that the patient was critically stable and was not in severe distress at the moment. However the family member took it as there was no health problem with… Continue reading

Telluride Experience 2020 Dates

BRECKENRIDGE, CO:
CMF Session One*: 6/8 – 6/11
Bennathan Session Two: 6/15 – 6/18
Session Three: 6/22 – 6/25

WASHINGTON, DC/MD:
Session Four: 7/22 – 7/25

*Session exclusive to the COPIC Medical Foundation Residents.