Idea Exchange: Track patient monitoring with colored dots Oct 01, 2006 By dvm360.com staff VETERINARY MEDICINE Our nurses use a whiteboard with magnetic colored circles to document twice-an-hour checks on hospitalized patients. The dots are moved as checks are done. Pam D'Esopo, hospital managerDedham, Mass. Hot topics on dvm3605 ways to wow pet owners (and pets) 10 steps to take when a practice owner dies dvm360 sits down with Dr. Pol Ack! How do you spell that again? "Best. Veterinary Practice. EVER."