Idea Exchange: Traffic cone reminds staff to proceed with courtesy

Apr 01, 2007
By staff

It is difficult for staff members in the back of the clinic to know when a critically ill patient or an animal being euthanized is in an exam room and, thus, when they should walk by quietly. So we place a large orange traffic cone with a "Quiet Please" sign in the hallway near the exam rooms all staff members pass by. The cone and sign remind us to be quiet and respectful.

Jan Barker, RVT
Knoxville, Tenn.