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Idea Exchange: Discreet clock-watching in the exam room

VETERINARY MEDICINE



Like many veterinarians, I prefer not to wear a wristwatch because of frequent hand washing, yet I need a second hand for measuring heart rates or respiration or performing ocular tear tests. Since displaying a clock in the exam room may foster client impatience, my solution is to keep an inexpensive wall clock in a cabinet drawer. During patient examinations, I discreetly open the drawer as needed, watch the clock to get my rate, and then slide the drawer closed when finished.

Dr. Karen S. Phillips
Pittsburgh, Pa.

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