OK so I have cheated a bit with this blog post and I haven’t used a current Twitter post that has resonated with me today … but rather a Twitter post that resonated with me a year ago. I was reminded of this post through my Time Hop App – which shows me posts from Twitter and Facebook from my past, its quite good fun and I like it because I rediscover pictures and posts again. Anyway, I have diversified slightly .. heres the post:
A year ago I was scanning down my Twitter stream when I came across this – I immediately stopped and I clearly remember having a discussion with several people about what a great idea they were. Having worked in Elderly Care for quite some years I often nurse people who have dementia who fiddle with things. This is a Twiddle Muff which is designed to give people with dementia who experiences this something to fiddle with. For the past few years I have been doing some clinical shifts at weekends at a local care home and we have some people who have dementia, I clearly remember thinking at the time about a lady who this Twiddle Muff would be amazing for. On my next shift I showed this picture to a few colleagues and a few weeks later the lady in question received a Twiddle Muff.
Only this weekend I was nursing that same lady and she still has her Twiddle Muff and it seems to help her very much.
When people ask me if Tweeting as a nurse really makes a difference to care I have absolutely no doubt at all that it does …. and the Twiddle Muff story is just one of many where Tweets and Tweeting nurses have made a difference.