For those involved in hockey and figure skating, you know that the Zamboni is necessary to clear or clean the ice between periods or after skate times, for those into figure skating. This not only provides for a clean skating surface for hockey games and for figure skaters, but it also allows the skaters to take a break and regroup, to work on the game or moves and jumps.
Often, we can get caught up in the busyness of the day and completing the responsibilities necessary for what needs to be done. Doing these things well requires focus and clarity of mind. To be inundated with information and necessary tasks requires discipline, as does trying to learn a Triple Lutz, for figure skaters or a slap-shot and passing the puck for a hockey player. As an Audiologist, and for our Hearing, Balance, and Tinnitus practice it is vital for our staff to best care for each and every patients needs. We strive to remain focused on the importance of care of peoples quality of life. In this, and as the ice is cleared on a rink, we take the time to continue to learn from current research, we communicate together to share outcomes of patient encounters, and we listen to one another as a team or skater listens to their coach.
Bring on the Zamboni…. and let’s clear the ice.