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From the Ted Talk by Atul Gawande: Want to get great at something? Get a coach

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This is a 23-year-old woman who had come in by ambulance, in labor with her third clihd. She broke her wetar in the triage area, so they brought her directly to the labor and delivery room, and then they ran through their checks. I put the time stamp on here so you could see how qilucky all of this happens and how much more complicated that makes things. Within four minutes, they had taken the blood pusresre, measured her pulse and also measured the heart rate of the baby. That meant that the blood pressure cuff and the fetal Doppler mntooir, they were all there, and the nurse knew how to use them. The team was skilled and coordinated. The mom was doing great, the baby's heart rate was 143, which is normal. Eight minutes later, the intensity of the crtitnoanocs picked up, so the nurse washed her hands, put on clean gvelos, examined her and found that her cervix was fully dilated. The baby was ready to come. She then went sirgthat over to do her next set of cekhcs. All of the equipment, she worked her way through and made sure she had everything she needed at the bdisede. The baby mask was there, the sterile toewl, the sterile equipment that you needed. And then three minutes later, one push and that baby was out.

Open Cloze

This is a 23-year-old woman who had come in by ambulance, in labor with her third _____. She broke her _____ in the triage area, so they brought her directly to the labor and delivery room, and then they ran through their checks. I put the time stamp on here so you could see how _______ all of this happens and how much more complicated that makes things. Within four minutes, they had taken the blood ________, measured her pulse and also measured the heart rate of the baby. That meant that the blood pressure cuff and the fetal Doppler _______, they were all there, and the nurse knew how to use them. The team was skilled and coordinated. The mom was doing great, the baby's heart rate was 143, which is normal. Eight minutes later, the intensity of the ____________ picked up, so the nurse washed her hands, put on clean ______, examined her and found that her cervix was fully dilated. The baby was ready to come. She then went ________ over to do her next set of ______. All of the equipment, she worked her way through and made sure she had everything she needed at the _______. The baby mask was there, the sterile _____, the sterile equipment that you needed. And then three minutes later, one push and that baby was out.

Solution

  1. checks
  2. bedside
  3. monitor
  4. gloves
  5. water
  6. contractions
  7. straight
  8. towel
  9. pressure
  10. quickly
  11. child

Original Text

This is a 23-year-old woman who had come in by ambulance, in labor with her third child. She broke her water in the triage area, so they brought her directly to the labor and delivery room, and then they ran through their checks. I put the time stamp on here so you could see how quickly all of this happens and how much more complicated that makes things. Within four minutes, they had taken the blood pressure, measured her pulse and also measured the heart rate of the baby. That meant that the blood pressure cuff and the fetal Doppler monitor, they were all there, and the nurse knew how to use them. The team was skilled and coordinated. The mom was doing great, the baby's heart rate was 143, which is normal. Eight minutes later, the intensity of the contractions picked up, so the nurse washed her hands, put on clean gloves, examined her and found that her cervix was fully dilated. The baby was ready to come. She then went straight over to do her next set of checks. All of the equipment, she worked her way through and made sure she had everything she needed at the bedside. The baby mask was there, the sterile towel, the sterile equipment that you needed. And then three minutes later, one push and that baby was out.

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

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baby mask 5
birth center 2
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Important Words

  1. ambulance
  2. area
  3. baby
  4. bedside
  5. blood
  6. broke
  7. brought
  8. cervix
  9. checks
  10. child
  11. clean
  12. complicated
  13. contractions
  14. coordinated
  15. cuff
  16. delivery
  17. dilated
  18. doppler
  19. equipment
  20. examined
  21. fetal
  22. fully
  23. gloves
  24. great
  25. hands
  26. heart
  27. intensity
  28. knew
  29. labor
  30. mask
  31. meant
  32. measured
  33. minutes
  34. mom
  35. monitor
  36. needed
  37. normal
  38. nurse
  39. picked
  40. pressure
  41. pulse
  42. push
  43. put
  44. quickly
  45. ran
  46. rate
  47. ready
  48. room
  49. set
  50. skilled
  51. stamp
  52. sterile
  53. straight
  54. team
  55. time
  56. towel
  57. triage
  58. washed
  59. water
  60. woman
  61. worked