Nursing Workforce: The Future

Journal Club Article: Berlin, G., Lapointe, M. & Murphy, M. and Viscardi. M.(2021). Nursing in 2021: Retaining the healthcare workforce when we need it most. McKinsey & Company. Twenty Two Percent: That’s how many nurses indicated in a recent McKinsey survey that they may leave their current position providing direct patient care within the next year. Educating…

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Entrustable Professional Activities (EPA’s)

Journal Club Article: Bramley, A., Thomas, C. J., McKenna, L., & Itsiopoulos, C. (2021). Design, implementation and evaluation of novel work-based clinical assessment tool: An e-portfolio with embedded Entrustable Professional Activities. Nurse Education Today, 105101. [abstract] Keywords: Entrustable Professional Activities, Work-based assessment, Competency-based education. Background: “As EPAs clearly describe work that is done by a competent…

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Online Assessment, Integrity & e-cheating

Changes in higher education teaching and learning to online learning models, means assessment also has to be conducted differently. This special 4-part Integrity Matters series explores the prevalence and potential of artificial intelligence in the assessment security space. An essential component still requires human interaction in the loop with any assessment using security technology. Tackling…

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Data Visualisation

Watch this amazing data presentation by Prof Hans Rosling, and at the same time also learn some epidemiological data as well. If data can be presented this well and is easier to understand, then accesibility to statistical data for all, for example consumer and healthcare is surely a lesson we can all learn in a…

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Understanding Clinical Research

Experimental or observational, case-control and cohort study, analytical and descriptive, randomised and non-randomised, outcome-exposure or exposure-outcome, risk of bias. Understanding how to read a research paper or start a research project is challenging and an important skill in nursing. Have a read of this article to help understand clinical research: Grimes, D. A., & Schulz,…

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Model’s of Praxis

This post started with an approach to look at praxis as part of change management but praxis appears to be much more than a single theory. Praxis or Process “Praxis (from Ancient Greek) is the process by which a theory, lesson, or skill is enacted, embodied, or realized. Praxis may also refer to the act of engaging, applying, exercising,…

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Resilience in Healthcare

Reflecting back on the last 12 months of posts, one in particular stood out on the Professionalism Versus Heroism in Nursing #Covid19. There are plenty of of resources around burnout and resilience but have a watch of this video on burnout by the ever entertaining Dr. Glaucomflecken [@DGlaucomflecken].

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3D Printing: The Decision

After revisiting the potential of 3D printing the last few weeks and looking into the current technology, the reality remains that the frequency I would need to print is something that I cant justify the financial outlay for, no matter how exciting it would be to have a 3D printer. Apart from the occasional need…

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3D Printing: The Machine (Part 3)

When you have chosen your machine then comes the next tricky part to consider ‘The Assembly’. Aspects to consider are construction skills (or purchase fully made), slicing, levelling, software and first prints.

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