The Learning Conversation: Feedback Approach

Journal Club Article: Norris, E. M., & Bullock, I. (2017). A ‘Learning conversation’ as a style of feedback. MedEdPublish, 6. Keywords: Authentic Feedback; Critical Inquiry; Active Listening; Facilitation: Reflection-in-action. Aim of the learning conversation: is to provide a style of feedback may useful in many other contexts to provide authentic feedback. “The central aim of a learning…

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Flowing Data Simulations

Take a look at this great visual data on the simulations of a day in the life of Americans. Put it to fast and it becomes mesmerising to watch the activities over a 24 hour period of a sample of 1000 people. Yau, N. (2015). A Day in the Life of an American. Other time…

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Academic Life in Emergency Medicine (ALiEM)

Some resources just stand out in their innovation, quality and delivery, and Academic Life in Emergency Medicine (ALiEM) has to be one of the best for education. This organisation is part of the free open access to medical education (#FOAMed) movement, so its all accessible. It shows if you don’t have access to journals, books or…

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The Role of Debriefing in Simulation-Based Learning. 

Journal Club Article: Fanning, R. M., & Gaba, D. M. (2007). The role of debriefing in simulation-based learning. Simulation in Healthcare, 2(2), 115-125. Purpose Determining what is important in the aspects of debriefing within simulation based learning. Background The importance of remembering the adult learner, and all the experience they bring through knowledge, assumptions and feelings. Active…

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Teamwork and team training in the ICU: Where do the similarities with aviation end?

Journal Club Article: Reader, T. W., & Cuthbertson, B. H. (2011). Teamwork and team training in the ICU: Where do the similarities with aviation end?. Critical care, 15(6), 313. Background Comparing the lessons learnt and development of team training approaches in the aviation industry to the complex needs of the Intensive Care Unit (ICU). The importance of teamwork…

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The Rise of eSports

eSports  Moving from the bedroom to filling out stadiums, welcome to eSports. Think this is just a hobby? Think again. With increasing sponsorship and media interest, this a rising sporting extravaganza. Take a read of this great review on the atmosphere and experience attending an eSports event by MishManners. A little About eSports  FIFA Interactive…

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Resus Days

Practice Saving Lives While Playing a Game Resus Days is a resuscitation game to help healthcare professionals practice some quick-thinking needed for care of cardiopulmonary emergencies. Using gamification to deliver a simulation game for cardiopulmonary resuscitation. Check the below resources, the first level is free to try it out. The Blurb Rehearse life-saving decision-making in a…

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Gaming Addiction: Disorders Due to Addictive Behaviours

As education continues with an increasingly e-learning approach to delivery, its worthwhile to consider some of the precautionary aspects. Gamification and social media may enhance and offer different learning opportunities but the potential to create or exacerbate disorders due to addictive behaviours from gaming addiction, will need to be considered when delivering the e-learning approach and…

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Simulation Resources To Follow

Simulation is a key component of nursing and healthcare training, and the knowledge base is continually increasing with research publications, conferences, online and social media resources. To aid knowledge translation, the nurse educator needs to embrace a global network of resources not just confined to local knowledge. To keep current on simulation focused research, here are…

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Clinical Reasoning Cycle

Book Club: Levett-Jones, T. (Ed.). (2013). Clinical reasoning: Learning to think like a nurse. Pearson Australia. Clinical Reasoning Cycle Define reasoning as “the process by which nurses (and other clinicians) collect cues, process the information, come to an understanding of a patient problem or situation, plan and implement interventions, evaluate outcomes, and reflect on and learn…

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