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 World Cup

 

The following is a list of eSports resources and tournaments.

ESPN. (2018). eSports.

FIFA.com (2018). FIFA eWorld Cup 2018.

MishManners. (2018). Australia takes Esports to the Next Level. Hackathon Queen.

Red Bull eSports. (2018). eSports.

Wikipedia. (2018). eSports.

Wikipedia. (2018). Lists of eSports leagues and tournaments.

From the Premier League, Manchester City and West Ham United have signed up an eSports player as member of their squad to represent them in eSports competitions.

 

The Celebrity Millionaires of Competitive Gaming

 

Blog It: Free Open Access to Nursing Education (#FOANed)

This poster was submitted to the 17th National Nurse Education conference (#NNEC18) and is based around Free Open Access to Nursing education (#FOANed) and specialist online communities of practice (eCOP) that can develop with social media. The blog metrics to measure the global reach of Nursing Education Network, are a method for showing the impact of social media and the numbers of interactions related to the blog. Analytics from WordPress.com and Google analytics can be used to demonstrate analysis of post views, users, blog views, visitor city and country data to show the potential global reach.

This post has also been shared as part of the #WeNurses and #WeCommunities project #70nursebloggers & #70midwifebloggersThe aim is to inspire 70 nurses / student nurses / midwives / student midwives to blog in order to raise profile of what nurses and midwives do and nurses & midwives blogging and to celebrate 70 years of the NHS. If anyone wants to write a blog post, more than happy to upload into this site.

References

Rozenblum, R. and Bates, D. W. (2013). Patient-centred healthcare, social media and the internet: the perfect storm?. BMJ Quality & Safety.

DeCamp, M., Koenig, T. W., & Chisolm, M. S. (2013). Social media and physicians’ online identity crisisJAMA310(6), 581-582.

Carroll, C., Bruno, K., & Vontschudi, M. (2016). Social Media and Free Open Access Medical Education: The Future of Medical and Nursing Education? American Journal of Critical Care: An Official Publication, American Association of Critical-Care Nurses, 25(1), 93-6.

Moorley, C. R., & Chinn, T. (2014). Nursing and Twitter: creating an online community using hashtagsCollegian21(2), 103-109.

Royal College of Nursing (RCN). (2016). Every nurse an e-nurse. Digital capabilities for 21st century nursing. Retrieved from https://www.rcn.org.uk/clinical-topics/ehealth/current-work

The Top Ten Websites in Critical Care Medicine Education Today (Journal Club)

Journal Club Article: Wolbrink, T. A., Rubin, L., Burns, J. P., & Markovitz, B. (2018). The Top Ten Websites in Critical Care Medicine Education TodayJournal of intensive care medicine, 0885066618759287.

Background

Looks at the rapid growth of online educational resources in the critical care environment. From another review by Kleinpell et al (2011) which identified 135 websites, only 67 now are still available online. This demonstrates a rapidly changing environment and provides a rationale for this papers focus.

Methods

  • Literature review and web search.
  • Website assessment using the Critical Care Medical Education Website Quality Evaluation Tool (CCMEWQET).
  • Evaluation and ranking of identified websites.

Results

  • 97 websites relevant critical care websites were identified and scored.
  • Common types of resources, included blog posts, podcasts, videos, online journal clubs, and interactive components such as quizzes.
  • Almost one quarter of websites (n 22) classified as Free Open Access to Medicine (FOAM) websites.
  • Top 10 websites analysed and described. “Most often included an editorial process, high-quality and appropriately attributed graphics and multimedia, scored much higher for comprehensiveness and ease of access, and included opportunities for interactive learning.”

The Top Ten 

In alphabetical order:

FOAM Highlight

“The majority of FOAM website domains were not educational, nonprofit, or governmental. The FOAM websites were updated more recently than the other critical care medicine educational websites” (pg. 5).

References

Kleinpell, R., Ely, E. W., Williams, G., Liolios, A., Ward, N., & Tisherman, S. A. (2011). Web-based resources for critical care educationCritical Care Medicine39(3), 541-553.

Olusanya, O., Day, J., Kirk-Bayley, J., & Szakmany, T. (2017). Free Open Access Med (ical edu) cation for critical care practitionersJournal of Intensive Care Medicine.

Wolbrink, T. A., Rubin, L., Burns, J. P., & Markovitz, B. (2018). The Top Ten Websites in Critical Care Medicine Education TodayJournal of Intensive Care Medicine. 0885066618759287.

Mix It Up Book Club: The Classics

Inspiration and thought can come from an array of sources. I have recently tried to make a focused effort on adjusting the balance of healthcare and normal reading material that I read, incorporating the classics onto my ‘to do’ reading list. This approach is part of that work/life balance ethos that can become skewed when all your focus is on studies or completing a work based project. Avoiding that path to burnout is key.

Book Club:

  • Orwell, G. (1945). Animal Farm. New American Library.
  • Orwell, G. (1950). 1984. New American Library.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Avoiding the clear political messages, the importance of finding individuality and choice is very real when one considers the way social media platforms may track and direct our focus. Will future generations have a multitude of choice when engaging in life and work in the online world, or will only a handful of multinational corporations exist?

Keywords: Big Brother; Thought Police; Totalitarian Dystopia; Orwellian.

References

Orwell, G. (1945). Animal Farm. New American Library.

Orwell, G. (1950). 1984. New American Library.

Penguin Books (2018). Your Classic Books Reading Challenge.

Wikipedia (2018) Nineteen Eighty-Four.

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 some resources that may help (no conflict of interest to report). As ever please add any suggestions of other resources you know about in the comments section at the bottom of this post and I will update the below resource list.

This post supplements the recent Journals For The Nurse Educator To Follow  and these journals will also include simulation research.

Simulation Focused Journals

Online & Social Media Resources

Nursing Skill: Tricks To Learn & Share

One of the benefits of using social media is the learning opportunities and e-communities of practice (eCOP) that it provides. So if you have a great nursing resource then please post in the comment section below, I will then add it into this post and create a YouTube playlist for anyone to access.  I will start off with this top video on how to remove a ring without having to cut it off (the ring, not the finger!).

Ring Removal Technique

The Flail

 

Please share any of your tips and tricks. I will add the suggested links into this post. Try to keep them clean!!

Social Media & Healthcare: The Literature

This post is more a reference to the growing evidence of SoMe in healthcare.  New publications will be added as I discover them in the literature and please add any ones I may have missed in the comment section. All resources from this post have been created into a Social Media & Healthcare Google+ community, which you can also add relevant resources to as well and add valuable comments.

References 

Azzam, A., Bresler, D., Leon, A., Maggio, L., Whitaker, E., Heilman, J., … & Trotter, F. (2017). Why Medical Schools Should Embrace Wikipedia: Final-Year Medical Student Contributions to Wikipedia Articles for Academic Credit at One School. Academic Medicine, 92(2), 194.

Borgmann, H., DeWitt, S., Tsaur, I., Haferkamp, A., & Loeb, S. (2015). Novel survey disseminated through Twitter supports its utility for networking, disseminating research, advocacy, clinical practice and other professional goals. Canadian Urological Association Journal, 9(9-10), E713.

Cain, J. (2011). Social media in health care: the case for organizational policy and employee education. American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy, 68(11), 1036.

Campbell, L., Evans, Y., Pumper, M., & Moreno, M. A. (2016). Social media use by physicians: a qualitative study of the new frontier of medicine. BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making, 16(1), 91.

Carroll, C. L., & Bruno, K. (2016). Social Media and Free Open Access Medical Education: The Future of Medical and Nursing Education? American Journal of Critical Care, 25(1), 93-96.

Chan, T., Trueger, N. S., Roland, D., & Thoma, B. (2017). Evidence-based medicine in the era of social media: Scholarly engagement through participation and online interaction. Canadian Journal of Emergency Medicine, 1-6.

Chretien, K. C., & Kind, T. (2013). Social Media and Clinical Care. Circulation, 127(13), 1413-1421.

DeCamp, M., Koenig, T. W., & Chisolm, M. S. (2013). Social media and physicians’ online identity crisisJama310(6), 581-582.

Greene, J. (2013). Social media and physician learning. Annals of emergency medicine, 62(5), A11-A13.

Grajales III, F. J., Sheps, S., Ho, K., Novak-Lauscher, H., & Eysenbach, G. (2014). Social media: a review and tutorial of applications in medicine and health careJournal of medical Internet research16(2), e13.

Hawn, C. (2009). Take two aspirin and tweet me in the morning: how Twitter, Facebook, and other social media are reshaping health care. Health affairs28(2), 361-368.

Jain, S. H. (2009). Practicing medicine in the age of FacebookNew England Journal of Medicine361(7), 649-651

Mollett, A., Brumley, C., Gilson, C., & Williams, S. (2017). Communicating Your Research with Social Media: A Practical Guide to Using Blogs, Podcasts, Data Visualisations and Video. SAGE.

Mollett, A., Moran, D., & Dunleavy, P. (2011). Using Twitter in university research, teaching and impact activities.

Moorley, C., & Chinn, T. (2014). Using social media for continuous professional development. Journal of advanced nursing.

Panahi, S., Watson, J., & Partridge, H. (2016). Social media and physicians: exploring the benefits and challenges. Health informatics journal22(2), 99-112.

Peoples, B. K., Midway, S. R., Sackett, D., Lynch, A., & Cooney, P. B. (2016). Twitter Predicts Citation Rates of Ecological Research. PloS one, 11(11), e0166570.

Ranschaert, E. R., Van Ooijen, P. M., McGinty, G. B., & Parizel, P. M. (2016). Radiologists’ usage of social media: Results of the RANSOM survey. Journal of digital imaging, 29(4), 443-449.

Roland D, Spurr J, Cabrera D. (2017) Preliminary Evidence for the Emergence of a Health Care Online Community of Practice: Using a Netnographic Framework for Twitter Hashtag Analytics. J Med Internet Res.19(7):e252. DOI: 10.2196/jmir.7072

Rozenblum, R., & Bates, D. W. (2013). Patient-centred healthcare, social media and the internet: the perfect storm?. BMJ Quality & Safety.

Topolovec-Vranic, J., & Natarajan, K. (2016). The Use of Social Media in Recruitment for Medical Research Studies: A Scoping Review. Journal of Medical Internet Research, 18(11).

Van Noorden, R. (2014). Scientists and the social network. Nature, 512(7513), 126.

Ventola, C. L. (2014). Social media and health care professionals: benefits, risks, and best practices. Pharmacy and Therapeutics, 39(7), 491.

Villanti, A. C., Johnson, A. L., Ilakkuvan, V., Jacobs, M. A., Graham, A. L., & Rath, J. M. (2017). Social Media Use and Access to Digital Technology in US Young Adults in 2016. Journal of Medical Internet Research, 19(6), e196.

Wilson, R., Ranse, J., Cashin, A., & McNamara, P. (2013). Nurses and Twitter: The good, the bad, and the reluctant. Collegian. Chicago.

Zahedi, Z., Costas, R., Larivière, V., & Haustein, S. (2017). What makes papers visible on social media? An analysis of various document characteristics. arXiv preprint arXiv:1703.05777.

 

 

Making The Internet and Resources Accessible

This is my consideration to reviewing accessibility of this blog and to aid future creation of resources. After reading this post by Finn Gardiner on neurodiversity inclusiveness it really makes you consider how you create education items. At times I have created short video recordings and added them into YouTube for students to access, normally talking over a few powerpoint slides explaining focus of upcoming course content or discussing an article for journal club but had never thought to add captioning or subtitles. The below resources explain the reasons for inclusivity and then a how to guide to add captions ‘Charlie Chaplin’ style. At the bottom right of this blog, is a translate option that hopefully allows more accessibility.

I try to add a mix of text, image and video resource to provide a variety of sources of information and to keep it light and interesting (#microlearning). What I am not sure about is the accessibility or loading speed for those accessing around the world. The open access approach means quick access, no passwords, payments but access to published articles is dependent on publisher rights so sometimes only a link to a abstract can be provided.

Make The Internet Accessible by Annie Elainey.

 

Creating Subtitles and Closed Captions on Your Youtube Videos by Derral Eves

Resources

Finn Gardiner (2017) 5 ways to make your web content more neurodiversity inclusive. Nosmag.org

National Association of The Deaf (2017) Captioning on the internet.

 

The Conversation Prism: Social Networks

If we consider the expectations of an educator, as to having the knowledge and understanding of technological trends, including social media. The overall aim is to ensure we are connecting to social networks, experience new ideas and remaining current. It also allows us to try new ways to do things, maybe without the need for any budget, which means other than our own time what have we to lose in trying something new? Take a minute to look at the visual map and put yourself in the centre of the wheel and reflect on the different social media you use, have tried and ones you are interested in for future use. Consider what your students now or in the future may use, remember the tools we use now may well be gone in 5-10 years time. Investing in technology for education purposes is a difficult task, as who knows what innovation is coming next?

What is The Conversation Prism?

According to Brian Solis who developed The Conversation Prism in 2008. The Conversation Prism is “a visual map of the social media landscape. It’s an ongoing study in digital ethnography that tracks dominant and promising social networks and organizes them by how they’re used in everyday life”. A new updated prism is due soon so keep an eye out at https://conversationprism.com/.

Image:The Conversation Prism (Brian Solis + JESS3)

See my own brainstorm for developing social media and technology skills as part of becoming a networked educator.

Networked Teacher Brainstorm

Reference

Solis, B. & JESS3 (2017). The Conversation Prism

Nursing Education Network (2016). The Networked Teacher 

 

The Datathon Experience

So I have just attended my first datathon aimed at “bringing inter-professional critical care trainees and clinicians (data novices to gurus), statisticians, data scientists and administrators together in the same room to tackle clinical problems with large datasets. The datathon aims were to generate patient-centred or service-centred projects and research which can be published in scientific journals and ultimately make a real difference to patients.”

The Experience

I went with the advised ‘open attitude’ and ‘to collaborate’ mindset and it did not disappoint. From initial ideas brainstorm from those attending, and then linking in to a project of interest or specialty, this was all spontaneous. Next came the collaborative group work formed from a team of medical, nursing, librarian, government, dietitian, researchers, statisticians and data scientists discussed and brainstormed to generate a meaningful research question. This was all supported by research, medical, scientist ‘gurus’ to challenge and advise on topics and frame the research process.

Big Data

Having minimal research experience, a dataset of 1.5 million admissions is just scary and needs to be managed with the respect like you were directly caring for each of these patient admissions. Time for the data scientists to come in and within hours had provided a initial dataset with required variables (cut down to 100 after much discussion) from 1 million admission episodes. Many cups of coffee were required to keep up with these specialists. No matter the level of experience, all aspects were fully explained so the group were all up to speed.

Big data analysis and time for ‘The Statistician’ to come and make some meaning from this huge amount of data. This was all done before the morning coffee break, that is time critical working.

Results Review

Time to review the results and look for outcomes and demographics with important findings. Comparing these results to past research and knowledge provided a where were we at picture, to look at where are we now.

Ready to Rumble

How To Pitch Your Presentation by @MishManners:

  1.  Introduce
  2.  Frame the problem
  3.  Current solution / knowledge
  4.  Your solution!
  5.  The ask

The End

The datathon showed you need a collaborative approach to complete such a research project. Multi-disciplinary working, we must do more. Can the team continue to collaborate and finalise the work to publish and share these findings with a wider audience? As for another datathon, I would thoroughly recommend, even for a lost weekend of days off.

References

#CCdata17

#anzicsdatathon17

@ANZICSCORE