Fatigue – Time for Self

As we approach the end of the year and another variant is upon us, the holiday period can ‘potentially’ allow us time to switch off, take some time away, tune out of social media and do the things that make you feel good.

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Emotional Agility

 This post by Dr. Susan David (Psychologist, Harvard Medical School, TED Speaker & Author) started off with “Emotional skills aren’t soft, they are essential” is a reminder for recognising the importance of human and organisation skills that can be forgotton in a reductionist view of work. Think of nursing as just a set of tasks…

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Your Mask Comes First

As we near the end of the year and take stock, we may notice across the media how many of our collegaues are leaving workplaces or the workforce entirely. The ‘compassion’ aspect of healthcare maybe turning to recognise that compassion is needed for the workforce also, and not just focusing on workers ‘resilience’ as the…

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The Nurse Educator in COVID-19

The healthcare system has been thoroughly tested during the COVID-19 but this months jounral club article looks at the nurse educators demonstration of agility in adjusting to the rapid changes to the the education which they were required to deliver. Results to note: Reported significant occupational and psychological impacts, but also some unexpected positives and…

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Risk Management: AcciMap

Safety and adverse event process and human factors is a process that can be utilisised to learn from. I am sure most people in healthcare have experienced the ‘no blame’ culture approach to blaming said individual. Proactive Risk Management: So an alternative approach to the traditional to root cause analysis is a systems based analysis…

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Journal Club: Obstetric Neonatal Emergency Simulation

Journal Club Article: Zhong, B., Sarkar, M., Menon, N. et al. (2021).Obstetric neonatal emergency simulation workshops in remote and regional South India: a qualitative evaluation. Adv Simul 6, 36. Background: Maternal and neonatal mortality continues to substantial burden low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). Research Questions: What are the factors affecting successful management of obstetric and neonatal emergencies in remote to…

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Constructive Alignment

This practical advice about the translation of theoretical perspectives of Constructive Alignment (CoAl) into real practice at course, programme & institutional levels from Maastricht University Institute for Education Innovation (EDLAB). Resource: Maastricht University Institute for Education Innovation (EDLAB): Constructive Alignment. “Constructive Alignment refers to an approach to instructional design by Biggs & Tang (2011) that integrates:…

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Operate Twice, Cut Once

This Tedx Talk shows how surgical teams are using a blend of Hollywood special effects and 3D printing to create amazingly lifelike reproductions of real patients, so they can practice risky surgeries ahead of time. Additional Resources Meet The Avatars:Virtual Reality & Virtual Reality 3D Virtual Learning Virtual Reality for Learning

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