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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Competence in Intensive and Critical Care Nursing

Journal Club Article: Ääri, R. L., Tarja, S., & Helena, L. K. (2008). Competence in intensive and critical care nursing: a literature review. Intensive and critical care nursing, 24(2), 78-89.[abstract] Background Critical care environments are complex and challenging and with an ongoing shortage of critical care nurses, the need for graduating nurse students to have the knowledge…

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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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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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Self-regulated learning: Beliefs, techniques, and illusions

Journal Club Article: Bjork, R. A., Dunlosky, J., & Kornell, N. (2013). Self-regulated learning: Beliefs, techniques, and illusions. Annual Review of Psychology, 64, 417-444. Recognition that learning occurs outside formal learning environments and with online information it will be increasingly unsupervised. The Self Regulated Learner: Become Sophisticated As A Learner The process to become a truly effective…

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Nurse Educator Role: A Guide For The New Nurse Educator

Starting out as a nurse educator can be a daunting and ‘thrown in at the deep end’ experience. Teaching to students, colleagues and other nurses in the workplace or higher education setting presents an array of challenges. But now you’re in the role, your expected to be able to deliver many types of education and…

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