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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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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