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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Changing Education Paradigms

Watch this fantastic RSA Animate taken from a speech given by Sir Ken Robinson around the whole education system and its intended purpose. More on Ken Robinson: Creativity Expert

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Pimping in Education

Journal Club Article: Kost, A., & Chen, F. M. (2015). Socrates was not a pimp: changing the paradigm of questioning in medical education. Academic Medicine, 90(1), 20-24. Socratic Method Is a dialogue between teacher and students, instigated by the continual probing questions of the teacher, in a concerted effort to explore the underlying beliefs that shape the…

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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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