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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Data Visualisation

Watch this amazing data presentation by Prof Hans Rosling, and at the same time also learn some epidemiological data as well. If data can be presented this well and is easier to understand, then accesibility to statistical data for all, for example consumer and healthcare is surely a lesson we can all learn in a…

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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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3D Printing: The Machine (Part 3)

When you have chosen your machine then comes the next tricky part to consider ‘The Assembly’. Aspects to consider are construction skills (or purchase fully made), slicing, levelling, software and first prints.

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3D Printing: Types (Part 2)

The options available for 3D printing are varied and based around the technology processes and materials used. The main aspects on the consideration were: cost material safety size of printing and the machine itself ease of use and realibility

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3D Printing (Part 1)

The last few weeks I have started to revisit 3D printing as a learning project. A video by Roy Cannaday using 3D printing to enhance engagment in gaming really got me back interested in this area. Since previous posts on 3D Printing in Healthcare and Maker Movement the cost and quality of printers has dramatically…

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Poster Presentations #betterposter

Tired of the same old scientific poster presentations, try the #betterposter design for a more visual and impactful poster. Better Science Poster template And for icons and images try The Noun Project

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