The Blockchain

What is a Blockchain? “A blockchain, originally block chain, is a growing list of records, called blocks, that are linked using cryptography. Each block contains a cryptographic hash of the previous block, a timestamp, and transaction data” (Wikipedia, 2020). Healthcare Application In healthcare the blockchain could help with medical records, connectivity, privacy and security. Understand…

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Workplace Learning

Looking into the perspectives of education, training and lifelong learning in the workplace are important aspects for those interested in education. It is also advisable to look outside healthcare for a lens into the sociology of work. Some key terms for workplace learning: formal learning informal informal hierarchy power culture teamwork mentorship role modelling community…

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Entrustable Professional Activities (EPA)

Competency Training in Healthcare “A critical part of professional work that can be identified as a unit to be entrusted to a trainee once sufficient competence has been reached” Ten Cate (2005). “Entrustable Professional Activities (EPAs) are important work tasks that trainees need to be able to perform with supervision at a distance by the…

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The Science and Art of Nursing

The challenge for nurse training is balancing the historical ‘handmaiden’ viewpoint of the nurse with theoretical concepts and scientific research (evidence based practice). Delivering empathetic holistic care and ensuring evidence based practice is delivered is a quite a challenge. What is the impact of national standardised practice, can one standard really be best practice across…

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PEARLS Debriefing Tool (Journal Club)

Journal Club Article: Eppich, W., & Cheng, A. (2015). Promoting Excellence and Reflective Learning in Simulation (PEARLS): development and rationale for a blended approach to health care simulation debriefing. Simulation in Healthcare, 10(2), 106-115. About PEARLS Promoting Excellence And Reflective Learning in Simulation [PEARLS] is an integrated conceptual framework for a blended approach to debriefing. The PEARLS…

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Formative & Summative Assessment

Introduce and provide an overview of formative & summative assessment: Describe key concepts related to formative and summative assessment Formative and summative assessment in healthcare Making learning visible Key learning resources

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The Perfect Assessment

Introduce and provide an overview of assessments: Describe concepts of competence and competency in healthcare Multi dimensional model & capability Types of assessments Share some key learning resources

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Check-In Check-Out Process

Journal Club Article: Henderson, A., Harrison, P., Rowe, J., Edwards, S., Barnes, M., & Henderson, S. (2018). Students take the lead for learning in practice: A process for building self-efficacy into undergraduate nursing education. Nurse Education in Practice, 31, 14-19 [abstract]. Aim: To prepare graduate nurses for practice, the curriculum and pedagogy need to facilitate student engagement,…

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Nursing Education Network Presentations

Here is the playlist for all presentations to date. Remember its a work in progress so they will increase in number, and hopefully in quality and presenting skills over time. They are based around microlearning so are perfect for on the go learning. If you go to the original post for each recording, the presentation…

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