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In my role as Clinical Nurse Consultant in Intensive Care I have to regularly review the things we do in daily practice against the best available evidence. Unfortunately, due to the processes and politics of many organisations, there is significant duplication in clinical practice guidelines. One of the most frequent […]

EBP and Consensus Guidelines for ICU


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Editor’s Note: In a second installment from newly appointed Associate Editor and author, Wayne Varndell presents a snapshot of a current political and social priority and how it relates to those working in Emergency Care. Periodically the Australian Emergency Nursing Journal intend to release a number of “Hot Topic” publications […]

Domestic Violence and the ED: AENJ Hot Topic #FOANed



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Editor’s note: Of late I have spent an increasing amount of time searching for quality, accessible, nurse driven open access content. Two things have struck me: 1) there are a huge number of nursing blogs that have had no new content for 2-5 years; and 2) We are not advancing […]

#FOANed From Australian Emergency Nursing Journal


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Next week the second (much smaller) round of SMACC Dublin registrations go live. In all the hype, don’t forget you can go back and add pre-conference workshop registrations at any time until they are sold out. Too many to decide? Curious about Stress Inoculation Training? Want to find out if […]

Learn to Take the Heat at SMACC Dublin



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As educators move to use simulation as a teaching modality, there can be a tendency to start with the simulator (mannequin) and work backward, allowing the tools to define the goal. With the rise of modern the healthcare simulation “industry”, many hospitals have invested heavily in simulation technology, with less attention […]

SMART Goals for Simulation Learning Objectives


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It is with great excitement and a healthy case of imposter syndrome, that I will be coordinating the simulation workshop at the Teaching Course in New York on the morning of November 13th. In what could only be described as a Dream Team faculty, we will be running 2hrs of […]

Goal Directed Simulation at The Teaching Course New York