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This post is a collation of references and resource material from my second presentation in the inaugural Caboolture Redcliffe ICU Sepsis Workshop for nurses. The objective of this session was to work through critical appraisal of 5 prominent critical care trials with particular significance to our practice context. The completely […]

Clinical Trials Worth Knowing – CRICU Sepsis Nursing Workshop   Recently updated !


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This post is a collation of references and resource material from my first presentation in the inaugural Caboolture Redcliffe ICU Sepsis Workshop for nurses. The objective of this talk was to provide an update on triage and screening for sepsis, the current International standards and how this filters into ongoing […]

Detecting Sepsis in 2016 – CRICU Sepsis Nursing Workshop   Recently updated !



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This blog post was created for and during the Social Learning for Simulation Educators workshop at the Laerdal SUN Meeting Sydney 2016. Here are the fabulous editorial team. Some great simulation education blogs: Extensive collection of simulation content resources from Injectable Orange Simulating Healthcare – blog by Paul Phrampus The […]

Social Learning for Educators


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Important: please complete run disclaimer and expression of interest form here Day: Sunday Date: 12th June 2016 Time: 14:00 Distance: 5.2K Meeting Point: Convention Centre Dublin Route Map: Route Details: (adapted from this site) NOTE: different start/finish points!   Just in front of Dublin Convention Centre is the sleek new […]

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Editor’s note (Jesse Spurr): This summary explains Jennifer’s research study for her Master’s thesis, where she set out to learn how  critical care nurses become resilient. You can read the entire thesis here, watch a short YouTube video here, or a detailed YouTube video summary here. I see the effects of burnout and, conversely, the protective shroud […]

Managing Exposure: Resilience in ICU


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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 […]

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