This post captures some of the resources discussed in the ED Nurses Vent and Haemodynamic Monitoring workshop at Redcliffe Hospital. These resources are high quality FOAM and can help with expanding upon the learning and piqued curiosity from the workshop. Happy self-directed learning. Pro-tip on organising and capturing your CPD […]

ED Nurses Vent and Haemodynamics Workshop


There are many pressures in healthcare, all of which have an impact on people who work on the front lines. Resilience Challenge, a new interactive videogame, aims to raise awareness about these pressures. http://game.resiliencecentre.org.uk/ In the early 2000’s, Safer Healthcare Now and other initiatives were launched to improve the 10% error […]

Take the Resilience Challenge



Practice change limits the possibilities. We should aim for practice evolution. It’s been a long time between episodes. I place all blame for this on Victoria Brazil and our Simulcast project. This return coincides with a refreshed and revised vision for Injectable Orange. Backed by a great, new editorial team, […]

Podcast Ep. 7 – O Captain! My Captain! – Leadership


As many of you know, there is a close relationship between the SMACC conference and Injectable Orange. Each fortnight we will be sharing a few of our favourite talks from the 2016 SMACC Dublin Conference as they are released via podcast or vodcast. Every past talk from the previous SMACC […]

Fortnight of SMACC Talks: December 1st – 15th



What is the Critical-Care Pain Observation Tool (CPOT)? The CPOT is a behavioural assement pain scale. The CPOT includes evaluation of four different behaviours (facial expressions, body movements, muscle tension, and compliance with the ventilator for mechanically ventilated patients or vocalisation for non-intubated patients) rated on a scale of zero […]

How we do pain assessment: Critical-Care Pain Observation Tool


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Evidence-based nursing. This is the focus of most of the modern nursing discourse (including this blog! Controversy ahead…). In all of nursing’s domains of practice, evidence-base is a hot topic, showing that we are up-to-date, safe, and professional. There’s just one problem. Being ‘evidence-based’ does not mean nursing is any […]

All About That Base? Why Nursing Needs More Than Evidence