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



Das SMACC – Berlin The Social Media and Critical Care Conference continues to harness the immense energy of FOAM and dasSMACC in Berlin June 26-29 2017 promises to be the best one yet.  Two of the editorial team from Injectable Orange (Ashley and Jesse) are members of the SMACC Organising […]

Das SMACC Program and Ticket Information


If you are a nurse working in any spectrum of the care pathway for the critically ill patient, SMACC is the conference for you. If you have just woken from a coma or stumbled into the world of the interwebs, below is a brief history and taste of things to […]

Thanks for the Craic, Now For DAS SMACC