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For many Australian hospitals, April is ‘No Falls Month’. This month we have a full-scale education attack against one of the most prevalent forms of in hospital patient harm – the fall. In the consistent form of Injectable Orange we have a not so hidden curriculum – critical appraisal and […]

Can We Stop (Predict) The Drop? – April No Falls ...   Recently updated !


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


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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



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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