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World Social Worker Day (March 16th) – A social worker’s perspective on wellness

Janice Leaf - ED Social WorkerGold Coast University Hospital By Janice Leaf - ED social worker 1. Would you say you pay attention to your Wellness? Some days more than others! I do try to move through my day with a deliberate focus and awareness in the moment, bringing my attention to my feeling state,… Continue reading World Social Worker Day (March 16th) – A social worker’s perspective on wellness

Professionalism and performance, Wellness - individual

Why Nurses and Doctors ARE Unfair

By Tracy Churchill - Clinical nurse and founder - Nurse professional advancement Tracy Chuchill Many people think Nurses and Doctors are kind, compassionate and fair to ALL people. After 15 years of working in the emergency department, I believe that this claim of fairness could be a baseless myth. In the healthcare system, we are… Continue reading Why Nurses and Doctors ARE Unfair

Professionalism and performance, Technology, Wellness ideas from around the globe

WRaP EM meets CardMedic

Dr Rachael Grimaldi - Senior Anaesthetic Registrar; Co-founder and CEO, CardMedic 1. CardMedic is a multipurpose flexible digital communication tool. It looks to have been created out of a need for clear communication and the ability to connect with our critically unwell patients during COVID. How do you think the programme helps clinicians meet this need?  While on… Continue reading WRaP EM meets CardMedic

Uncategorized, Wellness - individual

ED Muso’s – Music, Medicine and Connection

Dr Clare Skinner - Director of Emergency Medicine at Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Hospital in Sydney Q+A November Conversation with Clare Skinner on ED Muso on Oct 30th The ED Musos project is growing from strength to strength. What do you think it is that attracts all of your colleagues to come and perform with the group… Continue reading ED Muso’s – Music, Medicine and Connection

Wellness - individual

“I need a goat” – by Anna Ballantyne

Anna Ballantyne - Clinical Nurse Consultant in Emergency Medicine In this reflective piece, our nursing colleague, Anna Ballantyne shares her experience of some practices and strategies that help to sustain her through her most testing ED shifts. She describes the challenges faced in contexts such as triage, time-pressured work-ups and flow, and gives some helpful… Continue reading “I need a goat” – by Anna Ballantyne

Podcasts

Podcast – Learning from medical error

In this episode Mel Rule interviews FACEM Dr Kim Hansen who is the Director of Emergency at St Andrew's War Memorial Hospital and a Senior Staff Specialist in EM at The Prince Charles Hospital. Her particular interests within EM include quality improvement and patient safety, especially monitoring and learning from adverse events. She has been… Continue reading Podcast – Learning from medical error

Podcasts

Podcast – Incivility and its impact on our ability to provide good patient care

This podcast was recorded at the ACEM ASM last in November 2019. We delayed the release given we were all focussed on our COVID response. However we felt that now you might want an occasional change of pace from COVID. Mel Rule interviews FACEM Clare Skinner who is the Director of EM at Hornsby Kuring-Gai… Continue reading Podcast – Incivility and its impact on our ability to provide good patient care