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The Learning Conversation

Introduction The Learning Conversation is a teaching technique based on Pask and Scott’s work on Conversation Theory to support student-centred learning. It is an interactive and interative process stemming from… Read more »

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Antibiotics

Antibiotics are commonly prescribed medications in the acute setting It is useful to commit to memory the regimes for common infections e.g. pneumonia, urinary tract infections and cellulitis For more… Read more »

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Chronic Pain Syndromes

Introduction A proportion of patients suffer debilitating physical pain that persist after an initial insult Despite extensive investigation including imaging, no reversible cause can be identified The pathophysiology is complex… Read more »

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Clinical Handover

INTRODUCTION Can be verbal or in written form Identified as an event that regularly presents high risk-exposure to patient care Incomplete or misinterpreted information leads to delays in patient review, an… Read more »

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Sepsis – A practical Approach

Introduction Despite the challenges of precise definitions of sepsis, a practical way of initially approaching the problem is to address the specific clinical issues and identify justifiable reasons for a meaningful… Read more »

Playing the Simulation Game

  Introduction Simulation is becoming a popular education modality attracting an increasing amount of research and discussion.   Fidelity is a heavily debated subject which involves a crafted combination of… Read more »

Learning Insights

Memory organization Knowledge can be declarative (facts) or set actions or processes (procedural) Information is more likely to be memorised in the long-term if it has meaning (relates to what… Read more »

Critical Communication

  Inadequate communication is a potential cause for adverse incidents.  It is particularly important in the dynamic, emotionally charged and information dense environment of the resuscitation room Elements of good communication include… Read more »