In this short video, Dr Donna Prosser discusses these questions below.
1. Healthcare workers are under extreme stress these days as they deal with the COVID-19 pandemic. Can you share some insight about what they are dealing with right now? What are you hearing from the frontline?
2. What are some tips that hospitals can employ to mitigate some of this stress?
3. What are some ways that healthcare workers can better support each other at this time?
The US observance of ’Groundhog Day‘ is more than just the annual emergence of Punxsutawney Phil – the rodent soothsayer who ceremoniously predicts the timing of the arrival of Spring. It is the name of a popular film that represents how the repetition of unwanted experiences can contribute to scepticism, callousness and burnout for the primary character – weatherman Phil. However, he emerges from the darkness by applying what he learns over time to arrive at a new brighter day.
Patient safety leaders are apt to feel like weatherman Phil. Repetitiveness – the feeling that something been
This project will involve an action research, whole team approach to effective management of fatigue in theatre and labour ward teams during the night shift. The interventions will involve educating night shift workers about the impact of fatigue on work performance, and holding focus groups to explore experiences of fatigue, and suggested ways of mitigating night shift tiredness. Ideas will then be tested out, before the strategy is finalised and implemented.
During the testing, staff will use wearable activity monitors and an app, which will help demonstrate the impact of new processes.
The Flight Safety Foundation goal with this Seminar is to promote further globally the practical implementation of the concepts of system safety thinking, resilience and Safety II. There will be two sessions, one for each day, that will consist of briefings and a Q&A panel afterwards.
The following themes are suggested for briefings and discussions for the Seminar
1.The limits of only learning from unwanted events.
2. Individuals’ natural versus organisations’ consciously pursued resilience.
3. How the ancient evolutionary individual instincts for psychological safety affect
When driving to work at the beginning of the pandemic, I felt a sense of worry and apprehension of what I would be faced with. As a critical care outreach nurse I never know what I may be faced with, but this has never bothered me. However, during the pandemic it did bother me. I worried how I could do my job; would I get sick and how would I navigate my way through the new ways of working?
Seeing the brightly coloured rainbows in people’s windows gave me some hope. I knew that the public were thinking of us; they knew the risks we were putting ourselves at and our families.
For a ti
These interviews include:
Dr Julie Barker, GP, End of Life lead and member of Care Home cell. Clinical Design Authority clinical lead for Nottingham Nottinghamshire Integrated Care System (ICS)
Joanne Taplin, GP Partner – Abbey Medical Centre, Beeston, Nottinghamshire. GP team member working with NottsWest PCN Advance Care Planning Nurses.
Jane Borland, Care Home Manager Rathgar Care Home, Northamptonshire
Patient story (anonymous).
Movies from 1939 are engrained in American culture. They share narrative, characters and quotes that people are aware of even if they, alas, haven’t seen the films. The list of films produced in what some consider the finest year in Hollywood history speaks for itself; it includes Stagecoach, Ninotchka, Destry Rides Again, Mr Smith Goes to Washington, The Wizard of Oz and both my and the Academy’s favourite, capping the impressive output with a December 1939 release, Gone with the Wind.
While recognising that certain characterisations in these movies haven’t aged well, the films have made
This editorial by Dr Michael Farquhar, published in Anaesthesia, explains the importance of taking breaks while on shift and ensuring a good sleep between shifts and the inextricable link between sleep and patient safety.
This guide is designed to help people experiencing bullying and harassment at work. It covers:
What is bullying?
Examples of bullying
What is harassment?
What to do next
The legal position
Mediation and counselling
Best practice for employers
Students: being bullied whilst on placement
Sickness and work-related stress
Been accused of bullying and/or harassment?
LfE Quality Improvement Toolkit (based on PRAISe project)
Quick start up guide LfE (July 2016)
LfE top 10 tips (Jan 2017)
How to get started – a few tips from our experience
Framework for “reverse SIRI” (now named IRIS) – adapted from Appreciative Inquiry methodology
Template (in MS word) for IRIS meetings
Example LfE FAQs – for you to adapt for your organisation
Mini-AI template – Mini-AI template, as used in PRAISe project
10 uses for LfE & AI
LfE how to set up checklist
LfE Appreciation card template – front