Category: communicating information

It’s Not OK: Communication in Paediatric Critical Care at #dasSMACC

  I don’t know about you but I had relatively little communication skills training at medical school. It was two or three days over five years and I thought that was ok, but now it

Interactive Ideas for Workshops

Here are some ideas for interactive games and exercises in workshops, together with examples of how I have used them and some ideas about how you could adapt them to different circumstances. This article is

How to Plan a Workshop

I’ve put together ten tips for planning a workshop based on my experiences planning workshops since 2005 when I was originally trained as an IFMSA trainer. I’ve made plenty of mistakes and realised the hard way

#dasTTC Day 2 in Copenhagen.

After a really fantastic day yesterday, today focused on simulation in the morning and then learning theory in the afternoon. Learning theory might sound a little less exciting, but hopefully lots of interactivity and interaction

Critically Ill in PED – the Patient Perspective at #smaccMINI #smaccDUB

  One of my favourite sections of the #smaccMINI workshop at #smaccDUB last year was when my Paediatric ED colleague Roisin McNamara from Dublin and I got the chance to speak a young woman called Eimear. Roisin

Here’s the top 10 (and more) research priorities in EM. James Lind & St.Emlyn’s

We’ve blogged before about the James Lind Alliance1,2 project that’s been running with the Royal College of Emergency Medicine. In brief this is an exercise that engages the profession, researchers and patients to come to

All the King’s Horses… difficult conversations with children in critical care. St.Emlyn’s.

All the king’s horses and all the king’s men Couldn’t put Humpty together again1. This blog tackles a really challenging topic in our theme around communication and wellbeing2–4. How do we approach difficult conversations with

The Big Questions in Emergency Medicine from SMACC Dublin

The Big Questions in Emergency Medicine. What’s our future? SMACC Dublin

I was thrilled to kick off the EM stream at SMACC Dublin this year with a presentation on the big questions, in other words the strategic future, ofEmergency Medicine. This was an idea we put

Futureproofing EM: Why your trainees deserve it (and your nation needs it). St.Emlyn’s

  I suspect all Deaneries (locality branches of Health Education England as they are now known) have their traditions and meetings. In the former NW post-graduate deanery we have ours. One of these is Calman

Strengthening Your Communication: St.Emlyn’s

If there is one skill that we must all continue to grow and develop it is our communication skills. Communication drives the way we interact with the world and the way the world interacts and

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