Posted by Lisa MacInnes | 29 Mar 2016
THEY ALL DIE ANYWAY. WE SAID NO. WE SAID WE CAN BE BETTER. WE SAID SHIFT HAPPENS. TOGETHER WE CAN MAKE IT HAPPEN. JOIN US.
This year’s Scottish Cardiac Arrest Symposium will be held on Friday 24th June 2016 in the John McIntyre Conference Centre, Pollock Halls, Edinburgh, in the Scottish Fire and Rescue training Centre, Cambuslang, Glasgow and in Aberdeen.
The theme of the conference is Shift Happens. We have planned an all star line up and anticipate another ‘sell-out’ event. There will be a chance to hear from colleagues and experts from around the UK and further afield. We’ll be highlighting the change in culture and clinical outcomes after out-of-hospital cardiac arrest across Scotland in after the launch of Scotland’s Strategy for OHCA.
Time to increase your knowledge and sharpen your skills. And of course to get better equipped to save lives, have fun and be awesome!
In common with previous Scottish Cardiac Arrest Symposia this year’s event will be free to attend. A very new feature is that this year will be a multi-site symposium. We will be streaming content from Edinburgh to locally hosted events in Glasgow and Aberdeen, in addition to the usual simultaneous free-to-view webcast available wherever there’s an internet connection!
10 Aug 2017 | Miranda Odam
Nelson Mandela once said: “What counts in life is not the mere fact that we have lived. It is the difference we have made to the lives of others that will determine the significance of the life we lead.” So what does that mean to us in the Emergency Department? How can we make a difference? There are two factors that I think are really important: purpose and mindset. As clinicians, our purpose is to improve the health and wellbeing of our patients. We all know that this can be harder than it sounds, and that looking after ourselves is also important. Getting the right balance is extremely rewarding, and often requires a degree of support as well as “stretch”. It also requires understanding the effects our decisions, our care, and our treatments have on our patients. How do we really know if something has worked? Could we do this any better? This is where we need the right mindset. The mindset of learners. The GROWTH mindset. Teams with the growth mindset embrace challenges, learn from feedback, persist in the face of setbacks, learn from failure and are inspired by successes, are persistent and want to keep learning. These teams GROW, and individuals develop within them. Teams like this ask the right questions to fulfil their purpose, to improve their understanding and further their knowledge to make a bigger difference to the lives of others and themselves. EMERGE help us in the ED to do this. They help drive our curiosity, stimulate our thinking, stretch our perspectives, and contribute to our growth mindset. There is a Maori saying: “Learning brings greater knowledge, Knowledge brings greater understanding, Understanding brings greater wisdom, Wisdom brings greater wellbeing.” Learning is good for us all.Read more
8 Aug 2017 | Miranda Odam
When: Tuesday 15th August 2017 Time: 2pm - 8pm (drop in or stay) Where: Lecture Theatre B, Chancellors Building RIE TEDxNHS is a an event for those who work in the NHS live streamed in all four nations of the UK. The ebvent is independently organised and under license from TED. EMERGE (Emergency Medicine Resarch group of Edinburgh) are hosting on behalf of NHS Lothian and we would love you to join us to be inspired by a huge variey of speakers from a blind autistic savant and musical prodigy to a European Space Agency research doctor by way of a clinical entrepreneur and renaissance surgeon. Please contact Emma.Ward@nhslothian.scot.nhs.uk or call 0131 242 3863 to reserve your seat Looking forward to seeing you there!!Read more