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What COVID-19 Has Taught Me…

2020 19 May

A personal narrative of Adrian Wong’s experience while battling COVID-19 at King’s College Hospital. These are the author’s personal opinions and do not represent the views of the institution and professional societies to which they belong. T he global COVID-19 pandemic has changed healthcare throughout the world and the specialty of... Read more

IMAGING Management

Our Top 10 Imaging Stories from 2019

2019 27 Dec

As the year draws to a close, we take a look at our ten most viewed Imaging stories across our 2019 news and journals.   Multisociety AI Radiology Ethics Framework Announced With AI moving into radiology at lightning speed, international imaging and informatics societies have worked together to produce a paper on ethics guidance.... Read more

Executive Health Management

Trust-abundant team principles

2019 22 Feb

Effective models of trust How can you incorporate the all-important ingredient of trust within your healthcare team? Once upon a time, it was possible for a doctor to hold most of what she needed to know to practice medicine within her own brain. This was long before Google and before medicine was carved up into specialties... Read more

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Interprofessional teamwork in the ICU

2019 24 Jan

Panacea or illusion? Reflections on key research insights into interprofessional teamwork in the ICU with a critical yet optimistic view for its future. Over the years, interprofessional teamwork in the intensive care unit (ICU) has been viewed as a panacea to most ills and indeed described as a core value of critical care practice... Read more

IMAGING Management

Key Principles in Aviation Applicable to Radiology

2017 21 Mar

Key principles of aviation safety – including “big picture” tactical training, the use of checklists, and teamwork – could be adapted to meet the challenges facing the practice of radiology, according to an article in Journal of the American College of Radiology. "Although there are differences in our professions, by adopting proven techniques from... Read more

Executive Health Management

Manager’s Dilemma: From Friday Hunch to Monday Disaster

2016 28 Jun

Ever worried throughout the weekend that a call you didn’t take on Friday afternoon, as you were headed out of the practice, could turn out on Monday that it had been assigned elsewhere? “The signal was there, telling you that something wasn’t quite right, but you rushed past it and dove into other tasks,” writes Jesse Sostrin, author on management... Read more

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6 Ways to Improve Medical Emergency Team Performance

2016 14 Jun

When Medical Emergency Teams (METs) or Rapid Response Teams (RRTs) are called to respond to a rapidly deteriorating patient by definition they need to perform under pressure. Effective teamwork is vital. Australian researchers describe 6 habits that can optimise teamwork in such situations, in an article published in Australian Critical Care .... Read more

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Is Job Burnout Associated with Infections?

2016 10 May

The high risk of burnout in ICU staff is well-known as is the high rate of healthcare-associated infections. Evidence is emerging of an association between staff burnout and healthcare-associated infections (HAIs), when high levels of stress may lead to less attention to infection control. The effect of burnout on teamwork and indirectly on infections... Read more

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Teamwork Checklist As Simple as ABCs

2016 03 May

Team confidence, cohesion, empathy and esprit de corps as well as patient safety may be improved by using a simple checklist, according to a letter published in the Journal of Critical Care . Lead author, Peter Brindley, from the University of Alberta Hospital, Edmonton, Canada, with colleagues from St. Michael’s Hospital, Toronto, introduces an... Read more

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Evaluating Teamwork in Medical Emergencies

2016 29 Mar

Teamwork education is known to improve trauma team performance, including leadership, situation monitoring, communication and prioritisation. High-functioning teams with excellent leadership have higher quality CPR, shorter pre-defibrillation pauses, and shorter times to first defibrillation. The American Heart Foundation and European Resuscitation... Read more