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Resilience Challenge is part of CARe’s wider work to inform policy about healthcare safety. The game is designed to raise awareness of the different pressures that healthcare providers have to cope with, and to start conversations about what can be done at an organisational level to support successful decision-making. Our goal is to make healthcare systems work safely for everyone involved.

Innovative Technology and Organisational Resilience in Healthcare is a collaboration between King’s College London’s Centre for Applied Resilience in Healthcare and Karman Interactive, brokered and supported by the Cultural Institute at King’s.

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Last chance to book your place: Resilience in Healthcare Masterclass 2016

The Second Resilience in Healthcare Masterclass at the Mercure Bristol Holland House Hotel and Spa on November 10th and 11th.

The last Booking Date for this event is 7th November 2016.

– Interactive sessions with experts to learn how to apply a resilience approach

– Discussion about the benefits and challenges of applying Safety II in practice

– The Masterclass is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Ergonomics and Human Factors


Click here to register
(via King’s College London eStore)

If you require an invoice please email: masterclass@resiliencecentre.org.uk

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Updated: Resilience Masterclass Programme

The Second Resilience in Healthcare Masterclass at the Mercure Bristol Holland House Hotel and Spa on November 10th and 11th.

Announcing Our Programme Sessions

  1. Concepts and underpinnings. Using the Concepts for Applying Resilience Engineering (CARE) model. A comprehensive overview of resilience and Safety II principles and how they can be applied to improve quality and safety.
  2. Incident Analysis. Including a keynote talk by Dr. Mark Sujan from the University of Warwick. His talk is on “Reporting and learning – A Safety-II perspective”.
  3. Quality Improvement. Including the latest learning from our resilience work in emergency care, care of older people and safety and risk management.
  4. Tools and Methods. Including a workshop led by Dr. Al Ross from the University of Glasgow. Learn how to use FRAM to analyse system safety and strengthen safety.

– Interactive sessions with experts to learn how to apply a resilience approach

– Discussion about the benefits and challenges of applying Safety II in practice

– The Masterclass is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Ergonomics and Human Factors


Click here to register
(via King’s College London eStore)

If you require an invoice please email: masterclass@resiliencecentre.org.uk

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Paper: Implementing resilience engineering for healthcare quality improvement

This paper provides an overview of our research approach at the Centre for Applied Resilience in Healthcare.

Anderson, J. E., Ross, A., Back, J., Duncan, M., Snell, P., Walsh, K. and Jaye, P. (2016). Implementing resilience engineering for healthcare quality improvement using the CARE model: a feasibility study protocol. Pilot and Feasibility Studies. DOI: 10.1186/s40814-016-0103-x Download

Abstract

Please feel free to contact us if you wish to discuss further.

Background
Resilience engineering (RE) is an emerging perspective on safety in complex adaptive systems that emphasises how outcomes emerge from the complexity of the clinical environment. Complexity creates the need for flexible adaptation to achieve outcomes. RE focuses on understanding the nature of adaptations, learning from success and increasing adaptive capacity. Although the philosophy is clear, progress in applying the ideas to quality improvement has been slow. The aim of this study is to test the feasibility of translating RE concepts into practical methods to improve quality by designing, implementing and evaluating interventions based on RE theory. The CARE model operationalises the key concepts and their relationships to guide the empirical investigation.

Methods
The settings are the Emergency Department and the Older Person’s Unit in a large London teaching hospital. Phases 1 and 2 of our work, leading to the development of interventions to improve the quality of care, are described in this paper. Ethical approval has been granted for these phases. Phase 1 will use ethnographic methods, including observation of work practices and interviews with staff, to understand adaptations and outcomes. The findings will be used to collaboratively design, with clinical staff in interactive design workshops, interventions to improve the quality of care. The evaluation phase will be designed and submitted for ethical approval when the outcomes of phases 1 and 2 are known.

Discussion
Study outcomes will be knowledge about the feasibility of applying RE to improve quality, the development of RE theory and a validated model of resilience in clinical work which can be used to guide other applications. Tools, methods and practical guidance for practitioners will also be produced, as well as specific knowledge of the potential effectiveness of the implemented interventions in emergency and older people’s care. Further studies to test the application of RE at a larger scale will be required, including studies of other healthcare settings, organisational contexts and different interventions.

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Second Resilience in Health Care Masterclass

Our second Masterclass will be held November 10th and 11th in Bristol. It will be held at the Bristol Mercure Holland House Hotel and Spa, which is a short walk from Bristol Temple Meads station with frequent trains to and from London. There is also on site parking and a swimming pool, fitness suite and spa. The keynote speaker will be Dr. Mark Sujan from the University of Warwick. His talk title is “Reporting and learning – A Safety-II perspective”. Registration is now open and further details can be found on the masterclass page on this site.

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Video Game Project

CARe is hiring an experienced game developer for a September-October 2016 contract.

The successful candidate will help us translate our research findings into a scenario-based game for people who work with patients, like nurses and doctors.

Please see the Job Posting for details.

Send your completed application to apply@resiliencecentre.org.uk by August 15, 2016.

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Rachel Jennings research placement

After an inspiring research placement with colleagues from the CARe team in April 2016, Rachel Jennings, a second year BSc Adult Nursing student has been invited to spend two weeks in July at the University of Melbourne & Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre working alongside Professor Mei Krishnasamy. Rachel commented:

‘‘I will be further exploring the role of an academic in a clinical centre, and look forward to the learning opportunities that this experience of a new environment will bring.’’

We wish Rachel the very best of luck for her upcoming research placement in Australia and also for the rest of her undergraduate studies.

RJennings

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Jennifer Jackson PhD research student

CARe welcomes Jennifer Jackson to the team!

Jennifer is a Registered Nurse, with a clinical practice background in critical care, and a research interest in nursing resilience in the context of an organization. As a master’s student at Athabasca University, Jennifer studied the process of resilience for critical care nurses. She is expanding this work at King’s College London, as an international post graduate researcher at the Florence Nightingale Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery.

Jennifer is also a leader in nursing education and communications. She spearheaded the launch of several social media programs in Canada, including the Canadian Nurses Foundation’s Nursing Week campaigns. Jennifer connects technology and health care, improving nursing education and patient safety. Her passions include social justice, advocacy, resilience, and caring for the caregiver.

The CARe team page

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Matthew Alders PhD research student

CARe welcomes Matthew Alders to the team!

Matthew Alders is a PhD research student at the Florence Nightingale Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery (FNFNM). Matthew’s research project with CARe is concerned with defining and measuring resilience in healthcare settings.

Before starting his postgraduate studies Matthew successfully completed a BSc in Adult Nursing at FNFNM. Since qualifying he has worked as a Staff Nurse on the Acute Assessment Unit at the Royal London Hospital. Matthew also has a BA in Philosophy from the University of Warwick.

The CARe team page

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UPDATED: *7-8th May 2015 – Resilience in Healthcare Masterclass*

We are pleased to announce a course for researchers and health professionals who want to learn how to apply resilience engineering concepts to improve care quality and safety. Organised by us!

Book your place here: http://resiliencecentre.org.uk/masterclass

For further information please email: masterclass@resiliencecentre.org.uk

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