Learning Non-Technical Skills in Joint Simulations with Professionals

 In the Health and Social Care faculty of Saimaa University of Applied Sciences more attention has been paid to practicing multiprofessional co-operation during nursing education. For example, in autumn 2018 a joint multiprofessional simulation training was held with the Accident and Emergency unit of South Karelia Central Hospital and the Social and health care district.… Continue reading

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Regulations on management quality improvement and patient safety in health and care services in Norway

In January 1, 2017, a new regulation on management and quality improvement came into force within the Norwegian healthcare service. The regulation is a new and improved version of a previous regulation for the same purpose. The Ministry of Health wishes to focus on some key challenges within the Norwegian healthcare services. Among other things,… Continue reading

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Virtual Learning Center and Its Effect on Learning

A virtual learning center is an online learning platform that uses computer software to partake in a web-based educational platform. Even though this method of teaching and learning has been accepted with mixed feelings, studies have demonstrated that there is a growing demand for virtual learning centers on a global scale. Designed to address the… Continue reading

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The Gelli Law: Focusing on the Safety of Care and Health Professional Accountability

Recently a decree of the Italian Ministry of Health in APRIL 2017 put in place the innovative Law 24/2017 known colloquially as the Gelli Law, which is focused on the safety of care and the occupational accountability of practitioners in health professions. This law underlines the patient’s right to receive safe care, directly drawn from… Continue reading

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Learning from experiences: Communication with specialist teams – a gap in the system?

Inevitably our professional interests are shaped by the important learning events we experience and one compelling personal experience can have enduring consequences for our careers. My interest in clinical errors began at 7.00am one Sunday morning over 20 years ago. I was coming to the end of my night shift in charge of the Intensive… Continue reading

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