the meloncholy. no clue where it’s come from in fact, i would say that everything is going really well. james is a slowly simmering problem but otherwise…
i feel like i have wasted a nice, dry autumn day… i wanted to go for a long walk, midday but i stubbed my toe and it hurt so i slumped in the chair and if you were here you probably could have seen my energy meter wind down to zero, i harvested my rasberries on facebook instead. the sleeping cats and i sat here all afternoon in complete silence….that just is not me….
i think it’s related to working at home. i have no reason to be motivated, i did a few hours of work this morning…staring at the spreadsheet i worked on yesterday….writing a few pages of “reflection” about all the things i’m learning on my new job. fun and easy but torturous at the same time~~~ everything now is a” learning experience”.
i asked my boss if there is anything i need to attend in vienna, any meetings….presentations? no, i should just enjoy myself….and learn something!!
maybe i am just catching my breath after last week and before next week…i will be spending 3 mornings “observing” on the unit i work on. observing my boss doing his real job and observing all the nurses and doctors i work with. i will then write up the experience from two different perspectives. the purpose is to try out the forms before we send it out for all the critical care staff in england to use.
we are now “what’s new” on the NPSA (national patient safety agency) website
i know it all sounds like gobbledegook but i feel better reading this…
Matching Michigan’ is a patient safety initiative aiming to reduce central venous catheter associated bloodstream infections (CABSIs). It is a two-year project involving all adult and paediatric intensive care units (ICUs) in England.
It draws on evidence from a study conducted in Michigan, USA, which showed that evidence-based interventions resulted in a large and sustained reduction (up to 66%) in rates of CABSIs, maintained throughout the 18-month period.
An estimated 200,000 central venous catheters (CVCs) are inserted in the UK each year. Of these, approximately 6.2 per cent (12,400 cases) may be associated with bloodstream infections.
The UK lacks a standardised reporting system for bloodstream infections attributable to CVCs. This impedes benchmarking, feedback of data to clinicians, and nationwide improvement efforts.
Matching Michigan aims to:
- Provide a web-based data collection and reporting system for CABSI rates in ICUs in England.
- Minimise CABSIs in adult and paediatric ICUs in England by supporting current best practice guidance and offering additional behaviour change interventions.
- Promote technical and adaptive (cultural) interventions in ICUs.
- Spread the interventions to other clinical areas which use CVCs.
i’m so proud to be a part of this project….i am going to vienna in 3 short weeks and there is a conference in nice….south of france, next april~~~
not sure if i am trying to get motivated or trying to find a way to cope with my life changing new job.
my boss was in london today presenting the project at the Intensive Care Society…specifically for Princess Anne~~~~
i doubt that she is wearing her tiara but it does drive home for me how important this project is for the whole country…if we do it well~~~~