I’m neither Garr Reynolds nor Nancy Duarte. I’m not Victoria Brazil either. I’m not even Ross Fisher (sorry about the "even" Ross, but look at the company you keep!). Still, I’m going to hit you with some advice. And, no, this is not “How to give an unforgettable talk” redux. "Never take advice from anyone prepared to give it to you" — unknown source (perhaps … [Read more...] about How to give a ‘ripper’ talk
smaccDUB is dead, long live dasSMACC! Planning for DasSMACC is well underway and we already have a strong picture of how it will unfold. However, we are always open to new ideas and suggestions… though we also reserve the right to ignore them! Things will be different at DasSMACC. For the first time, the main 3-day SMACC conference will be entirely one single track. In … [Read more...] about Who wants to speak at dasSMACC?
SMACCDUB has sold out. Over 3 staggered releases, tickets were on sale for only about 24 hours before they were all gone. There are still ways to get there though. You can enter the SMACC BYTE competition. Summarise your favourite SMACC talk in a single slide or infographic and be in to win. Check out these examples. Entries close on close on Thursday, 10 March 2016 … [Read more...] about smaccBYTE and The Golden Tickets
Courtesy of the SMACC Podcast, my hand hygiene talk from SMACC Chicago has just been released... Enjoy! Hand hygiene is widely regarded as the bedrock for the prevention of healthcare associated infections (HAIs). HAIs are among the biggest killers in modern medicine. Yet, hand hygiene compliance among healthcare workers remains woefully poor. Why can’t we learn the … [Read more...] about Why Don’t We Wash Our Hands?
We’re an odd bunch of people, we critical care practitioners. We perform a role defined by its high stakes, and we go at it with high intensity training, communication, and language. We learn that we must train like the military so that we cannot fail. It’s a concept that becomes ingrained in our psyche. And part of this is unquestionably true – preventable error is … [Read more...] about Failing Spectacularly