Pete's Talk Notes
Below 10,000 Medical
Surgery Stat! The Game
Fatigue: An Organisational Policy
Fatigue ACORN References
Fatigue Mitigation Frameworks
Executive Level Recommendations 1
NUM's Role in Fatigue Management
Tectonic Plate Tetris Workload Theory
High Performance Health Care Teams
Antus Benner psychologica
Human Factors Study
The Art of BTT
BTT Honour Roll
BTTM Brag Board
Steve Bolsin's Letter of Recommendation
Dr Amutha Samuel's Recommendation
1 Jun 2020
To succumb to the past is to be a victim of the past.The need for increased vigilance with respect to error-avoidance in the operating room has risen as production pressure, complexity and fatigue have escalated.Safety-based systems of work have failed to infiltrate th...
8 Nov 2019
The interesting thing about the weather is that it is a non intelligent non linear sensitively dependent and highly reactive system.
One thing we know abour the weather is that it behaves according to the theories of chaos, making accurate prediction a remote possibilit...
27 Oct 2019
It’s not until I got my new neodymium magnets that I realised how pathetic my old magnets were.
Such is safety culture.
It is not until you have emboldened a REAL safety culture that you will realise how pathetic our old safety culture was.
What will REALLY strike fear...
23 Oct 2019
I had a chat with Nathan, my barista today. We were talking about Oakland Athletics and their twenty win streak. “You will NEVER change baseball” declared the pundits of the day. But Oakland did, simply by changing the way they identified talent. The same lesson has th...
19 Oct 2019
The funny thing about Dee’s situation is that the potential of her staff was always already there.
All Dee has done is unleash that potential.
It’s not a mystery.
It is merely that Dee has taken a workplace suffering from a vacuum of leadership and polarised the existin...
18 Oct 2019
Chatting with Dee yesterday we touched briefly on ‘difficult’ conversations.
24 hours later, a thought hits me.
The terminology is all wrong.
By flagging interactions as ‘difficult’, chances are you have already failed even before you have begun.
Failed the person,
17 Oct 2019
It’s not often I lose sleep over anything these days, but tonight is different.
I had another call from Dee this evening as I sat on the verandah under a starry sky with a red wine at hand.
The air was clear following the afternoon thunderstorm which delivered wind, dr...
15 Oct 2019
It’s a funny thing, probability.
In healthcare, we take our assurance in the lack of incidents to date.
In our minds, the lack of incidents in the past is a predictor of no incidents occurring in the future.
If our belief was otherwise, we would be scanning the fidelit...
13 Oct 2019
That’s the date that our hay will run out of we keep feeding at the current rate.
It’s not that phenomenal a statement when I put it like that, except that it is.
Making the calculation offers several strategic opportunities.
If the spring rains don’t fall, an...
12 Oct 2019
When learning to play the didgeridoo, one of the first skills to master is that of circular breathing.
Circular breathing is a technique that allows the player to maintain an expulsion of air into the instrument whilst at the same time breathing in.
It has the effect o...
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