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Research Focus - Practice-based research, Alex Davies

Research Focus - Practice-based research, Alex Davies

November 17, 2021

In our new podcast series 'Research Focus', Sally Everitt, our inFOCUS Clinical Lead, will be chatting all about veterinary clinical research with a range of excellent guests.

 

This week, Alex Davies, who works in a first opinion practice in South Wales and is BVA's Young Vet of the Year for his work with Vet Mentor, talked about his experiences and passion for practice-based research as a primary care vet. 

Read the transcript.

 

Access our In the Spotlight resource on practice-based research. 

Access Knowledge Summaries from our journal Veterinary Evidence.

 

For the Record - Male Veterinary Nurses

For the Record - Male Veterinary Nurses

October 7, 2021

In the third episode of ‘For the Record’, we hear from four male registered veterinary nurses, working in the UK today. Together they discuss their route into veterinary nursing as a career, their experiences as men in a predominantly female profession, and their personal aspirations and goals.

 

This episode features:

  • Chris Hann 
  • Ryan Hunt
  • Ryan Mariner
  • Matthew Rendle

'For The Record' is a series featuring conversations between current and former members of the veterinary professions, highlighting voices and experiences usually absent from our official archive. This episode was recorded in June 2021. 

 

The transcript can be read here. 

 

If you would like to get involved in future episodes, please contact the RCVS Knowledge archives team by email at archives@rcvsknowledge.org

 

Music is 'Jindupe' by Lauren Duski.

Knowledge Natter - Samantha Fontaine

Knowledge Natter - Samantha Fontaine

September 27, 2021

Thanks for listening to this episode of Knowledge Natter - our new series featuring friendly and informal discussions with Knowledge Champions, and those who are empowered by Quality Improvement (QI)  in their work. 

 

Today's episode features Samantha Fontaine, who became a Knowledge Champion for implementing a new course that teaches QI to veterinary nurses, including those in practice and education, at the University of Glasgow. 

Our RVN QI Clinical Lead Lou Northway, chatted to Sam and three of her students, Sarah, Molly, and Megan, about the course, taking the leap to implementing QI and their future QI plans.

 

Read Samantha's award-winning case example 'Teaching QI to veterinary nurses'. 

 

Read the transcript.

Care bundles - Helen Ballantyne and Pam Mosedale

Care bundles - Helen Ballantyne and Pam Mosedale

September 13, 2021

Care bundles are a group of evidence-based practices that relate to a disease or a set of symptoms, that result in better outcomes when executed altogether than if implemented individually.

In this podcast, Helen Ballantyne, who is a dual-qualified medical and veterinary nurse, draws upon her experience in human nursing to explain to Pam Mosedale why veterinary teams should be implementing care bundles to save time, promote teamwork, and improve patient outcomes. 

 

Read the transcript here. 

 

Access all the content from the first series of the QI Boxset here. 

What is the Canine Cruciate Registry?  - Mark Morton, Clinical Lead

What is the Canine Cruciate Registry? - Mark Morton, Clinical Lead

July 8, 2021

Most veterinary surgeons and nurses working with small animals will have experience in treating canine cruciate ligament ruptures. However, there is not a strong evidence base to know which surgical techniques have the best outcome. 

The new Canine Cruciate Registry (CCR) is RCVS Knowledge’s answer to this knowledge gap in veterinary care. In this podcast, hear Mark Morton, Canine Cruciate Registry Clinical Lead, talk to Pam Mosedale about the registry, why it's important, and why we need as many vets as possible to get involved. 

Find out more on our website: caninecruciateregistry.org

Read the transcript.

 

Incivility and the impact on patient care - Dr Laura Playforth and Pam Mosedale

Incivility and the impact on patient care - Dr Laura Playforth and Pam Mosedale

July 5, 2021
Evidence suggests that incivility can increase errors and have a knock-on domino effect that impacts the whole team.
 
In this podcast, Professional Standards Director at Vets Now Laura Playforth discusses how incivility can impact patient care and outcomes.
 
Amy Leather, Sarah Smith - Is inhaled immunotherapy more effective than environmental management when treating equine asthma?

Amy Leather, Sarah Smith - Is inhaled immunotherapy more effective than environmental management when treating equine asthma?

June 28, 2021

In this Audio Summary Veterinary Evidence author Amy Leather shares the finding of her and co-author Sarah Smith’s study, examining whether inhaled immunotherapy is more effective than environmental management when treating equine asthma. Read the full Knowledge Summary here.

Audio Summaries are a free resource that enable vets and vet nurses to more quickly and more easily access and digest relevant and up-to-date evidence! A time-saving way to make better and faster evidence-based decisions.

 

Access the transcript here.

Restoring the Joy: Dealing with post-Covid burnout - Jesse McCall

Restoring the Joy: Dealing with post-Covid burnout - Jesse McCall

June 24, 2021

The most joyful, productive, engaged staff feel both physically and psychologically safe, appreciate the meaning and purpose of their work, have some choice and control over their time, experience camaraderie with others at work, and perceive their work-life to be fair and equitable.

In this podcast, in a first for the veterinary profession in the UK, we will hear from Jesse McCall, who co-leads the Joy in Work Results-Oriented Learning Network at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, as he discusses the factors that diminish joy in work, and practical steps that teams can take to work together to nurture their workforce and address the issues that drive burnout and sap joy in work.

 

Recorded at SPVS-VMG Virtual Congress in May 2021.

 

Access the transcript here.

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