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The power of a growth mindset: why certain habits of mind matter in clinical improvement - Bill Lucas

The power of a growth mindset: why certain habits of mind matter in clinical improvement - Bill Lucas

January 7, 2021

Bill Lucas, Director of the Centre for Real-World Learning and Professor of Learning at the University of Winchester, shares the habits of mind that can help to develop a culture of continuous improvement in health, education and other sectors - and how you can help cultivate those in yourself and your team.

Download the presentation slides and the transcript from the RCVS Knowledge website.

This is a recording of a presentation sponsored by RCVS Knowledge at the SPVS-VMG Focus on Leadership and Management Virtual Summit on 1 December 2020. 

 

Leading positive change in practice - QI Champions (BVNA This is Us)

Leading positive change in practice - QI Champions (BVNA This is Us)

January 6, 2021

Getting the whole team on board is often harder than it seems. Amelia Poole, RVN and QI Project Officer at RCVS Knowledge, chats to QI Champions Helen Silver-MacMahon, RVN, and Kelly Tillett, EVN, about how to introduce new concepts and changes to your team in a way that will encourage uptake, and what to do if others in your team don’t share the same passion for change.

 

This podcast is taken from a session for BVNA's This Is Us online event, in October 2020.

For more free quality improvement resources visit: rcvsknowledge.org/quality-improvement

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Watch the webinar.

Knowledge Awards 2020: Discussion with Meghan Conroy about her aural cytology audit

Knowledge Awards 2020: Discussion with Meghan Conroy about her aural cytology audit

November 19, 2020

Amelia Poole, RVN and RCVS Knowledge Project Officer, chats to Meghan Conroy about her aural cytology audit, including the original idea, trials and successes, and how her audit has changed the way they practise.

The transcript of this discussion can be read here and the aural cytology audit can be read here.

Please visit the RCVS Knowledge website for more free Quality Improvement resources. 

Knowledge Awards 2020: Auditing aural cytology, Meghan Conroy

Knowledge Awards 2020: Auditing aural cytology, Meghan Conroy

November 19, 2020

Meghan Conroy, RVN discussed her case example, which looks at the prevalence of ear cytology performed before and after antibiotic treatment across her practices.

This case example was highly commended in the Knowledge Awards 2020.

The written case example can be read here and the transcript can be accessed here.

Please visit the RCVS Knowledge website for more free Quality Improvement resources. 

Knowledge Awards 2020: Post-operative hypothermia audit, Samantha Thompson

Knowledge Awards 2020: Post-operative hypothermia audit, Samantha Thompson

August 20, 2020

Samantha Thompson, RVN and Post-Registration Programme Manager for the Linnaeus Group, discusses her post-operative hypothermia audit and how the team used the results to make changes within practice. 

 

The case example was awarded Highly Commended in the Knowledge Awards 2020.

The written case example can be read here, and the transcript can be read here

 

Visit the RCVS Knowledge website for more free quality improvement resources

If you would like to contact Sam about her audit, her Facebook page can be found at facebook.com/evolutionVNdevelopment/
COVID-19 mythbuster: What’s the difference between Feline Coronavirus and SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19)? Alan Radford

COVID-19 mythbuster: What’s the difference between Feline Coronavirus and SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19)? Alan Radford

July 10, 2020

Alan Radford, Professor in Veterinary Health Informatics at the University of Liverpool and RCVS Knowledge Quality Improvement Advisor, discusses the difference between Feline Coronavirus and SARS-CoV-2.

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For more free COVID-19 resources for veterinary professionals, visit: rcvsknowledge.org/covid-19

The Knowledge Sessions: Implementation Science - what can veterinary medicine learn from human medicine?

The Knowledge Sessions: Implementation Science - what can veterinary medicine learn from human medicine?

July 6, 2020

How can we express evidence in a way that means people will engage with it and understand it? How do team dynamics and individual context influence whether evidence is used appropriately and fully? What can we learn from the experience in human medicine?

These questions and more are explored in this roundtable discussion featuring:

  • Trish Greenhalgh, Professor of Primary Care Health Sciences, University of Oxford
  • Dr Zoe Belshaw, internal medicine specialist, Centre for Evidence-Based Veterinary Medicine at the University of Nottingham/PDSA
  • Dr Louise Buckley, RVN and Lecturer, University of Edinburgh/Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies
  • Laura Playforth, Veterinary Surgeon, Vice-Chair of RCVS Knowledge Quality Improvement Advisory Board and Professional Standards Director at Vets Now
  • Adewole Adekola and Imogen Schofield: Veterinary Surgeons and PhD students at the Royal Veterinary College

Download the transcript from the RCVS Knowledge website.

The Knowledge Sessions bring together specialists from across the industry to examine the landscape, propose potential approaches to complex problems, and provide practical advice on a range of subjects.

COVID-19 mythbuster: Can cats transfer COVID-19 to other animals, and is there a risk of zoonosis? Sarah Caddy

COVID-19 mythbuster: Can cats transfer COVID-19 to other animals, and is there a risk of zoonosis? Sarah Caddy

July 3, 2020

Dr Sarah Caddy VetMB PhD DipACVM MRCVS: Virologist at University of Cambridge provides the latest evidence and advice regarding the potential for cats to transfer COVID-19 to other animals, and the risk of zoonosis.

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For more free COVID-19 resources for veterinary professionals, visit rcvsknowledge.org/covid-19.

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