Category SMILE2

SMILE2 is a collection of pages featuring overviews of important and interesting topics relevant to clinical education, improving the performance of healthcare individuals and organisations, and improving the outcomes of patient care.

CCC Critical Care compendium 340

Precautionary Principle and the Kehoe Principle

The Precautionary Principle (The absence of evidence of risk = a possibility of risk until proven otherwise) and Kehoe Principle (The absence of evidence of risk = Evidence of the absence of risk) reflect different conceptions of risk in the absence of evidence
CCC Critical Care compendium 340

Clinical Governance

Clinical governance is “a framework through which organisations are accountable for continuously improving the quality of their services and safeguarding high standards of care by creating an environment in which excellence in clinical care will flourish.”
LITFL CCC SMILE2 340

Gizmo Idolatry

Gizmo idolatry refers to the general implicit conviction that a more technological approach is intrinsically better than one that is less technological unless, or perhaps even if, there is strong evidence to the contrary.
LITFL CCC SMILE2 340

Unlearning

Unlearning is the process of abandoning or giving up knowledge, values or behaviour either unconsciously or deliberately
LITFL CCC SMILE2 340

Speaking Up

'Speaking up' refers to a person in a non-dominant or non-leader role expressing a concern or suggested course of action to another person in a dominant or leader role
LITFL CCC SMILE2 340

Let There be Light

Sleep is a little bit like sepsis. Both start with S and the importance of proper management has been underestimated for years - so lets find a solution
LITFL CCC SMILE2 340

Evidence-Based Medicine

Evidence-Based Medicine (EBM) as "the conscientious and judicious used of current best evidence from clinical research in the management of individual patients".
LITFL CCC SMILE2 340

Critical Thinking

Critical thinking is a core skill that helps link evidence to clinical expertises, the patient's individual circumstances and environmental influences
LITFL CCC SMILE2 340

Change Leadership

Change leadership is required for effective introduction of innovations, growth, new technologies and change of culture