Covid-19 has seen a lot of changes, not least in terms of technology and the emergence of the myriad weekly meetings many of us face using one of two programs that have quickly become part of our lingo – one beginning with Z and the other T.
They have also provided us with the opportunity to change the way that we do some of our events at Nursing Times, given the current situation that we face with rules on gatherings.
As a result, this week Nursing Times is running its first ever webinars – that is, panel discussions held entirely online, with speaker presentations and question and answer sessions. We are excited to have not one but two taking place over the next two days.
The first, to be held live later today at 3pm, is on nurse wellbeing in the Covid-19 world. Our panel will be discussing the key challenges around nurse wellbeing, what could and should be done to better support the mental health of nurses, and the role of technology in supporting nurse wellbeing and improving resilience.
Unfortunately, a very pertinent subject given the situation at present, with case numbers rising and winter looming large on the horizon, in spite of the current warm September weather. This webinar, being hosted in partnership with Vocera Communications, will take place at 3pm this afternoon.
“Both of the webinars are completely free and will be available to watch after they are first broadcast”
Meanwhile, tomorrow, we will be broadcasting a second webinar that explores the use of vital signs monitoring to better detect deterioration and sepsis in patients. This event, available from 1pm, is made even more timely because September is Sepsis Awareness Month, with World Sepsis Day having taken place on 13 September.
During the webinar, which has been made possible thanks to an educational grant from Hillrom, our panel will discuss why vital sign monitoring is important, the barriers to achieving it and what role technology can play in improving monitoring and recording of vital signs.
In addition, they will consider the role of the organisation and the individual nurse in detecting deterioration and sepsis, and what can be learned from the patient experience of surviving sepsis.
I hope you will take the opportunity to watch one or both of our webinars. We hope to bring you many more in future, making us able to reach far more of you than we would ever be able to with a physical event.
Best of all, both of the webinars are completely free and will be available to watch after they are first broadcast. You can find out more by visiting the web pages below: