After seeing students come in and out of the library everyday, it was nice to be invited to their end of year presentations. For each set of presentations a librarian gets invited to help mark and this time I was free to shadow the whole 1/2 day event.
On this course, each student wrote an essay/made a presentation about a “Mr. Brown,” a case study of a patient that died in hospital due to a number of (human) errors. This is especially relevant in the context of the last few weeks, as there was a national inquiry over the death of a 3 year old from our trust.
- Report: http://www.ombudsman.org.uk/__data/assets/pdf_file/0003/25896/An-avoidable-death-of-a-three-year-old.pdf
- Recent updates: http://www.torquayheraldexpress.co.uk/nhs-failed-to-treat-sepsis-boy-until-too-late/story-29528721-detail/story.html
Each student presented a different aspect of “Mr.Brown’s” treatment, including the importance of communication and the use of different drugs. It was very interesting, and good to see a tangible result of our work here in the library. It’s also nice to see the NHS prioritize continuing education, as everyone on this course was a practicing clinical staff member (from nurses to those in anesthesiology).