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Laryngeal Mask Airway is presented using a combination of written content, images, interactive multimedia, self-check activities, short videos and a final quiz to test your knowledge.

On completion of Laryngeal Mask Airway, you should have gained an increased understanding of:

  • Indications for Laryngeal Mask Airway use
  • Contraindications
  • Risks associated with Laryngeal Mask Airway use
  • Theoretical components to managing a Laryngeal Mask Airway
  • Alternative uses for the Laryngeal Mask Airway

Upon successful completion of the final quiz, you will be able to print off a certificate for your CPD portfolio.   Don’t forget to include this topic in your CPD hours for registration. Remember, for it to count as part of your CPD hours for registration, it must be relevant to the context of your practice. You should also ensure you have identified your learning needs, developed a learning plan and then, upon completion, completed a reflection on your learning.

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How can we manage these resources?
How can we reduce the resources we are using to have less impact on our financial and environmental responsibilities?

As we begin to explore how we use valuable resources in our working roles we can discover simple and effective ways to reduce, reuse and recycle. This category explores modern issues of sustainability and how we can all contribute to maintaining a sustainable and environmentally conscious workplace.

I've seen many nurses experience burnout and it's both devastating and debilitating. These nurses - great nurses - were no longer their happy selves. They were irritable, angry and negative; they lacked interest and avoided talking to patients and staff whenever possible. They felt disillusioned and only did the bare minimum.

So what did these nurses do about the problem? Some recognised they were burnt out or were becoming burnt out… whilst others were approached by their colleagues or managers expressing their concern. Some took time away from work; others were re-deployed to other areas for a change; and some applied for other positions or projects.

What I have learnt is that burnout symptoms can be grouped into three areas: Emotional exhaustions, depersonalisation and reduced accomplishment (2014 - 1, 2).

So what can we do about burnout? The most important thing is to recognise when we are becoming burnt out, talk about it with someone and to identify what is causing the burnout. You can talk to a work colleague, a manager, friend or someone at home. Don’t forget most health facilities have an Employee Assistance Program (EAP), so speak to your manager about taking advantage of this. Asking for help might seem like a difficult step, but we should never be afraid to raise our hand (2014 - 1, 2, 3).

 Bibliography:

1)     http://www.nurseuncut.com.au/for-all-nurses-how-to-avoid-burn-out/

2)     http://www.caresearch.com.au/caresearch/tabid/2179/Default.aspx

3)     http://journals.lww.com/nursingmadeincrediblyeasy/Fulltext/2012/07000/Addressing_nurse_burnout.2.aspx

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