Organizational Resilience in Intensive Care Units

Tarcisio Saurin and colleagues at the Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, are conducting an international research study on organizational resilience in Intensive Care Units (ICUs). The results will provide a perspective of resilient performance in ICUs from several countries, while also allowing the analysis of correlations between resilient practices and contextual characteristics of ICUs, such as number of beds and rate of occupancy. The research team hopes to analyse whether the number of COVID-19 patients at the ICU has an impact on resilience.      You are invite to take part in this research by filling out a questionnaire available at The expected time for answering the questionnaire is no more than 15 minutes, and the respondent must be a professional…

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Learning from Covid-19 in real time

Recording real time reflections and experiencesThe handling of the Covid-19 pandemic is a challenge for everyone, in particular for health care professionals. Amidst the chaos it is important to ensure that we also learn from what happens, in particular from how problems are spotted and solved on the fly. As a small help for that, we have produced an aide-memoire. We hope that you will find it useful, and you are of course welcome to share it widely. Please see the quick links below. We are planning to organise one or more special sessions at the next RHCN Meeting in Sweden in 2021 to talk about resilience and our experiences with COVID-19. As a basis for that it will be invaluable to…

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8th Resilient Health Care Conference and Meeting Japan 2019

UPDATE: Conference presentations are available here.We are pleased to announce details for the 8th annual Resilient Health Care Conference and Resilient Health Care Meeting in Japan at the Awaji Yumebutai International Conference Center, Awaji Island, Hyogo.Important dates:1 April   – Abstract submission opens6 May    – Abstract submission deadline24 May  – Registration and accommodation open30 June  – Registration and accommodation deadlineNotes・The acceptance or rejection of the abstract will be announced to the primary author via e-mail around the last week of May.・Once you receive the acceptance, please register for the Conference/the Meeting and make the hotel reservation (The Westin Awaji Island) on the website open on May 24th.・The presenters of the RHCN Meeting will be given priority in registration and accommodation through…

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Masterclass in Sydney

More than 60 national and international participants attended the “Delivering Resilient HealthCare: The 2018 Masterclass” in Sydney on 7 December 2018. View resources from the Masterclass.  Faculty members were: Professor Erik Hollnagel A lead editor of the Resilient Health Care series of books and author of more than 500 publications including articles from recognised journals, conference papers,and reports, as well as twenty-four books. Professor Hollnagel has been President of the European Association of Cognitive Ergonomics (1994 – 2000) as well as co-founder and past President of the Resilience Engineering Association. Professor Jeffrey Braithwaite A lead editor of the Resilient Health Care series of books and an internationally recognised expert in health services and systems research,with over 500 publications. Professor Braithwaite's expertise is…

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