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Emergency medicine wellness
With lockdown #6 there is no better time to review your wellbeing plan
follow the link to the ACEM website for some wellbeing suggestions and support
Please consider joining safer care Vic on
Wed 15 and 22 Sept at 1230 for a virtual 15 min mindfulness activity
HIT PAUSE WITH US
This is an invitation for you to stop and check your own vital obs, support your own nervous system and help you find your feet.
We're also recording these sessions and putting them on our website so you can access them whenever you need.
Why join us?
A recent study found that a brief mindfulness-based intervention with a general medical team improved staff attention at a multidisciplinary team meeting and team functioning.
Save the dates
We're hosting a series of these, so mark the below times and dates in your calendar:
tips to help with the pressures of work
three good things
Plan to catch up with the team at the end of the shift
Flag at the beginning of the shift you will ask each team member to recount up to three good things abut the shift. Then make time at the end to hear those good things. And not so good things as well.
Thank every team member at the end of the shift
give specific feedback
try changing from 'thanks you did well' to I was particularly impressed/pleased/grateful when you did....."
everyone on the team
my name is.... not just for patients
talk to your team using their names
say 'hello' to everyone at some stage in your shift
take a break
make sure everyone including your self takes a break - physical and cognitive
set some boundaries
Plan some 'transition time' on the way home. Clear your mind of work stress ( music, mindfulness, walk home the long way, write down a list of things that are playing on your mind). This should help you walk in the front door and have energy to enjoy your 'away from work' time
Formal ED education is offered to all trainees on Wednesdays from 1000 - 1400 at the Clayton Campus
Monash paediatrics ED
Monash Childrens has a dedicated paediatric Emergency department. Paediatric education is provided on Wednesdays from 1000 - 1400 at Clayton.
ACEM Assist is a free and confidential service for all FACEM trainees.
Professional coaching and advice on matters such as nutrition, sleep, career advancement, difficult conversations, leadership development, money management, lifestyle complements traditional counselling for personal and work-related issues and the holistic approach aims to support all aspects of your wellbeing.
You can access up to four sessions per issue in any 12-month period. The ACEM Assist program is a confidential service provided by Converge International. Your details will not be disclosed to the College.
Access ACEM Assist
All trainees are encouraged to make time for their personal wellbeing. This may include linking to a mentor and /or engaging in wellbeing activities
ACEM wellbeing webinars
Resources are provided to assist with all education programs as well as toxicology, Ultrasound, Echo
Monash Silver Trauma Tool
What's new on the website
2021 appreciation awards
Nominations are now open for you to acknowledge a coworker who has inspired supported and or encouraged you.
Please use the form below to nominate a team member. This may be a registrar, SMS, nurse, allied health practitioner, clerical person or other team member.
All nominees will receive formal acknowledgement