A short piece on what I have taken away from day 1 at #smaccDUB.
What a day! First visit to SMACC and I was not disappointed!
The conference opened with a laser / smoke / visual effects display leading straight into session 1 - the John Hinds plenary.
The morning session provided a very fitting tribute to Dr John Hinds (aka Delta 7). Dr Victoria Brazil opened with a session dedicated to feedback methods, her take-home messages:
From the memory of Dr John Hinds came the following the quote:
'Make your intentions honourable, the patient is at the centre of everything'
This was met with #WhatWouldJohnDo, food for thought next time you encounter a challenging situation.
Tribute was given from Dr Hinds partner and mentor and a video showcasing his life was concluded with a standing ovation - demonstrating the impact this amazing doc has had on the medical community.
Next up for me:
My final thought for the day came from an Australian Army video in the last session - it was quite simple:
'The standard YOU walk past is the standard YOU are willing to accept.'
'If you're not willing to uphold those basic standards, then get out!'
By Will Broughton, Academy Director and Paramedic (@WilBroughton)