Mike Fealey

Mike Fealey is National Programme Manager for for 1000 Lives Improvement. Follow Mike on Twitter: @MikeFealey

Dec 122013
 
Simon Noble

Simon Noble

Mike Fealey

Mike Fealey

This post was adapted from a presentation produced by Simon Noble

“Do you remember the scare about Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) linked to long haul flights? Did you quiver every time you got on a jumbo for an eight-hour flight? I bet you were wearing your anti-embolism stockings and did all of the exercises along with all your fellow passengers?

And why wouldn’t you? The TV and the newspapers had explained the risks to you as they pushed this story. They pushed it so hard that they pushed it into the realms of fantasy. “MILLIONS AT RISK IN NEW LONG-HAUL FLIGHT SCARE” screamed the Daily Mail front page. Continue reading »

Mar 282013
 
Mike Fealey

Mike Fealey

I loved my job as a theatre scrub nurse. I had a great relationship with a particular orthopaedic consultant and his team. If you asked me if we were a good team I would reply “definitely”.

So why couldn’t I tell him that he was going to make an incision in the wrong place? I whispered to the registrar to do it but he also couldn’t. Continue reading »