Abbeyfeale woman gets hip with technology

first_imgNewsLocal NewsAbbeyfeale woman gets hip with technologyBy Alan Jacques – May 7, 2017 1260 Advertisement Brid AherneBrid AherneABBEYFEALE physiotherapist Brid Aherne has won a top prize at a conference for aspiring surgeons in the UK for her e-learning tutorial that helps medical students train in orthopaedic surgery.Brid (35), who went back into education to become an orthopaedic specialist, helped develop software which has since been accepted as part of the curriculum for the University of Bristol.The Limerick woman, now based in Bristol, was recently awarded joint first prize for Medical Students Oral at the Aspiring Surgeons’ Conference run by Britain’s oldest surgical college, the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Working with a team of four medical students at the University of Bristol, Brid developed the software with the aim of providing every student equal knowledge about particular orthopaedic surgical techniques, irrespective of their operating theatre experience.Although it does not replace time spent on placement in theatre, the software strongly enhances training, adding another layer that provides not only visual experience, but also acts as a revision resource.“With an ever-ageing population, the management of hip surgical patients, elective or trauma, before, during or after their hip surgery, will be a part of every junior doctor’s workload,” Brid explained.“With this in mind, along with the fact that e-learning is an evolving and expanding resource, we aimed to harness the potential of interactive online learning to increase access to clinical anatomy, surgical knowledge and patient management in orthopaedics”.The project was developed with guidance from orthopaedic surgeons at the university, following research into methods and theories of teaching. The finished software includes anatomical training, an interactive 3D model of the hip joint, and videos of hip surgery with voiceovers. “We hope that our resource will improve clinical practice and the care of orthopaedic patients by providing online resources that augment existing training,” she concluded.by Alan [email protected] Previous articleHomelessness in Limerick going in wrong directionNext articleThree year funding delay for LEADER projects Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie TAGSAbbeyfealeBrid AherneBristollimerickRoyal College of Surgeons of EdinburghUniversity of Bristol Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Linkedin Print Emailcenter_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival WhatsApp Twitter Facebook WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live last_img read more

Mayor’s Message: Dredging Contracts

first_imgDear Friends,It has come to my attention that a Beesley’s Point waterfront property owner is seeking a variance that would allow the transfer of dredge materials from barges to trucks. Ocean City has two current contracts for the removal of material from waterways on our bayfront, and the contractor apparently is interested in considering Beesley’s Point in Upper Township as a transfer location.I want everybody to know that this is not at the direction of Ocean City. Our bid specifications and contracts specified two transfer locations within the boundaries of Ocean City, and I have instructed our dredging program administrator to make sure the contractor adheres to this requirement.Warm regards,Mayor Jay A. Gillian Mayor Jay Gillianlast_img

Crack the Transformation Code and Realize Your Digital Future

first_imgIn spending time with our customers, there is a consistent theme that I hear time and time again. Traditional businesses seek a digital transformation strategy, recognizing their long-term viability depends on it.Yet, research shows many businesses remain stuck in the transformational gap. They want to transform but are unsure how to begin.The second Dell Technologies Digital Transformation Index*, which measures the state of digital transformation in more than 40 countries, confirmed this reality: 91% of businesses still face significant hurdles in achieving digital transformation. The image below reveals respondents’ top 10 barriers, all of which customers have voiced to me at one time or another.Ultimately, customers return to two simple questions – “How do we start?” and “How can we transform faster?”Dell Technologies Consulting has cracked the code to realizing transformation with the launch of ProConsult Advisory services. Our new offer, the first under the “ProConsult” banner, enables customers to break through the inertia of getting started with easily consumable, globally-consistent consulting services that deliver a dedicated transformation roadmap in six weeks or less.ProConsult Advisory services help customers determine where and how to get started with their transformation initiatives.  They help customers address nearly half of the top ten barriers to transformation in The Digital Transformation Index*:Lack of the right in-house skills and expertiseInformation overloadLack of senior support and sponsorshipLack of a coherent strategy and visionGaining stakeholder consensus and alignment for IT, application, or workforce transformation initiatives is challenging.  Each stakeholder brings their own perspective, based on each person’s role in the organization.  Business executives and technology executives often “don’t speak the same language.”  The different views result in no “big picture” vision, or a complete view in which all stakeholders agree upon the end state.ProConsult Advisory services use our proven, proprietary AS-IS/TO-BE metholodgy to gain consensus across an organization’s siloed stakeholders and deliver and easy-to-reference pictorial transformation plan, complete with a roadmap and business benefits, in six weeks or less.More detailed information about our AS-IS/TO-BE methodology can be found on InFocus – the Dell Technologies Services blog.ProConsult Advisory services are available in three sizes – Base, Core, and Plus – across the Dell Technologies Consulting portfolio of IT, Application and Workforce transformation. Each size is designed to meet the needs of organizations, from the simplest to the most complex while addressing:Lack of the right in-house skills and expertise – Our most senior consultants leverage best practices and experiences developing transformation programs for similar firms in the customer’s industry.Information overload – We filter out the noise to provide the customer with a concisely documented deliverable with AS-IS and TO-BE states, concrete next steps, and the business benefits.Lack of senior support and sponsorship – We bring siloed stakeholders together to build consensus.Lack of a coherent strategy and vision – Our AS-IS/TO-BE deliverable provides a ‘big picture’ view upon which all organizations can agree and track statusExpectations of IT organizations are ever increasing whereas IT leaders watch their budgets remain flat or even decline. The digital future is here and requires more than technology. It requires a thoughtful, multi-year strategy that takes into consideration people, process and technology. Learn more today on how Dell technologies Consulting can help you get started by visiting dellemc.com/ProConsultAdvisory.*Source: Dell Technologies Digital Transformation Indexlast_img read more

EPL: Newcastle extend barren run against stubborn Burnley

first_imgRelatedPosts EPL: Foxes attack Burnley EPL: Newcastle set to extend winning streak EPL: Newcastle hammer West Ham away Newcastle United’s barren run of form continued when they largely dominated but still ended up being held to a 0-0 draw by Burnley in a sterile Premier League game at St James’ Park on Saturday. Steve Bruce’s United have now won just once in their last 10 league matches after running into a stubborn Burnley side, who are enjoying their best season in the Premier League era as they moved up to ninth place. The impressive Matt Ritchie, Dwight Gayle and the returning Jonjo Shelvey all had decent chances blocked by committed Burnley defending in a disappointing goalless first half. Newcastle upped the pace after the break but Gayle’s overhead kick from Miguel Almiron’s cross and a Ritchie piledriver were the closest they came to breaking the deadlock. Chris Wood briefly livened up Burnley’s challenge when he came on as a substitute but the man who had scored the winner in the corresponding fixture at Turf Moor in December was unable to earn Burnley their first league double over Newcastle for 59 years.Tags: BurnleyChris WoodNewcastle UnitedSteve Brucelast_img read more