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Navy SEAL ‘resilience’ training will be offered to Temple St NCHDs

Mr Ed Naggiar, who is described on his website as having served 20 years as a Navy SEAL, will speak to trainees on issues around human performance and resilience.

The Temple Street NCHD representative, Dr Louise Hendrick, is currently organising a series of talks/presentations for NCHDs in the hospital and this series will include a presentation from the former Navy SEAL, the Medical Independent (MI) was told by a hospital spokesperson.

The topics in this series include tax management, medical careers, managing workload, physician burnout, wellbeing and stress management and interview skills.

The hospital spokesperson said that “human performance and resilience in high-risk organisations” would be the topic of the talk from the former Navy SEAL, who is now an organisational psychologist.

According to his website, Mr Naggiar was born in Milan, Italy, and grew up in Massachusetts. “Ed earned his Bachelor degree in Psychology and Ocean Studies from University of San Diego, Masters in Business Administration from Regis University and his PhD in Industrial/Organisational Psychology from Capella University,” states the website. “A father and a husband first, Ed is also an avid scuba diver, sky diver, stand-up paddle boarder, musician and photographer.”

Separately, the hospital’s spokesperson said that nursing recruitment has recently improved.

Recruitment and retention of nursing staff was mentioned at the February meeting of the board of directors, according to minutes seen by MI following a Freedom of Information request.

“In February, it was reported to the board that the challenges with regard to recruiting theatre and ICU nursing staff continued but Temple Street is now pleased to report that we have a full complement of nursing staff in theatre and are continuing to recruit ICU nurses,” a hospital spokesperson told MI.

“We do have a number of other nursing vacancies on the wards and the challenge to provide nursing care for children with tracheostomies who require 24/7, one-to-one care continues.”

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