Author: Alan

More Fanshawe students published!

​Fanshawe Paramedic Program student Emily Weston has co-authored an article which has been published in the latest issue of Canadian Paramedicine. Canadian Paramedicine is the leading voice of Canadian paramedics, and is read by paramedics worldwide. Emily joined me, and Dr. Christine Tomkinson, a neurology resident physician in McMaster University, to author an article outlining…

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Premature Neonate Photos

I realised while looking online for a talk I was putting together that it is quite difficult to find photos of premature neonates that are free to re-use. In the spirit of open-access, here are photos I took myself, of my own kids (with my permission 🙂 ) when they were 32/40 gestation in NICU….

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Capnography Resources

A collection of resources pertaining to capnography and its utility in paramedicine. Shared here are the links to these resources, and some of my own created or derivative works. You are free to use these items within the terms of their original licence, and you are free to use materials created by me under a Creative…

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Conference season: Quebec City and Washington DC

August was a busy one – I went to Malaysia to speak at TOPCOM while Will went to Washington DC to present our Bodybuilding poster. Then back from Malaysia and straight off to Quebec City for PACE! Conference season is over for me now for this year, so time for a rest after a busy…

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Conference season: TOPCOM V, Kuala Lumpur

I had the pleasure of recently presenting at the 5th International Congress on Tabletop Exercise and Communication in Disaster Medicine (aka TOPCOM V), in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. I was hosted by Datuk Dr. Alwi Abdul Rahman and his team at Selayang University Hospital. Along with my colleague, Mr. Michael Christie, Director of the Resuscitation Group,…

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Conference season: EMS Gathering 2017, Kinsale

I’m back from another successful EMS Gathering in Kinsale, Co. Cork, Ireland. Attendees were treated to a wide variety of activities, including swimming, boat trips, a tactical EMS workshop with armed Gardai and the Air Corps, a buffet BBQ on Thursday evening in the Kinsale Yacht Club, and the grand finale dinner on Friday night…

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In-flight medical emergencies

I recently responded to three (yes, three) in flight medical emergencies with a fellow passenger who is a family physician…we basically worked a night shift on the red eye to the UK. While I have responded to in-flight medical emergencies before, this was certainly the most amount of times in one flight, and it was…

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Anatomy & Physiology I Resources

This post, and it’s accompanying post for A&P II are designed as a repository for resources used when teaching A&P to paramedic students. At Fanshawe College we use an entirely flipped curriculum, and use class time to complete learning activities that help to reinforce learning. These activities are also outlined in the various sections below….

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Free Meningitis eLearning Module

Here’s a link to a free, comprehensive meningitis learning module I created a few years ago, aimed at paramedics. It includes an overview of meningitis, epidemiology, assessment, management, and contains additional resources and a test-yourself quiz. Enjoy, please provide feedback if you wish by comment below! http://meningitis.alanbatt.net

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Anatomy & Physiology II Resources

This post, and it’s accompanying post for A&P I are designed as a repository for resources used when teaching A&P to paramedic students. At Fanshawe College we use an entirely flipped curriculum, and use class time to complete learning activities that help to reinforce learning. These activities are also outlined in the various sections below….

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