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Eastwood et al. Paramedicine – an evolving identity

Eastwood K, Johnson M, Williams J, Batt AM, Tavares W. Paramedicine: An evolving identity. Paramedicine. 2023;20(6):177-180. doi:10.1177/27536386231203401

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Goodbye Fanshawe College!

After 8 years, today I stepped down from my position as Professor in the Paramedic Programs at Fanshawe College. A bittersweet moment for me as I head to my next adventure: leading the development of a paramedic program at Queen’s University, including a new entry-to-practice degree, and postgraduate pathways. I’m looking forward to the challenges…

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Brydges and Batt. Untangling the web. The need for theory, theoretical frameworks, and conceptual frameworks in paramedic research.

I was delighted to collaborate with a friend of mine, Dr. Madison Brydges, to write this recent editorial piece for Paramedicine. In this editorial, we first make the case for engaging with theory and conceptual frameworks, and secondly, discuss ways in which paramedicine researchers can incorporate theory and/or conceptual frameworks into their research and publication…

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Research Impact Award and CCME Abstracts

A great week for my PhD work – I was awarded a Research Impact award for my thesis by the School of Primary and Allied Health Care in Monash University, and I had two abstracts from my thesis work accepted for oral presentation at CCME2022 in Calgary in April – the six-step model and the…

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PhD Thesis submitted

I just submitted my PhD thesis…and just like that my 4.5 year PhD journey comes to an end. Thanks to everyone who supported & encouraged me along the way, especially Brett Williams, Walter Tavares, Jessica Rich and Tanya Horsley. Now for some downtime to reflect and relax!

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Integrating patient safety and quality education in Fanshawe

Did you know that we recently integrated several Institute for Healthcare Improvement Open School courses on patient safety and quality care into the paramedic curriculum at Fanshawe College? We’re the first paramedic program to do so! A number of courses were directly embedded as a component of the syllabus for the Professional Issues in Paramedicine subject….

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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 Dr. Christine Tomkinson, a neurology resident physician in McMaster University, and I, 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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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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