Paige Mason has become the first Paramedic program graduate from Fanshawe College to have a peer reviewed article published.

#FOAMems: engaging paramedics with free, online open-access education” is currently in press with the Journal of Education and Health Promotion (open-access).

This was an independent research project Paige undertook in second year under my supervision. She also presented the results of this at the Fanshawe Research and Innovation Day, and at the smaccDUB conference in Dublin, Ireland in June 2016.

For this study, we analysed the use of the #FOAMems hashtag on Twitter to determine its use. We discovered that paramedics are engaging with both clinical and nonclinical content on Twitter using #FOAMems. However, opportunities exist for paramedics to share further resources supported by referenced material. This paper adds to the limited literature on the use of social media in paramedic education.

Congratulations Paige – this is an amazing achievement!