WelCome to : Alan M. Batt

DIY macropad for OBS Studio

Today I decided to make a macropad for use with OBS Studio, to make life easier during live-streaming and recording video. I’ve always been a fan of macros, but have never tried making a dedicated macropad before. Now with one click I can: Cue a scene (I have scenes for introduction, camera only, slides/presentation only,…

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Paramedic Association of Canada Award

I am very proud and delighted to have been selected as the 2018 recipient of the Paramedic Association of Canada Award of Excellence for Leadership and Community Building. I still consider myself a relative newcomer to paramedicine in Canada, so this award is truly an honour! Thank you to all those who nominated me and…

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Fanshawe College Research and Innovation Day 2018

I am very proud of the Fanshawe paramedic students and graduates who presented their research projects at the Fanshawe College Research and Innovation Day today…the largest submission of projects from the paramedic program to date. Well done Rayne Crosetta, Jenalyn Cundy-Jones, Presley Smith, Lisa Henderson, Isabelle Love, Jessica Knoop, Emma Frigault, Lucy Kus, Emily Chard,…

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Talk at National Ambulance Service College

I had the pleasure of speaking to paramedic students at the National Ambulance Service College in Dublin yesterday about research, and I introduced them to some useful research resources for their upcoming case studies. I spoke with faculty at the college later in the day about patient safety education, and my experience at Fanshawe of…

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Fanshawe paramedic students publish on patient safety

I am very proud to see more Fanshawe Paramedic Program students published this week. I collaborated with Rayne Crosetta, Presley Smith, Jenalyn Cundy-Jones and Lisa Henderson to write about the integration of IHI Open School courses into the curriculum at Fanshawe College. These courses focus on key patient safety and quality improvement issues in healthcare….

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First peer-reviewed publication from Fanshawe Paramedic Program!

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…

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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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