WelCome to : Alan M. Batt

Conference season: Canada bound!

Canada bound! It’s been a busy, but enjoyable few weeks in Victoria, NSW and Kuala Lumpur, with 2 oral abstracts, 2 poster presentations, 7 invited talks, 2 workshops, one broken toe(!), and countless meetings and dinners with friends and colleagues, old and new.  I’ve had some very productive conversations on behalf of the Irish College…

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Conference season: TOPCOM VI, Kuala Lumpur

I again had the pleasure of  presenting this year at the 6th International Congress on Tabletop Exercise and Communication in Disaster Medicine (aka TOPCOM VI), in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. I was again hosted by Datuk Dr. Alwi Abdul Rahman and his team at Selayang University Hospital. Along with my colleague, Mr. Michael Christie, Director of…

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Conference season: Oh the places you’ll go! Bathurst, NSW

I facilitated a really enjoyable and engaged double CPD session with paramedic students from Charles Sturt University last night.  We discussed career planning and progression, and patient advocacy, including an animated discussion regarding ethical practice. I got some fanstastic feedback from those in atatndance, both in person and online. Thanks for the invite Alex (Sandy)…

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Conference season: The Future of Paramedicine, Sydney

Thank you to Paramedics Australasia (PA) NSW for the invite to speak last night at “The Future of Paramedicine” with Alan Eade and Buck Reed at Western Sydney University. I posed “Six Simple Questions to Shape Our Future” who are we? what do we do? why do we do it? where do we do it?…

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Meeting with Ambulance Victoria re: IHI Open School, Melbourne

I had a great meeting with Andrew Keenan and Nicola Reinders from Ambulance Victoria today in Melbourne where we discussed patient safety and quality improvement. I shared our experience at Fanshawe College with the Institute for Healthcare Improvement / National Patient Safety Foundation Certificate in Quality and Safety, and establishing an IHI Open School chapter,…

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MOU signed with ANZCP

I was delighted to sign an MOU with ANZCP on behalf of the Irish College of Paramedics in Melbourne today. I look forward to working with John Bruning, Marty Nichols and the ANZCP team to advance paramedicine and increase international collaboration. ANZCP is a not for profit, professional member organisation representing over 2,500 paramedics and student paramedics…

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Conference season: ANZCP Paramedicine Research Symposium, Melbourne

I  attended and presented at the ANZCP Paramedicine Research Symposium held in Monash University Peninsula Campus today. The symposium was officially opened by Prof David Copolov AO and Prof Terry Haines from Monash University; and Assoc Prof Tony Walker ASM from Ambulance Victoria. The symposium is a joint initiative between the Australian and New Zealand…

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Fanshawe students present in Calgary

I am very proud of recent Fanshawe College graduates Nathan McIntyre and Chris Meier who are presenting their research on paramedic student ECG interpretation accuracy today at the Alberta College of Paramedics & Alberta Health Service EMS Research day in Calgary, AB. It is fantastic to see paramedic students engage with advancing the profession through research and…

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Conference season: International First Aid Education Conference, Niagara Falls

I had a highly engaged group of attendees in my session this morning at the International First Aid Education Conference in Niagara Falls. It was a pleasure to discuss disaster preparedness in older adults – it’s such an important topic, and it was fantastic to get insights from those in attendance.

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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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