On open access…

On open access…

I made a big decision this week. It will likely have little impact on the world as a whole, but the principle, if followed by all who publish scientific articles, would change the landscape of academia forever. I’ve decided to publish open-access where at all possible going forward. Julia Belluz wrote an article back at […]

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EMS Gathering 2016

EMS Gathering 2016

Come and join us on the 9th and 10th of June for the EMS Gathering 2016, where you will be treated to an inspiring few days with colleagues and friends in the beautiful surroundings of Killarney, Co.Kerry. Experience our unique Learning with Leisure, where you can go Hillwalking, Cycling, our hugely popular sepsis bus tour, […]

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Academic Nursery Rhymes and Fairytales

Academic Nursery Rhymes and Fairytales

Imagine if nursery rhymes and fairytales had been published in academic journals? How different they would be! This is a bit of fun, but with a serious motive… improved research literacy! A good groupwork activity is to ask students to design an abstract or poster for a nursery rhyme or children’s fairytale, and then present it […]

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Introducing the Irish Journal of Paramedicine

Introducing the Irish Journal of Paramedicine

I am delighted to announce the launch of the Irish Journal of Paramedicine (IJP), with the first issue scheduled for publication in June 2016. I am also proud to announce that the Irish College of Paramedics have adopted the IJP as their official journal. The Irish Journal of Paramedicine (IJP) is an open access, peer-reviewed, […]

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EMS Research Summit 2016

EMS Research Summit 2016

I’m delighted and honoured to have been selected to attend the Fisdap EMS Research Summit 2016, being held in Minneapolis, Minnesota in February. I’m also extremely honoured to have been awarded funding to attend the summit by the National Association of EMS Educators. Once a year, Fisdap hosts the EMS Research Summit, a workshop that attracts EMS […]

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3rd International Paramedic Congress – Turkey

3rd International Paramedic Congress – Turkey

I am honoured to be invited by my friend Gurkan Ozel, secretary of the Turkish Paramedic Association, to speak at the upcoming 3rd International Paramedic Congress and Ambulance Rally taking place in Antalya, Turkey this December 2nd-6th. I will be speaking on prehospital care delivery from both Irish and UAE perspectives, as well as speaking about paramedic […]

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Protecting your brand

Protecting your brand

I spoke earlier about identifying your brand as a paramedic on social media, and the importance of clarifying your mission, values and vision. You’ve identified these, and created your brand to reflect them. You’ve used your real name, a consistent language across all platforms, a professional-looking photo, and a consistent headline or description. Right? What […]

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Identifying your brand

Identifying your brand

How many of you think of yourself as a brand on social media? I posed this question to a room full of paramedics yesterday at the Ontario Paramedic Association Paramedicine 2015 Conference. As expected, only a few hands went up. As a professional paramedic using social media, you should be thinking of yourself as a brand. […]

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Ontario Paramedic Association Paramedicine 2015 – Niagara Falls

Ontario Paramedic Association Paramedicine 2015 – Niagara Falls

I was honoured to be asked to speak at the Ontario Paramedic Association’s Annual Paramedicine conference this year in Niagara Falls, ON. I spoke about the importance of social media branding and brand protection for paramedics who use social media, as well as discussing the findings from a recent study which investigated the social media […]

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