Author: Alan

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Fisdap EMS Research Summit 2017

I’m just back from Minneapolis again after a great few days catching up with old friends and making new ones at the Fisdap EMS Research Summit. This year my group decided to look at CPAP application exposure among student paramedics, and in particular the geographical distribution of the therapy across the US. The variance among…

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An introduction to reflective practice for paramedics

Reflective practice is an important tool in practice-based professional learning settings where individuals learning from their own professional experiences, rather than from formal teaching or knowledge transfer. It is an important process in continuous professional competency and development. Reflection is nothing to be scared of – we all reflect every day in different forms and about…

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Diploma of Paramedical Science RPL opportunity

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EMS Gathering 2017 announced!

Come and join us in Kinsale, Ireland on the 3rd and 5th of May for the EMS Gathering 2017! You will be treated to an inspiring few days with colleagues and friends in the beautiful surroundings of the fishing port town of Kinsale, in West County Cork. The three-day programme will have something for all…

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Dissertation writing tools and workflow

Now that my Master’s dissertation is done and submitted (and on its way to a decent mark hopefully!), I’ve been thinking about how my writing workflow has changed so much over the past few years to what is now a pretty organised, logical process that just makes sense. This is due in no small part…

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EMS Gathering 2016 Posters

Below are photos of the posters presented at the 2016 EMS Gathering in-situ at the event. Well done to all presenters!  

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Fanshawe Research & Innovation Day

I had the pleasure of seeing some of my students who are in 2nd year present their research projects at the Annual Fanshawe Research and Innovation Day (RID) held today in Fanshawe College. Well done to Paige, Mike, Jordan, Kelly, Brendan and Will!

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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

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

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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