WelCome to : Alan M. Batt

Conference season: Quebec City and Washington DC

August was a busy one – I went to Malaysia to speak at TOPCOM while Will went to Washington DC to present our Bodybuilding poster. Then back from Malaysia and straight off to Quebec City for PACE! Conference season is over for me now for this year, so time for a rest after a busy…

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Conference season: TOPCOM V, Kuala Lumpur

I had the pleasure of recently presenting at the 5th International Congress on Tabletop Exercise and Communication in Disaster Medicine (aka TOPCOM V), in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. I was hosted by Datuk Dr. Alwi Abdul Rahman and his team at Selayang University Hospital. Along with my colleague, Mr. Michael Christie, Director of the Resuscitation Group,…

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Conference season: EMS Gathering 2017, Kinsale

I’m back from another successful EMS Gathering in Kinsale, Co. Cork, Ireland. Attendees were treated to a wide variety of activities, including swimming, boat trips, a tactical EMS workshop with armed Gardai and the Air Corps, a buffet BBQ on Thursday evening in the Kinsale Yacht Club, and the grand finale dinner on Friday night…

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In-flight medical emergencies

I recently responded to three (yes, three) in flight medical emergencies with a fellow passenger who is a family physician…we basically worked a night shift on the red eye to the UK. While I have responded to in-flight medical emergencies before, this was certainly the most amount of times in one flight, and it was…

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Anatomy & Physiology I Resources

This post, and it’s accompanying post for A&P II are designed as a repository for resources used when teaching A&P to paramedic students. At Fanshawe College we use an entirely flipped curriculum, and use class time to complete learning activities that help to reinforce learning. These activities are also outlined in the various sections below….

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Free Meningitis eLearning Module

Here’s a link to a free, comprehensive meningitis learning module I created a few years ago, aimed at paramedics. It includes an overview of meningitis, epidemiology, assessment, management, and contains additional resources and a test-yourself quiz. Enjoy, please provide feedback if you wish by comment below! http://meningitis.alanbatt.net

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Anatomy & Physiology II Resources

This post, and it’s accompanying post for A&P I are designed as a repository for resources used when teaching A&P to paramedic students. At Fanshawe College we use an entirely flipped curriculum, and use class time to complete learning activities that help to reinforce learning. These activities are also outlined in the various sections below….

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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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