A project I'm excited about this year is the ALiEM Faculty Incubator programme. I'm going to join the team as a guest mentor, and I anticipate learning far more than I teach! This is what it's about: The ALiEM Faculty Incubator is a year-long professional development program for educators, which enrolls members into a mentored digital community of practice. This small, … [Read more...] about The ALiEM Faculty Incubator
At last year's ANZICS ASM in the Gold Coast I took part in a debate concerning the question 'Has Medutainment Replaced Education?'. With Jeremy Cohen's encouragement, I got to play the part of 'Christian' being thrown to Prof Venkatesh's lions. The irony of being defeated by such an 'edutaining' presentation is the bit that stings :-) Here are the presentations via the … [Read more...] about Has Medutainment Replaced Education?
This is a guest post by Dr Ben Symon (@symon_ben). Ben is a paediatric emergency physician in Queensland and one of the creators of Simulcast. When I was thirteen years old, my father told me about the Milgram Shock Experiment. I vividly remember sitting at our kitchen table as he told me that study participants willingly dialled up the voltage of an electric shock on another … [Read more...] about Conversations with our Fathers
Reviewed and revised [last-modified] The author has no conflicts of interest related to any of the devices mentioned in this article. OVERVIEW Mechanical cardiopulmonary resuscitation (mCPR) devices are automated devices that provide chest compressions during cardiac arrest, without the need for human-performed manual compressions. mCPR devices are also known as … [Read more...] about Mechanical Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (mCPR)
'Research and Reviews (R&R) in the Fastlane' is a free weekly resource that harnesses the power of social media to allow some of the best and brightest emergency medicine and critical care clinicians from all over the world tell us what they think is worth reading from the published literature. The idea for this project came to life about six years ago. I wondered what … [Read more...] about The R&R in the Fastlane team needs YOU!