On simple research and the gift of sharing…

A nice little paper caught my eye in this months Emergency Medicine Australasia. ¬†Entitled “Review of therapeutic agents employed by an Australian aeromedical prehospital and retrieval service” this is a really simple paper; basically an audit of the medications carried and used over¬†a 12 month period by the Sydney HEMS service. There’s a fair chance …

The More I Know, The Less Certain I Am

I’ve recently had cause to re-examine Dale Edgar’s ‘Cone of Experience‘. Like that fabulous educator from iTeachEM, Rob Rogers (@EM_Educator), this concept seems intuitive and demonstrates nicely the benefit of learning via different formats. I use it in talks to explore different learning styles. Except it’s bunk. Dale never ascribed percentages to the retention rate …

Is the medical conference dead?

Just got back from Fremantle and the #RMA2012 Rural Medicine Australia conference hosted by ACRRM and RDAA. To be honest I was disappointed. Some pearls amongst the three day academic programme. But perhaps recent exposure to high-quality asynchronous #FOAMed learning has raised my expectations. That said attendance was high at over 450 delegates and it …