smaccGOLD Education Q&A

Casey Parker (who you’ll know from BroomeDocs) and I were lucky enough to moderate a panel discussion on education at smaccGOLD.

The fantastic participants were:

  • Jonathan Gatward, Intensivist, Australia
  • Rob Rogers, Emergency Physician, USA
  • Victoria Brazil, Emergency Physician, USA
  • Damian Roland, Paediatric Emergency Physician, UK
  • Irma Bilgrami, Intensivist, Australia
  • Lauren Westafer, Emergency Medicine Trainee, USA

Questions discussed include:

  • Teaching in the context of a busy ED or ICU, including within the limits of the 4 hour rule: sniper teaching, flipping the classroom, in situ simulation and 5 minute teaching
  • How do we know if a FOAM resource is valid? Does FOAM lead to ‘Swiss Cheese’ learning? FOAM versus curricula?
  • What is the role of Wikipedia as a learning resource? Should FOAM creators be working on Wikipedia?
  • How to promote inter-professional and inter-specialty education?
  • What about resources for subspecialties like PICU?
  • How can junior doctors engage senior doctors in teaching on the job?
  • What advice should we give to trainees who want to get involved in education?
  • What is the best way to use 2-3 hours of protected teaching time each week?

Chris is an Intensivist and ECMO specialist at the Alfred ICU in Melbourne. He is also a Clinical Adjunct Associate Professor at Monash University. He is a co-founder of the Australia and New Zealand Clinician Educator Network (ANZCEN) and is the Lead for the ANZCEN Clinician Educator Incubator programme. He is on the Board of Directors for the Intensive Care Foundation and is a First Part Examiner for the College of Intensive Care Medicine. He is an internationally recognised Clinician Educator with a passion for helping clinicians learn and for improving the clinical performance of individuals and collectives.

After finishing his medical degree at the University of Auckland, he continued post-graduate training in New Zealand as well as Australia’s Northern Territory, Perth and Melbourne. He has completed fellowship training in both intensive care medicine and emergency medicine, as well as post-graduate training in biochemistry, clinical toxicology, clinical epidemiology, and health professional education.

He is actively involved in in using translational simulation to improve patient care and the design of processes and systems at Alfred Health. He coordinates the Alfred ICU’s education and simulation programmes and runs the unit’s education website, INTENSIVE.  He created the ‘Critically Ill Airway’ course and teaches on numerous courses around the world. He is one of the founders of the FOAM movement (Free Open-Access Medical education) and is co-creator of litfl.com, the RAGE podcast, the Resuscitology course, and the SMACC conference.

His one great achievement is being the father of three amazing children.

On Twitter, he is @precordialthump.

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