Social Media and Knowledge Translation

I recently had the good fortune to work with two of my friends and colleagues, Paul Young and Dash Gantner, on an editorial published in the December 2013 edition of Critical Care and Resuscitation.

The article is titled ‘Can social media bridge the gap between research and practice?’ and in it we argue that:

A structured approach to knowledge translation that harnesses social media and the internet may have tangible, practical benefits for researchers.

and that:

To defeat dogma and improve patient outcomes, we need to enter the battle for hearts and minds wherever it takes place, whether that is in the hospital corridors or on the internet.

Thanks to the editor of Critical Care and Resuscitation, Rinaldo Bellomo, and the College of Intensive Care Medicine you can download the full text pdf

Young PJ, Nickson CP, Gantner DC. Can social media bridge the gap between research and practice? Crit Care Resusc. 2013 Dec;15(4):257-9. [Free Full Text]

Chris is an Intensivist and ECMO specialist at the Alfred ICU in Melbourne. He is also the Innovation Lead for the Australian Centre for Health Innovation at Alfred Health and 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 two amazing children.

On Twitter, he is @precordialthump.

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