Brian Broome

Brian and I talked about his experience as a patient and examined some of that through his lens as a writer and storyteller – those critical skills of listening to other people’s stories and really hearing what they have to say. He wrote an article for the Guardian diving into the opioid crisis and a lot of what that article covered is vital for #communityparamedics to understand and incorporate. After this article came out, our #MIHCP program brought him in as a speaker and that turned out to be one of the best education days we have had.

Episode 2: Brian Broome and listening without judging

Talking with author and educator Brian Broome about patient experience and how the way we listen makes all the difference.

Check out his article in The Guardian a few years ago that prompted our MIH program to bring him in as a speaker

IBSC CP-C beta test

The CP-C exam has been updated by the IBSC and is ready to beta test for validation. Passing this beta version will award the CP-C or may be used to renew if you are eligible. Limited to the first 100 to sign up at this extremely discounted rate. You also have the option of taking it online with a remote proctor or in person at a Prometrics testing center. The remote option is new and something the IBSC has committed to developing, please consider it.

Episode 00 – What is Integrated:

What is this all about?  Integrated: the Community Paramedicine podcast is all about #FOAMed #MIHCP #CommunityParamedic information and idea exchange. It’s about providing a venue for everyone involved in this subspecialty to discuss what makes them tick and why it all matters.

Check it out, subscribe, and if you have a story to tell I want to hear from you 

Free textbooks… no really

SpringerOpen has released a number of textbooks of relevance to both Community Paramedics and folks responsible for Mobile Integrated Health programs.  Well worth taking a look at:

A Life Course Perspective on Health Trajectories and Transitions
Editors: Claudine Burton-Jeangros, Stéphane Cullati, Amanda Sacker, David Blane

This open access book examines health trajectories and health transitions at different stages of the life course, including childhood, adulthood and later life. It provides findings that assess the role of biological and social transitions on health status over time.

Handbook of Life Course Health Development
Editors: Neal Halfon, Christopher B. Forrest, Richard M. Lerner, Elaine M. Faustman

This handbook synthesizes and analyzes the growing knowledge base on life course health development (LCHD) from the prenatal period through emerging adulthood, with implications for clinical practice and public health. It presents LCHD as an innovative field with a sound theoretical framework for understanding wellness and disease from a lifespan perspective, replacing previous medical, biopsychosocial, and early genomic models of health.

Fundamentals of Clinical Data Science
Editors: Pieter Kubben, Michel Dumontier, Andre Dekker

This open access book comprehensively covers the fundamentals of clinical data science, focusing on data collection, modelling and clinical applications. Fundamentals of Clinical Data Science is an essential resource for healthcare professionals and IT consultants intending to develop and refine their skills in personalized medicine, using solutions based on large datasets from electronic health records or telemonitoring programmes. The book’s promise is “no math, no code”and will explain the topics in a style that is optimized for a healthcare audience.

Multilevel Modelling for Public Health and Health Services Research
Authors: Alastair H. Leyland, Peter P. Groenewegen

This open access book is a practical introduction to multilevel modelling or multilevel analysis (MLA) – a statistical technique being increasingly used in public health and health services research. The authors begin with a compelling argument for the importance of researchers in these fields having an understanding of MLA to be able to judge not only the growing body of research that uses it, but also to recognise the limitations of research that did not use it.