The more I delve into what “resources” a site like this could have, the more impressed I am at how much stuff is already available online for paramedic students. Case in point, I sincere tip of my hat to Rob Theriault (a link to his “Paramedic Tutor” website is on the right) for providing access to many of his lectures at Georgian College via podcasts and iTunes-U. Having only stumbled upon them last weekend, I’ve already spent a fair bit of time listening to them and they’re fantastic. I’ve mentioned it to a number of people in class this week who (a) didn’t know something like that even existed and (b) astounded they were free.
It’s the former of those points that gave me a bit of a lightbulb moment this evening while trying to avoid studying Patient Care Theory 2…
There are a whole lot of online resources available to us but by enlarge, we just don’t know what’s out there. Being the first few days of this website’s existence, I’m not holding my breath for a lot of feedback on these posts (to be honest, I sort of feel like I’m talking to myself…but I’ve been assured that if I keep at it, the comments will come (I toyed with putting a cheesy “baseball diamond in a cornfield” reference in this somewhere)…but what I’d really like is for anyone reading this to suggest other useful documents, websites, podcasts, blogs etc. for paramedics and paramedic students with the hope that eventually, this site will be (among other things) a hub / springboard to all those great resources.
On a related side note, we’re also in the process of creating a “Question of the Day” section that will have a random BLS, ALS, ECG, Patho, Pharm etc. question posted each day for everyone to discuss…so keep an eye out for that coming soon!