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Utilization of a Blended Learning Approach to Teach Pediatric Resuscitation to Medical Residents  [PDF]
Tricia Swan
Creative Education (CE) , 2015, DOI: 10.4236/ce.2015.618201
Abstract: Because of the rarity of the event of pediatric resuscitations, residents are not able to practice and maintain skills that are critical for caring for these patients. Training must be focused on rapid decision making, identification of anatomical structures for intubation, selecting appropriate equipment and sizes for resuscitation procedures, selection of appropriate medications and leading a team in stressful situations. The goal of this study was to evaluate the ability of a blended learning approach to facilitate the acquisition and retention of pediatric resuscitation skills utilizing both simulation technology and on-line education resources.
Instructional Conversations in Early Childhood Classrooms: Policy Suggestions for Curriculum Standards and Professional Development  [PDF]
Stephanie M. Curenton, Tricia Zucker
Creative Education (CE) , 2013, DOI: 10.4236/ce.2013.47A1009

The purpose of this article is to provide suggestions for two early education policy levers proposed by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) that can be specifically applied to oral language instructional in the classroom: Policy Lever 2—Designing and implementing curriculum and standards; and Policy Lever 3—Improving qualifications, training and working conditions. First, I describe the efforts the United States has made in terms of oral language instruction, and second I describe a professional development model (the Conversation Compassa?) that trains teachers to use instructional conversations with children age 2-6.

Invulnerability: A Concept Analysis
Tricia Bernecker
Global Journal of Health Science , 2010, DOI: 10.5539/gjhs.v2n1p111
Abstract: The concept of invulnerability is explored from the perspective of nursing, medicine, psychology, sociology, public health, and education. Walker and Avant’s framework for concept analysis will be used. Definitions of the concept are presented along with related terms. Antecedents, attributes, and consequences of the concept are discussed in detail. Model, borderline, related, and contrary cases are presented to provide a rich representation of the concept. Empirical referents and implications for nursing are presented.
The Nature of Listening: The need for listening in English for Academic Purposes
Tricia McErlain
Ibérica , 1999,
Emerging Patient-Driven Health Care Models: An Examination of Health Social Networks, Consumer Personalized Medicine and Quantified Self-Tracking
Melanie Swan
International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health , 2009, DOI: 10.3390/ijerph6020492
Abstract: A new class of patient-driven health care services is emerging to supplement and extend traditional health care delivery models and empower patient self-care. Patient-driven health care can be characterized as having an increased level of information flow, transparency, customization, collaboration and patient choice and responsibility-taking, as well as quantitative, predictive and preventive aspects. The potential exists to both improve traditional health care systems and expand the concept of health care though new services. This paper examines three categories of novel health services: health social networks, consumer personalized medicine and quantified self-tracking.
Sensor Mania! The Internet of Things, Wearable Computing, Objective Metrics, and the Quantified Self 2.0
Melanie Swan
Journal of Sensor and Actuator Networks , 2012, DOI: 10.3390/jsan1030217
Abstract: The number of devices on the Internet exceeded the number of people on the Internet in 2008, and is estimated to reach 50 billion in 2020. A wide-ranging Internet of Things (IOT) ecosystem is emerging to support the process of connecting real-world objects like buildings, roads, household appliances, and human bodies to the Internet via sensors and microprocessor chips that record and transmit data such as sound waves, temperature, movement, and other variables. The explosion in Internet-connected sensors means that new classes of technical capability and application are being created. More granular 24/7 quantified monitoring is leading to a deeper understanding of the internal and external worlds encountered by humans. New data literacy behaviors such as correlation assessment, anomaly detection, and high-frequency data processing are developing as humans adapt to the different kinds of data flows enabled by the IOT. The IOT ecosystem has four critical functional steps: data creation, information generation, meaning-making, and action-taking. This paper provides a comprehensive review of the current and rapidly emerging ecosystem of the Internet of Things (IOT).
Health 2050: The Realization of Personalized Medicine through Crowdsourcing, the Quantified Self, and the Participatory Biocitizen
Melanie Swan
Journal of Personalized Medicine , 2012, DOI: 10.3390/jpm2030093
Abstract: The concepts of health and health care are moving towards the notion of personalized preventive health maintenance and away from an exclusive focus on the cure of disease. This is against the backdrop of contemporary public health challenges that include increasing costs, worsening outcomes, ‘diabesity’ epidemics, and anticipated physician shortages. Personalized preventive medicine could be critical to solving public health challenges at their causal root. This paper sets forth a vision and plan for the realization of preventive medicine by 2050 and examines efforts already underway such as participatory health initiatives, the era of big health data, and qualitative shifts in mindset.
Engineering Life into Technology: the Application of Complexity Theory to a Potential Phase Transition in Intelligence
Melanie Swan
Symmetry , 2010, DOI: 10.3390/sym2010150
Abstract: Information optimization is a centerpiece phenomenon in the universe. It develops from simplicity, then continuously breaks symmetry and cycles through instability to progress to increasingly dense nodes of complexity and diversity. Intelligence has arisen as the information optimization node with the greatest complexity. A contemporary imbalance is presented in that exponentially growing technology could be poised as a potential sole successor to human intelligence. A complex dynamical system is emerging in response, the engineering of life into technology. Numerous network elements are developing which could self-organize into the next node of symmetry, a phase transition in intelligence.
What is new in Open Access?
Alma Swan
Liber Quarterly : The Journal of European Research Libraries , 2006,
Abstract: A number of quite significant developments have taken place in Open Access over the last year or so. I have already documented some of the advances in Open Access publishing and in digital repositories (Swan, 2006). In this article the focus will be upon policy developments, technological developments, new aspects of researcher behaviour, and includes the laying of a few urban myths, on which topic we can begin.
A Feast of Senses: Rhetorical Devices in the Prose of Salman Rushdie. With Special Reference to Metaphors and Adverbs.
Toril Swan
Nordlit : Tidsskrift i litteratur og kultur , 1999,
Abstract: The paper analyzes Rushdie's rhetorical use of adverbials and metaphors, in particular his rhetorical use of adverbials. The adverbs in question function rhetorically in three, partly overlapping ways. They are frequently metaphorical, and even if strictly literal (i.e. concrete), convey images and sense forms. Secondly, the linking and focusing function of the adverbs is an effective rhetorical device, as prototypical adverb use - focus on or specification of verbal actions and activities - is transformed into a focus on or specification of the subject, while the adverb form (the -ly suffix) ensures a simultaneous link to the verbal action. Finally, Rushdie's adverbs function rhetorically as abbreviated propositions. This use of adverbs is in particular a property of English, and Rushdie exploits it elegantly.
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