Playing God

Station Pride

Reading social media these days can be a challenge. There are multiple pages set aside for nothing more than invoking a tactical debate, over a 5-second video. What good do these pages serve? It invariably becomes an argument of hose size and whether to grab a hydrant before or after fire attack. Invariably, the comment will be added: “no possible survivors”, “too much risk”, or “that’s a defensive only fire”. These pages only give a voice to the people, who shouldn’t be making these decisions.

Many people, promoted one step past competency, will disagree and even berate comments about aggressive search. People that are not vetted, with minimal experience, can speak to tactics they have only read about. Let me be clear…search is not an action of opportunity, it is a mandatory tactic to perform our mission. Survivable space is defined by the victim, not the company officer of an…

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Ed Theory Made Practical: Modal Model of Memory

ICE Blog

(From the E-i-C: The background to this 10 part series is here.  We need your comments / peer review to make this primer on education theory better.   We will acknowledge your contribution in the forthcoming eBook.)

Modal Model of Memory

Authors: Sylvia Alden, MD; Rachel Dahms, MD; Emily Rose, MD

Editor: Michael Gottlieb, MD, RDMS

Modal Model of Memory
Main Authors or Originators:

Richard Atkinson and Richard Shiffrin

Other important authors:

Alan Baddeley

Part 1:  The Hook
Joan is a second year Emergency Medicine resident with severe test anxiety. She consistently struggled with passing her examinations in medical school, which frustrated her, as she was always able to memorize things quickly. Throughout college and medical school, she would study by cramming for hours the night before an exam. She often would perform well on small quizzes with this approach, but always struggled with her final exams. She wants…

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