What is it about?

Two-part study, starting with a survey and concluded by interviews. The paramedics involved describe their self-directed learning activities, the difficulties they encounter, and commented on the different resources that could be made available to them.

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Why is it important?

Self-directed learning is vital in most healthcare settings, but the activities can vary between individuals, potentially causing a knowledge disparity between practitioners. By providing self-directed learning tools, the employer can promote uniformity of care throughout the organisation.


ECG interpretation was the focus of the study, but a similar process could be applied to other areas of healthcare. Group Orchestrated Self Directed Learning offers practitioners the means to identify activities or adjuncts that could grow their scope of practice, thus improving patient care.

Julien Devergie
University College Dublin

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This page is a summary of: Beyond STEMI: paramedics' views on how to improve their ability to interpret ECGs, Journal of Paramedic Practice, December 2021, Mark Allen Group,
DOI: 10.12968/jpar.2021.13.12.514.
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