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Drasovean Y.,Fanshawe College | Drasovean Y.,London Health Sciences Center
Canadian Journal of Respiratory Therapy | Year: 2017

The purpose of this participatory action research project was to evaluate the effectiveness and objectiveness of learner evaluation methods used in a clinical simulation course offered at a community college as part of the 3-year Respiratory Therapy advanced diploma program. A mixed-method approach to data collection was used. A paper-based questionnaire was completed by 47 participants and was utilized to identify learner satisfaction with the simulation experience. An online questionnaire was completed by 16 participants and utilized to identify learner satisfaction with the evaluation methods used in the course, as well as to gather suggestions for improvement of those methods. Two focus groups further explored 7 participants' impressions of how evaluation practice in the course affected their learning process and competence in preparation for formal assessment. Data analysis found that the majority of participants were generally satisfied with the current evaluation process considering the practice objective and found that it was effective in helping learners achieve their learning goals. Areas identified for improvement included practice improvement, such as team and communication skills assessment; student self-reflection assessment; and changing the grading system from a numerical grade system to a pass/fail system. The project offers suggestions for future research, including the development of a standard evaluation rubric in high-fidelity simulation in respiratory therapy in Canada based on the national competency profile for entry to practice.


News Article | April 24, 2017
Site: marketersmedia.com

Customer service is the top priority for The London Ontario Plumbing Company, the newest plumbing operation in the city. The company, which started in early 2017, allows head plumber Aron Oretan to further extend his reach into the community and provide the expertise and skilled workmanship gained through more than a decade of experience in the industry. “We’re all about high quality service,” said Oretan. “Our contractors show up on time and make the cleanliness of your home the number one priority. Next, we perform a thorough clean up and explain exactly what plumbing services we completed for you.” Part of Oretan’s excellence in customer service comes from his tenure as a professor at London’s Fanshawe College. Having been used to explaining plumbing concepts to his students, it’s no stretch to translate that into a patient, understanding attitude with customers. “It’s amazing how far a tiny bit of education will go. There are all sorts of home owners out there who were never taught not to flush things like cat litter, cotton balls, or feminine hygiene products, or where their emergency shut off valve is. Just understanding that can save you a lot of money and stress.” But there’s a lot more to it than education. “The point of all this is to leave you with peace of mind in your home,” says Oretan, “knowing that you received fast, reliable, and effective plumbing services the first time. With residential plumbing, you’re usually dealing with someone’s biggest investment, so you have to be gentle and do what you can to relieve their stress.” The London Ontario Plumbing Company is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to help with any residential plumbing needs, including installations, general repairs, and emergency plumbing services. Brad Edwards, chief marketing strategist for the web marketing consulting agency Cloud Surfing Media, had this to say on the subject: “Having grown up in London surrounded by the plumbing industry, I’ve seen how important it is to keep your plumbing in good working order. And given the shortage of tradespeople Ontario has currently been facing, there has never been a better time for an honest, hard working plumber with a good crew to position themselves as a strong contender in the marketplace.” Contact The London Ontario Plumbing Company for any and all residential plumbing needs. For more information, please visit http://www.cloudsurfingmedia.com


5th Wheel Training Institute Proudly Announces the Addition of a Videographer to Their Team Haileybury, Canada, December 15, 2016 --( This graduate of Fanshawe College in London, ON, has an impressive portfolio of work and high levels of enthusiasm about the trucking and heavy equipment industry. Her skills with the camera will allow 5th Wheel Training Institute to fully document their industry-leading teaching techniques, skilled trainers, as well as helping tell the stories of the many graduates who step through the school's doors. Her videos will also be of great use further improving the services offered by 5th Wheel Training Institute, by interviewing graduates about their experiences. This visual feedback will make it even easier for 5th Wheel Training Institute to make each year's classes better than the last. 5th Wheel Training Institute hopes that, in the near future, they will be adding more quality content to an already extensive catalog of videos documenting their classes and options in heavy equipment training. Allie’s short stories will allow prospective students to make better-informed decisions about their future career path, and be fully prepared for the work needed to successfully graduate. 5th Wheel Training Institute welcomes Allie aboard and hopes she has many great years as part of the 5th Wheel team! Contact them directly for further information. About 5th Wheel Training Institute 5th Wheel Training Institute is one of the most-respected truck and heavy machinery training schools in Ontario, with decades of experience. 5th Wheel offers students a full-sized simulated work environment, with on-site gravel pits and other real-world features, specifically to prepare them for their work. All instructors at 5th Wheel are experience professionals with years of experience behind the wheel, before turning to teaching. Every graduate receives the full backing of 5th Wheel, with support finding work whenever they need it. For more information or class schedules, visit https://5thwheeltraining.com/ or call 888-939-1564. Haileybury, Canada, December 15, 2016 --( PR.com )-- Since 1985, 5th Wheel Training Institute has been providing top-tier training for truck drivers through intensive courses that prepare them for real-world careers. Now, 5th Wheel has taken the next step in their outreach programs by adding videographer Allison Himann to their team.This graduate of Fanshawe College in London, ON, has an impressive portfolio of work and high levels of enthusiasm about the trucking and heavy equipment industry. Her skills with the camera will allow 5th Wheel Training Institute to fully document their industry-leading teaching techniques, skilled trainers, as well as helping tell the stories of the many graduates who step through the school's doors.Her videos will also be of great use further improving the services offered by 5th Wheel Training Institute, by interviewing graduates about their experiences. This visual feedback will make it even easier for 5th Wheel Training Institute to make each year's classes better than the last.5th Wheel Training Institute hopes that, in the near future, they will be adding more quality content to an already extensive catalog of videos documenting their classes and options in heavy equipment training. Allie’s short stories will allow prospective students to make better-informed decisions about their future career path, and be fully prepared for the work needed to successfully graduate.5th Wheel Training Institute welcomes Allie aboard and hopes she has many great years as part of the 5th Wheel team! Contact them directly for further information.About 5th Wheel Training Institute5th Wheel Training Institute is one of the most-respected truck and heavy machinery training schools in Ontario, with decades of experience. 5th Wheel offers students a full-sized simulated work environment, with on-site gravel pits and other real-world features, specifically to prepare them for their work. All instructors at 5th Wheel are experience professionals with years of experience behind the wheel, before turning to teaching. Every graduate receives the full backing of 5th Wheel, with support finding work whenever they need it.For more information or class schedules, visit https://5thwheeltraining.com/ or call 888-939-1564. Click here to view the list of recent Press Releases from 5th Wheel Training Institute


Zhang K.M.,University of Western Ontario | Dindoff K.,Fanshawe College | Arnold J.M.O.,London Health Sciences Center | Lane J.,Ryerson University | Swartzman L.C.,University of Western Ontario
Patient Education and Counseling | Year: 2015

Objective: To describe the life goals of heart failure (HF) patients and to determine whether adherence is influenced by the extent to which these priorities are perceived as compatible with HF self-care regimens. Method: Forty HF outpatients identified their top-five life goals and indicated the compatibility of HF self-care regimens (diet, exercise, weighing) with these priorities. HF knowledge, self-efficacy and reported adherence were also assessed. Results: Patients valued autonomy and social relationships as much as physical health. However, the rated importance of these domains did not predict adherence. Adherence positively correlated with the extent to which the regimen, specifically exercise, was considered compatible with life goals (r=.34, p<.05). Exercise adherence also correlated with illness severity and self-efficacy (rs=-.42 and .36, p<.05, respectively). The perceived compatibility of physical activity with personal goals predicted 11% of the variance in exercise adherence above and beyond that accounted for by illness severity and self-efficacy (Fδ (1, 36) = 7.11, p< .05). Conclusions: Patients' goals outside of the illness management context influence self-care practices. Practice implications: Exploring patients' broad life goals may increase opportunities to resolve ambivalence and enhance motivation for self-care adherence. © 2015.


Khalili H.,Fanshawe College | Orchard C.,University of Western Ontario | Laschinger H.K.S.,University of Western Ontario | Farah R.,University of Western Ontario
Journal of Interprofessional Care | Year: 2013

Although health professional educational programs have been successful in equipping graduates with skills, knowledge and professionalism, the emphasis on specialization and profession-specific education has enhanced the development of a uniprofessional identity, which has been found to be a major barrier to interprofessional collaborative person-centred practice (IPCPCP). Changes within healthcare professional education programs are necessary to enable a shift in direction toward interprofessional socialization (IPS) to promote IPCPCP. Currently, there is a paucity of conceptual frameworks to guide IPS. In this article, we present a framework designed to help illuminate an IPS process, which may inform efforts by educators and curriculum developers to facilitate the development of health professions students' dual identity, that is, an interprofessional identity in addition to their existing professional identity, as a first step toward IPCPCP. This framework integrates concepts derived from social identity theory and intergroup contact theory into a dual identity model of IPS. © 2013 Informa UK Ltd.


Orchard C.A.,University of Western Ontario | King G.A.,Bloorview Research Institute | Khalili H.,Fanshawe College | Bezzina M.B.,University of Western Ontario
Journal of Continuing Education in the Health Professions | Year: 2012

Introduction: Many health professionals believe they practice collaboratively. Providing insight into their actual level of collaboration requires a means to assess practice within health settings. This chapter reports on the development, testing, and refinement process for the Assessment of Interprofessional Team Collaboration Scale (AITCS). There is a paucity of literature and measurement tools addressing interprofessional collaborative team performance and the nature of effective teamwork processes and patient roles within collaborative teams. These gaps limit our knowledge about how health care teams form and function. Instruments are therefore needed to assess collaborative relationships. Methods: The AITCS, with its 47 items within 4 subscales (partnership, cooperation, coordination, and shared decision making) and assessed on a 5-point Likert scale, was administered to a total of 125 practitioners from 7 health care teams practicing within a variety of settings, in 2 provinces in Canada. Results: Principal components and factor analysis of data resulted in 37 items loading onto 3 factors, explaining 61.02% of the variance. The internal consistency estimates for reliability of each subscale ranged from 0.80 to 0.97, with an overall reliability of 0.98. Thus, the AITCS is a reliable and valid instrument. Discussion: The psychometric analysis of this instrument supports its value in measuring collaboration within teams and when patients are included as team members. The AITCS can be applied to continuing professional education interventions to determine change over time. It has limitations to the Canadian context and within the settings where participants practiced. Further test and retest reliability and longitudinal study application is needed. © 2012 The Alliance for Continuing Education in the Health Professions, the Society for Academic Continuing Medical Education, and the Council on CME, Association for Hospital Medical Education.


News Article | February 15, 2017
Site: www.marketwired.com

LONDON, ON--(Marketwired - February 10, 2017) - Today, MADD Canada is calling on London City Council to ensure the passage of ridesharing regulations that will allow Uber to continue operating in London. MADD Canada and Uber Canada are national partners who have joined forces to promote safe and sober driving. For more information on the partnership between MADD Canada and Uber Canada, visit: t.uber.com/maddcanada. Crashes involving alcohol and/or drugs are the leading criminal cause of death in Canada. Every day, on average, four Canadians are killed in crashes involving alcohol and/or drugs. But everyone has the power to prevent impaired driving, and having safe, convenient and accessible transportation options is critical. "Should London City Council fail to support ridesharing on February 14, Londoners will lose access to a responsible choice at the end of a night," said MADD Canada Chief Executive Officer Andrew Murie. "Requiring personal ridesharing vehicles to have cameras, as London is considering, is not necessary. In fact, no other city in the world has such a requirement," Mr. Murie said. "MADD Canada is asking that London City Council remove the requirement for personal ridesharing vehicles to have cameras, and not risk losing a valuable community safety partner in Uber." Researchers at Temple University compared rates of alcohol-related crash deaths in cities before and after Uber was available. While there are a number of factors that affect impaired driving trends, findings from this research concluded that the arrival of Uber in a city led to a 3.6% - 5.6% decrease in the number of people killed in alcohol-related car crashes. Most impaired driving incidents happen at night and during the weekend. In cities where Uber operates in Canada, rush hour for ridesharing is not first thing in the morning or at the end of the day when people are getting to and from work, but late at night when bars close, and that is especially true in London with its large student population at Western University and Fanshawe College. About MADD Canada MADD Canada (Mothers Against Drunk Driving) is a national, charitable organization that is committed to stopping impaired driving and supporting the victims of this violent crime. With volunteer-driven groups in more than 100 communities across Canada, MADD Canada aims to offer support services to victims, heighten awareness of the dangers of impaired driving and save lives and prevent injuries on our roads. For more information, visit www.madd.ca.


Makaran J.E.,Fanshawe College
IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics | Year: 2010

The following paper presents a novel, empirical approach to gate charge control of a MOSFET used in low-side drive applications such as found in dc motor drives during turn-off, using pulsewidth modulation (PWM) based on ideal expressions of MOSFET behavior during turn- off. Without gate charge control, ringing and overshoot caused by dv /dt effects during the turn-off can result in an increase in electromagnetic interference as well as an increased power dissipation. The ringing can be difficult to suppress through the addition of suppression components as they add cost and bulk to the motor controller. Previous work has focused on the observation of dv/ dt, feed-forward, or open-loop means. Although complex gate charge solutions exist in dedicated application-specific integrated circuits (ASICs), a simple, cost-effective solution is proposed in this paper. This solution differs from previous solutions, making use of the ideal relationship between the drain-to-source and gate-to-source voltage of the MOSFET on turn-off to determine the region of high dv/dt to control a two-staged gate charge removal scheme. This solution can be readily implemented in microprocessor-based control schemes used to control motor drives and switch-mode power supplies utilizing low-side MOSFET switching. Circuit operation and advantages are presented and supported by simulation and experimental results. © 2006 IEEE.


Costa M.A.,Fanshawe College
SIGITE'11 - Proceedings of the 2011 ACM Special Interest Group for Information Technology Education Conference | Year: 2011

Qubits, Atoms, Photons, Entanglements, Quantum Mechanics and Diamonds meet the Information Age. Current research indicates that diamonds may hold the key to a cryptanalyst's nightmare,'The unbreakable cipher'. This paper introduces the basic theory and principles behind this innovative technology, reports on the research that has led to present day breakthroughs, investigates those that hold promise and looks at the possibilities for future research in this field. This report is presented as a primer to the'World of Quantum Cryptography'and its impact on Network Security and Management. Consequently, it does not provide any mathematical proofs behind the theoretical models which relate to Quantum Mechanics. It does, however, make reference to and direct those who require this depth of knowledge to the sources if this information is desired or is the basis for further research. © 2011 ACM.


Khalili H.,Fanshawe College
Clinical Teacher | Year: 2015

Background: Historically, simulation has mainly been used to teach students hands-on skills in a relatively safe environment. With changes in the patient population, professional regulations and clinical environments, clinical simulation practise (CSP) must assist students to integrate and apply their theoretical knowledge and skills with their critical thinking, clinical judgement, prioritisation, problem solving, decision making, and teamwork skills to provide holistic care and treatment to their patients. Context: CSP holds great potential to derive a positive transformation in students' transition into the workplace, by associating and consolidating learning from classrooms to clinical settings, and creating bridges between theory and practice. For CSP to be successful in filling the gap, the design and management of the simulation is crucial. Innovation: In this article a new framework called 'Clinical simulation practise framework: A knowledge to action strategy in health professional education' is being introduced that aims to assist educators and curriculum developers in designing and managing their simulations. This CSP framework theorises that simulation as an experiential educational tool could improve students' competence, confidence and collaboration in performing professional practice in real settings if the CSP provides the following three dimensions: (1) a safe, positive, reflective and fun simulated learning environment; (2) challenging, but realistic, and integrated simulated scenarios; and (3) interactive, inclusive, interprofessional patient-centred simulated practise. CSP holds great potential to derive a positive transformation in students' transition into the workplace Copyright © 2015 John Wiley & Sons Ltd.

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