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#FOAMems: Engaging paramedics with free, online open-access education

Overview of attention for article published in Journal of Education and Health Promotion, January 2018
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Title
#FOAMems: Engaging paramedics with free, online open-access education
Published in
Journal of Education and Health Promotion, January 2018
DOI 10.4103/jehp.jehp_84_17
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Authors

Mason, Paige Mason, Alan M Batt, Mason, Paige, Batt, Alan M

Abstract

Twitter®use among paramedics and other prehospital care clinicians is on the rise and is increasingly being used as a platform for continuing education and international collaboration. In 2014, the hashtag #FOAMems was registered. It is used for the sharing of emergency medical services, paramedicine, and prehospital care-related content. It is a component of the 'free open-access meducation' (FOAM) movement. The aim of this study was to characterize and evaluate the content of #FOAMems tweets since registration. An analytical report for #FOAMems was generated on symplur.com from February 4, 2014, to April 30, 2017. A transcript of all #FOAMems tweets for a randomly selected 1 month period (October 2015) was generated, and quantitative content analysis was performed by two reviewers. Tweets were categorized according to source (original tweet/retweet) and whether referenced. The top 92 tweeters were analyzed for professional identity. During the study period, there were over 99,000 tweets containing #FOAMems, by over 9,200 participants. These resulted in almost 144 million impressions. Of the top 92 tweeters, 50 were paramedics (54%). Tweets were mainly related to cardiac (23%), leadership (19%), and trauma (14%). The 1-month period resulted in 649 original tweets, with 2110 retweets; 1070 of these were referenced. Paramedics are engaging with both clinical and nonclinical content on Twitter®using #FOAMems. Social media resources are widely shared, which is in line with the FOAM movement's philosophy. However, opportunities exist for paramedics to share further diverse resources supported by referenced material.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 5 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 2 40%
Student > Bachelor 1 20%
Lecturer 1 20%
Unspecified 1 20%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Unspecified 1 20%
Nursing and Health Professions 1 20%
Psychology 1 20%
Social Sciences 1 20%
Medicine and Dentistry 1 20%
Other 0 0%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 25. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 02 September 2018.
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