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Learning to learn: asking questions and taking names

Learning to learn: asking questions and taking names | Paramedic studies |

By Ally Greer:

There are such things as stupid questions.

Just kidding, there aren’t. (Got your attention, though, right?)


I don’t care how many times we were told this growing up – I always find myself thinking, “Don’t ask that, that’s dumb. You should know that.” Well, guess what? Like I talked about in my last post, so many people of today’s world are in a perpetual state of learning. There is always something that seems obvious to one person that another person might not have ever thought about. The whole reason that conversing with others can be so amazing is because everyone has something to teach and everyone has something to learn. Why we view this as being stupid and not as an opportunity to extract new information is beyond me.

Don’t be afraid to keep asking.

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, June 19, 2013 8:06 PM

Asking and answering questions quickly becomes the foundation for lifelong learning. Ally's insights reveal a young mind that's already addicted to learning (foreever).  A great read. 

Mindy M Walker's curator insight, June 20, 2013 8:46 PM

Worth going through this post. If you don't know - learn - how to ask questions, you won't keep learning. Agreed - there are no stupid questions.

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Helping heal the psychological trauma... of trauma

Helping heal the psychological trauma... of trauma | Paramedic studies |
I'm a career Firefighter/Paramedic. Recently, I've been thinking more about the long-term psychological trauma that results from a serious injury/illness, and how my actions during emergencies... (#AskMeFi Helping heal the psychological trauma...
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The First Medical Tricorder Nears $1M

The First Medical Tricorder Nears $1M | Paramedic studies |
A scanner packed with sensors designed to read your vital signs and send them wirelessly to your smartphone in a few seconds, any time, anywhere.

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Carlos Fosca's curator insight, June 16, 2013 4:01 AM

Como un claro ejemplo exitoso de crowd-funding la Startup Scanadu está a punto de recolectar por Internet 1 millón de dólares de cerca de 5,000 inversores de todo el mundo, después de haber colocado en la plataforma de crowdfunding Indiegogo su propuesta de fabricar un sensor portátil capaz de medir rápidamente los signos vitales de una persona y transmitirlos via wifi a cualquier dispositivo móvil.

El sensor médico está siendo desarrollado por un equipo de médicos, científico de datos, matemáticos, biólogos moleculares, ingenieros mecánicos, eléctricos y biofísicos que conforman la  startup “Scanadu” ubicada en el Parque de Investigación de la NASA. El dispositivo portátil ha sido diseñado para leer los signos vitales: frecuencia cardiaca, temperatura del cuerpo, presión arterial, frecuencia respiratoria, oximetría, electrocardiograma y estrés emocional, a partir de colocarlo durante 10 segundos en la frente del paciente y poder adquirir la data a través de cualquier “Smartphone” vía wifi.

Aunque se espera que esté disponible en el mercado en marzo del 2014, Scanadu  advierte que hasta que el equipo esté aprobado por la FDA (Food and Drug Administration), no debería ser considerado como un dispositivo médico. En consecuencia, los primeros usuarios serán considerados como “probadores” que le ayudarán a recopilar los datos necesarios para obtener la aprobación. Todo un proyecto innovador desarrollado por un equipo multidisciplinario y aprovechando los grandes beneficios del “crowdsourcing”.

Shane Liddell's comment, June 20, 2013 1:36 AM
Well, I've just seen an industry first. Indiegogo have extended this campaign by 30 days. What are they thinking? Will this give reason for others to ask for extensions to their campaigns?
Kris Bunker's curator insight, June 20, 2013 3:28 AM

Incredibly, how quickly will this take to get into Aged Care????