The Goldfish Paradox
I sat in my office, opened up a spread sheet, and started to develop the different education tracks for the Wisconsin Emergency Medical Service’s Association's (WEMSA) annual conference. Typically you would have a basic life support (BLS), advance life support (ALS), critical care, and operations track. Even though ALS & BLS providers respond to the same emergencies, we create an educational delineation to allow appropriate transfer of knowledge in relation to baseline education. This prevents a cross contamination of either bored or confused clinicians. This probably also explains the reason children are sometimes taken into a different room or class while their parents attend church.
I created a graphic explaining this. I call it the "Degree of Separation Theory."