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What Difference Does a Uniform Make?

Recently Katie Carey, a graduate of the Eastern Kentucky University Paramedic Program, posed a Facebook discussion question that generated many responses.  Her question as posed was “If and/or when you need EMS does it matter to you if the provider is wearing a regular t-shirt?”  I thought it was a great question and apparently, so did others.  To date, it has generat

NREMT Smooths Pathway for Paramedic Psychomotor Testing

The NREMT has implemented a new system to help paramedic candidates have a better testing experience!  As of January 2017, candidates will receive a new and unique number that is associated with their account.  This number is the “psychomotor authorization to test (PATT”).  The PATT is assigned after a paramedic candidate submits their online application to the Nation

EKU Paramedic Graduate’s Next Stop is Medical School!

Caleb Morris, originally from Berea Kentucky has been accepted by Lincoln Memorial University’s DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine (LMU-DCOM). Caleb’s interest in medicine began with his grandmother, a Frontier Nurse that emigrated from Canada to serve rural Appalachia.

A Seat at the Table

For many years, the paramedic program could only offer its students an Associate of Science degree.  After a lot of thought and collaboration, we developed a Bachelor of Science degree.  Students who choose the BS degree can opt to focus their studies in one of three areas: Administration, FSE Clinical, or Science.  The administration track is designed for students who intend to

What’s Your Excuse?

Corissa Walters is the EMS version of Wonder Woman. She is employed by the Kentucky Board of Emergency Medical Services (KBEMS) as an Inspector/Liaison to ensure that licensed ambulance services across the state are complying with the current regulatory statutes.

The Gums of Misery

A man I respect very much said something tonight; he isn't often prone to many words or unsolicited advice, so when he gives it, I listen. Some of the folks I am privileged enough to call my shift mates and myself were all standing around solving the world's problems by the light of the bay as usual, it is catharsis for EMS, talking...sometimes we don't do it enough.

EKU to Launch Online/Hybrid Paramedic Program

Officials with Eastern Kentucky University’s Department of Paramedicine today announced the launch of their online/hybrid paramedic program in January 2017.  According to Program Director Bill Young, “this program will combine the best of technology and the expertise of the nationally known EKU faculty to make it possible for EMTs who might not be able to gain the advanced

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