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Why No O's: Part 2 of 3

The Guidelines for Emergency Cardiac Care (ECC) in 2000 and 2005 recommended against supplemental oxygen for patients with saturations above 90 percent. The current 2010 ECC Guidelines There is insufficient evidence to support [oxygen’s] routine use in uncomplicated ACS.

EKU Faculty Member Remembers a Fallen Supreme Court Justice

When Justice Antonin Scalia of the Supreme Court of the United States passed away unexpectedly on February 13, 2016 at a West Texas ranch, many Americans were saddened and surprised.  As the leader of his conservative colleagues on the bench and equipped with a large personality, Justice Scalia was well-known to even the casual observers of the Supreme Court.

Why No O's: Part 1 of 3

If you have been in EMS for any length of time, you know that there are things that we once held in high esteem as medical practices that, if done today, would constitute medical malpractice.  For example, in my early career, we had a blue light in the back of the ambulance.  The way it was explained to be was that the light emitted from a blue light was calming and reduced anxiety.&n

EKU Announces Dates for Paramedic Entrance Exam

Students wishing to apply for the 2016-2017 cohort of Advanced Sequence Paramedic classes should apply for the mandatory entrance exam as given by Eastern Kentucky University Department of Paramedicine.  In order to be considered, students must either have completed ALL pre-requisite classes prior to the May 15, 2016.  The exam will be scheduled on the following dates and will begin p

Sea Gull Leaders The Conclusion

Part 3 The Dumper Leader

Sea Gull Leaders Part 2 of 3

Part 2.  Don't Make a lot of Noise

Sea Gull Leaders Part 1 of 3

In his groundbreaking book, "The One Minute Manager", author Ken Blanchard coined the term, the "Seagull Manager".  In it he wrote, "Seagull managers fly in, make a lot of noise, dump on everyone, and then fly out.”    I believe that all of us have worked for seagull leaders, but this posting is not about how to work with them.  Instead, i

EKU Seeks Input into Online Paramedic Course

EKU Department of Paramedicine is asking currently certified EMTs to share their thoughts regarding a potential online paramedic course.  This course could be launched as soon as August of 2016, if the need is there.

Three Top Methods for Getting Better Grades

As an educator, I’m asked on a regular basis the questions, “What can I do to get a better grade?”  Although there is no single magic bullet, it has been my experience that there are three things that will increase the chances that you will have the grade you want instead of the grade you have.

First, show up for class!

Five Strategies to Master This Semesters Final Exams

1.     Make a universal to-do list and then purposely schedule study time for the days left in the semester. Remember, lifesaver, triage is not just for MCIs. Not all finals are created equal.

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