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EMS As an Industry Projected to Explode With Growth

In the July 6, 2015 issue of Time magazine, three public safety sector job growth areas were examined.


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Presentation Summary-Thomas Herron

It seems as if child abuse information is out there and people have learned about the statistics and how to identify a child in danger, yet the rates of child abuse across the nation have stayed consistent over the past few years.

Common Concerns of the Elderly Pharmacology Complications

When it comes to the elderly and pharmacology the pre hospital provider will start to see that a lot of elderly are on excessive amounts of medications. Due to the aging process and all of the known chronic diseases that are more commonly seen in the elderly one can understand why an individual above sixty five years in age has a medication list as long a family of sixes grocery list.

Thinking About Medical School? Think About This!

According to the American Association of Medical Colleges, only 40% of those that apply to medical school are accepted their first year of application. How can your application improve? According to Paul Jung, M.D., “Many premeds make the terrible mistake of simply applying a second time without significantly improving their applications.

EKU Emergency Medical Care Graduate Serves in the South Pacific

When we say that with a degree from the EKU Department of Paramedicine you can go anywhere, we mean it…literally!  Miles Owen, EMC alumni share his story as follows. 

Department of Paramedicine Student Garners College of Justice & Safety Distinguished Undergraduate Award

It’s a repeat of the age old story.  Boy admires and looks up to dad.  Dad is the chief of the local fire department.  Boy follows in dad’s steps to enter a career of public safety.  Such is the story of Casey Walker.  Casey says that he grew up in public safety.  His father, Wes Walker, was the chief of the Covington Virginia fire department for many y

A Married Couple and Paramedic School…Can They Find Happiness?

Jon and Leah aren’t your normal paramedic students.  Sure, they have the same dynamics as other paramedic students have, time management, finances and other priorities.  The difference between them and other students is that they are not only married to each other, they married just a few weeks before their paramedic advanced sequence of classes began last year.

EKU Paramedic Student Veterans Continue to Serve!

EKU Paramedic Students

EKU's Emergency Medical Care program is better because of the involvement of students such as veterans like these, the current students in the paramedic advanced sequence. Thank you for the sacrifice that you have and continue to make for us!

From left to right, they are:

Chad Snyder: 3 years of service, Kentucky army national guard, 88M, Logistic specialist.  

New EMC Program Director Named at EKU

Bill Young

Officials with Eastern Kentucky University’s College of Safety, Security and Emergency Management have announced that Bill Young will become the Program Coordinator for the Emergency Medical Care program.  He succeeds Nancye Davis who recently became the Chair of the Fire Protection and Paramedicine Sciences Department. 

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