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February 2017

Assessing the Competency of EMS Educators

For many years, it has been a given that it is the job of the EMS educator to evaluate and verify the competency of his or her students. This came to the forefront when EMS stakeholders across the nation moved from an hours based educational system to one that was based upon competency or not. It fell to the instructors to determine competency prior to being sent to the NREMT for testing.

Eastern Kentucky University Paramedic Student Already Saving Lives

Brittany Lancaster is a student currently enrolled in the Paramedic Program at Eastern Kentucky University.  As such she has been learning how to assess and treat patients suffering from a multitude of maladies over the last two years.  However, she is already licensed by the state of Kentucky as an Emergency Medical Technician and works for an area ambulance service.

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April 13, Stratton Building, 2nd Floor

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

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