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I Spy With My Little Eye


There has been an increased emphasis on the role of simulation within the education of the paramedic student.

If You Don’t Track It, You Can’t Prove It!

Mike Rogers

Recently, I had the pleasure of sitting down with Captain Mike Rogers, training director for Boyle County EMS in Danville Kentucky.  If you want to see a picture of a busy man, check out Mikes!  I was really appreciative of the time that he carved out during lunch to meet with me.  Boyle County EMS is one of the field internship sites that we use in our paramedic educational prog

What If Amazon Ran EMS


In my opinion provides some of the best service of any company in business today.  It is rare that I have a problem with items that I have ordered from them, when they do occur; their customer service in correcting the problem has always been outstanding.  That got me to thinking…what if EMS was delivered via some of the same core principles that guide Amazon.  Here are ju

One If by Car…Two If By Ambulance


A recent research study that showed a greater chance of survival for those trauma patients that arrived at a trauma center by car as compared to by an ambulance certainly raised the bar for discussion that, sometimes, bordered on verbal violence! There is nothing like a threat to the very existence of EMS to bring the members of our profession out swinging!

Make Your PowerPoint Presentations Interactive Again

Dr. Bill Young

Presentain is an app that allows you to have fun teaching again! You can able to present your presentation in an easy way, but you can now get your students to respond via their own cellphones and become interactive again, instead of simply being a talking head!   

2017 College of Justice & Safety Awards Reception

Monica Wagers with Dr. Nancye Davis and Dr. Sandy Hunter

Monica Wagers was recently awarded the distinguished graduate student award from the School of Safety, Security, and Emergency Management.

Why Can’t Paramedic Students Count Skills While On Duty?

One of the age old questions within the realm of paramedic education is the reasoning behind “why” paramedic students are unable to count skills that they perform while on duty for their minimum number of competencies as required by their paramedic educational facility.  To be quite honest with you…I struggled with this regulation as put forth by Committee on Accreditati

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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