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Wilderness First Aid Course Offered this Fall!

Wilderness Course Graphic

EKU’s Emergency Medical Care Program and Division of Natural Areas are partnering to offer a Wilderness First Aid Course this fall!

Three Questions You MUST Answer Before Taking an Online Class

Three Questions You MUST Answer Before Taking an Online Class

Online learning has quickly become mainstream over the last 10-15 years as an option for those who may not be able to attend traditional college classes.  A myth persist that online learning is not “real” learning.  Research shows that online learning can be just as effective as face to face classes (Mccutcheon et. al., 2014).

Preparing the EMT for Their First Cardiac Arrest Death

As EMS educators we do a pretty good job of preparing students for the technical aspects of a career in prehospital medicine. One of the things that we could do a little bit better, particularly on the EMT level, would be to prepare them for their first cardiac arrest that does not survive.

Good News That Could Be Deadly

Health Insurance

In 2017 news was shared that Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield had intended on beginning a new payment scheme reimbursing EMS agencies for not transporting patients to the hospital, where it was appropriate. Anthem is the first major insurer in the United States to begin to offer such a service.

A New Year, a New…EMS???

Welcome 2018

Welcome to the year 2018. It seems like it was only yesterday that it was 1999 and we were worried about the Y2K bug and the end of civilization as we knew it. A new year provides new opportunities for change and growth. That’s exactly what I’m going to attempt to do in this blog in this upcoming year. Change and growth.

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!   

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