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All Incoming Students Who Have Been Granted Admission Into the Advanced Sequence of Paramedic Classes for 2014 Will Be Issued an IPad Mini.

All Incoming Students Who Have Been Granted Admission Into the Advanced Sequence of Paramedic Classes for 2014 Will Be Issued an IPad Mini.

Eastern Kentucky University’s Department of Paramedicine Sciences announced that all incoming students who have been granted admission into the advanced sequence of paramedic classes for 2014 will be issued an IPad Mini.  According to Nancye Davis, program director, “The use of the IPad will better prepare our students as they transition from being students to the eventual role of pre-hospital care provider.  Many, if not most, EMS agencies have adopted electronic patient records and requiring the students to document their patient contacts electronically will be one way of setting them apart.” 

EKU Paramedic students have moved from tracking all patient contacts and skills made during their medical education on paper to recording through a web based application called FISDAP®.  “Being able to know on a day to day basis if a student is nearing competency or running behind on the number of their skills will be a very valuable tool to lessen their anxiety as they near the end of the program.  Now, instead of having that sudden panicky feeling that a student might have when they realize that they are deficient in a certain number of patient encounters, both the student and the instructor can know instantly”, said Davis. 

The EKU Emergency Medical Care Program is the first accredited Paramedic program in Kentucky and the second in the nation with almost 40 years of providing emergency medical care education for EMTs and Paramedics. We offer well established Associate of Science & Bachelor of Science degrees in Emergency Medical Care.  If you are interested in joining a career that is: fast-paced, exciting, fulfilling and growing or want more information, contact Nancye Davis.

Published on October 02, 2014

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