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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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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

NREMT Smooths Pathway for Paramedic Psychomotor Testing

The NREMT has implemented a new system to help paramedic candidates have a better testing experience!  As of January 2017, candidates will receive a new and unique number that is associated with their account.  This number is the “psychomotor authorization to test (PATT”).  The PATT is assigned after a paramedic candidate submits their online application to the Nation

EKU Paramedic Graduate’s Next Stop is Medical School!

Caleb Morris, originally from Berea Kentucky has been accepted by Lincoln Memorial University’s DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine (LMU-DCOM). Caleb’s interest in medicine began with his grandmother, a Frontier Nurse that emigrated from Canada to serve rural Appalachia.

A Seat at the Table

For many years, the paramedic program could only offer its students an Associate of Science degree.  After a lot of thought and collaboration, we developed a Bachelor of Science degree.  Students who choose the BS degree can opt to focus their studies in one of three areas: Administration, FSE Clinical, or Science.  The administration track is designed for students who intend to

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