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The Problem with EMS

One of the things that I really enjoy about my job as an EMS educator is that I have the opportunity to travel around the country and meet with other instructors and their students.  Once, while on such a trip, I was interviewing a class of Paramedic students who were getting ready to move from their classroom and hospital clinicals into the real world of field EMS.  As I was their as

Paramedic Students Celebrate Graduation

Twenty six paramedic students were approved for graduation at Eastern Kentucky University on Saturday, May 14.  Needless to say (but I’m going to say it anyway!) I am so very proud of these young people who have taken the last two or four years of their lives, placed them on hold from family, fun and other more pleasurable things to invest in an education that they will have for the

Slaying the NREMT Exam Dragon

It’s that time of the year when students’ thoughts turn to final exams.  If you are an EMS student, specifically that means it’s time for preparing for the NREMT written exam.  This can be the most challenging exam that a student takes in their educational career.  This article will provide some steps that will help you to be prepared for your exam.

EKU Paramedic Students and Faculty Garner Awards

Last week, two separate groups of EKU paramedic students were honored for life saving work as well as excellence in academics.  On Wednesday, April 28, faculty member David Fifer and students Jon Gaddis, Leah Gaddis, Brad Harp and Ashley Brosmer were honored by EKU President Benson during the regularly scheduled Regents meeting held at the main campus.

Students Receive Tactical EMS Training

On April 15, 2016, EKU paramedic students were treated to a hands-on demonstration of tactical emergency medical care. 

College Acquires Mobile Ambulance Simulator

A recent addition to the College of Justice & Safety’s teaching facilities promises to provide Emergency Medical Care (EMC) students a very unique learning opportunity. 

Eastern Kentucky University College of Justice and Safety Career Fair

On Thursday, March 24, 2016, Eastern Kentucky University College of Justice and Safety hosted its annual Career Fair during the midday hours. According to Professor Young, there were more EMS agencies in attendance this day than in the past Career Fairs. I received the opportunity to visit each EMS agency that was in attendance and ask a variety of questions.


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Why No O's: Part 2 of 3

The Guidelines for Emergency Cardiac Care (ECC) in 2000 and 2005 recommended against supplemental oxygen for patients with saturations above 90 percent. The current 2010 ECC Guidelines There is insufficient evidence to support [oxygen’s] routine use in uncomplicated ACS.

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