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Your First Year as a Paramedic: Things You Need to Know!

So you have just about jumped through all of the hoops and made it through your initial paramedic education.  Congratulations!  You deserve as it has been a long tough road for you.  Although you may already be working as an EMT or looking for that first assignment, there are some very important things that you need to know as you move from student to practitioner. 

Educating the Public: Why EMS has failed and Ways to fix the problem

The following is a guest blog posting written by Jamie Biddle, a student in the EKU EMS program. 

EMS As an Industry Projected to Explode With Growth

In the July 6, 2015 issue of Time magazine, three public safety sector job growth areas were examined.


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Presentation Summary-Thomas Herron

It seems as if child abuse information is out there and people have learned about the statistics and how to identify a child in danger, yet the rates of child abuse across the nation have stayed consistent over the past few years.

Common Concerns of the Elderly Pharmacology Complications

When it comes to the elderly and pharmacology the pre hospital provider will start to see that a lot of elderly are on excessive amounts of medications. Due to the aging process and all of the known chronic diseases that are more commonly seen in the elderly one can understand why an individual above sixty five years in age has a medication list as long a family of sixes grocery list.

Thinking About Medical School? Think About This!

According to the American Association of Medical Colleges, only 40% of those that apply to medical school are accepted their first year of application. How can your application improve? According to Paul Jung, M.D., “Many premeds make the terrible mistake of simply applying a second time without significantly improving their applications.

EKU Emergency Medical Care Graduate Serves in the South Pacific

When we say that with a degree from the EKU Department of Paramedicine you can go anywhere, we mean it…literally!  Miles Owen, EMC alumni share his story as follows. 

Department of Paramedicine Student Garners College of Justice & Safety Distinguished Undergraduate Award

It’s a repeat of the age old story.  Boy admires and looks up to dad.  Dad is the chief of the local fire department.  Boy follows in dad’s steps to enter a career of public safety.  Such is the story of Casey Walker.  Casey says that he grew up in public safety.  His father, Wes Walker, was the chief of the Covington Virginia fire department for many y

A Married Couple and Paramedic School…Can They Find Happiness?

Jon and Leah aren’t your normal paramedic students.  Sure, they have the same dynamics as other paramedic students have, time management, finances and other priorities.  The difference between them and other students is that they are not only married to each other, they married just a few weeks before their paramedic advanced sequence of classes began last year.

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