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2 More Questions for the EMS Eagles

Friday and Saturday I attended the Gathering of the Eagles, state of the science education program in Dallas. Dozens of medical directors (EMS physicians) from throughout the United States gave five to 10 minute presentations. There were also lightning rounds for audience members to ask short questions (to generate short answers) of the Eagles.

Here are two questions I didn’t get a chance to ask:

  1. Which intervention is most likely to rapidly transition from ALS to BLS to lay person? (Examples: defibrillation, epi for anaphylaxis, and naloxone)
  2. Which terminal degree is best for a paramedic that wants to make a significant, lasting impact on the future of EMS?
    a. MD/DO
    b. RN
    c. MS
    d. EdD
    e. PhD
    f. JD
    g. PA/NP
    h. MBA
    i. Other

You don’t need to be an Eagle to answer these questions. If you have opinion, please share in the comments.

Throughout the conference I wrote articles in the quick take format for EMS1. As those articles are posted I will add the links to this post.

Also read this conference recap from host of the Tuesday EMS tidbits podcast, Bradley Dean.

Confessions from the EMS State of the Science conference

You can also learn more about the sessions, presenters, and more by browsing the Twitter stream.

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By Greg Friese

Greg Friese, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, is an author, educator, paramedic, and marathon runner.

Greg was the co-host of the award winning EMSEduCast podcast, the only podcast by and for EMS educators. Greg has written for,, Wilderness Medical Associates, JEMS Magazine, and EMS World Magazine, and the NAEMSE Educator Newsletter.