Alternate Posting Locations: War Stories or Field Anecdotes


As an educator or training officer do you use war stories or field anecdotes? How do you use them and more importantly how do you know they add value to the student’s experience?

As a student do you enjoy war stories? Do they enrich or distract from learning core principles?

In my February tip column, CPR Class Instruction: 5 Ways to Make it Great, I discuss the role of war stories in CPR class as well as other tips to run an effective course.

On Episode 130 of the EMSEducast, the podcast by and for EMS educators, we respond to a listener question about war stories and running effective skill instruction labs.