Like many things it’s much easier to require kids to do the work. Michigan is the latest state to pass legislation requiring high schools to teach hands-only CPR to students. More than half the states, including California, Kentucky and Illinois have a similar graduation requirement. I am not a fan of the “make the kids do […]
Short video aimed at high school students exploring careers choices about being a paramedic. I am always looking for how we tell our story to others. What does EMS do? What value does it provide communities? How is it a personally rewarding career. Thanks Fitting Room TV for featuring paramedics.
Check out this promotion video of the Hutchinson Community College Field Operations Program for paramedic students. The field ops program was also the subject of EMSEduCast episode 83: Hutchinson Community College Field Ops Program. // //
Are you ready for 2012? In this month’s edition of posts outside the service area I share some of my favorite posts from the month and resolutions associated with the post. Enjoy and Happy New Year! EMS Blog Resolution: Jim Hoffman, the EMS Professional, loves EMS bloggers. He shares some of his favorite EMS blogs and […]
Idea: Collaborative Test Taking
While wrestling through a written test I had this idea. Each student takes the test on their own and submits their answers for grading. Then in groups of two or three – just like a real patient contact – students answer the same set of questions. While reading the test questions I had occasions, again […]
Videos: College EMS Programs
University of Delaware Emergency Care Unit Student run, all volunteer organization provides emergency response to the University of Delaware. UDECU website. Emory University Emergency Medical Services 911 emergency response by Emory University students: 24-7 to campus and surrounding community.
3 EMS Phrases I Detest
I detest the use of these three EMS phrases: 1) Stay and play 2) Load and go 3) Scoop and run Usage is 10x worse if said with air quotes. Instead I prefer terms like primary survey, secondary survey, focused history and physical exam, rapid transport, high priority transport, low priority transport, and interventions.
A week ago Friday was the premiere of the Chronicles of EMS – episode 1 season 1. (view episode 1 in this EverydayEMSTips.com post). As I watched the episode for the premiere I had several ideas of how educators could use the episode in the classroom. Here are my Everyday EMS ideas. Please share your […]
This is a guest post by respiratory therapy and EMT-B student Jared Scott. If you want to guest post on this blog, check out the guidelines here. As an EMT student, I have come to realize that we are taught very simple life-saving techniques: ABC’s. Airway, breathing, and circulation.Two of these (airway and breathing) fall […]
Tomorrow (1230EST) is the next episode of the EMS Office Hours podcast. Join Jim Hoffman and me for a live conversation on EMS topics for already certified EMS professionals and EMS students. You can call in to talk to us or use the chat room to submit questions. Wednesday 1/27 at 12:30 PM EST. http://blogtalkradio.com/emss