Emergency Medical Care

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Michael Rega
“EKU's online education program allowed me the opportunity not only to come back and further my education as an adult, [but to do it] when I thought it might be too late to earn my degree,” said graduate Michael Rega, BSc, NRP, FP-C.
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A paramedic works in a temporary facility for treating COVID-19 patients
Eastern Kentucky University prides itself on esteemed faculty and staff that share their knowledge in the classroom and continue to serve their neighbors outside of campus. Our communities are experiencing an unprecedented time and we, now more than ever, are relying on experts in their respective fields. These heroes are being called from far and...
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Ryan Kirk
Ryan Kirk is the first undergraduate recipient of the EKU’s scholarship for online students. EKU Online’s Omega Nu Lambda scholarship recognizes academic and community achievement among online students.. He is a paramedic earning a bachelor’s degree in emergency medical care with a concentration in emergency services administration. He enrolled in the EKU Online program to...
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Managing diabetes is important for emergency medical care professionals including paramedics.
Diabetes mellitus, commonly referred to as diabetes, is caused by an inadequate amount of circulating insulin found within the body and is an important disease for emergency medical care professionals and those seeking a degree in emergency medical care to understand. In order to fully comprehend how diabetes works let’s take a look at a...
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Emergency medicine helicopter flying through the sky
As a flight paramedic, emergency medicine graduate Corissa Walters provides access to lifesaving medical treatment for people throughout central Kentucky, many of whom are in isolated areas. It’s a job she loves, and her bachelor’s degree in emergency medical care helped her get there. She started her career in EMS in central Kentucky, and that...
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EMS providers or paramedics moving a crash victim into an ambulance
As every EMS provider knows, a patient must be “competent to refuse” in order for them to decline treatment or transport. In other words, they must be able to understand the risks of foregoing care and also be able to accept legal responsibility for doing so.
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Employee speaking with human resources manager about a grievance.
It doesn’t matter what profession you work in, chances are good at some point you’ll find yourself working alongside someone who is underperforming, difficult to work with or downright inappropriate.
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EMS providers or paramedics moving a crash victim into an ambulance
Have you ever thought about how the public perceives the emergency medical services? Do you ever question how you’re doing when you’re administering care to a patient? Patient surveys are extremely common in the healthcare field in today’s society.  Though they are most common in hospitals and doctor’s offices, but they can be helpful for...
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EMS worker sits at home with his laptop open, taking notes
The implementation of technology for distance learning enhances both the convenience and availability of education of Emergency Medical Service (EMS) learners. As access to high speed internet continues to grow, post-secondary administrators and EMS educators are increasing the number of educational courses as well as other offerings via distance learning. The availability of this tool extends...
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Glass bottles of tranexamic acid
Almost 50 years ago scientists discovered that tranexamic acid (TxA) causes an inhibition of plasminogen to the active form or plasmin. As a result fibrinolysis and clot breakdown was inhibited thus leading to a greater control over the loss of blood. Originally, TxA was the treatment of choice  for patients with hemophilia as well as to decrease...
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