Emergency Medical Care


Matthew Murphy Paramedicine
Matthew Murphy completed his associate of science in paramedicine from Eastern Kentucky University. He works as a Flight Paramedic for JeffSTAT, the medical transportation service owned and operated by Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia. He completed his program 100% online and recently shared his thoughts about his EKU Online experience.
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Learning for Paramedics
Paramedics play a critical role in the healthcare system, as they are often the first point of contact for individuals experiencing medical emergencies. As such, it is essential for paramedics to engage in continuous research and learning to ensure they are equipped with the latest knowledge and techniques to provide the best possible care to...
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Ethics Emergency Medical Care
Ethics play a crucial role in emergency medical care, as medical professionals are often faced with difficult decisions and moral dilemmas in high-stress situations. In these scenarios, it is essential for healthcare providers to adhere to a set of ethical principles in order to ensure that they are providing the best possible care to their...
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Burnout in EMS
In the emergency services community, there's now a much greater recognition of how things such as post-traumatic stress disorder, burnout and some of the emotional trauma experienced in the field can impact EMS professionals. As the stigma of those things has been reduced in society across the board, the stigma in the emergency services industry...
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emergency medical care ems challenges
Modern EMS grew into what it is today in the early 1970s with a focus on cardiac and traumatic injuries. The first paramedics in America were trained to be physician extenders for heart attacks and other medical emergencies. Consequently, the area of resuscitation is something that is considered the bread and butter of EMTs and...
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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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