Emergency Medical Care

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Alex Dougherty, a master’s student who earned an EKU degree in paramedicine, is a grad assistant for the Emergency Medical Care program.
Alex Dougherty is a master’s student who also earned his bachelor’s degree in paramedicine from EKU. He’s currently a graduate assistant for the Emergency Medical Care degree program. When asked about why he was so passionate about EMS, he had this to say, “Paramedicine became a passion for me when I was a junior in...
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EMS providers or paramedics moving a crash victim into an ambulance
EMS is a crossroads unseen since the early 1970s. Make sure when your career in EMS is over that it occurs on your terms and not because of an unwise action that you should have foreseen.  Make it fun while it lasts!
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David Fifer, NRP
This is my second semester teaching at EKU, but I graduated from the College of Arts and Sciences in 2007 and stayed connected with EKU as a member of the International Alumni Association Board of Directors.
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EMS providers or paramedics moving a crash victim into an ambulance
Over the last four decades, many in the field of EMS have called for more education in emergency medical services (EMS) leadership. According to Time Magazine, EMS is projected to grow an astounding 22% over the next ten years.
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EMS providers or paramedics moving a crash victim into an ambulance
A recent Chicago research paper, “Outcomes of Basic Versus Advanced Life Support for Out-of-Hospital Medical Emergencies,” analyzed the outcomes of patients who received advanced life (ALS) support versus basic life support (BLS) and the impact on mortality. It’s certainly created an uproar in the EMS community. 
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Man references his phone as writes in a planner
Time management and organization are the keys to success when it comes to online learning. One way to achieve more effective time management skills is to create a personalized “to-do” list for yourself. Below are some helpful tips to get you started:
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A stethoscope and dog tags sit on a camouflage military uniform
One of the trials for civilian EMS agencies is determining how military training and the experience that those medics possess correspond to the civilian state EMS requirements.  
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EMS providers or paramedics moving a crash victim into an ambulance
Advancement as a paramedic, just like time, stands still for no person. If you are not preparing now for your future, you are, in reality, moving backward as others pass you by! Regardless of the career that you choose, it’s imperative that you continue growing, improving and advancing. Nowhere is that more true than in...
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EMS providers or paramedics moving a crash victim into an ambulance
So, you’re a student. You tell folks you’re taking classes with EKU Online. Perhaps you tell your buddies at work. And the questions start: What? Where? Really? Regardless of age or background, almost everyone’s prior experience as a student has been sitting in a classroom with others listening to someone like me, your instructor, add to the...
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Two paramedics moving a crash victim into an ambulance
How do I become a paramedic? Do I need a degree to be successful in the short term? Will those needs change in the long term?
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