How To Meet EMS Student Expectations

ems transportEMS educators are challenged with meeting student expectations. What do new candidates in EMS expect from the learning experience and what they will see in the field?

So how to we teach new EMS providers what’s real in EMS?

This week I am joined by Thomas Nagel a paramedic, RN and EMS educator in NC, who shares his insights into meeting EMS student expectations. We also talk about some EMS dogma with regards to EMS educators themselves. All this plus tips on helping students of all provider levels and experiences build up their cache of what is normal for patients.

Take a listen to this ITunes reboot below and be sure to leave your thoughts and comments.

 

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Benefiting From EMS Groups

Are you benefiting from EMS groups? Whether it’s a popular EMS forum, Facebook or even a formal group meeting after class. Each can help you in your studies and even with those tough calls. Check out this Monday Minutes and be sure to post your tips below as well.


Are You Setting Expectations As A Student?

ems acls educationAs an EMS student, it’s important to set the expectations for a clinical rotation with your preceptors. Whether you are a EMT or paramedic student, letting the preceptor know what you want  to accomplish that day helps them know what to expect from you. This way when you are on a call, everyone is on the same page and knows what each is doing. So if you need to get intubation help, drug calculations practice or even master blood pressures, be sure to tell your preceptor what you haven’t done yet or need help with. This communication will go a long way when the time comes for that skill to be done. Take a listen to this weeks minutes (about 5) and be sure to post your student rotation tips below as well.



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