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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Teaching & Instructing OR Coaching & Mentoring

Are you an EMS educator or field preceptor? Maybe you’re a student just getting into EMS. The EMS way of learning varies with instructor and student types alike. But do you take the teaching or coaching approach with your students? Do you learn more as a student when instructed or mentored? Listen to this episode for some key insights to the differences and how they affect the learning process. [Read more…]