High School Student EMS? Join the EMS Educast LIVE!

If you would think back a few months ago, you might faintly remember a controversial streak that I had where I posted a few hotly debated topics. One of those posts: Saved By the Bell? High School Student EMS gathered a LOT of responses, both in my commentssection and on the JEMS Facebook Fan Page.

The post looked at whether or not it was a good idea to begin Emergency Medical Technician (EMT-B) training in High Schools and also whether it was a good idea to have high school students actually responding to emergencies. My take was that while I support the idea of first-aid, CPR, and even First-Responder training in high schools, I think that holding EMT-Basic level training there is a bad idea. My thoughts were also that having high-school students responding to 911 medical emergencies was absolutely coo-coo insane.

Depending on your views, I was either a mean and grumpy old man who doesnt understand just how special these kids are or I was taking a stand to save the profession from the further watering down of our educational standards, professional competency, and pay scale.

Regardless of your opinion, please jump on with Greg Friese and I tonight on the EMS Educast, a LIVE and long-running popular podcast. The show starts at 9pm Eastern, which so I dont forget is 8pm Central and 6pm PDT. The show is live and I would love to have anyone join us in the chat room and even call in.

Heres the link: http://www.emseducast.com/live

Heres the link to the article again: Saved By the Bell? High School Student EMS

The show starts at 9pm Eastern Join us in the Chat Room and Call In to speak with Greg or myself.

Love my stance or hate it, its sure to be a great show.

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Also, if youre reading this after the show, the EMS Educast and all previous episodes can always be found at www.EMSEducast.com

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Chris Kaiser aka "Ckemtp"

I am a paramedic trying to advance the idea that the Emergency Medical Services can be made into the profession that we all want it, need it, and know it deserves to be.
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  • Comments
    DiverMedic
    Welcome to the Club
    Very well done, Chris.
    2014-09-17 22:15:00
    DiverMedic
    My Blogroll
    One of these days you'll figure out where my blog is... :)
    2014-09-17 22:11:00
    emtterri123
    Six Tricks You Can Use Today to Improve Your EMS Narrative Report
    The first and best way to get people reading you to think that you are an idiot is to pepper your writing with spelling and grammatical errors. It makes you look dumb. - Me thinks this should have been restructured as it does not flow and caused me to reread it several times. lol :)
    2014-09-17 08:27:00
    Алексей Рукин
    So You Think You Can EKG?
    78% accuracy... and I'm not even a medical student, only a blog reader...
    2014-07-12 18:12:00
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    The Five Second Rule – Six Ways you can Reduce Pauses in Compressions and Save More Lives with CPR
    […] 5,7,9 http://www.lifeunderthelights.com/2014/03/24/the-five-second-rule-six-ways-you-can-reduce-pauses-in-… […]
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