Every year, EMS Week celebrates the entire EMS community and recognizes the hard and vital work it does. As part of EMS Week, Monday is EMS Education Day. Since EMS education is our forte, we’ve put together a few resources to help educators improve the quality and effectiveness of their classes.
We’re also hosting an educator webinar on Monday, May 20, 2019, at noon ET. Whether you’re just starting out or have been running a flipped classroom for decades, we’ve got tools and tips for continual improvement. In this webinar, Dan Limmer will share some of his strategies to integrate apps in the classroom and create successful EMS students and practitioners.
The webinar will cover:
- How we style our questions after the national registry’s.
- How to integrate apps into your classroom.
- How to navigate LC-Ready apps and educator dashboard tools.
- How to use diagnostic scoring and how it can help guide your lessons.
You’ll also get a complimentary educator app. If you’re planning for summer and fall courses now, this is a great opportunity to evaluate your lesson plans and look for areas of opportunity.
Free Resources for EMS Educators
To get your professional development going and save you some time, we’ve put together this list of printables, learning exercises and other educator resources to help you in the classroom.
CE credit is available for these in some states! There are two webinars left this month. If you attend, you’ll get a certificate of completion that you can use to apply for CE in your state.
- Flipped Classroom 2.0. Presented by Dan Limmer, May 15.
- Spine Motion Restriction: An Evolution in Applying the Science. Presented by Joe Mistovich, May 22.
EMTReview.com and ParamedicReview.com are our subscription NREMT prep sites for students. But for instructors, the site contains the resources you need to turn a traditional EMT course into a successful hybrid or “flipped” program. Using a hybrid approach, you can have a successful 15-week class, eliminate weekend sessions, and make your existing class times more relevant and engaging.
Patient Assessment 2019 Flowchart
One of the biggest issues we hear from the classroom is confusion about the patient assessment process for EMTs. This chart cuts the confusion and encourages critical thinking as it moves from primary through secondary assessment.
Exam Item Creation
A four-part guide to item writing for EMS educators wanting to improve the quality of their class exams.
Dynamic Learning Exercises for ALS
These learning-based classroom activities combine clinical education with the practice of compassion.
Spinal Motion Restriction Flowchart
Created last fall after the release of the latest position paper on SMR, this guide will help teach students about spinal motion restriction.
Six Questions to Tell if an EMT is Well Trained
These questions serve as a benchmark for testing EMT students’ readiness for the NREMT and the field.
Exam Cram NREMT Study Guide
This was designed for students and makes a great handout for your class.
What other tools and resources have you found to be helpful in your classroom? We’d love for you to share in the comments so other educators can take a look!