Safety, Security, and Emergency Management

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Conference Presentation

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EMS has continued its move from a product of training to being the result of education. A part of that process has been the proliferation of academic programs that focus upon emergency medical services related topical areas. As this trend continues, it is incumbent upon the educators who teach these curricula to determine the most desired and (therefore) effective designs for EMS degrees. This presentation will discuss the results of statewide online research of Paramedics in Kentucky, asking several questions to determine: - the current level of education among that population, - the types of EMS programs they completed, - perceived usefulness of an EMS degree by practitioners and - the course (programmatic) content most desired in all levels of an EMS degree.

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National Association of EMS Educators