New Educator Webinars

Limmer Creative and Pearson/Brady have teamed up to provide an exciting series of new webinars for EMS educators.  Each webinar is hosted by an expert in the field and will last approx. 60 minutes including time for questions from the audience.  Registration is required to get your unique link to the webinar.

Technology in the Modern EMS Classroom – Tuesday October 25, 2016

Alex Cutsumbis – Center for Emergency Medicine, University of Pittsburgh

Most technology presentations for educators focus on the educational aspects of tech. This webinar will focus on both the educational and the technology side of the equation. Alex Cutsumbis, Medical Education Coordinator at Pitt, is an experienced educator with an information technology background. His unique perspectives on both using and implementing tech are sure to help you get the most from technology with the fewest headaches.

cutsumbisalex100x100N. Alex Cutsumbis is currently the Medical Education Coordinator for the Center for Emergency Medicine and adjunct faculty with the University of Pittsburgh, School of Health and Rehabilitation Science in the Emergency Medicine Program. Prior to entering into EMS, he pursed a career in information technology and human interface design.  Alex has had the opportunity to meld both his IT background and healthcare experience as the director of education for the Keystone Simulation and Education Center located in Monaca, PA and now at the Center for Emergency Medicine and Pitt

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Using Apps in the Classroom – Tuesday November 1, 2016

Dan Limmer – Paramedic, EMS Educator and Author, Co-founder Limmer Creative

dan-sq-headshotApps began as something students picked up from an app store and were rarely used or mentioned in class. Today, apps have the quality, functionality and availability to be used as a mainstream classroom learning tool alongside your textbook. This presentation will provide a demonstration of how Limmer Creative apps and audios may be used in the classroom for both initial learning, classroom test preparation and NREMT exam preparation, with tips on how to get your students engaged in a technology that matches their on-the-go lifestyle.

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Evaluating Competency – Wednesday November 16, 2016

Bill Young – Program Director, Eastern Kentucky University

While the concept of competency-based education is frequently discussed in EMS, the evaluation of competency and relating it to classroom education is challenging for even the most competent educator. This webinar features Bill Young, Program Director at Eastern Kentucky University, who is completing his doctoral dissertation on the evaluation of competency. Bill will share the insights he has gleaned in the process to help you better prepare and evaluate students in your classes.

bill-young-headshot-100x100Bill Young, program coordinator for the Emergency Medical Care program, has worked in emergency medical services since 1978. He began his career running calls for a small fire department near Williamsburg, Kentucky long before the term “first responder” existed. Young has worked as a street medic, training officer, supervisor, state regulator and educator.

He attended Cumberland College (now University of the Cumberlands) and earned a master’s degree in leadership from Regis University. He is currently pursuing a doctorate degree in educational psychology.

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Beyond “Scene Safety, BSI:” The New EMS Safety Paradigm – Tuesday December 6, 2016

Dan Limmer – Paramedic, EMS Educator and Author, Co-founder Limmer Creative

We perceive our society as more dangerous than it used to be. As such, EMS providers more acutely feel the need for training in regard to safety. We previously took a head–in-the-sand approach to scene safety by telling providers not to go into unsafe scenes—but we gave no criteria for evaluating danger and no guidance on what an EMS provider should do if he or she comes face to face with danger. We don’t always have time for a full tactical class—and not everyone wants to be a tactical provider. This presentation combines the need for safety with a modern eye to the dangers EMS providers face to help define and teach the new scene safety paradigm.

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