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EMS educator Kelly Grayson recently had a revelation: “I’ve been teaching my EMT classes backwards. And when did I become that stodgy old EMT instructor resistant to new ideas?” Consider: if students were seeing real patients every week, from the beginning of the course, they would see more patients, have more time to learn pattern recognition and they’d graduate in the same amount of time, having already seen and learned to interact with hundreds of real patients.

Based on this premise, he is going back to school himself and revamping his program, based on the awareness-proficiency-mastery EMT educational model. Follow along here as he documents the journey.

Giving students realistic scenarios and patient profiles prepares them to deal with success and failure in the field
Anatomy and pathophysiology frame what ET students will experience in the clinical setting
In this episode, our co-hosts discuss the EMT 360 program which provides students the opportunity to interact with patients earlier in their educational path
The flipped classroom challenges students to study smart, instead of merely memorizing facts and rote repetition of psychomotor skills
Kelly Grayson flips his EMS training model, emphasizing patient interaction so students “get to the good stuff” early on