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Mike Ward


Michael J. Ward, BS, MGA, MIFireE, NREMT-Basic, spent 12 years as an academic, ending as Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine at George Washington University in 2012. He treated patients as an EMT (commercial, volunteer and seasonal) and paid firefighter/paramedic and, during a 25-year career with Fairfax County (Va.) Fire and Rescue, worked in every division of the department, retiring as the acting EMS division administrator. Ward is also a textbook author and conference presenter.

The data shows that trained, experienced and certified EMS instructors are a better predictor of success than an academic setting
Organizations can benefit from an experienced medic working for them on the side, but it takes special handling
We need to look beyond the immediacy of emergency care to make the EMS vocation a profession
Why developing Interprofessional Communication skills is so important
EMS in 2018 will be very different
Moving away from the National Standard Curriculum
Developing superb leadership skills in EMS
Doing the best for the patient may mean changing the EMT’s role
No drug means no patient consent required in cardiac arrest research
Time to stop whining, time to start building