Celebrating EMS Week 2023 – Day 2: EMS Education Day

On Day 2 of EMS Week, we are talking education – both for providers and community members

Ask any provider and they’ll agree — in an emergency, mere seconds can make the difference between life and death. However, the responsibility of saving lives doesn't rest solely on the shoulders of EMS providers. In many situations, bystanders are often the first on an incident scene. Their knowledge and ability to provide immediate aid can be the difference between a successful outcome and a tragic loss.

But it’s incumbent on local EMS agencies — that’s you! — to create opportunities to learn the life-saving skills needed to be an effective bystander on scene. In addition, providers are also responsible for staying up to date on clinical best practices and industry guidelines.

Through a holistic approach to education, EMS agencies are forging a path toward a safer and more prepared society, one where lives can be saved through the collective effort of trained professionals and empowered citizens alike.

Check out our “EMS Week – Day 2” video and take a look at the EMS Week Education Day resources we’ve compiled. How is your agency advancing EMS education in your community? Send an email to editor@ems1.com for a chance to be featured in an upcoming article!

Citizen training

In order for citizens to feel empowered to take charge at an emergency scene prior to first responders arriving, they need to be trained — on both the life-saving skills needed and how to harness the confidence to do it. 


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Continuing Education

Your own personal and professional development is paramount for long-term job satisfaction and advancement. It's also necessary to stay up to date on the latest and best practices for clinical work and patient care. 

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