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Rommie L. Duckworth, LP

Rommie L. Duckworth, LP, is a dedicated emergency responder and award-winning educator with more than 25 years working in career and volunteer fire departments, hospital healthcare systems, and public and private emergency medical services. He is currently a career fire captain and paramedic EMS coordinator. The founder and executive director of the New England Center for Rescue and Emergency Medicine, Rom is an emergency services advocate, author and frequent speaker at conferences around the world. Contact him via RescueDigest.com.

Rommie L. Duckworth
Whether for convenience, cost, or COVID-19, educators everywhere are seeking to build up online components of the programs they offer. Faced with a bewildering number of online learning systems and…
Moving any portion of your EMS education online can be challenging to everyone, from educators to administrators to IT staff to, most importantly, the students themselves. Whether you are a…
Richard Feynman was one of the greatest educators of the twentieth century. He was also a Nobel Prize-winning physicist known for his unique approaches to communicating complex topics in simple terms…
Most EMS educators have some kind of training equipment at their disposal. Not rubber arms and intubation heads; here we mean oxygen kits, EKG monitors, and equipment bags. There are certainly times…
When you travel the Internet to further your EMS knowledge, you may encounter an occasional acronym that leaves you scratching your head. What does this mean? What are they talking about? Should I…
This was all supposed to be different. When the National EMS Education Standards rolled out in 2009, they encouraged educators to find new ways to help students to connect with the content.1 Many…
“What do you do when everything goes wrong?” Have your students ever asked this question? Have you asked them? Questions like this are key to critical thinking and should be presented in virtually…
Most students attend classes either because they want to improve their performance or someone else wants them to. Someone’s not performing well with their endotracheal intubations? Back to training!…
“I can’t wait for this test to be over so I can forget everything!” Maybe you’ve heard this in your classroom. Maybe you’ve even thought it yourself. Still, it can be frustrating for EMS educators…
If you’re in search of a tool that can be used for more effective employee feedback, better debriefing from real and simulated patient encounters, and individual and organizational performance…
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