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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
A fundamental principle of effective communication is “show, don’t tell.” The EMS education corollary is “Telling isn’t teaching.” This doesn’t mean you shouldn’t speak; it means that for…
The best educators are good at creating and using performance objectives to help students achieve maximum real-world performance. Simply put, if you don’t have great objectives, you cannot have great…
When you check your equipment at the start of your shift, you make sure you have everything you need, that it’s all in date, that it works properly with other equipment, and that it’s ready to be…
EMS educators, excited to share what they know, will often dive right into sessions by presenting an exciting case study, a shocking statistic, or even an amusing anecdote. These can all be excellent…
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…
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