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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
To improve cardiac resuscitation outcomes, the American Heart Association’s resuscitation education science recommendations include the use of feedback in healthcare education programs. While the AHA…
“Is this on the test?” Whatever you’re teaching, this is the one thing every student wants to know. It can be frustrating to hear this question over and over, but students are likely asking because…
If you’re looking to help students improve performance beyond the end of the class, then spaced learning may be right for you. An evidence-based education technique, spaced learning is very different…
It would be unreasonable to demand every EMS student get 100% on every exam or be kicked out of their program. If a prehospital provider forgets to ask when the patient last ate or leaves the bandage…
Agree or disagree with the American Heart Association’s recommendations for what medications to use when or how many compressions for each ventilation, the latest AHA scientific statement, “…
Todo trabajador de la salud lo hará por cada uno de sus pacientes al menos una vez. Para los pacientes, esto sucederá muchas veces durante el curso de su atención. Se ha identificado como un punto…
Evidence-based medicine helps clinicians deliver the treatments most likely to improve patient outcomes. Evidence-based education methods work in virtually the same way, helping improve student…
Working in small groups can be hard, but there are few better ways to develop soft skills and help students achieve top-level clinical competencies. Unfortunately many students and even some…
On March 4, 2014, shortly before midnight on the night of the Oscars, Jill Kogan Blake was at a party when she began to feel sick—very sick. Unknown to her, Jill’s colon had perforated.…
Educators know even high-quality (summative) testing at the end of a program demonstrates only that a student is competent at the moment of testing and is not predictive of their performance on a…
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