The pandemic has turned EMS education programs upside down. The saying “to teach is to touch a life forever” in EMS often meant actual touching, and now that is not allowed. Listen to UCLA education experts explain how programs have shifted to remote learning environments and implemented innovative solutions for psychomotor learning and evaluation when students cannot attend classes in person. This webinar will also feature considerations for policy changes to ensure principles of learning are balanced with student needs when home, work and financial lives have been greatly impacted. From EMT and paramedic programs to continuing education, there are insights here for all educators.
Heather Davis, EdD, NRP
Director of Student Assessment, UCLA School of Medicine
Heather Davis is the Director of Student Assessment in the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. She spent the past 20 years at UCLA, the first accredited paramedic program in the country, as the Program Director and then the Associate Director for the Center for Prehospital Care. She is a Clinical Adjunct Professor in the Rossier School of Education at USC where she teaches graduate courses in learning and motivation. Dr. Davis is the Board Chair for the National Registry of EMTs and has been a paramedic for more than two decades.
Michael Kaduce, MPS, NRP
EMT Program Director, UCLA Center for Prehospital Care
Michael Kaduce is the EMT Program Director at the UCLA Center for Prehospital Care. Michael oversees the EMT program which educates nearly 1,000 EMTs annually and provides refresher training for an additional 500 while maintaining a 97% NREMT pass rate. Michael began his career as an EMT at St. Luke's Hospital, then as a Firefighter/Paramedic at the Urbandale Fire Department. He was also the EMT and Paramedic coordinator at the University of Iowa.
Kathleen O’Connor, NRP, MPP
Assistant Program Director, UCLA Center for Prehospital Care
Kathleen O'Connor is the Assistant Program Director at UCLA Center for Prehospital Care. She manages the day-to-day operations of the Paramedic Education Program and is currently working on a grant to improve trauma simulation and education across the LA County Trauma System.
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