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To quote the great early EMS visionary, Mother Tucker, "If you're gonna learn, then you may as well learn from the best." Therefore, I share with you this opportunity:

We are looking for a potential student or two to beta test our University of Nevada at La Vegas (UNLV) online EMT education program (only EMT-Basic at this time). We will waive tuition. The student will still need to buy the book. The student must provide weekly feedback on the course. Interested parties should contact Dr. Bledsoe at bbledsoe@me.com or Susie Kochevar at KochevarS@cityofnorthlasvegas.com.

Thanks

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Bryan E. Bledsoe, DO, FACEP, FAAEM

Clinical Professor of Emergency Medicine

University of Nevada School of Medicine

Department of Emergency Medicine

University Medical Center of Southern Nevada

Las Vegas, Nevada

That's all I know. Questions? See the e-mail addresses above.

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We had two individuals that just took NREMT-B online through a Texas based EMS Education program. They had to go down south to test and do practicals. I don't know the results of said tests. As far a comprehension of skills from their online classroom. <_<

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Do you have further details that I could provide to any potential prospects I might find?

Length of course?

How skills are practiced /tested?

Any travel involved and length of stays?

Is it accredited?

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New Zealand has just developed a new BLS level qualifcation called the National Diploma in Ambulance Practice. The didactic theory component of this course is run online through Moodle.

It consists of 6 weeks medical, 6 weeks trauma and 2 weeks of core skills learning online and 21 days in the classroom doing practical skills and some revision.

Clinicals are spread out over a varying length depending on how quickly you compile the required mentor reports, skills log, research and case log.

One service here runs the Diploma about 9 months part-time but it's not unrealistic to complete it sooner.

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To quote the great early EMS visionary, Mother Tucker, "If you're gonna learn, then you may as well learn from the best." Therefore, I share with you this opportunity:

That's all I know. Questions? See the e-mail addresses above.

Dust, keep me informed on any statistics for the course. I've been teaching an online Basic course (hybrid) for the past 3 years, and the success rate has been very good. The main problem is the skills format and if the students are receiving enough training in this area. So far, so good, but like anything else, could get better.

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Online courses just like regular courses some are good some are bad. Also much if not most depends on student effort in online and regular courses. Dr Bledsoe was involved with online EMS education before with Gene Gandy and Jane Hill Dinsmore if I recall correctly. So not completely new for him except at a new location.

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I might do it just to see how it works. But how does one test the hands on skills? I have a webcam... will that work?

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I might do it just to see how it works. But how does one test the hands on skills? I have a webcam... will that work?

I am simply the medical director for the program at UNLV but have been active in development. We bought the rights to use Danny Limmer's EMT book (Brady's Emeregncy Care) and my EMT-I book to use as the base for the programs. It was primarily designed for the military but will be opened up for civilians. There are two options for skills/clinicals. Students can come to Las Vegas for an intensive boot camp of skills and clinicals and testing. UNLV will be partnering with local programs (US and worldwide) to provide the online content and the local schools will do the testing and skills and clinicals. Once beta testing is complete the program will come on line. Certificates will come from the University of Nevada at Las Vegas.

The clinical experience in Las Vegas is tremendous (what happens in Vegas doesn't always stay there). The costs of staying in Las Vegas (if you stay away from the casinos and Joël Robuchon's restaurants and the strip clubs) is fairly inxpensive.

Our companion program on the military side is: http://www.jtmlasvegas.com/

BEB

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The clinical experience in Las Vegas is tremendous (what happens in Vegas doesn't always stay there). The costs of staying in Las Vegas (if you stay away from the casinos and Joël Robuchon's restaurants and the strip clubs) is fairly inxpensive.

..... but you're taking all the FUN out of it; I may as well go back to Reno, at least they have an arch :lol:

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As fun and exciting as this all sounds, I can't really afford to fly out to Vegas and stay there for x amount of time to do clinical. Especially for a cert I already hold. If there is anything I can do to help the program here in Pennsylvania, I can get contact info for a few of the local schools here.

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