Wednesday, October 22. 2014
Tuesday, October 21. 2014
following schedule in hopes of speeding things up and getting students
Monday - all scheduling
Tuesday - mailing out all student packages and resetting tablets.
Wednesday - monitoring and updating spreadsheets.
Thursday - internal paperwork for Percom.
Friday - Uploading files to server and clearing students from clinical
If I complete the work for a day then I will go back to previous day and
catch up on anything not completed the day before. This should speed
things up. But this does mean that all students will need to plan accordingly.
Sunday, October 19. 2014
Thursday, October 16. 2014
Monday, October 13. 2014
Below I am posting a website which is being published by the Texas Department of State Health Services. I urge each and every student to open this website and read the documents contained within the site. We don't want anyone to not be prepared for any possible exposure to ebola or not be prepared to care for a patient who might have the disease. Your personal safety is of utmost importance. I urge that you read all of the document within the website. If you are on hospital or ambulance rotations, always use Universal Precautions. Be careful. We do not want you, or anyone else for that matter, to be come a victim of the disease. RICHARD ADAMS
Thursday, October 9. 2014
Friday, October 3. 2014
Monday, September 29. 2014
Sunday, September 28. 2014
It has always been the goal of the Percom Faculty and Staff to offer above average educational experiences in order that all students can better learn the profession of emergency medicine as an EMT, Intermediate, or Paramedic. The ultimate goal is to produce qualified, proficient, and professional EMS providers. Below will find a graph which reports the topic areas missed on the EMT final exam. They are listed in the order of "most" missed to "least missed". I have prepared and published this graph on 6 different occasions and posted it onto the EMT Announcement Page in order to give you, the student, information as to what topic areas are being most missed and in order to assist you in preparing or the final exam and ultimately the National Registry Exam. The interesting thing I notice, and the most down heartening is the fact that the top 3 areas missed on the final consistently has been (1)medical emergencies (2)pharmacology and (3)respiratory emergencies. This is true, even though I have published this 5 times before. It appears to me that the student is not paying attention to my graph and is not preparing properly for these areas. If you will heed what this graph shows and prepare appropriately, you will pass the final exam. The grades on the final exam have run from 47 to 98. Although most have passed the final exam, the fact that many are still not properly preparing is disgruntlying. Please read the graph, pay attention to the graph, and prepare for your final exam. To those who have passed the final exam I say a hearty "Congratulations, and Thank You!" You are to be commended. RICHARD ADAMS
Tuesday, September 23. 2014
Tuesday, September 9. 2014
Friday, September 5. 2014
Every student has a set deadline by which he/she is to complete
EVERYTHING in the course through final exam, skills testing, and clinical
and field rotations. This deadline was
stated in the initial course access email. While we try to work with
students because we know life happens, it is causing serious problems on
our end. When students exceed this deadline, it creates problems with
state and national reporting requirements. Also, your initial tuition
paid only covers a set amount for faculty and when the time frame for
the course is exceeded, PERCOM continues to expend money on your behalf
for faculty and other expenses. So if you cannot finish your course by
the course deadline and must ask for an extension, you will be charged
for this service. And remember, extension requests are due BEFORE the
deadline and are not guaranteed. The best way to avoid possibly not
being granted an extension or having to pay fees for extensions is to be
sure you complete all course requirements by the deadline. PERCOM is
not obligated to allow students to remain in their courses for longer
than the designated time frames as below:
Paramedic (20 months) - this is divided into a 9 month deadline for P1 and another 11 months max for P2
AEMT - 9 months
EMT - 6 months
EMS Instructor - 3 monthsThank you.
Thursday, September 4. 2014
Tuesday, September 2. 2014
Try this address to enter your MD questions. https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/PERCOM_ONLINE_GROUP/info RICHARD
Monday, August 4. 2014
For tracking skills competencies as well as scheduling and submitting paperwork and documentation for rotations, PERCOM now uses Platinum Planner. You are required to enter all your skills competency data with this system and will receive an email with instructions prior to your first skills practice session. If you do not receive this email with instructions, email Jane at firstname.lastname@example.org to let her know. It is IMPERATIVE you have set up your Platinum Planner course and classes BEFORE attending the first skills session. This process can take several days to do so be sure and start the process as soon as you get the Platinum invite email and follow carefully each day until your course and skills class are accepted. You will not receive acceptance in Platinum for your rotations until you have successfully submitted all your required clinical paperwork and documents.
It is also absolutely imperative you do your data entry PROMPTLY following each skills session and each rotation. Failure to do so can result in the skills session or rotation being negated and forcing us to have to charge you for reschedule fees and you to redo the session or rotation. Do NOT delay in entering your data and submitting it promptly. Also be accurate and honest for your full credit. Even if you complete everything in the session or rotation as required, failure to submit correct and accurate data could lead to you having to reschedule again (and associated fees if any). Honesty and integrity is expected and dishonesty in data entry will not be tolerated and could lead to dismissal from the program. So be careful and complete as you enter your data.