Wednesday, November 19. 2014
Sunday, November 9. 2014
Thursday, October 30. 2014
Click on the attached weblink and read a very interesting article regarding EMS care today. It will make you open your eyes!
Monday, October 27. 2014
Thursday, October 23. 2014
were still down until some time last night. It appears that hopefully
all email is back in service. If you sent something to a PERCOM staff or
faculty member that bounced back as undeliverable, please resend.
Also, Jane will be out of the office from Friday, until later in the day
on Tuesday the 28th. Thank you.
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