Recorded on August 17, 2022
Student experiences in the clinical and EMS field environments are essential to developing critical thinking skills and the application of the theory and practice components of any Paramedic program. Program faculty play a key role in identifying appropriate partners for those rotations, scheduling students, and most importantly, guiding the students as they develop the necessary assessment and management skills. Communication and observation of students during this experience and communication with preceptors are keys to developing and assessing competency.
At the conclusion of this presentation, participants were able to:
- Discuss sequencing options of clinical and field assignments.
- Identify challenges in selecting the best sites and preceptors to facilitate the student experience.
- Describe the role of the Clinical Coordinator.