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David Spafford
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  • Springfield, MA
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Poor Training Attitudes in EMS

I am an EMS educator and find it extremely frustrating how EMS providers do not take training seriously. I recently held a Narcan class where I do a practical evaluation of the students ability to ventilate our simulation manikin as well as their ability to set up and administer the Naloxone. I had several students who have been EMT's for over three years that were unable to tell me the ventilation rate of an apneic patient. When will EMS providers take responsibility for knowing the skills…See More
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Poor Training Attitudes in EMS

I am an EMS educator and find it extremely frustrating how EMS providers do not take training seriously. I recently held a Narcan class where I do a practical evaluation of the students ability to ventilate our simulation manikin as well as their ability to set up and administer the Naloxone. I had several students who have been EMT's for over three years that were unable to tell me the ventilation rate of an apneic patient. When will EMS providers take responsibility for knowing the skills…See More
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David Spafford's discussion was featured

Paramedic Text Books

Can I get some discussion on the pro's and cons of following a paramedic text by chapter or jumping around. See More
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David Spafford replied to David Spafford's discussion CoAEMSP
"No Robin, I am looking to affiliate with a collage so I can start a Paramedic Program."
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Paramedic Text Books

Can I get some discussion on the pro's and cons of following a paramedic text by chapter or jumping around. See More
Aug 5
Robin Whatley replied to David Spafford's discussion CoAEMSP
"What information are you needing.  North Carolina has several paramedic teaching institutions that are college affiliated.  Are you looking at enrolling?"
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David Spafford's discussion was featured

CoAEMSP

HELP!! I am looking for information about EMS training Institutions that are joined or partnered with Colleges for the purpose of educating Paramedics. I have a few things I am stuck on in my pursuit of this endeavor. See More
Apr 24

Profile Information

Employer/Affiliation
Instructor/Educator
Primary Agency/Department Type
Private EMS, Industrial
Primary Department/Agency Name
National Ambulance Service
Department/Agency Web Site
http://www.nationalambulance.net
Years in EMS/Public Safety
25
Other Past or Current Departments
Colfax Fire Dept. Colfax Ca.
Agawam Fire Dept. Agawam Ma.
National Ambulance Service
My Training:
EMTP
ACLS Instructor
BLS Instructor
IFT
CCT
PALS
PHTLS
About Me
Seasoned Paramedic with a passion for teaching and is always learning. I love my career. I like to travel and love photography. I am into old and new cars, and tractors.
Day Job
Paramedic, Educator
I Love Being in EMS Because
I can help people that can not help themselves
Relationship Status
Divorced

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Teaching

I am currently teaching my first EMT refresher and am loving every minute of it. I have no idea why I waited this long to do this. It really helps when you have students that respect what you are doing and seem to be getting something from the information I am delivering.

Posted on October 13, 2011 at 11:27pm

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At 8:52am on February 6, 2009, LittlefirecrackerMedic.....(Dina) said…
yeah but you have other needs in your life besides being just warm. One needs respect from one another and in TN you get that.
At 5:29am on February 6, 2009, LittlefirecrackerMedic.....(Dina) said…
well if one wants to live for themselves, make money and just enjoy the weather, that's a great place for one to be, but on the other hand when someone wants to be a part of a community, where people come together to help one another and put aside ALL their differences, then that's where that person shall be. My life investment is not in financial gain, it's of humanity. The idea of life is not to make a living, make a life and then after you do that, your living will follow. Besides, people actually wave to you with all five fingers up here instead of one down there. When someone is in need, the whole community comes together to help that person. When people say, life should be that way, well life is that way here.
At 12:31pm on February 5, 2009, LittlefirecrackerMedic.....(Dina) said…
Pleasure to meet you David. My name is Dina, just wanted to say hello as one of your ems/ff sisters here in Tennessee. Sending you and your family prayers for everything in your lives.
At 12:05pm on January 31, 2009, Robin Inman said…
Hello from Alaska David and welcome to JEMS....it's a great place for info and discussions. Take care and stay safe.
 
 
 
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