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Integrating Smartphones 
and Tablet Devices into 
Fire and EMS Education
Show of phones… 
Do you have a 
smartphone ? 
or 
tablet with you?
Distraction is a Real Issue 
The safety issues identified… 
Distraction due to non-operational use 
of personal electronic...
Smartphone Usage
Ubiquity of Mobile Devices
Smartphone Ownership 
8515%% Them 
39% 
Us 
18%
Kids These Days 
18-29 year olds
Policy Creation, 
Adoption, and 
Enforcement
CoAEMSP Sample Program 
Policies and Procedures
CoAEMSP Sample Program 
Policies and Procedures 
CELL PHONES, PAGERS, AND 
ELECTRONICS 
To eliminate distractions in the 
...
CoAEMSP Sample Program 
Policies and Procedures 
Cell phones are NOT to be used in 
the classroom, laboratory or clinical ...
Fire Academy 
Policies and Procedures 
Please extend the courtesy to 
fellow students by placing cell 
phones and pagers o...
Fire Academy 
Policies and Procedures 
…Fire Academy is dedicated to 
providing an ideal learning 
environment, where we c...
Classroom Distractions 
Define 
Label 
Reinforce 
?
Distractions are Everywhere 
My teacher keeps 
me engaged with 
Age, skill, and 
knowledge 
appropriate 
instructions… 
Ti...
Policy Components 
Don’t allow if device: 
• Disrupts critical processes 
• Undermines integrity 
• Violates privacy 
• Th...
Ban vs. No Limits 
• Organization policy 
• Ability to enforce 
• Instructor comfort 
• Student needs 
• Start strict, eas...
The 
WORST-CASE SCENARIO
Academic Dishonesty 
Phone a Friend 
Offensive or 
Defensive Attack? 
Is a bystander 
video taping?
Intentional Usage: 
Encourage or 
Discourage
Primary Education 
• Mobile technology use has 
become commonplace 
• 73% use mobile phones in 
classroom or to complete 
...
Professionalism Skills 
• Access knowledge 
• Curate information 
• Click safely 
• Focus on people/tasks 
• Honor patient...
Patient Gateway into EMS
Patient Gateway into EMS
EMS and Fire Apps 
- 
x 
+ 
÷
ERG 2012 App 
• Safe clicking 
• Download 
• Feature tour 
• Find guides 
• Scene reports 
EMS1.com: 
Train to use app
Access Information 
H 
NIMS ICS Guide 
Paramedic Meds 
LA County Paramedic 
Pediatric EMS
Reference Guides 
Epocrates 
Firefighter Pocketbook 
Rescue Field Guide
Improve 
Habit Streak 
My Fitness Pal 
Coach’s Eye
Get Better 
Video-assisted 
Feedback During 
CPR: Analysis of 
Smartphone 
Video Footage 
Accurately 
Classifies Chest 
Co...
Communicate 
Google Doc 
Class Notes 
Teacher
Message 
Return to classroom to review video of 
interior operations evolutions 
Remind.com
Learn Anything…Video
Learn Anything…Slides
Listen
Read
Go Places 
H
Virtual Travel 
FDIC 2015 
• Topics 
• Speakers 
• Products 
• Social stream
Call Report 
H 
END
Get Patient Off Phone
Test Prep and Practice 
EMT Review Plus 
iALIVE Wind-Driven 
Fires 
Critical Care 
Paramedic Review
Skill Prep and Practice 
Obtaining IV Access 
Airway Management 
Triage 
Locate the 
Cricothyroid 
Membrane
Clinical or Internship 
Attendance
File Sharing / Remote Access 
Dropbox 
Google Drive 
Evernote 
I just ate your 
Amazon Cloud USB drive.
Drone Control
Device Free Time 
• Case review 
• Exam 
• Before drill 
or simulation 
• Class issue
Questions 
Search
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Integrating Smartphones and Tablet Devices into Fire and EMS Education presented at International Society of Fire Science Instructors Fall Conference at the Ohio Fire Academy

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Integrating Smartphones and Tablet Devices into Fire and EMS Education

  1. 1. Integrating Smartphones and Tablet Devices into Fire and EMS Education
  2. 2. Show of phones… Do you have a smartphone ? or tablet with you?
  3. 3. Distraction is a Real Issue The safety issues identified… Distraction due to non-operational use of personal electronic devices during flight and ground operations
  4. 4. Smartphone Usage
  5. 5. Ubiquity of Mobile Devices
  6. 6. Smartphone Ownership 8515%% Them 39% Us 18%
  7. 7. Kids These Days 18-29 year olds
  8. 8. Policy Creation, Adoption, and Enforcement
  9. 9. CoAEMSP Sample Program Policies and Procedures
  10. 10. CoAEMSP Sample Program Policies and Procedures CELL PHONES, PAGERS, AND ELECTRONICS To eliminate distractions in the classroom, the following policy will be followed by all students enrolled in the Emergency Medical Services Program.
  11. 11. CoAEMSP Sample Program Policies and Procedures Cell phones are NOT to be used in the classroom, laboratory or clinical areas, or in hallways and common areas of the college. This includes use as a phone, text messaging device, music player, voice recorder, camera, video camera, or any other function which distracts the student from learning in class or disrupts others at any time.
  12. 12. Fire Academy Policies and Procedures Please extend the courtesy to fellow students by placing cell phones and pagers on vibrate. If you must accept or make a call, please remove yourself from the classroom. Firefighter I & II and EMS Training students, please refer to appropriate Appendix for further clarification.
  13. 13. Fire Academy Policies and Procedures …Fire Academy is dedicated to providing an ideal learning environment, where we can also keep all testing material secure. In order to do this, all cell phones and electronic devices will be prohibited in the classroom unless required by your lead instructor or designee.
  14. 14. Classroom Distractions Define Label Reinforce ?
  15. 15. Distractions are Everywhere My teacher keeps me engaged with Age, skill, and knowledge appropriate instructions… Timely feedback and regular assessment… And breaks to re-energize. (otherwise I go nuts) worthwhile activities…
  16. 16. Policy Components Don’t allow if device: • Disrupts critical processes • Undermines integrity • Violates privacy • Threatens any individual
  17. 17. Ban vs. No Limits • Organization policy • Ability to enforce • Instructor comfort • Student needs • Start strict, ease off later • Provide breaks for use • Appropriate consequences
  18. 18. The WORST-CASE SCENARIO
  19. 19. Academic Dishonesty Phone a Friend Offensive or Defensive Attack? Is a bystander video taping?
  20. 20. Intentional Usage: Encourage or Discourage
  21. 21. Primary Education • Mobile technology use has become commonplace • 73% use mobile phones in classroom or to complete assignments • 45% use e-readers • 43% use tablet computers
  22. 22. Professionalism Skills • Access knowledge • Curate information • Click safely • Focus on people/tasks • Honor patient PHI • Professional discussion
  23. 23. Patient Gateway into EMS
  24. 24. Patient Gateway into EMS
  25. 25. EMS and Fire Apps - x + ÷
  26. 26. ERG 2012 App • Safe clicking • Download • Feature tour • Find guides • Scene reports EMS1.com: Train to use app
  27. 27. Access Information H NIMS ICS Guide Paramedic Meds LA County Paramedic Pediatric EMS
  28. 28. Reference Guides Epocrates Firefighter Pocketbook Rescue Field Guide
  29. 29. Improve Habit Streak My Fitness Pal Coach’s Eye
  30. 30. Get Better Video-assisted Feedback During CPR: Analysis of Smartphone Video Footage Accurately Classifies Chest Compression Read Scientific Rate Assembly Abstracts
  31. 31. Communicate Google Doc Class Notes Teacher
  32. 32. Message Return to classroom to review video of interior operations evolutions Remind.com
  33. 33. Learn Anything…Video
  34. 34. Learn Anything…Slides
  35. 35. Listen
  36. 36. Read
  37. 37. Go Places H
  38. 38. Virtual Travel FDIC 2015 • Topics • Speakers • Products • Social stream
  39. 39. Call Report H END
  40. 40. Get Patient Off Phone
  41. 41. Test Prep and Practice EMT Review Plus iALIVE Wind-Driven Fires Critical Care Paramedic Review
  42. 42. Skill Prep and Practice Obtaining IV Access Airway Management Triage Locate the Cricothyroid Membrane
  43. 43. Clinical or Internship Attendance
  44. 44. File Sharing / Remote Access Dropbox Google Drive Evernote I just ate your Amazon Cloud USB drive.
  45. 45. Drone Control
  46. 46. Device Free Time • Case review • Exam • Before drill or simulation • Class issue
  47. 47. Questions Search

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