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Keep Your Students Engaged in the Classroom Through Teamwork

By BRIAN POND   Scenario: You are tasked with teaching an emergency medical services (EMS) drill on splinting to your crew. As you attempt to devise scenarios for the training, you ask yourself, “How am I going to get the crew to take this seriously? What if they get bored? Will the training be effective?” These thoughts can be intimidating for any instructor; it’s a challenge all instructors face. However, there are ways you can increase the effectiveness of EMS training. Sometimes, all it takes is a little thinking outside the box. (1-6) Crews from Standish (ME) Fire/EMS perform the traction splinting drill. (Photos courtesy of author.) 

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