Death and Emergency Medical Services

Kyle Atkins, M.A.

Course Instructor, Paramedic

GA Office of EMS

Approved CEU:
2 Hr Provider - General
1 Hour Provider - Operations
State Approval:
In EMS, we find ourselves dealing with death more often than not. In this course, we will cover principles of how to notify families of the loss of loved ones as well as how to manage our own reactions to death of patients

What will you learn?

  • You will learn to:
  • Explain the role of an EMS provider on a scene with a deceased patient
  • Understand the proper way to manage a scene when a death has occurred
  • Identify the proper steps to deal with a death on scene from the providers perspective

Who is this course for?

This course can be taken by any provider who seeks to gain further understanding in the topic of death and EMS. While this training is specifically targeted at currently licensed EMT/AEMT/Paramedics or EMT/AEMT/Paramedic students, any member of the healthcare field can take this course. 

Instructional Methods

During this course, we utilize a blend of videos, written documents, case studies and an exam at the end of the course to ensure understanding

Course Lessons

Meet the instructor

Kyle Atkins

Kyle has been in fire and EMS services since 2013 when he started as a volunteer Firefighter in Northeast Georgia. He started working for inter facility transport services in 2014 as an EMT and completed his paramedic training in 2015. He has worked in both urban and rural Fire/EMS systems. He also holds a Masters Degree in Organizational Leadership and Healthcare management where his capstone project was called "Ethics and Out of Hospital Cardiac Arrest." He is currently pursuing his PhD in Higher Education at Liberty University. 
Patrick Jones - Course author
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