David Page

David I. Page, MS, NRP,
is the director of the Prehospital Care Research Forum at the University of California, Los Angeles. He has over thirty years of active service in Emergency Medical Services and continues to work as a field paramedic for Allina Health EMS in Minneapolis/Saint Paul, Minnesota.

Mr. Page is on the national faculty for the National Association of EMS Educator Instructor course, state faculty for Prehospital Trauma Life Support and a site visitor - team captain for the Committee on Accreditation of EMS Programs. Mr. Page serves on several national committees, including the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians’ Paramedic Psychomotor Competency Portfolio.  This project is revising the United States Paramedic practical exam.  He is a research committee member and past chair for the National Association of EMS Educators.

Mr. Page helped create of the associate and bachelor degrees in Emergency Health Services with the University of Minnesota and Inver Hills Community College. Where he served as tenured faculty for the past 24 years.  During that tenure he helped create an EMS academy for low-income inner-city youth and later the Basic Life Support unit of the Saint Paul Fire Department that would employ them.  He also served as a member of the Abbott Northwestern Hospital Hypothermia Research and care steering committee; and the Chest Pain Accreditation review committee.  He is also the co-creator of Fisdap® an international web-based tracking and evaluation system for paramedic students.

Thesis Topic: Measurement and validation of paramedic graduate competence.

Awards

  • 2014 Best Educational Research: Prehospital Care Research Forum, presented at the National Association of EMS Educators
  • 2012 EMS-10 Award: National Top 10 Innovator of 2012; selected and awarded by the Journal of Emergency Medical Services
  • 2011 Minnesota Colleges and Universities Educator of the Year.
  • 2010 Inver Hills Community College award for outstanding work to promote diversity.
  • 2009 Heroes Award - National Association of EMS Educators (NAEMSE) - Among first three EMS instructors to be awarded: "Legends that walk among us" award for national contributions to EMS education.
  • 2008 The Power of One award - Awarded by national educators for service to EMS education.
  • 2006: Named as “Emerging Leader” in EMS magazine Sept. 2006
  • 2005 Best EMS Professional Research Presentation, National Association of EMS Physicians

Professional Organizations:

  • National Association of EMS Physicians,
  • National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians,
  • National Association of EMS Educators,
  • National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians
  • International Paramedic,
  • International Police Mountain Bike Association.

Publications

  • Columnist: Research Review; Journal of Emergency Medical Services (JEMS) Monthly  – January 2011-present
  • Editor-in-Chief EMSReference.com  - 2014 - Present
  • Editor-in-Chief EMS World - Spanish Edition - Launching 2016
  • Contributor: Foundations of Education, An EMS approach”; Second edition; National Association of EMS Educator (in press); 2012
  • Co-author: The Paramedic, first edition. Chapleau W; Burba A; Pons P; Page D; An evidenced based paramedic textbook published by McGraw-Hill; January 2008 release; Authored Instructor materials
  • Contributor to Foundation of Education, An EMS approach (First Edition). Authored chapters on:
  1. The Learning Environment
  2. Introduction to Teaching Strategies
  3. Tools for Individual Learning
  4. Tools for Small Group Learning
  5. Tools for Field and Clinical Learning

Research Interests

Educational abstracts presented at National EMS Educator or Physician Symposia as oral and/or poster presentations, published in Prehospital Emergency Care through the Prehospital Care Research Forum (PCRF):

2014:
Increased Neuroticism is Associated with poor professional behavior during paramedic students field internships; Page, David I; MS, NREMT-P; Bowen, Michael, NREMT-P; Stanke, Luke PhDc; Submitted for September 2014 for the National Association of EMS Educators Symposium, Reno, NV; Winner: 2014 Best Research NAEMSE – Prehospital Care Research Forum.
Agreeableness is linked to improved communication during paramedic student internships; Page, David I; MS, NREMT-P; Bowen, Michael, NREMT-P; Stanke, Luke PhDc; Submitted for September 2014 for the National Association of EMS Educators Symposium, Reno, NV;
Fewer preceptors leads to faster attainment of team leadership competency during paramedic student internships; Washick M, Cage T, Page D, Dinsch J, Mayne M, Asche S, Widmeier K; Presented January 2014 for the National Association of EMS Physician Symposium, Tucson, AZ.

2013:
Entrance Exam Prediction on Paramedic Student Performance
; Page, David I; MS, NREMT-P; Bowen, Michael, NREMT-P; Stanke, Luke PhDc; Presented August 2013 for the National Association of EMS Educators Symposium, Washington DC;
Personality Traits of Paramedic Students and Their Effect on Cognitive Ability; Page, David I; MS, NREMT-P; James, Billy PhD, NREMT-P; Bowen, Michael, NREMT-P; Stanke, Luke PhDc; Presented August 2013 for the National Association of EMS Educators Symposium, Washington DC;

2010:
Does Higher Critical-Thinking Ability Lead to More Team Leadership During Initial Field Contacts? David Page, Timothy Howey, Louise Briguglio, Samuel Tape
Speed of Test Taking as a Predictor of Success on Emergency Medical Services Examinations; Heather Davis, David Page, Louise Briguglio
Does front-loading hospital clinicals improve paramedic student success during field internships? David I Page; Timothy Howey

2008:
Students who pass the EMT Readiness Exam will pass the National Registry of EMTs’ Cognitive Exam. David Page, Louise Briguglio, Michael Johnson, Josh Salzman

2007:
What clinical experiences most impact a paramedic student's self-reported confidence after graduation? Sherman Syverson, Sara A. Krohn, Dean A. Dexter, Louise E. Briguglio and David I. Page;
A chance to lead: Does having fewer paramedic preceptors result in more student leadership? David Page, Baxter Larmon, and Timothy Howey

2006:
The Effects of Paramedic Student Internship Experience on Performance on the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians Exam; Josh Salzman, Justin Dillingham, Jenny Kobersteen, Koren Kaye, and David Page

2005:
Predicting pass rates on the National Registry paramedic written exam using an online summative exam (OSPE Phase 2: Validity). David I Page MS, NREMT-P; James P Manson,
NREMT-P, Gordon Kokx BS, NREMT-P;
Are Paramedic Students Meeting the Clinical Experience Recommendations from the Current National Standard Curriculum; David I Page MS, NREMT-P; Nicole Stethem MD; Koren Kaye MD; Winner: Best Professional Research Presentation; National Association of EMS Physician January

2005
True refusal or mutual decision? Perceptions, satisfaction, and follow up of high risk patients after EMS non-transport. David I Page MS, NREMT-P; Lucinda Klann BA, EMT-B; Brian Clarkowski MD, Charles Lick MD; Debbie Gillquist NREMT-P;
Demographic Characteristics of Paramedic Students in the United States ; James P. Manson, David I. Page

2004:
How Many Intravenous (IV) Cannulation Attempts are Required for Skill Proficiency? Timothy Howey, BA, NREMT-I; David Page, MS, NREMT-P
Eureka! Measuring Competency in Intravenous (IV) Cannulation by Paramedic Students; Timothy Howey, BA, NREMT-I; David Page, MS, NREMT-P
Online Summative Paramedic Exam (OSPE) –Phase 1: Feasibility of using web based testing tools to develop and administer a final summative exam to paramedic students.David Page MS, NREMT-P; Marti Breiter BSN, NREMT-P; Gordon Kokx BS, NREMT-P; James Manson, NREMT-P. National Association of EMS Physician Poster and/or Oral Presentations;
Patient contacts during paramedic student field internships; David Page, MS, NREMT-P; Koren Kaye, MD; Nicole Stethem MD (NAEMSP 2005)
Undesignated patients: Where do they go and why? Laura Bultman MD; Jeffrey Ho MD; David Page MS, NREMT-P (NAEMSP 2005)
Buckle up! EMS use of seat belts. Laura Bultman MD; Jeffrey Ho MD; David Page MS, NREMT-P (NAEMSP 2005)
Hand Sanitization Rates in an Urban EMS System. Jeffrey Ho MD; Rebecca Ansari MD; David Page MS, NREMT-P (NAEMSP 2004)

Peer reviewed publications:

  • Hand Sanitization Rates in an Urban EMS System. Jeffrey Ho MD; Rebecca Ansari MD; David Page MS, NRP The Journal of Emergency Medicine, Vol. 47, No. 2, pp. 163–168, 2014; PMID:24680100
  • “Implementation of a mechanical chest compression device as standard equipment in a large metropolitan ambulance service”; Satterlee P, Boland LL, Johnson PJ, Hagstrom S, Page D, Lick C; Accepted in the Journal of Emergency Medicine,  March 2013
  • Effect of paramedic student internship on performance on the national registry written exam. Salzman J; Dillingham J;  Kobersteen J; Kaye K; Page D; Prehospital Emergency Care, 2008 Apr-Jun; 12 (2): 212-6; ISSN: 1090-3127 PMID: 18379919 CINAHL AN: 2009885399
  • Therapeutic hypothermia for resuscitated cardiac arrest patients with anoxic encephalopathy-neurologic and survival results after the implementation of an inter-disciplinary protocol... 2007 Society for Academic Emergency Medicine Annual Meeting. Hokanson J; Edelstein K; Unger B; Page D; Parham W; Mooney M; Academic Emergency Medicine, 2007 May; 14 (5): Supplement 1: ISSN: 1069-6563 CINAHL AN: 2009610040