BYU professor Emeritus and former Department Chair of Health Sciences with a 39 year teaching career. Keith was named outstanding teacher six times and received the College of Health and Human Performance Teaching Excellence Award and a Karl G Maeser Teaching Award, the university’s highest teaching honor.
Dr. Karren became an EMT in 1974 and was a charter member of SAVERS (Springville and Vicinity Emergency Rescue Service). He instigated the EMT training program at BYU. In 1980 Keith, with colleagues Dr. Brent Hafen and Dr. Keith Hooker, recognizing the need for affordable , high quality continuing education for pre-hospital emergency personnel, established EMS Associates and for 31 years produced the Utah annual conference on Pre-hospital Emergency Care and Crisis Intervention.It is now known as The Summit and has been one of America’s elite EMS conferences for 42 years!
Dr. Karren is extensively published in EMS. His books include:
–First Aid for Colleges and Universities.
–The First Responder, A Skills Approach.
–Prehospital Emergency Care, with the 12th edition soon to be released.