Rick Howard got into the EMS/Fire service as a volunteer in 1984 as an EMT/FF for Lehi City. In 1987, he began working in an emergency room as an ER technician while in nursing school. After graduation from nursing school, he worked in all levels of emergency departments. His love is emergency medicine with an emphasis on trauma. He worked for about 27 years with Intermountain Health Care and most of those in a level-one trauma center as a charge nurse. He is adjunct faculty in the Emergency Services program at Utah Valley University and teaches all levels of EMS. He has provided clinical education for a medical device company as well. He received his Associate’s degree in Nursing and a Bachelor of Science degree in Public Management from Utah Valley University. After 33 years, he recently retired as a Battalion Chief for Lehi Fire Department, and he now spends his time spoiling his grandkids.
Living on the farm can be a great life, except when you make the PTO mad and it fights back. Farming is a dangerous job; in fact, it ranks as one of the most hazardous industries. This class explores the type of farm-related injuries we may see and how to treat them. Learn to understand […]
Also known as hypoxyphilia, these deaths are falsely ruled as suicides. This class talks about complete and incomplete hangings and how some patients get labeled as a suicide when in reality the hanging may have been a tragic accident. We discuss the different “games” played by young adults that can go tragically wrong. Understand about […]
This class is the best prehospital 12-lead training around. By the time participants are done, they can read some of the most dangerous 12-leads they will come in contact with during their careers. Know what rhythms you will see on a 12-lead; understand what rhythms cause instant death; learn treatment modalities.