Steve Holley

Steve Holley


Steve Holley is an assistant professor in the Emergency Services Department at Utah Valley University (UVU). He recently served as the EMS Director of a hospital-based ALS ambulance service and was a Flight Paramedic at a rotor-wing base. Steve’s fire experience includes a combination of U.S. Navy Damage Control training and paramedic/firefighter for over 20 years. Steve holds multiple teaching endorsements, but his primary personal interests remain tactical, improvised and austere medicine. A ten-year member of the U.S. Navy Reserves, he served as a Navy Seabee; served in the Army National Guard where he assisted in Wildland firefighting and as a Combat Lifesaver, ancillary to his MOShe also served as a POST certified Reserve Deputy. 

Steve has completed all coursework on a Doctor of Arts in Political Science with cognates in Economics and Sociology at Idaho State University in Pocatello, ID (still pursuing). He holds a Master of Public Administration degree with an emphasis in Public Finance and Budgeting from ISU, a bachelor’s degree from ISU and an Associate of Arts degree from Ricks College, both in Economics. 

Steve loves spending time with his wife and four children, particularly if it is at his cabin in Island Park, ID. You may see him on the lake, riding an ATV, or flipping an arrow were you inclined to do a fly-over.  

  • Why Are You So Blue? Identifying Hypoxia 
  • What’s the Score? AVPU Measurement

Why Are You So Blue? Identifying Hypoxia

What’s the Score? AVPU Measurement

Cascade A-B

Objectives: Overview of the correct way to assess Level of Consciousness. Understand the importance of the metric in any assessment. Understand how deterioration measures lack perfusion. Understand how to weave the Alert and Oriented questions into the assessment. Understand how AVPU is a natural segue to Glasgow Coma Scale measurement. Understand how the entire metric […]

Advanced Basic