Faculty Advisor

Cheetham, Ronald D.


Despite the importance of pre-hospital care, much equipment used by Emergency Medical Services personnel is outdated and causes personal injury. Furthermore, EMS effectiveness is based on the provider's educational background. For this project, a survey was conducted with EMTs of various levels and several companies in order to identify problematic equipment. For the second part, a CPR course was set up to determine the efficacy of current education guidelines through the students' evaluations of current teaching techniques.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 2003

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project


Restricted-WPI community only

Advisor Department

Biology and Biotechnology