DWIGHT POLK, PARAMEDIC PROGRAM DIRECTOR, EMERGENCY HEALTH SERVICES
In this new video, Polk discusses the stress management and training needs of emergency service professionals. Learn about how he helps first responders cope with on-the-job stress and catch a glimpse of the his new book “Law Enforcement Responder,” an innovative textbook for police officers responding to emergency situations.
Unfamiliar with EHS? Check out this quick video intro on the program, which is producing a new generation of paramedics trained in holistic pre-hospital health care, including mental health. Polk says, “There is no student anywhere in the United States, as a paramedic student, that gets the clinical exposure to mental illness and behavioral emergencies that our students do.”
Also, learn why Polk is so passionate about being a teacher and adviser, guiding UMBC students to life-saving careers.