Introduction to evaluations

EMCE helps you track skill, simulation, and shift evaluations of students.

What is an evaluation?

An evaluation allows a student to demonstrate competencies in a variety of settings. Depending on the type of evaluation, the student can be evaluated by an instructor, another student, or a preceptor.

Evaluation types

EMCE supports multiple types of evaluations, which allow students to first demonstrate individual skills, progress to demonstrating multiple skills during a simulated patient encounter, and eventually work with real patients during a shift in a hospital or ambulance.

Skill evaluations

The student demonstrates proficiency in performing a particular skill in a classroom or lab setting.

  • Paramedics may also need to document Isolated Live skills in the field or clinic. For example, if the student is asked to administer an IV on a patient to which they're not otherwise performing an interview, exam, or other type of comprehensive care.

  • The student may be evaluated by an instructor or another student.

New skill evaluation

See Skill evaluations for more information.

Patient evaluations

The student participates in a patient encounter, real or simulated, during which they demonstrate proficiency in one or more skills.

  • Simulations can be or . The student may be evaluated by an instructor or another student.

  • Non-simulated patient encounters must be recorded as a part of a shift evaluation. The student may be evaluated by an instructor or preceptor.

New simulated patient evaluation

See Simulated Patient evaluations for more information.

Shift evaluations

The student works a shift at a hospital (clinic) or in an ambulance (field), during which they provide care for real patients, demonstrating proficiency in multiple skills. The student may be evaluated by an instructor or a .

New shift evaluation

See Shift evaluations for more information.

Evaluation details

Simple Evaluations

Simple evals include an overall success rating (successful or unsuccessful)l, and comments. Comments should be entered for unsuccessful ratings.

Simple evaluation

Detailed Evaluations

These evaluations are based on NREMT or AHA forms and include:

  • Scores for each step

    • Total numeric score (the sum of all skill step scores)

    • Cut score (the minimum score needed to be considered successful)

    • Critical criteria, which if marked, performance should be considered unsuccessful

  • Overall success rating

  • Comments

Detailed evaluation

Switching between eval types

Evaluations default to simple mode. To switch to detailed eval, tap Skill Steps.

Detailed evaluation

Once Skill Steps are opened, you may switch back to a simple eval by tapping on Simple Eval. This will delete any scores that have been entered.

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