Charles Foat PhD, Paramedic

Director, Emergency Medical Science

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Dr. Foat currently serves as the Director of the Emergency Medical Sciences Program at Johnson County Community College.  In addition, Dr. Foat also serves as the Chair of the Kansas EMS Educator Development Task Force and the Board of Directors for Johnson County HeartSafe Foundation, and CoAEMSP site visitor.

Dr. Foat began his EMS career in 1988.  He has worked with EMS services and EMS educational programs in California, Wisconsin, Iowa, Missouri, Texas and most recently, Kansas.  Dr. Foat has worked as an EMT, Paramedic, supervisor, educator, clinical manager, professor and program director.  He holds a doctorate in instructional design and a master’s degree in educational technology.  Dr. Foat is passionate about improving EMS education and training programs with a focus on of evidence-based instruction.

Education

  • Ph.D. in Education, Capella University, 2012
  • Master of Educational Technology, MidAmerica Nazarene University, 2006
  • Bachelor of Arts, Simpson College,2000
  • Associate of Arts, Des Moines Area Com College, 1998
  • Associate in Science, Des Moines Area Com College, 1996
  • Emergency Medical Services Instructor, University of Iowa, 1991
  • Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic, University of Iowa, 1991
  • Emergency Medical Service Medical Technician (HM8404), Field Medical Services School, 1990
  • US Naval Hospital Corpsman ,Naval College of Health Sciences, 1988

License/Certificates

  • Nationally Registered Paramedic 1991 – present.
  • Kansas Paramedic 2001 – present.
  • Kansas EMS Instructor/ Coordinator 2006 – present.
  • AHA Basic Life Support Instructor 1992 – present.
  • AHA Basic Life Support Training Center Faculty 1989 – 2012
  • AHA Advanced Cardiac Life Support Instructor 1992 – present.
  • AHA Advanced Cardiac Life Support Experienced Provider Instructor 2003 – 2009
  • AHA Advanced Cardiac Life Support Training Center Faculty 2003 – 2010
  • AHA Pediatric Advanced Life Support Instructor 2002 – 2012
  • AHA Pediatric Advanced Life Support Training Center Faculty 2002 – 2012
  • NAEMT Pre Hospital Emergency Pediatric Provider Course Coordinator 2003 – 2009
  • NAEMT Emergency Pediatric Care Instructor 2003 – 2009
  • NAEMT Emergency Pediatric Care Affiliate Faculty Kansas 2003 – 2009
  • AAP Neonatal Resuscitation Program Instructor 1991 – 2011
  • NAEMT Advanced Medical Life Support Instructor 2003 – 2009
  • NAEMT Pre-Hospital Trauma Life Support Instructor 1994 – present.
  • NAEMT Pre-Hospital Trauma Life Support Affiliate Faculty KS 2002 – present.
  • 12-lead ECG Course Instructor 2001 – present.
  • Emergency Vehicle Operations Course Instructor 1994 – present.
  • Weapons of Mass Destruction Operations Level Instructor 2002 – 2010
  • Iowa EMS Instructor 1992-2004
  • Iowa Paramedic 1991-2004
  • Nationally Registered EMT-Ambulance 1989 – 1991