EMS faculty pens new book

Entrance to the emergency room of a hospital.

St. Petersburg College faculty member Paul Serino has published a new book to help those interested in pursuing a career as an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) or Paramedic. Serino is a member of the college’s Emergency Medical Services (EMS) faculty.

If You Didn’t Write It Down, It Never Happened: Critical EMS Reporting Skills for EMTs and Paramedics is Serino’s second publication that focuses on emergency medicine and comes less than a year after publishing his first book, Not So Basic!: Tips to Help You Through the EMT Course, in December 2019.

Cover of Paul Serino's new book. Shows an EMS worker writing a report in front of an ambulance.

This new book is “designed to shine a light on one of the most frequently overlooked skills in a first responders toolbox, the critical ability to write a strong, accurate and detailed EMS report,” according to a summary of the publication.

It will focus on different approaches to style and formatting when it comes to reporting, as well as the various questions and details an EMT or Paramedic may want to consider documenting in their summary reports. The book will also take a look at the hierarchy of professionals who would be looking over an EMT or Paramedic’s final report.

In addition to Serino’s two books, he has also had several articles published with the national EMS trade magazine, EMS World.

Serino has been with SPC since 2016 when he moved to Tampa with his family after working as a firefighter and teaching EMS classes for the University of New Mexico (UNM). He originally earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism from UNM and worked for a short time in television and radio before deciding to become a Paramedic.

Soon after working with Albuquerque Ambulance in 1999, Serino began Paramedic school at Eastern New Mexico in Roswell, New Mexico, and graduated with National Academic Honors.

To learn more about SPC’s EMS programs and explore our available credentials, visit the college’s website.

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