David Sanko

David Sanko


David Sanko BA, NRP, started in EMS in 1982 as an EMT with one of the local private ambulance services in Denver and then upon graduating from Boston University with a BA in Psychology. After Paramedic school I continued working in the Denver Metro region as a Nationally Registered paramedic and instructor for several private and public agencies, Flight for Life aeromedical service, volunteer Fire Fighter /Paramedic with Parker Fire Protection District, adjunct faculty for Front Range Community College EMS Department, primary instructor for Denver Health EMT-Basic and Paramedic School, and most recently with Centura Health – South Denver Group Prehospital Services Department as the EMS Manager of Education and Training. Additionally, I was a co-founder/ owner of Pridemark Paramedic Services in Arvada, CO until it was sold in 2010. I have been active in teaching at the ALS and BLS levels for over 34 years.  I currently reside in Parker, Colorado with my wife Jan and our two college students/ children; Halee and Ryan. When not working or referring soccer games I enjoy golfing, softball, skiing, and hunting.

Colorado State EMS Conference- Keystone, CO; 1990, 1991, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019

“Outback EMS Conference”- Burlington, CO; 1991

Basic Trauma Life Support “Traveling Road Show”; EMS Grant Series, State of Colorado; 1992

MedTrans EMS Annual Best Practices Conference; Las Vegas, NV; 1996

Elbert County Colorado, EMS Mini-Conference; Kiowa, CO; 2007, 2008

EMS Mini-Conferences; Centura Health-South Denver Group Prehospital Services; Denver, CO; 1988-Present; Multiple lectures delivered.

University of Colorado Medical School; Clinical Instructor-Adjunct; Denver, CO; 1990-1995

Denver Health Paramedic School; Primary Instructor and Skills Coordinator; 1999-2001

Denver Health EMT-Basic School; Course Coordinator and Primary Instructor; 1999-2001

Exempla –Lutheran Medical Center EMT Basic School- Adjunct Instructor/ Lecturer;  Wheat Ridge, CO; 2001-2018

Northeastern Junior College EMS Conference, Sterling, CO; 2009, 2010

Pueblo Community College-Paramedic School;  2014

The Children’s Hospital –Denver Conference; 2010

South Metro Fire Rescue Clinical Master’s Lecture Series- Centennial, CO ; 2010, 2012

Cardiology Review for RN’s lecture series– Parker Adventist Hospital; Parker, CO ; 2012

Connecticut State EMS Expo Conference- Uncasville, CT; 2016, 2018, 2019

Wyoming State EMS Conference- Cheyenne, WY; 2019

Advanced Cardiology Course -8.0 hour course-Parker Adventist Hospital ; Parker, CO ; 2017

UCHealth and Colorado Springs Fire Paramedic Refresher Speaker; Colorado Springs, CO; 2018

Centura Health South Denver Group Prehospital Services Webinar Week ; Webinar;

Distribution Lecturer; Parker, CO; March 2018, February 2019

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