24-7 ems preparatory: 33 Courses

24-7 EMS Online: Emergency Vehicle Operations (v2)

Product Code: EMS1006

Safe driving techniques, common causes of accidents, and ways to improve your skills are highlighted.

When responding in emergency mode, personnel must drive with “due regard” and operate within states laws regarding emergency vehicle response. An operator of an emergency vehicle is responsible for the safety of themselves, the crew, and the patient.

24-7 EMS Online: Risk Management: Refusals & Abandonment (v2)

Product Code: EMS1013

Duty to Act, Scope of Practice, Standards of Care—what does it all mean to you?

In this program, the scope and depth of the responsibilities of an EMS provider are reviewed, along with patient’s rights, types of consent, and the correct way to transfer or terminate care.

Excellent documentation on every patient is essential and the key to avoiding litigation.

Featuring Matt Streger, Paramedic Attorney at Law at Kern Augustine Conroy & Schoppmann, P.C.

24-7 EMS Online: Medication Errors & Equipment Failures (V2)

Product Code: EMS1019

Course addresses how to prevent medical legal issues through proper documentation and appropriate recourses when a medical error or equipment failure incident occurs that could result in a legal case.

Prevention techniques, error recognition, issuing appropriate apologies, and provider attitude are also reviewed.

Featuring Christopher H. Howard, JD Seattle, Washington

24-7 EMS Online: Air Medical Transports (V2)

Product Code: EMS1023

This course helps ground providers consider all objective information when deciding to utilize an air medical transport service, including ensuring the safety of the ground crew, the flight crew, and the patient during landing, transferring, and transporting.

Featuring Barbara Maher, RN, EMT-P, FPC, MS (Paramedic, Flight Paramedic, and Nurse) University of Maryland Medical Center, University of Maryland ExpressCare Critical Care Transport Team, and Military Reserve Officer.

24-7 EMS Online: Safety: Responder Respiratory Protection and SCBA (V2)

Product Code: EMS1025

In 911 emergencies involving known biological hazards dispatched as “simple” medical responses or everyday calls, respiratory protection is often dismissed unless there is an obvious situation that involves smoke or a potentially hazardous atmosphere.

EMS professionals must recognize the potential danger and possible respiratory compromise in any environment. This course reviews hazardous conditions involving airborne exposure and the importance of preparing and training for entrance into environments that cannot sustain life without the use of self-contained breathing apparatus.

Featuring Bill Richard, NREMT-P Lead Instructor Crozer Chester Medical Center EMS Chairperson Toxic Fire of 78 Memorial Committee

24-7 EMS Online: Water Rescue Considerations for EMS (V2)

Product Code: EMS1026

Water emergencies are complex situations that require constant scene assessment and management. EMS responders play a pivotal role in caring for patients and rescuers at the scene, providing critical local knowledge and thorough pre-incident planning expertise.

This course helps EMS personnel understand and quickly identify water rescue hazards, and reviews how to work cooperatively with local specialty and supportive resources to increase the likelihood of a positive outcome to these events.

Featuring Adam Wojciehowski, NREMT-B St Croix EMS & Rescue EMT/Rescue Technician

24-7 EMS Online: EMS Flood Response (V2)

Product Code: EMS1029

Floods are a leading cause of death from natural disasters. Flooding can also occur from man-made activities such as a ruptured water main.

This program will identify various situations involving flooding and discuss the variety of injuries EMS personnel may encounter. Flood response safety will be emphasized throughout the course.

Featuring Glenn Luedtke, NREMT-P Director (Retired) Sussex County (DE) EMS

24-7 EMS Online: Responder Wellness and Fitness (V2)

Product Code: EMS1031

Responder wellness and fitness is often overlooked by EMS teams. In many instances, responders are confined to an ambulance during their shifts, or long shifts may leave little time to exercise.

However, in order to provide the best patient care, responders need to remain physical fit and in a well condition.

This course discusses the importance of responder wellness and proper fitness programs, as well as reviews ways EMS personnel can remain physically fit while stationed in an ambulance.

Featuring Bryan Fass, ATCl, CSCS, EMT-P (Certified athletic trainer, certified strength and conditioning specialist, Paramedic) President of the Fire Responder

24-7 EMS Online: Agricultural Hazmat: EMS Response (V2)

Product Code: EMS1032

Agricultural chemicals are used every day in the production of food and to raise livestock. Such chemicals appear in an expanding variety of settings and may be difficult to recognize or identify.

This course helps EMS responders understand the increasing risk of encountering unidentified agricultural hazardous materials in any response setting.

The course also reviews types of agricultural chemicals, reactions to exposures, decontamination procedures, treatment methods, and personal protection.

Featuring Rob Schnepp - Assistant Chief, Special Operations Alameda County Fire Department Alameda, California.

24-7 EMS Online: Terrorism: EMS Readiness (V2)

Product Code: EMS1035

There are events that occur regularly across the United States and around the world. It is recognized that terrorism can occur in virtually any area of this country.

As an EMS responder, you need to be able to recognize the potential terrorist scene and respond accordingly.

Featuring James J. Augustine, M.D. Centerville, Ohio

24-7 EMS Online: DMAT and Mass Gathering Medicine (V2)

Product Code: EMS1042

The role of Disaster Medical Assistance Teams (DMAT) and Urban Search and Rescue (US&R) teams in responding to disasters.

The history of the National Disaster Medicine System (NDMS) is reviewed. Medical services at mass gatherings are examined.

Featuring Dustin Shelhamer, EMT-P, Texas 1 DMAT.

24-7 EMS Online: Communicable Diseases: Childhood and Travelers (V2)

Product Code: EMS1044

The spread of disease is not new, but how we handle the outbreaks and the spread of diseases is critical.

EMS providers are in a unique position to be among the first to recognize patterns or trends of illnesses in the community, and to help prevent a larger outbreak of a communicable disease. The current influenza threat from the H1N1 virus is reviewed.

Featuring Katherine West, BSN, MSED., CIC, Infection control expert. Robert Waddell, Current Vice President - Sacco Triage System Cheyenne, Wyoming.

24-7 EMS Online: Intraosseous Vascular Access (v2)

Product Code: EMS1047

Although the most familiar approach to vascular access is the intravenous catheter or IV, the most seriously ill or injured patient has little of no peripheral circulation allowing for rapid IV access.

Fortunately, there is another option: intraosseous (IO) access and infusion. This course provides the guidelines for the proper use of IO devices, outlines the indications and contraindications of IO, and demonstrates why IO can be a viable alternative to IV in an emergency situation.

Featuring Scotty Bolleter, BS, Paramedic Chief Centre for Emergency Health Sciences.

24-7 EMS Online: Bloodborne Pathogens (V2)

Product Code: EMS1048

Bloodborne diseases, modes of transmission, areas or risk, and safe work practices. Areas of risk in EMS and importance of "task-based" use of personal protective equipment when risks are identified.

Satisfies bloodborne pathogens standards refresher requirements from OSHA.

Featuring Katherine West, BSN, MSEd. CIC, Infection Control Consultant Infection Control/Emerging Concepts, Inc.

24-7 EMS Online: Triage (V2)

Product Code: EMS1051

Course reviews the components of triage, important assessment points, how to classify and tag victims, and the importance of regular training with multiple agencies, especially area hospitals. Features START triage system.

Featuring Mike Elliott, District Commander of Austin-Travis County EMS, Texas

24-7 EMS Online: Infectious Disease Update & Personal Protection (V2)

Product Code: EMS1056

Signs and symptoms associated with bloodborne and other communicable diseases are reviewed. Course covers the latest on hepatitis B and C, as well as the effects of the universal hepatitis B vaccine on healthcare workers.

MRSA, the H1N1 virus, HIV and how to protect yourself from exposure are included. Post-exposure care, follow up, and the Ryan White Care Act are emphasized.

Featuring: Katherine West, BSN, MSEd, CIC, Infection Control Consultant Infection Control/Emerging Concepts, Inc.

24-7 EMS Online: Hazmat: EMS Response (V2)

Product Code: EMS1067

Course reviews EMS duties at HazMat incidents, training needs, decontamination preparation, PPE levels, and patient treatment.

Featuring Phil Currance, Deputy Commander for the Department of Homeland Security, and Central National Medical Response Team for WMD

24-7 EMS Online: Entrapped Patients (v2)

Product Code: EMS1074

Entrapped patients present unique challenges. This class focuses on the basics: scene safety, establishing medical command, patient care, adapting your assessments, and calling for resources before you need them.

Featuring Ed Dickinson, MD, NREMT-P, Director of EMS Field Operations, University of Pennsylvania Hospital

24-7 EMS Online: Pain Management (v2)

Product Code: EMS1076

This class identifies types of pain and reviews their characteristics and qualities. Multiple pain assessment tools, non-medication pain management techniques, and the use of Morphine, Fentanyl, and Nitronox are presented.

24-7 EMS Online: Critical Decision Making (V2)

Product Code: EMS1086

This class reviews the components of good decisions and how critical decision making can be improved. Discusses the role of knowledge, education, and experience in improved decisions.

This skill improves over time with the support of mentors and preceptors. When errors occur, they must be used to learn and improve decision making.

Featuring: Ed Racht, M.D., Medical Director, Austin-Travis County EMS, Texas.

24-7 EMS Online: Infection Control: MRSA (V2)

Product Code: EMS1089

The program reviews signs, symptoms, and treatment of MRSA, risk factors in the environment, and outlines the various levels of cleaning, disinfecting, and decontamination that are necessary.

The importance of infection control guidelines and the necessity of performing routine cleaning after every patient transport are discussed.

Featuring: Katherine West, BSN, MSEd, CIC, Infection Control Consultant Infection Control/Emerging Concepts, Inc.

24-7 EMS Online: Managing Multiple Patients: EMS Operations (V2)

Product Code: EMS1090

This program focuses on planning and practicing for large-scale events in your community and stresses the importance of knowing what constitutes an MCI in your jurisdiction.

By using the incident command system on every incident to which you respond, you increase your success during large, complex, and emotional events.

Featuring: Lt. Colin Whitmore, EMS incident commander during the Virginia Tech school shooting. Jon Politis, NREMT-P, MPA, EMS Chief in Town of Colonie, New York

24-7 EMS Online: Patient Refusal (V2)

Product Code: EMS1091

How can responders convince patients to accept treatment and transport? What is the best way to document refusal of treatment? A review of the important ways responders can document and protect themselves from future liability in patient refusal situations.

Featuring: Richard Patrick, MS, EMT-P, Department of Homeland Security. Dan Limmer, EMT-P, author, Brady - Emergency Care

24-7 EMS Online: Rehab Sector: The Role of EMS (V2)

Product Code: EMS1092

Rehab sectors are set up specifically to provide rest, rehydration, nourishment, medical monitoring, and medical evaluations. This program emphasizes the EMS role in rehab sectors, details how and when rehab should be used and reviews the NFPA 1584 minimum criteria.

Featuring: Bryan Bledsoe, DO, FACEP, Clincal Professor of Emergency Medicine University of Nevada School of Medicine

24-7 EMS Online: Report Writing (V2)

Product Code: EMS1093

Patient care reports are medical, as well as legal, documents. This class reviews important components of the PCR and shows how properly completed documents can protect you and your organization against claims of negligence.

Featuring Attorneys Doug Wirth and Steve Wolfeberg of Page, Wolfeberg & Wirth