24-7 EMS Online: Eye Injuries: Response for EMS

List Price: $5.95
Product Code: EMS1132

The ability to see is a basic and important body function. Injuries to the eyes that result in the activation of EMS tend to be associated with a high likelihood of potential vision loss or deficit. Effective EMS assessment, treatment, and transportation of patients with eye injuries can help reduce the chance of permanent eye damage.

This course reviews the key structures of the eye, how the eye works, the types of injuries that can occur, and assessment and treatment of a patient with an eye injury.

Featuring Laurie A. Romig, MD, FACEP, BC-EMS, EMS Medical Direction and Education Consultant, St. Petersburg, FL.

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VILT: 48-Hour Refresher Program

List Price: $399
Product Code: 247VILT-001 

With the 48-Hour Refresher Program, you can complete the live components of the National Registry EMT and AEMT recertification entirely online.

The course consists of 24 two-hour modules that can be taken anytime, 7 days per week. You need to take all 24 modules, but you can complete them in any order you would like. After signing up, you can complete the course in one week or take up to 2 years to finish it.

An AEMT can combine this class with 24 hours of additional continuing education and a CPR card in order to meet re-registration requirements.

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VILT: 24-Hour Refresher Program

List Price: $249
Product Code: 247VILT-002

This program is a traditional 24hr NREMT-B Refresher.

It covers the following in a live format via web based learning and is accepted by NREMT as LIVE education:

  • Preparatory (1 hr)
  • Airway (2 hrs)
  • OB, Infants, Children (2 hrs)
  • Patient Assessment (3 hrs)
  • Medical/Behavioral (4 hrs)
  • Trauma (4 hrs)
  • Elective (8 hrs)

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VILT: ALS NCCR

List Price: $259
Product Code: 247VILT-004

The ALS NCCR program meets the required hours for the NREMT’s latest requirement for Paramedics, the National Continued Competency Requirements (NCCR). These are live courses and are 15 classes of the 48-hour refresher.

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VILT: BLS NCCR

List Price: $199
Product Code: 247VILT-003 

The BLS NCCR program meets the required hours for the NREMT’s latest requirement for BLS Providers, the National Continued Competency Requirements (NCCR). These are live courses and make up 10 classes of the 24-hour refresher. You do not have to take them in order.

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VILT: Critical Care

List Price: $649
Product Code: 247VILT-005

Critical Care Transport prepares medical professionals to function as competent members of a critical care team by covering the material that everyone—paramedics, nurses, physicians, and specialty crew—needs to know to operate effectively in the critical care environment.

Using two-hour modules, this 60-hour program will cover basic and advanced topics in Critical Care Transport and Retrieval.

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24-7 EMS Online: Spinal Injury Management

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Product Code: EMS1129

Changing concepts in spinal protection address the over reliance on mechanism of injury in suspecting spinal injury, the difficulty of achieving true spinal immobilization, and the discomfort and problems caused when attempting it. Spinal motion restriction, or SMR, focuses on an assessment-based decision process and the appropriate use of traditional spinal stabilization tools such as backboards when managing severely injured individuals

This course reviews patient situations that may require spinal motion restriction and the assessment process for determining if it is necessary. Topics include the provider’s role in assessment of the risks and benefits to a patient, the latest evidence-based guidelines and recommended protocols on when to implement spinal motion restriction, and how to stabilize a patient’s spine for transport.

Featuring Will Chapleau RN, EMT-P. Director, Performance Improvement, American College of Surgeons (ACS) Executive Services, Chicago, IL.

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24-7 EMS Online: Medication Delivery in EMS

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Product Code: EMS1131

To help ensure that medications are delivered in an effective and efficient way, it is important for EMS providers to be familiar with the rationale and contraindications for using certain delivery routes for medications given in an EMS setting.

This course will discuss how to ensure effective medication delivery with strategies such as the “six rights” and other best practices. It reviews oral, sublingual, buccal, subcutaneous and intramuscular injections, intravenous and intraosseous injections, inhalation and nebulization, and intranasal and transdermal deliveries.

Featuring Jon Polities, BA, NREMT-P, MPA. Chief of EMS, Colonie EMS, Town of Colonie, NY.

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24-7 EMS Online: Pediatric Cardiac Arrest

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Product Code: EMS1130

Incidents of pediatric cardiac arrest (PCA) are among the most anxiety-provoking, high-stakes calls that EMS providers receive, and chances for patient survival are slim. Yet some agencies have greatly improved their PCA survival rate by reacting to pediatric calls with initial treatments similar to that for an adult cardiac arrest, and adopting best pre-arrival and on-scene practices that are easy to implement.

This course will review the common aspects of pediatric cardiac arrest, best practices for treating pediatric out-of-hospital cardiac arrests, how community outreach and education can impact patient survival, and the roles that provider mindset and self-care play in providing the best care for PCA patients.

Featuring Dr. Paul R. Banerjee, DO, Medical Director for Polk County (Fla.) Fire Rescue.

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24-7 EMS Online: Opioid Epidemic: Response for EMS

List Price: $5.95
Product Code: EMS1128

EMS providers must be prepared to respond to the growing number of opioid-related incidents. This course explains how opioids work and why they can be so addictive. 

It also includes how to recognize and treat an opioid overdose and what EMS providers can do to help protect themselves and the communities they serve from the dangers associated with the opioid epidemic.

Featuring John Butler, MS, EFO, FSEDI, NRP, Fire Chief/Chief EMS Officer, Howard County, Maryland; and Dr. Matthew J. Levy, DO, MSc, FACEP, FAEMS, Medical Director of Fire & Rescue, Howard County, Maryland.

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24-7 EMS Online: Respiratory Protection for Emergency Responders

List Price: $5.95
Product Code: EMS1127

Respiratory Protection for Emergency Responders focuses on the risks emergency responders can face when encountering airborne hazards and how to reduce or eliminate that risk.

It highlights the use of the most common respirators used to filter and purify the air being breathed, or to provide a safe, secondary source of breathable air. Topics include:

  • An overview of respiratory hazards
  • The use of respirators
  • The regulatory requirements emergency responders must comply with on hazardous scenes

The course features Bill Richard, NREMT-P, lead instructor for Crozer-Chester Medical Center EMS, Chairperson of the Toxic Fire of ‘78 Memorial Committee.

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24-7 EMS Online: Emergency Responders, Fire and Cancer

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Product Code: EMS1126

Research continues to confirm that the rate of some cancers among firefighters is greater than that of the general population. This program is intended to raise awareness among fire service personnel about the elevated risk of cancer associated with working as an emergency responder to a fire-related emergency.

Emergency Responders, Fire and Cancer provides personal accounts of people affected by cancer, an overview of the relationship between firefighting and cancer, and an introduction to basic intervention strategies for line personnel to help reduce exposure to carcinogens and other harmful materials. 

A portion of the proceeds from this program is donated to the Firefighter Cancer Support Network (FCSN).

Featuring Bryan Frieders, Deputy Chief, Pasadena CA Fire Department and President of FCSN. Michael Dubron, Firefighter, Paramedic and Founder of FCSN. Dr. Gavin Horn, PhD, Director of Research Programs, Illinois Fire Service Institute (IFSI) at the University of Illinois. Dr. Michael Hamrock, MD, Steward Medical Group, Chestnut Hill, MA, and former Firefighter and Department Physician, Boston Fire Department. Melissa Aman, wife of the late Craig Aman, a 26-year veteran Firefighter/Paramedic and Captain for the Seattle Fire Department.

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24-7 EMS Online: The Role of Research in EMS

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Product Code: EMS1124

Could the care you are giving as an EMS provider be harming your patients? It’s possible, especially if your patient care is based on personal opinion or tradition and not scientific evidence.

This program will introduce you to the role research plays in developing evidence-based treatment guidelines for use by EMS providers in medical emergencies. The course reviews what research is and its practical use in EMS; the impact research has on improving patient care, as well as patient and provider safety; and why these developments are important to EMS providers and their patients.

Featuring Megan Corry, MA, EMT-P, Paramedic Program Director and primary instructor at the City College of San Francisco Paramedic Program.

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24-7 EMS Online: Crew Resource Management

List Price: $5.95
Product Code: EMS1121

Explains the guiding principles and benefits of Crew Resource Management (CRM), an important tool for safety professionals.

CRM emphasizes effective teamwork, strong team leadership skills and the importance of workload management and post-incident critiques. CRM tools help improve responder safety and patient care during incidents.

Featuring Bruce Evans, CFOD, NRP, SEMSO, Fire Chief at the Upper Pine River Fire Protection District, Bayfield, Colorado. 

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24-7 EMS Online: Affective Characteristics

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Product Code: EMS1123

Provides specific tools that EMS providers can use or exhibit to help improve care for patients in many cultural contexts.

Certain populations are vulnerable to healthcare disparities and the Affective Characteristics course focuses on 11 behaviors that advance professionalism and cultural competence.

Featuring Leaugeay Barnes, BS, NRP, CCEMT-P. She currently serves on the NREMT and NAEMSE Board of Directors and teaches at Kapi'olani Community College in Hawaii. 

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Disaster and Counter-Terrorism Medicine

This series of 48 presentations covers the most important topics of disaster and counter-terrorism medicine, including mitigation, preparedness and response strategies, and specific disaster scenarios such as earthquake, hurricane, CBRNE and asymmetric terrorist attack.

This library of presentations helps EMS personnel, hospitals, muncipalities and schools learn the skills and strategies of disaster and counter-terrorism medicine.

Developed and narrated by Dr. Gregory Ciottone, the world’s leading expert in disaster and counter-terrorism medicine and Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine at Harvard Medical School.

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24-7 EMS Online: Interpreting Vital Signs (V2)

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Product Code: EMS1001

By correctly interpreting vital signs, the EMS professional can indentify life-threatening emergencies, predict the severity of a patient's hemodynamic state, determine treatement and correctly monitor the overall condition of the patient.

This course reviews the importance of assessing and interpreting the vital signs and how to use these findings to improve the quality of patient care.

Featuring Lt. Anthony Tedesco, BSN, RN, NREMT-P Clearwater Fire & Rescue St. Petersburg College - EMS Program

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24-7 EMS Online: Geriatric Assessment (V2)

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Product Code: EMS1002

This program will help EMS providers understand the physiological and psychological differences among the geriatric population and provide an EMS responder with a good foundation for developing effective communication and assessment tools in order to provide quality patient care.

Featuring Christopher Shane Henderson, B.S., FF/EMT-P Adjunct EMS Instructor St. Petersburg Fire & Rescue St. Petersburg College.

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24-7 EMS Online: Sudden Cardiac Death (V2)

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Product Code: EMS1003

Sudden cardiac death (SCD) accounts for approximately 5% of all deaths. This program will discuss the circumstances surrounding SCD, contributing factors, and methods to reduce the risk of SCD, as well as how the EMS professional assesses a patient who has died.

Featuring Mike McEvoy, PhD, REMT-P, RN, CCRN, EMS Coordinator - Saratoga County, New York EMS Director - NYS Association of Fire Chiefs FireEMS editor - Fire Engineering magazine Clinical Assoc. Professor Critical Care Medicine - Albany Medical College

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24-7 EMS Online: Airway Care (V2)

List Price: $5.95
Product Code: EMS1004

If a patient isn’t breathing, they are dying. Airway care is critical, yet it is the most failed skills test in the National Registry of EMT testing.

Course offers in-depth review of airway care skills, featuring demonstration of a variety of artificial ventilation techniques.

Featuring Joe Mistovich, M. Ed., NREMT-P, Professor, Youngstown State University, Ohio.

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24-7 EMS Online: Burns: Thermal (v2)

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Product Code: EMS1005

Signs and symptoms of superficial, partial, and full thickness burns with discussion of pain and airway management.

A review of the skin and its functions, graphics and photos of different burn types, and the rule of nines assessment method are included.

Featuring Nerina Stepanovsky, PhD, RN, Paramedic, EMS Program Director St. Petersburg College, St. Petersburg, Florida. Lt. Col. (Ret.), USAFR, Nurse Corps

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

List Price: $5.95
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.

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24-7 EMS Online: Geriatric Trauma: Hip Injuries (v2)

List Price: $5.95
Product Code: EMS1007

This program reviews the effects of hip and pelvic trauma in geriatric patients.

The anatomy and physiology of the hip is reviewed, basic emergency care, pain management and the special consideration of treating a geriatric patient with an injury to the lower extremity is highlighted.

Featuring Heather Davis, MS, NREMT-P, Educational Program Director, UCLA

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24-7 EMS Online: Lifting and Moving (v2)

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Product Code: EMS1009

This class reviews steps for safe lifting and moving. Power lifts, squat lifts, and power grips are defined and demonstrated.

Patient-moving devices and three types of emergency moves are reviewed and demonstrated. The class re-emphasizes the importance of good physical fitness and conditioning, as well as the use of good body mechanics to prevent injury.

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24-7 EMS Online: Mechanism of Injury (v2)

List Price: $5.95
Product Code: EMS1010

Mechanism of injury is a key indicator of the possible injuries you will find on-scene. Course reviews the most common types of MOIs, the importance of kinetic energy, and the role speed plays in an MVC.

The most common injuries associated with blunt and penetrating trauma are illustrated.

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