24-7 ems preparatory: 38 Courses

24-7 EMS Online: Human Trafficking: An EMS Perspective (V2)

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Product Code: EMS1135

Human trafficking is a widespread and diverse issue impacting a variety of vulnerable individuals and communities. EMS providers may come into contact with human trafficking victims as an unintended consequence of a medical emergency. Consequently, they may be a direct line to help for someone who has been trafficked. EMS providers can also offer unconditional support and empathy to victims of trafficking, who may feel mistrustful of law enforcement or first responders, serving as a bridge to other services and safety.

This course reviews what human trafficking is, its pervasiveness, and what EMS providers can do to recognize and respond to human trafficking.

Featuring Rodney Daniels, MA, EMT, Asst Fire Chief (retired). Sarah Nedeau, New Day Manager at New Avenues for Youth and Vice Chair of the Board of Directors for the Oregon Attorney General Sexual Assault Task Force. Ashley Anstett, Criminal Justice Coordinator, Oregon Attorney General's Sexual Assault Task Force. Robin Miller, survivor, advocate, and lived experience expert. Nita Belles, Author, Founder and Executive Director of In Our Backyard. Thomas Countermine, NRP, TP-C, Supervisory Special Agent, Homeland Security Investigations. John Johnson, NR-EMTp, Firefighter/Paramedic, Mobile Fire Department. Christopher Shannon, NR-EMTp, Captain, Firefighter/Paramedic, Howard County, Maryland.


24-7 EMS Online: Respiratory Protection for Emergency Responders (V2)

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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.


24-7 EMS Online: Emergency Responders, Fire and Cancer (V2)

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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.


24-7 EMS Online: The Role of Research and EBGs (V2)

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Product Code: EMS1134

EMS providers must rely on research as the foundation of their care protocols and response strategies. Excellence in patient care is evidence-based, not simply doing things the way they have always been done. In this course, responders learn about the practical use and application of research in EMS, and how it improves patient care and provider safety.

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 (V2)

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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 (V2)

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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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24-7 EMS Online: Emergency Vehicle Operations (V2)

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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: Risk Management: Refusals & Abandonment (V2)

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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.

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

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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

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

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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.

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

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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

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

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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

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

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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

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

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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.

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

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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

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

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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.

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

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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.

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24-7 EMS Online: Intraosseous Vascular Access (V2)

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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.

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24-7 EMS Online: Bloodborne Pathogens (V2)

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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.

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24-7 EMS Online: Triage (V2)

List Price: $5.95
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

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

List Price: $5.95
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.

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

List Price: $5.95
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

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24-7 EMS Online: Entrapped Patients (V2)

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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

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24-7 EMS Online: Pain Management (V2)

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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.

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

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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.

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