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Courses for EMS Professionals

 

 

  1. A Multi—Systems Approach to Pediatric Trauma Course. By the University of New Mexico EMSC Targeted Issues grantee, this course targets all healthcare providers and includes six modules addressing trauma to different body systems in children: the head, neck, spine, abdomen, and chest.
  2. Building a Foundation for Pediatric Emergency Care: Equipment for Ground Ambulances.  By the EMSC National Resource Center, this webinar addresses the rationale for the development of ambulance equipment guidelines and their importance to children, explains guideline changes and contributing factors to change, and discusses implementation of the guidelines. Note that EMS providers (only) may view the archived webinar to receive 1.5 continuing education credits up to three years after the date of the live webinar (February 17, 2018). Once you have viewed the archived webinar, complete an evaluation. Once the evaluation is submitted, you must complete a post-assessment and receive a score of 70 or greater to receive a Certificate of Completion. Those who pass the post-assessment will be emailed a Certificate of Completion within two hours.
  3. CHaMP Research Education. The CHaMP Research Node of the Pediatric Emergency Care Applied Research Network (PECARN) is pleased to offer a complete lecture series to help guide potential investigators in developing and conducting prehospital research projects. The series includes: Introduction to EMS Prehospital Care Research, Developing a Research Question, and Human Subjects Research in EMS: An Ethical Overview, Dissemination of Findings.
  4. EMSC Course. By the University of New Mexico EMSC Targeted Issues grantee, this course primarily targets prehospital EMS personnel and includes 11 modules: pediatric seizures, diabetes, blunt chest trauma, methamphetamine, child abuse/Down Syndrome, technological dependent, Shaken Baby Syndrome, poisoning/toxic exposure, adrenal crisis and EMS, and safe transport of children in EMS vehicles (Parts I and II).
  5. Here to Help: Proper Child Restraints in Emergency Vehicles. By North Carolina EMSC, this course targets prehopsital providers and addresses the importance of restraining children when being transported in an ambulance. The course also demonstrates the use of a variety of child restraint devices. Students that complete the quiz at the end of the training and receive a passing grade of at least 70% will be eligible to apply for one hour of continuing education credit.
  6. Pediatric Disaster Triage: Doing the Most Good for the Most Patients in the Least Time By Connecticut EMSC Targeted Issues grantee, this course targets prehospital providers and contains five narrated modules addressing the following: Recognizing a Disaster, Disaster Triage Rationale, Pediatric Triage Considerations, Triage Methodologies (JumpSTART, SMART, SALT, and clinical decision making), and Special Triage Decisions. EMS providers that complete the post-assessment at the end of the training and receive a score of 70% or higher will receive one hour of continuing education credit.
  7. Pediatric Emergencies: Emergency Care for the Ill Child. By the University of New Mexico EMSC Targeted Issues grantee, this course targets all healthcare providers that presents pediatric emergencies. It is a companion course to A Multi–Systems Approach to Pediatric Trauma, but differs in that education focuses on emergency care for the ill child. Two modules are offered: the Pediatric Length Based Resuscitation Tape in a Status Epilepticus Scenario and Emergency Management of Pediatric Diabetic Ketoacidosis.
  8. Pediatric Mild Traumatic Head Injury. By Illinois EMSC Targeted Issues grantee, this course targets all health care providers who care for children and contains 10 narrated chapters along with appendices that contain additional resources. Key areas of focus include recommendations for appropriate triage/management of mild traumatic head injuries, guidelines for neuroimaging, child maltreatment screening, patient education, and head injury prevention strategies.
  9. Pediatric Trauma Course for EMS Providers. By North Carolina EMSC Targeted Issues grantee, this course targets EMS providers and offers an overview of pediatric trauma, the leading cause of injury and death in American children. EMS providers will have the opportunity to learn about the scope of pediatric trauma, revisit the keys of their pediatric patient assessment, review the benefits of specialized trauma center resources, and examine how trauma pre-planning tools can assist them in making the best transport decisions for their patients.
  10. Pediatric Trauma Course for 911 Telecommunicators.
    By North Carolina EMSC Targeted Issues grantee, this course targets 911 telecommunicators and illustrates how 911 telecommunicators play a critical role in the prehospital management of injured children. 911 telecommunicators will have the opportunity to learn about the scope of pediatric trauma, how they can quickly deploy EMS resources, ways they can assist EMS’s response by collecting valuable information, and how they can work with dispatched services to minimize response and scene times en route to definitive care.
  11. Star of Life Awards: Building Relationships and Resilience of Healthcare Providers. By the Tennessee EMSC program, this webinar features Rhonda Phillippi, RN, executive director for the Tennessee EMSC program, and her colleagues Erin Davis, MPA; Donna Tidwell, RN, EMT-P; and Tom Surface, MA, who focuses on the importance of building relationships and strategies for increasing resiliency among health care providers through the Star of Life awards. Note that EMS providers (only) may view this archived webinar to receive 1.5 continuing education credits up to three years after the date of the live webinar (August 19, 2018). Once you have viewed the archived webinar, complete an evaluation. Once the evaluation is submitted, you must complete a post-assessment and receive a score of 70 or greater to receive a Certificate of Completion. Those who pass the post-assessment will be emailed a Certificate of Completion within two hours.All providers are free to watch the archived course and complete the evaluation and the post-assessment, however, only continuing education though the Continuing Education Coordinating Board for Emergency Medical Services (CECBEMS) will be awarded at this time.
  12. Using Quality Improvement to Maximize Pediatric Emergency Care in Your State. By the EMSC National Resource Center, this program defines quality improvement, highlights quality improvement methods, and discusses how to apply essential quality improvement methodologies to improve pediatric emergency care. Specifically, Charles Macias, MD, MPH, and Kate Remick, MD, discussed the importance of quality improvement in pediatric emergency care and the quality improvement framework. Jane Brice, MD, MPH, illustrated the real life application of quality improvement methodologies in improving pediatric trauma care.Note that EMS providers (only) may view this archived webinar to receive 1.5 continuing education credits up to three years after the date of the live webinar (December 8, 2017). Once you have viewed the archived webinar, complete an evaluation. Once the evaluation is submitted, the Certificate of Completion will be emailed within two hours.