NAEMT Emergency Pediatric Care Hybrid Elearning Course

Posted by Greg Friese on Aug 21, 2014 under Announcements and News

One of the questions I receive most frequently from EMS personnel and training officers is “where can I find more pediatric related CE, especially online?

CentreLearn hosts the National Association of EMTs Emergency Pediatric Care (NAEMT EPC) hybrid course which combines 8 hours of online training with 8 hours of classroom training. According to the NAEMT “This modular course format can fulfill the pediatric clinical and educational needs of an EMS agency while minimizing budgetary and logistical impacts.”

More about EPC from NAEMT: “Course lectures and interactive sessions address assessment; airway, breathing and circulation; understanding and caring for children; hypoperfusion and shock; cardiac emergencies and congenital cardiac defects, common medical emergencies, trauma, newborn resuscitation, vascular access, care team management, spinal motion restriction, children with special health-care needs, identification of life threats, scene choreography, transport decisions, and child abuse and neglect.”

Read more about the EPC course at the NAEMT website and learn how to schedule a course with an NAEMT EPC instructor.

NAEMT EPC

 

You can also learn more about the Emergency Pediatric Care course and the importance of specialized pediatric training from NAEMT EPC committee chair Chris Cebollero in Episode 55 of the EMSEduCast Podcast.

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In the Field: National Association of EMS Educators (NAEMSE) Symposium 2014

Posted by Melissa Mancuso on Aug 20, 2014 under Announcements and News

EMS Educators Gather at NAEMSE Symposium, Learn the Benefits of Online Learning with CentreLearn

EMS departments of all sizes use online learning for continuing education to benefit both the department and personnel.

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CentreLearn Solutions, LLC, the leading provider of online continuing education for EMS and Fire Rescue personnel, discusses the benefits of online learning at the National Association of EMS educators (NAEMSE) Symposium booth 303 in Reno, NV, September 16-21 at the Peppermill Resort Hotel and Spa.

EMS educators from around the world gather at the NAEMSE Symposium once a year, network with other educators to hone their teaching skills, learn new techniques and best practices, and take everything they learned back to their classrooms and students. The Symposium provides an opportunity for EMS educators to learn new instructional strategies, classroom management techniques, and gain exposure to new technologies.

Online learning is still relatively new to the EMS industry, but the CentreLearn Training System makes it easy to implement an online continuing education training program for EMS departments of all sizes. Individuals, instructors, and newly certified paramedics can also earn CE credits through RapidCE, which is powered by CentreLearn. EMS departments and professionals benefit from online learning by reducing operating costs and providing access to consistent training materials anywhere there is an internet connection. When partnered with hands-on training, online courses help reinforce the concepts presented and test material retention, preparing the student for real-life situations.

Greg Friese, MS, NRP said, “As an EMS Educator and Paramedic, I have personally benefited from online learning in many ways. The information delivered is consistent for all students, the student can learn at their own pace and review the content at any time, and students do not need to travel to a training center, which reduces the wear and tear on vehicles and saves on gas.”

The CentreLearn Training System can be used to keep track of all training activities including hands-on, instructor-led, and online self-paced courses. Almost 300 EMS and Fire courses are included with the Training System, making it easy for Training Managers to assign CE courses that meet their state’s recertification requirements to their personnel. The CentreLearn Educator Methodology catalog features four presentations by NAEMSE presenter, paramedic, and educator Rom Duckworth. These CECBEMS-approved courses help educators meet instructor/coordinator recertification requirements.

Friese added, “I am looking forward to discussing the benefits for your organization in more detail in person. If you are not attending the NAEMSE Symposium this year, please contact us to discuss your online training needs or how to enroll in the Educator Methodology catalog.” Learn how your department and personnel can benefit from online training and continuing education with the CentreLearn Training System or RapidCE at NAEMSE booth 303.

 

About the NAEMSE Symposium

The mission of The National Association of EMS educators is to inspire and promote excellence in EMS education and lifelong learning within the global community. The Annual Symposium is an event that is held each year in different cities around the country. It is an opportunity for EMS educators to come together and network with other EMS educators. The symposium consists of educational pre-conferences and general/break-out sessions that are designed to help the educator better hone their teaching skills and take those new ideas back with them to the classroom. It also gives attendees the chance to visit the Exhibit Hall where EMS exhibitors will give attendees one-of-a-kind face to face time and information regarding their respective products. Visit Symposium to find out more information.

 

About CentreLearn Solutions

Training Just Got Easier­™

The CentreLearn Training System is the fastest and easiest way to start your online training program. As pioneers in online education, CentreLearn has changed the way more than 250,000 emergency service personnel learn over the Internet and maintain their professional training and certification. The team of in-house instructional designers, educators, and technical experts has partnered with EMS, fire service, public health organizations, and more to make online education, course building, tracking, and reporting easier than ever. CentreLearn provides high quality, accredited multimedia training programs that save money and time for fire departments, emergency services organizations, state health departments, and their personnel. CentreLearn’s Customer Support Team works closely with clients every step of the way to ensure they succeed with online training. For more information about CentreLearn Solutions, or to schedule a demo, visit CentreLearn.com.

 

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Client Feedback: Mid Georgia Ambulance Provides Cost Effective Custom Training

Posted by Melissa Mancuso on Aug 15, 2014 under Announcements and News

CentreLearn Training System Course Builder Enables Mid Georgia Ambulance to Provide Cost Effective Custom Training 
Current and localized training can be delivered to all personnel at the same time, saving time and department resources, using the Course Builder feature of the CentreLearn Training System.
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CentreLearn Solutions, LLC offers a diverse and dynamic solution for EMS and Fire departments who need to provide timely custom training to their personnel while easily keeping track of completion status and compliance. Mid Georgia Ambulance, a long time CentreLearn customer and early adopter of online training, has shared their successes in a case study distributed last month at Pinnacle-EMS. 
 
With CentreLearn, personnel can have access to the same training at the same time, which improves consistency of the material presented and reduces the wear and tear on department vehicles and other resources. Mark Bandy, NREMT-P, Director of Clinical Education and Performance Improvement at Mid Georgia Ambulance said, “As Mid Georgia Ambulance spreads from the Florida and Alabama border to the suburbs of Atlanta, we need to ensure all associates receive timely training. Face-to-face instruction takes a month or more to reach all of our associates. We need to address an issue immediately rather than waiting to visit each shift at every station. Easier access and always available training helps MGA reduce training related costs.” The CentreLearn Training System, accessible from smartphones and tablets, allows associates to complete training anytime and anywhere. 
 
Bandy went on to say, “At MGA, it is our goal to utilize the latest in EMS technology, which allows us to treat each patient to the best of our abilities. Mid Georgia Ambulance offers dynamic training for our associates. We utilize distributive education through CentreLearn, hands-on competencies, and classroom training. Our goal is to provide quality, meaningful education and training to all of our clinical associates. We want our medics to succeed and help us grow our profession.” 
 
In addition to almost 300 courses that are included with the CentreLearn Training System, Training Managers can use the Course Builder feature to create custom online courses that comply with local protocols. These custom courses can include a variety of media and file types. Training Managers can create a course that includes elements such as product training videos that stream from YouTube or an mp4 video file that is uploaded to the Training System, SlideShare presentations, an embedded Google Form to gather data, .pdf files, or a number of other file formats. Bandy added, “We load our own training videos, published from PowerPoint files, as course components. Recently we have created our own online courses: Violent Patient Encounters, King Airway Insertion, and 12-Lead ECG Electrode Placement.”  
 
Using the CentreLearn Training System, Training Managers can easily assign training to their personnel, monitor progress, and report completion to maintain compliance with local and national protocol requirements. Read the full Case Study from Mid Georgia Ambulance.
 
 
 
Mid Georgia Ambulance began serving the citizens of Georgia over 35 years ago. Founded in Macon, MGA now provides services in eleven counties across the state. Employing over 300 EMS Professionals, MGA provides emergency medical transport services, non-emergency transport services, neonatal transport, special event coverage and community CPR training. MGA has been ranked among the top ambulance services in the nation, receiving accreditation through the Commission on Accreditation of Ambulance Services. MGA is one of the only CAAS-accredited agencies in the state of Georgia. 
 
 
Training Just Got Easier­™
The CentreLearn Training System is the fastest and easiest way to start your online training program. As pioneers in online education, CentreLearn has changed the way more than 250,000 emergency service personnel learn over the Internet and maintain their professional training and certification. The team of in-house instructional designers, educators, and technical experts has partnered with EMS, fire service, public health organizations, and more to make online education, course building, tracking, and reporting easier than ever. CentreLearn provides high quality, accredited multimedia training programs that save money and time for fire departments, emergency services organizations, state health departments, and their personnel. CentreLearn’s Customer Support Team works closely with clients every step of the way to ensure they succeed with online training. For more information about CentreLearn Solutions, or to schedule a demo, visit CentreLearn.com.
 
 
 
Train Better. Spend Less. CentreLearn.
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Train Better Memo: August 2014

Posted by Melissa Mancuso on Aug 12, 2014 under Announcements and News

 

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Did you know… You Can Assign a Manager of Groups

Features of the CentreLearn Training System & How To Use Them 

In addition to our YouTube channel that has many how-to videos, we are excited to introduce a growing library of How-To articles for Admins and Training Officers. If you would like for us to add anything in particular, please let us know!

Live Webinars – How-To Instruction for Admins and Training Officers Using the New CentreLearn Training System

Upcoming Events and Trade Shows

 

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Most Certificates: CentreLearn Courses in July 2014

Posted by Greg Friese on Aug 7, 2014 under Courses and Activities

Top Three CentreLearn Courses for EMS, FIRE, OSHAEMTs, Paramedics, and Firefighters that use the CentreLearn Training System can select from course catalogs made available to them or be assigned courses from the industry leading library of course catalogs. During July, 2014 these ALS, BLS, OSHA, and Fire courses had the most completions.

ALS Course Catalog

  1. Basic Airway Management
  2. Emergency Care for Lightning Strike Victims
  3. C-Spine Injuries in Athletics Part 1

BLS Course Catalog

  1. Burn Injury Assessment and Treatment
  2. Emergency Care for Lightning Strike Victims
  3. Disease Conditions of Chronic Alcoholism

Firefighter, Fire Officer, and Fire Inspector Course Catalog

  1. Driving Safety
  2. Firefighter Safety: Injuries and Fatalities
  3. Fire Extinguishers: Extinguish or Evacuate?

OSHA Health and Safety Course Catalog

  1. Harrassment in the Workplace
  2. Understanding the Hazard Communication Standard
  3. Bloodborne Pathogens

Learn more about the courses available in the CentreLearn Training System. Training officers can easily preview any course available to their organization.

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In The Field: Can-Am Police-Fire Games in York, PA

Posted by Melissa Mancuso on Jul 31, 2014 under Announcements and News

A week of events to challenge EMS, Fire, Police, and First Responder Athletes was enjoyed by competitors, volunteers, organizers, and the community. About 640 athletes participated in nearly 60 events at multiple locations throughout York County, Pennsylvania during the seven day competition.

Can-Am Games 2014

Amy Akczinski from CentreLearn volunteered at this year’s Games. “As a volunteer, I enjoyed seeing the energy and friendly competition from the athletes. Everybody was cheering and helping other competitors. Events like this really bring our community together and we get to see the best in people.”

This was the first time in the 37 year history of the Games that an EMS skills competition was included. The Gold Medal was won by a CentreLearn customer, the team from Queen Anne’s County, Maryland Department of Emergency Services. EMS World reported the event details and posted the results on their website. Read the EMS World article to see the requirements of the event and the results.

One of the original events to the Games and to York County, is the weightlifting events. Many world records were achieved including one by Wendy Tracey, president of the Goodwill Fire Co. in York Township and a nurse for Lutheran Social Services. She squatted nearly 100 pounds over her body weight. Read her story and watch a video of her setting the record on the York Daily Record website.

The Toughest Competitor Alive event included a 5k race, shot put throw, 100 meter dash, 100 meter swim, 20 foot rope climb, bench press, pull-ups, and an obstacle course. Retired York City Police Inspector, Phil Roberts, took gold in his age group. Roberts, who is currently being treated for cancer, started training for the Can-Am Games about a year ago with his 23-year-old son Reese Roberts who is in the Marine Corps. Read the full story at the York Dispatch website.

“I was totally blown away by the fitness of the ‘senior’ competitors,” said Akczinski who volunteered at the track and field events on Friday, July 18th. “I am impressed by their dedication and competitiveness and thankful that these are the same people who support our community on a daily basis. These are the people who will overcome adversity when times are tough.”

The community was also encouraged to get involved with a few events that were open to the public. Mini-golf at Heritage Hills Golf Resort and a Zumba block party held in the first block of North Beaver Street in downtown York, were just a few of the events that helped contribute towards the fundraiser for the Make-A-Wish® Foundation. All proceeds from the 2014 Can-Am Games benefit the Make-A-Wish® of Greater Pennsylvania and West Virginia. This organization grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy.

To wrap up the Games, a reception was held for sponsors, volunteers, elected officials, committee members, Can-Am Federation members and future hosts. Representing CentreLearn, Amy Akczinski attended the event which was held at the Heritage Hills Golf Resort and Conference Center in the Terrace Room. “I could tell that a lot of energy and passion went into organizing the Can-Am Games. Many emotions filled the room as people reflected on the past week. I am proud that I was able to play a small part.”

 

 

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In the Field: Pinnacle 2014 Recap

Posted by Melissa Mancuso on Jul 29, 2014 under Announcements and News

The New CentreLearn Training System was introduced to many industry leaders at the recent Pinnacle EMS leadership event in Scottsdale, AZ.

Pinnacle 2014

EMS executives, chiefs, and managers from around the world networked with fellow attendees, presenters, and exhibitors to discover what is next for the industry. Michael Rosbach from CentreLearn showcased the New Training System, demonstrating its dynamic capabilities for training management. Delivery and documentation of training is a key component to any successful EMS service and easily keeping track of both hands-on and self-paced training is now easier than ever with the CentreLearn Training System.

Michael demonstrated the Course Builder feature of the Training System, which allows departments to create their own courses by incorporating a variety of components: video, pdf documents, SlideShare presentations, a custom quiz, and more. Michael said, “Departments were excited to see that they can build a course in less than 10 minutes with the Course Builder.” Custom courses allow departments to create training material to fulfill local protocol requirements. He went on to say, “I created many demo accounts while at Pinnacle for organizations who are looking forward to saving time and resources by incorporating online learning into their training program.”

If your organization is not currently using the CentreLearn Training System, contact us to set up a free demo account and start realizing the benefits of online training today. During your demo you can preview the Course Builder, as well as the more than 300 courses in the EMS and Fire course catalogs which are always included with CentreLearn, 1-Click Reports, and Training Plans.

To receive upcoming announcements and other CentreLearn news, connect with us!

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Train Better Memo – Courses: July 2014

Posted by Melissa Mancuso on Jul 23, 2014 under Courses and Activities

 

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Watch a Course as a Group

 

Medrills™ Courses Now Available from CentreLearn

 

Live Webinars – How-To Instruction for Admins and Training Officers Using the New CentreLearn Training System

We are currently offering two unique live training sessions with multiple dates and times to choose from. Visit the CentreLearn blog to learn more about these sessions and to register.

If you are using the CentreLearn Classic LMS, contact us regarding your organization’s transition to the new CentreLearn Training System and taking advantage of these time-saving features!


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In The Field: Pinnacle 2014

Posted by Melissa Mancuso on Jul 9, 2014 under Announcements and News

CentreLearn Solutions to Demonstrate Training System at Pinnacle 2014

Keep track of training and distributive learning activities with the CentreLearn Training System. Set up a demo account at CentreLearn’s table #7 at Pinnacle, the year’s best event for EMS leaders.

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CentreLearn Solutions, LLC, the leading provider of online continuing education for EMS and Fire Rescue personnel, will demonstrate the CentreLearn Training System at Pinnacle 2014 table #7, July 22-24.

EMS executives, chiefs, and managers will benefit from the power sessions and networking available at Pinnacle. More than just another conference, Pinnacle attendees will receive up-to-the-minute information, insight into emerging trends, and real-world tools that get results. “CentreLearn is proud to be Pinnacle’s Official Learning Partner offering the industry’s most innovative and powerful tool for online training and continuing education,” stated Jason Paluck, CentreLearn CEO.

Proper training is essential to every EMS organization and the CentreLearn Training System will revolutionize how departments think about online learning. The Training System offers much more than online courses (there are almost 300 included in the EMS and Fire course catalogs), it also allows for the creation of custom courses using the Course Builder, tracking of personnel’s course completions, reporting of all training activities including hands-on, instructor-led, and self-paced training, and much more.

Michael Rosbach from CentreLearn encourages Pinnacle attendees to visit table #7 and to request a demo Training System account for their department. “Once you start using the Training System, you will wonder how you ever got by without it. Eliminate the extra paperwork and save time by keeping all of your training records in one place.” Rosbach added, “Pinnacle is the perfect place to network with other departments and learn best practices. If you already use the Training System, bring friends from other departments to share the benefits of online training.”

As quickly as new products and protocols are introduced, it can be difficult to get all personnel in the same room at the same time. By implementing the CentreLearn Training System, departments save time and resources and are able to deliver training where and when needed. The Course Builder makes it easy for departments to create custom online courses. “We can easily embed product training videos that stream from YouTube or embed a Google Form to gather data. We load our own training videos, published from our PowerPoint files, as course components,” said Mark Bandy, Director of Clinical Education and Performance Improvement, Mid Georgia Ambulance. All training, including hands-on, instructor-led, self-paced, Fire or EMS course catalogs, custom content, documents, and more can be tracked and reported online, so records are stored in one place and 1-Click reports can be delivered automatically.

Unable to attend? Contact CentreLearn to schedule a demonstration. Email info@centrelearn.com or call 717.227.4655.

About Pinnacle 2014

Discover for yourself why Pinnacle is consistently described as the year’s top event for EMS executives, chiefs, and managers. More than just another conference, Pinnacle lets you understand innovative ideas, network with experts and peers alike, and come home with strategies and tools you can implement in your organization. The EMS field is changing, faster and more profoundly than ever before. Pinnacle brings you the latest information, leadership practices and ideas you can’t get anywhere else, all in a relaxed setting with plenty of opportunities for networking. Learn more.

About CentreLearn Solutions

Training Just Got Easier­™

The CentreLearn Training System is the fastest and easiest way to start your online training program. As pioneers in online education, CentreLearn has changed the way more than 250,000 emergency service personnel learn over the Internet and maintain their professional training and certification. The team of in-house instructional designers, educators, and technical experts has partnered with EMS, fire service, public health organizations, and more to make online education, course building, tracking, and reporting easier than ever. CentreLearn provides high quality, accredited multimedia training programs that save money and time for fire departments, emergency services organizations, state health departments, and their personnel. CentreLearn’s Customer Support Team works closely with clients every step of the way to ensure they succeed with online training. For more information about CentreLearn Solutions, or to schedule a demo, visit CentreLearn.com.

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Train Better Memo – July 2014

Posted by Melissa Mancuso on Jul 8, 2014 under Announcements and News

 

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Training System Features

New www.centrelearn.com website

Live Webinars - How-To Instruction for Admins and Training Officers using the CentreLearn Training System

Upcoming Events

 

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