An Inside Look at the All-New CentreLearn Training Management System

Posted by Paul Heresa on Nov 19, 2014 under Support

Has your organization been waiting to make its move from CentreLearn’s Classic Learning Management System to the all-new CentreLearn Training Management System?

If so, please watch this demo video for an inside look at the enhanced system. CentreLearn’s interface has been upgraded to streamline functionality and improve overall user experience.

If you have any questions, please contact us at (877) 435-9309.

For best viewing quality, please select 720p HD in Settings and Full Screen mode on the bottom right corner of the video.

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CentreLearn and TargetSolutions: Moving Forward Together

Posted by Paul Heresa on Nov 13, 2014 under Announcements and News

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CentreLearn has been acquired by VectorLearning, a leader in online education for a broad range of industries, including public safety through its TargetSolutions brand.

As a result of this transaction, CentreLearn has merged with TargetSolutions, which is a California-based company with more than 14 years of experience delivering online training and recordkeeping software applications. Today, more than 2,000 organizations, including fire and EMS departments, law enforcement entities, risk pools, cities and municipalities, and public works agencies, use TargetSolutions to manage training.

Customers of CentreLearn will experience no immediate impact by this merger with TargetSolutions.

Your organization can expect to receive the same level of outstanding service and web-based training technology as it always has with CentreLearn. You can continue to use CentreLearn to schedule, deliver and track training and compliance tasks.

VectorLearning is still determining its integration plans and is excited about the potential of offering TargetSolutions’ courses to CentreLearn’s clients, as well as CentreLearn’s courses to TargetSolutions’ clients, at some point.

“VectorLearning shares our same level of commitment to online education, and most importantly, to the heroes who serve us all through public safety. We chose to join together with VectorLearning because it has the same vision as we do – and that is to deliver the very best training courses and applications so emergency responders remain safe, compliant and effective while serving our communities. By merging with TargetSolutions we will be even stronger than before. We’re excited to add our experiences and expertise to the team and begin our journey together.”

CentreLearn CEO Jason Paluck

If you have questions about this merger, please contact us at (877) 435-9309.

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Training System Updates Benefit Training Managers and Personnel

Posted by Greg Friese on Oct 10, 2014 under Announcements and News

At CentreLearn we are always looking for ways to improve the online training experience. We have recently made some updates to the Training System which will streamline some processes, consolidate information, and make assigning and approving training more efficient.

Here is a brief overview of the recent updates:

The home screen dashboard is now organized by assignment status. This makes it easy to see what assignments are overdue (red), in process (white), or complete (green). Personnel can easily replay courses and see progress within training plans at a glance.

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Personnel can enter their own training records (external CE) for approval by the Administrator, Group Admin, or as a user with permission to Manage Activities. For training completed independently, personnel can enter all of the training details including an attachment of the certificate PDF, scan of a card, or course syllabus.

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Note: Adding Activity Records is Enabled by default. This feature can be disabled in organization Settings.

The updated Training Manager Dashboard allows administrators to review the status of training plans and personnel’s completion at a glance.

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Notify personnel of new assignments and automatically send email updates when assignments are updated. Send custom warning emails when completion deadlines are approaching.

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Course Builder navigation has moved into the Training Manager Tab. Functionality of the Course Builder remains the same.

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Training Plans creation and editing now has its own screen within the Training Manager.

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1-Click Reports can now display numbered credentials when the reports are exported, allowing for easy import into other systems.

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The updates also included improved user experience in older versions of Internet Explorer (IE), but we still recommend using modern, up-to-date browsers.

Learn more about these updates and watch a video tour.

Register for upcoming Admin Training.

If you have any questions about these updates, feel free to contact us any time. Customer Support is unlimited and included with the Training System.

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Train Better Memo – Courses: September 2014

Posted by Greg Friese on Sep 18, 2014 under Announcements and News

Links in this Courses Edition of the Train Better Memo:

Pediatric courses offered by CentreLearn.

Top Ranked Pediatric and Obstetric Courses Available from CentreLearn
Pediatric Continuing Education: 3 Recently Released Courses
Pediatric Continuing Education: 3 Upcoming Courses
NAEMT Emergency Pediatric Care Hybrid E-learning Course

Connect with CentreLearn

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New Courses from 24-7 EMS: Acute and Chronic Renal Failure

Posted by Greg Friese on Sep 8, 2014 under Courses and Activities

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CentreLearn content partner, 24-7 EMS, announces two new CECBEMS-accredited courses for EMTs and paramedics on acute and chronic renal failure. The entire 24-7 EMS catalog, including these courses, is available for a low per person per year cost. Once the 24-7 EMS catalog has been shared with your organization, courses can be assigned to personnel.

1.14.2 Renal Failure: Acute (Virginia Areas 05 and 89)
Acute renal failure (ARF) is a life-threatening condition that can develop in a matter of hours or days. Fortunately, with appropriate and rapid treatment, it is reversible. As an EMS provider, you can help to improve outcomes for patients with acute renal failure with early recognition and treatment. This program reviews the basic anatomy and function of the kidneys, what causes acute renal failure, and care to provide in a prehospital environment.

1.14.3 Renal Failure: Chronic 2.0  (Virginia Areas 05 and 89)
Chronic renal failure is a condition that affects nearly all the systems in the body. Patients with chronic kidney disease or end-stage renal disease can experience many different types of complications that are caused or exacerbated by renal failure. As an EMS provider, a basic understanding of chronic renal failure and its causes can help you to better recognize and provide care for these related complications. This program reviews the growing rate of renal failure incidence, how renal failure occurs, how to recognize renal failure, complications related to dialysis, other illnesses related to chronic kidney disease or end-stage renal disease, and care to provide in a prehospital environment.

Add 24-7 EMS to Your CentreLearn Training System

To add 24-7 EMS courses to your CentreLearn Training System, or to learn how your department can use online education to reduce costs and save time, contact us or call 877-435-9309.

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Pediatric Continuing Education: 3 Upcoming Courses

Posted by Melissa Mancuso on Sep 6, 2014 under Courses and Activities

In addition to the many CentreLearn pediatric and obstetric courses that are already available in the Training System and through RapidCE, even more are currently in production. These three pediatric courses are in the final stages of production and accreditation:

  • Pediatric Airway Management
  • Pediatric Respiratory Emergencies: Upper Airway
  • Pediatric Respiratory Emergencies: Lower Airway

All CentreLearn courses are written and designed by experienced field providers that are also expert educators and parents. Courses are reviewed by a board certified emergency physician, CECBEMS accredited, and where applicable, state approved for EMT and paramedic continuing education.
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Course Objectives

CentreLearn course content is based on the objectives created by the educator responsible for the course. The objectives for the three upcoming pediatrics courses are:

 

Pediatric Airway Management

  • Describe the clinical situations that require the use of basic and advanced airway techniques.
  • Explore pediatric airway anatomy and physiology.
  • Review the appropriate use, advantages, and disadvantages of various airway devices.
  • Discuss capnography and pulse oximetry and their use in pediatric patient assessment.

 

Pediatric Respiratory Emergencies: Upper Airway

  • Identify the primary cause of pediatric cardiac arrest and the primary cause of preventable death in the pediatric patient.
  • Identify the signs and symptoms and explain the pathophysiology of respiratory distress, respiratory failure, and respiratory arrest.
  • Describe the general assessment and management of pediatric respiratory emergencies.
  • Describe and explain the assessment and treatment for several causes of pediatric upper respiratory emergencies: croup or laryngotracheobronchitis, epiglottitis or acute supraglottitis, and foreign body aspiration.

 

Pediatric Respiratory Emergencies: Lower Airway

  • Describe common medical causes of pediatric lower airway emergencies including:  asthma, respiratory syncytial virus/bronchiolitis, and pneumonia.
  • Describe uncommon medical causes of pediatric respiratory emergencies including: Guillain-Barré  syndrome, metabolic acidosis, bronchopulmonary dysplasia, acute chest syndrome of sickle cell disease, and cystic fibrosis.
  • Discuss relevant pathophysiology associated with these medical causes of pediatric respiratory distress.

 

Watch for announcements regarding the availability of these courses in an upcoming blog post, in the Train Better Memo, or on the CentreLearn Facebook page.

 

Hundreds of CE Courses from CentreLearn

The CentreLearn Training System always includes the entire EMS and Fire course catalogs. Begin training online immediately with hundreds of hours of accredited online training videos for EMTs, paramedics, and firefighters.

 

Hundreds of Additional Courses from our Content Partners

CentreLearn partners with 24-7 EMS, 24-7 Fire, Medrills, Emergency Film Group, HIPAA TV Online, and Physio-Control to offer hundreds of additional courses to fulfill EMT, paramedic, firefighter, fire inspector, and fire officer training requirements. Visit the CentreLearn courses page to learn more about CentreLearn’s content partners.

 

Accessing CentreLearn Pediatric Courses

Training officers can either assign courses to their personnel or provide them access to the EMS and Fire course catalogs so they may complete pediatric and obstetric courses on their own schedule via the CentreLearn Training System. Individuals can access all CentreLearn CECBEMS-accredited EMS courses and dozens of other courses on fire suppression topics through RapidCE.com.

 

Train Better. Spend Less. CentreLearn.

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Top Ranked Pediatric and Obstetric Courses Available from CentreLearn

Posted by Melissa Mancuso on Sep 4, 2014 under Courses and Activities

The CentreLearn Training System is available 24/7 for EMTs, paramedics, and firefighters from around the world that need to complete training assignments to maintain their certification. One of the most important and sought after course categories is pediatrics and obstetrics. CentreLearn and its content partners offer dozens of pediatric and obstetric courses to ensure your personnel have the training they need when they need it.
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Since January 1, 2014, EMTs and paramedics have earned CE certificates from this list of courses, ranked by order of total certificates earned:

 

  1. Pediatric Patient Assessment: Part 1 (BLS)
  2. Pediatric Patient Assessment: Part 1 (ALS)
  3. Pediatric Patient Assessment: Part 2 (ALS)
  4. Pediatric Patient Assessment: Part 2 (BLS)
  5. Fetal Trauma from Motor Vehicle Collisions (BLS)
  6. Emergency Childbirth (BLS)
  7. Emergency Childbirth (ALS)
  8. Child Abuse: EMS Roles & Responsibilities (BLS)
  9. Child Abuse: EMS Roles & Responsibilities (ALS)
  10. Obstetric Complications (ALS)
  11. Pediatric Fluid Resuscitation and Airway Management (ALS)
  12. Pediatric Fever (ALS)
  13. Pediatric Fever (BLS)
  14. Pediatric Fluid Resuscitation and Airway Management (BLS)
  15. Fetal Trauma from Motor Vehicle Collisions (ALS)
  16. Webinar: Pediatric Resuscitation (ALS)
  17. Pharmacology Special Considerations (ALS)
  18. Pediatric Cardiac Emergencies (ALS)
  19. Pharmacology Special Considerations (BLS)
  20. Pediatric Cardiac Emergencies (BLS)
  21. Pregnancy: Medical Emergencies 2.0 (24-7 EMS)
  22. Trauma During Pregnancy 2.0 (24-7 EMS)
  23. Trauma Assessment 2.0 (24-7 EMS)
  24. Pediatric Trauma 2.0 (24-7 EMS)
  25. Pediatric Assessment 2.0 (24-7 EMS)
  26. Pediatric Emergencies: Burns 2.0 (24-7 EMS)
  27. Pediatric Airway Management 2.0 (24-7 EMS)
  28. SIDS & EMS 2.0 (24-7 EMS)
  29. Pediatric Poisoning 2.0 (24-7 EMS)
  30. Neonatal Care/Resuscitation 2.0 (24-7 EMS)
  31. Pediatric Behavioral Emergencies 2.0 (24-7 EMS)
  32. Obstetrics & Childbirth 2.0 (24-7 EMS)
  33. Pediatric Respiratory Emergencies 2.0 (24-7 EMS)
  34. ECC Update: Pediatrics and PALS 2.0 (24-7 EMS)
  35. Domestic Violence 2.0 (24-7 EMS)
  36. Obstetrics and Childbirth 2.0 (24-7 EMS)

 

Use the Preview Coursesfeature in the Training Manager area of the CentreLearn Training System to preview the above courses.

 

Build your Own Pediatric Courses

In addition to the courses from CentreLearn and our content partners, training officers are able to build their own pediatric and obstetric courses using the Course Builder. Some of the course titles created by training officers that use the CentreLearn Training System include:

 

  • Pediatric Toxicology Emergencies
  • Abandoned Infant
  • Pediatric Pain
  • Pediatric Environmental Emergencies
  • Pediatric Syncope
  • A Safe Haven for Newborns
  • Child Abuse and Neglect Recognition
  • Special Patient Populations: The Pediatric Patient
  • Recommendations for Safe Transportation of Pediatric Patients

 

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Top 5 Tips for a Successful NAEMSE Symposium

Posted by Melissa Mancuso on Sep 2, 2014 under Announcements and News

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We put together our Top 5 Tips to get the most out of the NAEMSE Symposium. Whether it is your first or 19th Symposium, everyone can benefit from these tried and true tips! Here’s to a successful conference!

1. Start connecting with other NAEMSE attendees now to plan social activities and events.There is fun and safety in numbers!

2. Ask people you meet open-ended questions to learn as much as possible.

  • What is your biggest challenge as the new school year begins?
  • What is an app or resource that your students are finding essential?
  • What is working well to make sure your students get the most from clinical/field time?

3. Stay awake and attentive.

  • Pack some water and healthy snacks in your bag to maintain a good blood sugar level. Buy some fresh fruit for a healthy late night or early morning snack.
  • Stow your phone, turn off alerts, beeps, bells, whistles, and noises. These are a distraction to you and others, and make you lose focus on what is being discussed. Be present and interact with other EMS professionals in person.

4. Escape the casino for fresh air and exercise!

  • When you exercise the body, you exercise the brain. Physical exercise can increase your ability to process and recall information.
  • Reno has many trails and outdoor activities to enjoy with average temperatures in the upper 70s.

5. Wear comfortable shoes and travel light.

  • You will want happy feet for exploring the exhibit hall and local attractions. Leave the dress shoes at home and be comfortable! Your body will thank you.
  • Traveling light will help reduce having to pay for excess baggage and the hassle of lugging around items you don’t use. Take only what you really need. Learn to lighten your load.

What are your tips? Please share them with us! 

Stop by NAEMSE booth #303 and tell Greg how you are benefiting from these tips. He is looking forward to discussing best practices for online training, his favorite resources for building courses, and the opportunities to use technology in education.

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2 Bonus Tips on Educator Methodology

Bonus tip #1 – Deliver powerful presentations to make course material memorable, actionable, and sharable.

  • Try techniques such as story-boarding, clustering, filtering, and visualizing.
  • Use “story” form of delivery to promote an emotional connection with students.

Bonus tip #2 – Don’t lose your cool when dealing with problem students.

  • Apply differing instructional and disciplinary approaches based on an assessment of the students’ difficult behaviors.
  • Target and eliminate difficult behaviors in the classroom.

CentreLearn has several Educator Methodology courses available for CE credit. Review the list and start your courses today either through the CentreLearn Training System or RapidCE.

 

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Pediatric Continuing Education: 3 Recently Released Courses

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

CentreLearn offers many emergency pediatric care continuing education courses for both ALS and BLS providers. These online courses focus on topics such as: pediatric patient assessment, pediatric airway management, pediatric fever, pediatric cardiac emergencies, and pre-hospital pediatric resuscitation. More pediatric courses are currently in production and will be available in the CentreLearn Training System and on RapidCE.com within the coming months.

The three most recently released pediatric courses are:

All CentreLearn courses are written and designed by experienced field providers that are also expert educators and parents. Courses are reviewed by a board certified emergency physician, CECBEMS accredited, and where applicable, state approved for EMT and paramedic continuing education.
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Hundreds of CE Courses from CentreLearn

The CentreLearn Training System always includes the entire EMS and Fire course catalogs. Begin training online immediately with hundreds of hours of accredited online training videos for EMTs, paramedics, and firefighters.

Hundreds of Additional Courses from our Content Partners

CentreLearn partners with 24-7 EMS, 24-7 Fire, Medrills, Emergency Film Group, HIPAA TV Online, and Physio-Control to offer hundreds of additional courses to fulfill EMT, paramedic, firefighter, fire inspector, and fire officer training requirements. Visit the CentreLearn courses page to learn more about CentreLearn’s content partners.

Accessing CentreLearn Pediatric Courses

Training officers can either assign courses to their personnel or provide them access to the EMS and Fire course catalogs so they may complete pediatric and obstetric courses on their own schedule via the CentreLearn Training System. Individuals can access all CentreLearn CECBEMS-accredited EMS courses and dozens of other courses on fire suppression topics through RapidCE.com.

 

Train Better. Spend Less. CentreLearn.

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