24-7 ems preparatory: 33 Courses

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

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.

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

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.

24-7 EMS Online: Emergency Driving (V2)

Product Code: EMS1100

Potential hazards, greatest risks, and misconceptions about safe driving are identified. Black box technology, driving simulators, and vehicle cameras explained. Learn how to create a culture of safety within an organization.

Featuring Richard Patrick, MS, EMT-P, Department of Homeland Security.

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

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.

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

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

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

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

24-7 EMS Online: Infection Control: MRSA (V2)

Product Code: EMS1089

The program reviews signs, symptoms, and treatment of MRSA, risk factors in the environment, and outlines the various levels of cleaning, disinfecting, and decontamination that are necessary.

The importance of infection control guidelines and the necessity of performing routine cleaning after every patient transport are discussed.

Featuring: Katherine West, BSN, MSEd, CIC, Infection Control Consultant Infection Control/Emerging Concepts, Inc.

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

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.

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

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.

24-7 EMS Online: MCI Management: Transportation Group (V2)

Product Code: EMS1102

An incident with multiple victims is referred to as a Multiple Casualty Incident (MCI) when the total number of casualties is more than the customary emergency medical system (EMS) assignment can quickly or effectively treat and transport; when demand exceeds the normal, local resources.

There are several facets that must be managed in order to successfully handle an MCI quickly and efficiently. One of those is the Transportation Group, which coordinates the transportation of all patients as part of surge control and efficient scene management. This program reviews the role and responsibilities of the Transportation Group at an MCI.

In addition, the program will discuss responder considerations related to patient surge from an MCI, which can be applied any time emergency departments are experiencing patient overloads. The goal of the program is to ensure the efficient management of the logistics involved with an MCI, with a focus on transportation coordination. It is imperative that responders are in control of the scene, even with the large number of patients.

Featuring A.J. Heightman, MPA, EMT-P, Editor-in-Chief, JEMS