Public Safety Group Blog

A Successful APLS Rollout in Mexico

Posted by Jessica Carmichael on 10/10/14 4:15 PM

Dr. Eduardo Sanchez Velasco, a renowned Mexican pediatrician recognized by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), recently organized the first rollout of APLS: Medicina de emergencias pediátricas, quinta edicion to 21 training instructors and course directors in Mexico, in accordance with the Sociedad Mexicana de Pediatría (SMPs). The event was supported by the Mexican Council of Pediatric Certification, with two points in the specialty recertification (Mexican pediatricians should cover 20 points per year). The training sessions took place over three days with the President and Vice President of the SMP and Drs. Manuel Correa Flores and Jose Luis Pinacho in attendance.

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Topics: EMS, Emergency Medical Technician (EMT), First Responder, Mexico, Pediatric Education

Discover Mobile Integrated Healthcare (MIH)

Posted by Jessica Carmichael on 9/2/14 11:35 AM

All across our country, mobile integrated healthcare and community paramedicine (MIH-CP) programs are showing hospitals and the wider healthcare system that EMS is an important partner in improving the health of patients and controlling the cost of care. Various programs like this have appeared across the United States, but a definitive resource that describes how to successfully implement such a program has not been available.

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Topics: New text, Training Text, EMS, Emergency Medical Technician (EMT), First Responder, mobile integrated healthcare, New edition, new edition, new text

An Emergency Medical Responder Training Success Story

Posted by Jessica Carmichael on 3/27/14 11:03 AM

Last year, educators at Bristol-Plymouth Regional Technical School reached out to Jordan Khoury REMT-B I/C to teach an Emergency Medical Responder (EMR) course for a group of students in their senior class. Due to student's busy schedules, it was decided that the blended training model would be ideal for both students and instructors. This was the first time the school offered an EMR course and according to Khoury, it was a success:

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Topics: training, Emergency Medical Services, EMS, Emergency Medical Technician (EMT), First Responder

How a Real Instructor Uses Technology in His Course

Posted by Jessica Carmichael on 3/24/14 2:14 PM

By now, you have probably heard about new, innovative resources that are available to help instructors manage their courses and engage students in the learning process. You may have read about these resources in a recent product catalog, watched an online video showcasing how the resources work, or been given a one-on-one demonstration from your sales representative. While these resources are proven to be effective, it is hard for one to understand the benefits without trying them out or seeing how someone else uses the tools in their own course.

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Topics: instructor, technology, training, EMS, Emergency Medical Technician (EMT), Fire, First Responder, Leadership

Ben Clark Training Center Director and Educator Discuss How They Use Jones & Bartlett Learning Training Materials

Posted by Jessica Carmichael on 3/19/14 4:35 PM

Dr. Chris Nollette and Randy Nugent from the Ben Clark Training Center (BCTC) at Moreno Valley College recently shared their thoughts on the benefits of using educational resources from Jones & Bartlett Learning for their EMS and Fire training programs. Check out what they had to say:

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Topics: instructor, technology, training, EMS, Emergency Medical Technician (EMT), Fire, First Responder, Leadership

Putting Google Glass to Work for Public Safety Professionals

Posted by Jessica Carmichael on 2/12/14 10:38 AM

A North Carolina fire fighter has developed an app for Google Glass that he hopes will enable first responders to save time during an emergency. As a "Google Explorer," Patrick Jackson is a member of Google's Glass Explorer Program, which allows him to test the wearable technology before it goes to market. Right now, his app is geared towards assisting fire fighters in the field by displaying important information hands-free at the fire fighter's command. Relevant and timely information may include: dispatch data, location of emergency, nearest fire hydrants, etc.

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Topics: google, Public Safety, Safety, technology, EMS, Emergency Medical Technician (EMT), Fire, First Responder, response

Navigate TestPrep: EMT Can Predict and Impact First-Time Pass Rates on National Certification Exams

Posted by Jessica Carmichael on 10/23/12 7:57 AM

Did you know that users of Navigate TestPrep: EMT have outperformed the national average of first-time pass rates on the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technician (NREMT) certification exam? Or that Navigate TestPrep: EMT can predict the probability of passing the NREMT exam? Recently, Jones & Bartlett Learning surveyed 665  users. Take a look at the results:

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Topics: Online, Certification, EMS, Emergency Medical Technician (EMT), First Responder, Test Prep, Paramedic