Public Safety Group Blog

Beyond Socializing: Using the Power of Social Media to Improve Public Safety

Posted by Jessica Carmichael on 5/8/15 3:32 PM

Social media usage and engagement is rapidly increasing. This information is likely not surprising if you are reading this article after clicking on a link from our Facebook post or tweet! According to a Pew Research Center analysis on American adults who use the internet:

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Topics: EMS, Fire, First Responder, safety, social media

Student Focus Group Indicates that Navigate 2 Improves Student Learning

Posted by Jessica Carmichael on 4/27/15 1:40 PM

This winter, Jones & Bartlett Learning conducted a focus group with students in a Fire Officer course on our Navigate 2 platform. Navigate 2 combines interactive content with student practice activities and assessments. The technology and content of Navigate 2 is designed to expand the reach of the classroom. Navigate 2 classes can be taught online, in the classroom, or as a hybrid of both.

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Topics: education, EMS, Fire, First Responder, Navigate, Test Prep, training

Intersistemas to Serve as the Exclusive Distributor of Spanish-Language Emergency Medical Services Training Materials for the National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians (NAEMT)

Posted by Jessica Carmichael on 4/23/15 1:55 PM

Burlington, MA – April 23, 2015: Jones & Bartlett Learning (JBLearning) is pleased to announce that its publishing partner in Latin America, Intersistemas will serve as the exclusive distributor for all NAEMT education course materials published by Jones & Bartlett Learning. This new arrangement will meet the growing demand for Spanish-language training materials for emergency medical responders.

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Topics: Emergency Medical Services, EMS, First Responder, press release

Drones: How New Technology is Helping Fire Fighters

Posted by Jessica Carmichael on 4/14/15 11:52 AM

As wildfires increase in frequency and intensity, fire fighters are utilizing all available technology to combat these dangerous infernos and keep their crews safe.

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Topics: drones, Fire, First Responder, response, Safety, technology

Student Focus Group Concludes Navigate 2 with Interactive eBook Will Improve Learning

Posted by Katie Hennessy on 2/13/15 4:14 PM

Last fall, we conducted a focus group with students at Glendale Community College on Navigate 2 Advantage Access for Fundamentals of Microbiology, Tenth Edition, based on the classic undergraduate microbiology text by Jeffrey C. Pommerville. During the focus group, students received a product demonstration of Navigate 2 Advantage Access, including a comprehensive and interactive eBook, assessments, and practice activities. After the demonstration, students completed a survey on their initial reactions, carried out a set of tasks, and provided their feedback on the Navigate 2 user experience as a whole from the student perspective. Read the complete case study now.

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Topics: EMS, Fire, First Responder, Navigate, training

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

National Preparedness Month: Start Your Emergency Planning Today

Posted by Jessica Carmichael on 9/19/14 2:24 PM

September is National Preparedness Month, and with it comes the reminder to plan ahead for the chance of hazards and disasters in our everyday lives. Although these occurrences are unlikely for many of us, it is important to prepare for emergencies that can affect our families, homes, and communities.

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Topics: Emergency Care, EMS, Fire, First Responder, preparedness, response, Safety

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

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