Bob Elling, MPA, EMT-P
On December 6, 2007, Congress passed a bill that designated the first week in June as “National Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and Automated External Defibrillator (AED) Week.” This designation is intended to promote the necessity of CPR and AED training and to reduce death from sudden cardiac arrest.
The first week of June is National CPR and AED Awareness Week. This week is designed to bring attention to the importance of CPR and AED training.
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.
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.
This weekend, first responders from Boston, Massachusetts, and surrounding communities will participate in the largest emergency training drill ever held in the Boston area. Hosted by Boston's Office of Emergency Management, the 24-hour critical training drill starts at 8 AM on Saturday, May 3 and is called "Urban Shield: Boston."
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: