New Enhancements to Accredited EMT and Paramedic Training Courses

EMS professionals must always stay up-to-date in their continuing education to ensure they have the knowledge and tools to protect communities and save lives. TargetSolutions’ EMS training catalog includes more than 250 hours of accredited CE courses for EMTs and paramedics.

To keep training fresh and relevant to first responders, courses in the EMS continuing education library are frequently updated. In this latest round of course enhancements, lessons were built to be fully video-driven and include a live presenter. In addition to creating a more engaging and immersive learning experience, course content was also refreshed with new case studies and relevant findings.

Enhanced EMS Training for EMTs and Paramedics

TargetSolutions’ online EMS courses are self-paced. First responders can access required training at their convenience, pause a course when necessary and pick up wherever they left off. Recently updated titles include:

EMS Assessing the Patient with Major Trauma discusses assessment techniques for making the initial impression of patients as well as assessment elements specific to certain types of trauma injuries.

EMS Bariatric Patients prepares EMT providers to respond emergency runs involving bariatric patients by covering the high number of known comorbidities of obesity and how to mitigate the risks of injury while transporting such patients.

EMS Cardiovascular Anatomy & Physiology Review (Coming Soon) covers the anatomy and physiology of the heart and vascular system to address the leading cause of death nationwide: cardiovascular disease.

EMS Clinical Decision-Making (Coming Soon) addresses how EMS personnel must be able to work quickly and under a lot of pressure. EMS providers need strong clinical decision-making skills in order to properly do their jobs.

EMS Communication and Documentation highlights the verbal and nonverbal communication that impacts how emergency responders fulfill their professional responsibilities and respond to emergencies.

EMS Crime Scene Awareness (Coming Soon) discusses crime scene awareness, offers suggestions on how to approach and manage scenes with potential violence and addresses how to proceed with local protocols.

EMS Date Rape Drugs improves the understands of the frequency with which drug-facilitated sexual assault occurs, the terminology relevant to this crime, recognition of some of the most common drugs used to facilitate sexual assault and how to manage patients.

EMS Driving Safety (Coming Soon) reviews the principles of safe driving and highlights the risks one may encounter on the road as a driver and a passenger in an emergency vehicle.

EMS Fundamentals of 12 Lead ECG Operation and Interpretation highlights the interpretation of an ECG and includes: electrode placement and ECG leads, the autonomic nervous system, automaticity, methods of determining the heart rate and regularity of rhythm on an ECG, and a “putting it all together lesson”.

EMS Geriatric Hip Injuries focuses on common hip injuries in patients 65 years of age or older, often referred to as “geriatric” or “elderly”.

EMS Gunshot Wounds (Coming Soon) addresses the challenge of tending to victims of gunshot wounds. Injuries from guns pose a unique challenge because of their severity and unpredictable scene atmospheres.

EMS Hazard Communication covers OSHA's Hazard Communication Standard with an emphasis on what it is and how to comply. It also outlines how to help prevent chemical hazard incidents and adverse health effects.

EMS Hematology (Coming Soon) reviews how hematology and hematological dysfunction affect the body's systems can perform more studied assessments and provide better treatment to patients.

EMS HIPAA Awareness reviews the federal HIPAA regulations and discusses the duties and responsibilities that are required of EMS personnel and agencies when dealing with patient health information.

EMS Managing Cardiac Arrest: During and After Resuscitation discusses the appropriate care for patients suffering from cardiac arrest, including post-resuscitation management techniques.

EMS Managing Chronic Care Patients provides a general overview for basic and advanced level EMTs and paramedics on the considerations relevant to managing chronic care patients such as the various kinds of medical devices that may be encountered and specific complications.

EMS Managing Multiple Casualty Incidents explains large-scale events, such as a multiple alarm fire or mass shooter incident, that require a greater number of first responders and specialty personnel to assist at the incident.

EMS Non-Traumatic Chest Pain provides a review of assessment and care considerations unique to patients presenting with non-traumatic chest pain.

EMS Pharmacology Advanced provides comprehensive information regarding pharmacology, introduces the medications most commonly used in the prehospital environment and cover legal considerations.

For questions about newly enhanced courses in TargetSolutions' EMS Continuing Education training catalog, please contact us today (800) 840-8048!

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