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How Much Can You Save On Training?

Recently, EMS1 Academy built a new tool to help agencies determine their cost savings by transitioning part of their required annual training to an online learning solution. Our ROI calculator estimates your current spend on training versus how much you can save on online EMS training with EMS1 Academy’s platform.

The goal for this estimation tool is to demonstrate how moving part of your annual training to an online solution can positively impact your bottom line and reduce budget spending.

With our potential savings estimator, your agency can:*

  • Evaluate the cost/benefit of purchasing an online solution
  • Determine the time saved on tracking and reporting training
  • Compare existing training procedures to our features & functionality
*Disclaimer: To receive your potential savings calculation, you must complete a demo of EMS1 Academy with a sales representative.

For more information on EMS1 Academy, click here to schedule a demo, email our Customer Success Team or call 800.671.9411 to speak with one of our EMS1 Academy representatives.

5 New EVOC Courses Now Available!

EVOC: Emergency Vehicle Operator Course Series

EMS1 Academy has released a new course series, Emergency Vehicle Operator Course (EVOC), which is designed to enhance the ability for first responders to identify the importance of proper training for emergency vehicle operations. With this series, students will deal with the many dynamic forces of nature and physics, which will work both for and against the safe operation of emergency vehicles.

This eLearning experience provides personnel with the knowledge necessary to operate and mitigate the many risks associated with driving emergency vehicles. These training courses have a variety of requirements and opportunities out there for any driver or department with a desire to promote safety and effectiveness.

EVOC is a five-part series that includes the following courses:

  • Emergency Vehicle Driving Requirements
  • This 30-minute course explains the importance of emergency vehicle driving, the impact of vehicle accidents to you and the organization, responsibilities for safe emergency vehicles operations, and the factors that contribute to an incident involving emergency vehicles. Learners will take away an essential understanding of the complexities of driving under emergency conditions, the hazards of intersections and finally the risks of backing apparatus and vehicles.

  • Selecting the Proper Personnel for Driving Emergency Vehicle
  • This 30-minute course will explain that proper personnel selection procedures are the first steps in developing an effective, safe emergency vehicle driver program. It will also define the legal aspects of emergency vehicle operations. And why it is necessary to have standard operating guidelines.

  • Emergency Vehicle Characteristics
  • This 30-minute course will focus on vehicle features that the Emergency Vehicle Driver should know. The course will define the various types of Emergency Vehicle Inspections and maintenance programs a department must have set-up. The course will also focus on the different weight distribution factors and center of gravity when driving these emergency vehicles.

  • Emergency Vehicle Driving Dynamics
  • This course will focus on the dynamics of how to drive an emergency vehicle and stay safe in the process. It will focus on how to prevent Emergency Vehicle Roll Over and Vehicle Dynamics and Physical Forces effect the operation of these types of vehicles.

  • Emergency Vehicle Driving Techniques
  • This 1-hour module will cover all the techniques needed to maintain the highest level of safety possible. It also includes how to prepare for unexpected situations and conditions which can adversely affect emergency vehicle operation. As well as defensive driving techniques that include space management, following distance and rate of closure, hazard identification and correct braking techniques to name a few tactical skills.

Updated Courses Set to be Released in January

The EMS1 Academy content and accreditation teams have made a collaborative effort this year to evaluate the latest trends and topics in public safety to help build a more updated online EMS training library for first responders. With the feedback provided by you, we’ve made the necessary changes to older courses, while continuing to add new and original content to our learning management platform.

On December 31, 2017, we will be retiring older versions of course content, with new versions going live on January 1, 2018. To ensure that you and/or your personnel have completed course requirements before they are either removed or updated, please review the list below to see what has changed.

Updated Courses

  • 12-Lead EKG

Name Change

  • Medic Monthly-Football Injuries is now Medic Monthly – Treating Neck and Spinal Injuries
  • Medic Monthly-Pediatric Spinal Injuries VOL 6 Issue 6 is now Medic Monthly – Pediatric Spinal Injuries
  • Medic Monthly-SIDS Vol 2 Issue 1 is now Medic Monthly – Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)

If you have questions or need assistance, please click here to contact your Customer Success representative.

New EMS Courses Available!

New Featured EMS Courses in our Library!

Approved for credit through the Commission on Accreditation for Pre-Hospital Continuing Education (CAPCE), EMS1 Academy has released new featured courses in our learning management system, including training on a popular issue and rising crisis in the community: Opioids.

Opioid Crisis: Protecting Our First Responders

This 1-hour course will educate you on the proper identification and knowledge of the various opioids, signs and symptoms of exposure, and immediate life-saving measures to be employed in the event of exposure are critical to saving the life of yourself or others.

Interacting with the Mentally Ill as a First Responder

In this 1-hour course you will understand how to properly identify the major mental disorders. Additionally, you will be able to identify the various classes of psychiatric medications and their uses, which will help the first responder in the identification of the type of mental illness as well as guide his or her interaction.

Return to Spontaneous Circulation (ALS/BLS)

This Medic Monthly course for ALS providers (BLS providers) presents instruction on the procedures that are necessary for treating the return of spontaneous circulation of patients in cardiac arrest.

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