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Recert Digest: Sepsis Awareness Month [September 2019]

Posted by Recert on Sep 19, 2019 5:05:41 PM

9781284177923_2-1Did you know? September is Sepsis Awareness Month.

Sepsis takes more than 270,000 lives a year in the United States. Thankfully, as many as 80% of sepsis deaths could be prevented with rapid diagnosis and treatment. 

Explore Recert's unique Sepsis: First Response Video (ALS Edition) course today and become prepared to respond.


What is Sepsis?


According to Sepsis Alliance, sepsis is the body’s overwhelming and life-threatening response to infection, which can lead to tissue damage, organ failure, and death. Learn more about sepsis and the importance of rapid diagnosis and treatment:  

 

 

Ready to Take Action?

Recert's Sepsis: First Response Video (ALS Edition) explores sepsis, which takes more than 270,000 lives a year in the United States. Prehospital care provided by EMS personnel in the field can lead to faster treatment times for sepsis patients in the emergency department.

After completing this course, the practitioner will be able to:

  • Differentiate sepsis from septic shock.
  • Describe the role of prehospital providers in the identification, assessment, and treatment of patients with sepsis and septic shock.
  • Explain the role of vital signs such as blood pressure, mean arterial pressure, lactate, end-tidal CO2, and temperature in the identification and assessment of patients with sepsis and septic shock.
  • Justify the escalation or termination of fluid resuscitation/pressor administration for patients experiencing septic shock.


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Sepsis takes a life every 2 minutes. This September, you can make a difference.
Learn more at sepsis.org

 

 

Topics: EMS, Fire

Recert Digest: Three New OSHA Compliance and HR Packages [August 2019]

Posted by Recert on Aug 27, 2019 11:39:14 AM

view-recert-course-catalogRecert Continues to Grow!

Our Recert team is pleased to announce the availability of 19 new Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Compliance and Human Resources (HR) courses available separately or in three packages.

Learn more about these unique offerings today.

Accidents, injuries, and human resource incidents occurring on the job can result in major medical and legal expenses. Training your employees and having a program in place can prevent these costly incidents from occurring. Recert’s OSHA Compliance and HR Packages help meet these needs with engaging and interactive online courses.


Workforce OSHA/Compliance Package

workforceoshaRecert offers the Workforce OSHA/Compliance Package for administrators, support staff, supervisors and managers who are responsible for the safety of their organization according to OSHA regulations.

This package includes the following courses:

  • Bloodborne Pathogens Awareness
  • Fall Prevention and Protection Awareness
  • Hazard Communication for Managers and Supervisors (HazCom/GHS)
  • Lifting and Back Injury Prevention
  • Office Ergonomics
  • OSHA Heat Illness Prevention for Workers
  • OSHA Recordkeeping and Reporting
  • Personal Protective Equipment
  • Respiratory Protection Awareness
  • Safety and Health Programs
  • Slips, Trips, and Falls


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Workforce Human Resources Package

workforcehrRecert offers the Workforce Human Resources Package for administrators and support staff. This package is intended for HR professionals who are responsible for hiring new employees, supervising employee evaluations, providing mediation between employees and supervisors as necessary. This includes those who undertake the role of safety administration, especially with regard to employee training and new hire orientation. You'll learn techniques to mitigate three of the most common issues encountered in the workplace: substance abuse, violence and dealing with diversity, as well as other key issues.

This package includes the following courses:

  • Alcohol and Substance Abuse for Supervisors and Managers
  • Exit Routes, EAP/Fire Prevention Plans
  • Fatigue Management for Employees Awareness
  • Sexual Harassment Overview for Managers
  • Sexual Harassment Prevention for Managers
  • Sexual Harassment Response for Managers
  • Sexual Harassment Prevention for Employees
  • Workplace Violence
  • Office Ergonomics


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Workforce Combined HR and OSHA Compliance Package

workforcecombinedRecert offers the combined Workforce Combined HR and OSHA Compliance Package for administrators and support staff. This package is intended for HR professionals who are responsible for hiring new employees, supervising employee evaluations, providing mediation between employees and supervisors as necessary, and for administrators, support staff, supervisors and managers who are responsible for the safety of their organization according to OSHA regulations.

This package includes the following courses:

  • Alcohol and Substance Abuse for Supervisors and Managers
  • Exit Routes, EAP/Fire Prevention Plans
  • Fatigue Management for Employees Awareness
  • Sexual Harassment Overview for Managers
  • Sexual Harassment Prevention for Managers
  • Sexual Harassment Response for Managers
  • Sexual Harassment Prevention for Employees
  • Workplace Violence
  • Office Ergonomics
  • Bloodborne Pathogens Awareness
  • Fall Prevention and Protection Awareness
  • Hazard Communication for Managers and Supervisors (HazCom/GHS)
  • Lifting and Back Injury Prevention
  • OSHA Heat Illness Prevention for Workers
  • OSHA Recordkeeping and Reporting
  • Personal Protective Equipment
  • Respiratory Protection Awareness
  • Safety and Health Programs
  • Slips, Trips, and Falls


Get Started Today!

 


 

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Topics: EMS, Fire

Take Your Refresher Training to the Next Level with Recert

Posted by Recert on Jul 22, 2019 11:17:06 AM

recert_2Keeping your refresher training engaging and up-to-date can be a challenge. Recert courses are an affordable and convenient way to energize your refresher training with new and interactive content.

 

Recert courses will take your refresher training to the next level!

  • Easy to Integrate with Existing Training: With more than 150 hours of evidence-based content on a wide variety of EMS topics, Recert fits into any curricula. View a sample 24-Hour Refresher here.

  • Interactive: Help keep your students engaged. Recert courses are interactive, from game-based learning with patient simulations to critical-thinking scenarios.

  • Time-Saving Tools: Each Recert course includes built-in assessments to evaluate comprehension and gives instructors the ability to monitor student progress.


Visit www.recert.com/refresher to learn more today.

 

 

Topics: EMS, Fire

Recert Digest: Introducing Six New Courses [July 2019]

Posted by Recert on Jul 12, 2019 11:57:05 AM

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Our Recert team is pleased to announce the availability of six new courses focused on topics ranging from critical care to spinal cord injury and neurogenic shock.

Learn more about these unique courses today.

 


Critical Care: Blood Product Administration (ALS Edition)

recert_bloodThe decision to give a transfusion to a patient during a critical care transport is more complex than the administration of blood in the hospital setting. The urgency of the transfusion, the out-of-hospital time, the availability of the blood products, type-and-crossmatch information, and the appropriate transport and care of the blood product must all be considered. A risk-benefit analysis of the “right treatment for the right patient at the right time” must be conducted as well.


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Critical Care: Pacemakers (ALS Edition)

recert_pacemakersCritical care transport professionals routinely encounter patients with cardiac arrhythmias. Traditionally, cardiac arrhythmias have been treated pharmacologically. Unfortunately, cardioactive medications often have side effects that can reduce the patient’s quality of life; in some cases, they may be ineffective, even when prescribed appropriately and taken with good compliance. The tremendous evolution of pacing technology has allowed more types of arrhythmias to be treated electrically, often with little to no patient awareness at the time electrical therapy is being delivered.

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Critical Care: Pharmacology (ALS Edition)

recert_pharmaPharmacology plays a significant role in prehospital and critical care medicine and is often an essential component of patient care and transport. Critical care transport professionals (CCTPs) need an enhanced understanding of all aspects of pharmacology to provide optimal patient care without causing further patient injury or death.

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The ABCs of LGBT: Creating a Positive Space in the Ambulance (BLS/ALS Edition)

recert_abcsWith 4% to 12% of the population self-identifying as LGBT, you’ve certainly already cared for an LGBT person in the back of your ambulance. While some healthcare workers turn a blind eye to this population, there are some unique healthcare needs to consider, and there remain challenges in ensuring LGBT patients feel comfortable, accepted, and safe.

This article defines terms relevant to this patient population, provides tips on communicating with a transgendered person, details health disparities compared to non-LGBT people, and discusses healthcare rights for LGBT persons. It also offers suggestions on how to create a positive space for this population in the ambulance, interviewing LGBT patients, and how to chart or report transgender people.

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NAEMT 2018 National Survey on Mobile Integrated Healthcare and Community Paramedicine
(BLS/ALS Edition)


recert_naemt2018It’s been well documented that many of the calls placed to 911 are not life-threatening emergencies. That’s not to say people aren’t sick or suffering. Research has shown that these patients would be better served somewhere other than emergency departments, yet EMS has traditionally been limited in what its practitioners could do to help patients address their complex issues and get on a path to better health.

Over a decade ago, forward-thinking EMS agencies began developing new programs designed to meet community health needs, in accordance with the Institute for Healthcare Improvement’s Triple Aim: improved patient experience of care, improved population health and reduced per capita cost of healthcare. Called mobile integrated healthcare or community paramedicine (MIH-CP), these programs identified gaps in the healthcare available in the community and put EMS practitioners to work in addressing those problems. Despite significant hurdles to implementing and financially sustaining these programs, many EMS professionals embraced MIH-CP with enthusiasm.

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Spinal Cord Injury and Neurogenic Shock (ALS Edition)


recert_spinalIn this article, practitioners learn about spinal cord injury (SCI), which is devastating to patients. Given the lifelong disability associated with these injuries and fear that neurological injury may be exacerbated during transport, immobilization of the spine using cervical collars and backboards has long been ingrained into EMS training and protocols. However, recent research highlighting the potential harms and uncertain benefit of backboards has triggered a shift from the historical “backboard everyone” approach to a more selective protocol of spinal protection.

With this more nuanced approach, it has become even more important for EMS providers to understand the mechanisms and management of spinal cord injury. This article discusses spinal cord anatomy, complete transection, Brown-Séquard, anterior cord, and central cord syndromes, assessment, managing complications, types of shock in trauma, and treatment of neurogenic shock.

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Topics: EMS, Fire

Recert Digest: New Enhancements Employers Will Love [June 2019]

Posted by Recert on Jun 27, 2019 3:14:20 PM

9781284177923_2-1Our Recert team is pleased to announce new enhancements that make it easier for employers to manage courses in the Recert platform! Check them out today.


1. Employers now have the ability to add their own content to non-Recert courses. 

The following information can now be added when creating or editing a non-Recert course:

  • Link: Provide a hyperlink to course content (YouTube video, Google document, etc.)

  • Notes: Add more information/instructions about the course

  • Attachments: Upload various attachments pertaining to the course (documents, presentation slides, spreadsheets, calendar files, images, videos, etc.)

 

Here is where an employer will add the additional content:

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All of the information pertaining to the course is available to the assigned employees in the "Assigned Courses Schedule" pane:

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2. Employers now have the ability to select all employees in a recertification model when assigning courses.


The selection will take place in the "Edit/Assign Recert Course to Employees" window: 

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3. To enhance an employer's ability to edit and remove courses, the "Edit/Remove" function for assigned courses is now split into two distinct functions of "Edit" and an "X" for removal. 


Check out the new functionality highlighted here: 

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Topics: EMS, Fire

Recert Digest: Sepsis Training Video [May 2019]

Posted by Recert on May 31, 2019 4:12:45 PM

9781284177923_2-1Did you know? Sepsis takes more than 270,000 lives a year in the United States. 

Thankfully, as many as 80% of sepsis deaths could be prevented with rapid diagnosis and treatment. 

Explore Recert's unique Sepsis: First Response Video (ALS Edition) course today and become prepared to respond.

 

 

Sepsis: First Response Video (ALS Edition)

This training video explores sepsis, which takes more than 270,000 lives a year in the United States. Prehospital care provided by EMS personnel in the field can lead to faster treatment times for sepsis patients in the emergency department.

After completing this course, the practitioner will be able to:

  • Differentiate sepsis from septic shock.
  • Describe the role of prehospital providers in the identification, assessment, and treatment of patients with sepsis and septic shock.
  • Explain the role of vital signs such as blood pressure, mean arterial pressure, lactate, end-tidal CO2, and temperature in the identification and assessment of patients with sepsis and septic shock.
  • Justify the escalation or termination of fluid resuscitation/pressor administration for patients experiencing septic shock.


Get Started Today!



 
Visit www.recert.com to learn more, create your free profile, or a request a demo today.

 

 

Topics: EMS, Fire

Recert Digest: Children with Special Healthcare Needs Series [April 2019, Part 2]

Posted by Recert on Apr 18, 2019 11:37:02 AM

Recert Continues to Grow: Explore the Children with Special Healthcare Needs Series

Recert_AutismSpectrum_2Our Recert team is pleased to announce the availability of two new courses in our Children with Special Healthcare Needs series. These additions round out a 4-course series focused on providing this special patient population with the best prehospital care.  

Learn more about these unique courses!


 

 


Children with Special Healthcare Needs: Special Technology Devices (ALS/BLS Edition)

Recert_SpecialTechnologiesNew and improved technologies and life-sustaining devices have led to significant changes in the care of patients with chronic illnesses. Advances in medical care have led to the discharge of children who previously would not have survived. For example, children who are born extremely premature or with significant medical conditions are increasingly able to survive and thrive with the aid of medical advances and technologies.

Children assisted by or dependent on technology are a subgroup of children with special health care needs. These children with special health care needs rely on medical devices for their survival. When emergency medical services, or EMS, responds to children with special technology devices, the prehospital professional must anticipate evaluating and managing any devices the child may have. Some of these devices are easily visible, and some are not. Regardless, as a prehospital provider, you will need to consider the pediatric patients’ medical technology during your field assessment and management.


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Children with Special Healthcare Needs: Autism Spectrum Disorder (ALS/BLS Edition)

Recert_AutismSpectrumIt is likely that a prehospital professional will encounter children with autism. It is therefore important to recognize when a child may have autism spectrum disorder, or ASD, and how to act accordingly.

Children with ASD may have difficulty maintaining conversations, understanding and maintaining social relationships, and recognizing nonverbal social cues and interactions. They may exhibit restricted and repetitive behaviors which may include any of the following: repetitive motor movements, speech, or use of objects; insisting on the same routine or rituals; restricted or fixated interest in an object or activity; or an unusual reaction to sensory input, ranging from excessive reaction to indifference.


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Children with Special Health Care Needs: Asthma Emergencies (BLS/ALS Edition)

Recert_AsthmaAsthma is the most common chronic disease of childhood, affecting almost five million children in the United States. Half of all pediatric asthma deaths occur in the out-of-hospital setting. Half of all children who die from asthma suffer a final exacerbation of less than two hours, and some children die within the first hour of the fatal episode.

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Children With Special Health Care Needs: Diabetes Emergencies (BLS/ALS Edition)

Recert_DiabetesDiabetes is a common chronic disorder in children. As a prehospital care provider, you will undoubtedly be called upon many times a year to assist children with medical issues related to diabetes. This disease requires a blend of self-care and medical care. Parents, schools, communities, and the health care team must work collaboratively to provide information and training to ensure proper management of the disease.

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Topics: EMS, Fire

Recert Digest: Two New Game-Based Courses Available Now [April 2019, Part 1]

Posted by Recert on Apr 4, 2019 4:18:55 PM

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Stay up-to-date on new Recert courses and features with the Recert Digest.

Recert Continues to Grow: All-New Game-Based Courses Available Now!

Our Recert team is pleased to announce the availability of two new game-based courses focused on cardiovascular and respiratory disorders. Practitioners who successfully complete either of these courses are eligible for one hour of continuing education through CAPCE! 

Learn more about these unique courses:

Cardiovascular Disorders: Game-Based Lesson (BLS/ALS Edition)

Cardiovascular3Heart and blood vessel diseases or cardiovascular disorders are the leading cause of death globally.

Cardiovascular2This course discusses the anatomy, physiology, and pathophysiology of patients presenting with chest discomfort and describes the process for applying the Advanced Medical Life Support (AMLS) Assessment Pathway to assess patients swiftly. It also describes the ongoing assessment process to rule out or confirm potential diagnoses, and adapting treatment and management based on patient response and findings.


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Respiratory Disorders: Game-Based Module (BLS/ALS Edition)

Respiratory1Treatment of shortness of breath can often be challenging given the difficulty in determining the etiology of a patient’s symptoms. EMS practitioners must therefore focus on those therapies proven to benefit the patient.

Respiratory2This module reviews the anatomy and physiology of the airway and ventilation and differentiates between respiratory distress and failure. Additionally, it presents two different respiratory distress case studies in which the AMLS Assessment Pathway is used to manage patients who are short of breath.

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Topics: EMS, Fire

Recert Digest: Easier EMS CE Tracking for Employees

Posted by Recert on Mar 20, 2019 12:57:32 PM

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Stay up-to-date on new Recert courses and features with the Recert Digest.

All-New Feature Makes it Easier for Employees to Track Their Continuing Education

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Our Recert team is pleased to announce a new feature that makes it easier for employees to maintain their continuing education records. 

In addition to the in-app notification employees receive when a course is assigned to them by their employer, employees will now also receive an email notification! This will enable the employee to take action and better track their continuing education course assignments. 

Check out an example of the notification email: 

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Topics: EMS, Fire

Recert Digest: New Assessment Remediation Feature

Posted by Recert on Nov 14, 2018 3:13:53 PM

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Stay up-to-date on new Recert courses and features with the monthly Recert Digest.

All-New Functionality Makes it Easier for Learners to Receive Feedback on Assessments

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Each day, we're making it easier for employees to maintain their continuing education records and for employers to track their employees' progress. 

Our Recert team is pleased to announce a new assessment remediation feature that provides learners with immediate feedback on each response for assessment attempts. Upon submission, learners receive a report with correct answers highlighted in green and incorrect answers highlighted in red. This immediate feedback helps providers retain knowledge and reduces frustration that can hinder mastery.

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