CAPCE Certified Courses

    AmericanCME offers CAPCE accredited courses for the first responder. After completing these courses, AmericanCME will send CAPCE your completion records as well as maintain all records within American CME for you.

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    Circadian Rhythm Disturbances 21-ACME-F3-0105

    • Lecture Credits: 0.5
    • Designed for: MFR, EMT, Paramedic
    • Category: Preparatory
    • CAPCE token cost: 1
    • Emergency response professionals are expected to be alert and awake at a moments notice at all hours of the day or night. This is a reasonable expectation, but what does it cost the care provider to meet this expectation? What are the consequences of sleep disruptions associated with our profession and how do we combat them? During this CME we will explore the circadian rhythm, the stages of sleep, and some of the consequences associated with sleep disruptions.

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    Bed Bugs 21-ACME-F3-0103

    • Lecture Credits: 0.5
    • Designed for: MFR, EMT, Paramedic
    • Category: Preparatory
    • CAPCE token cost: 1
    • Did you know that bed bugs actually exist?!?! In fact, they are more real than you could ever imagine and they are showing up in our stations! This course will teach you to identify bed bugs, recognize the signs of their infestation and learn the proactive actions to take in order to reduce or eliminate the chances of transporting them back to your stations or even worse...your home!

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    Communicable Diseases for Emergency Responders - Part 1 21-ACME-F3-0106

    • Lecture Credits: 0.5
    • Designed for: MFR, EMT, Paramedic
    • Category: Preparatory
    • CAPCE token cost: 1
    • This course is designed to raise awareness regarding transmissible diseases. We cannot perceive these disease causing microorganisms directly, but we can recognize their presence and identity based upon our patients signs and symptoms. It is critical that as emergency medical professionals we understand these diseases in order to eliminate our own fears, and ultimately render effective care to our patients.

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    Communicable Diseases for Emergency Responders - Part 2 21-ACME-F3-0107

    • Lecture Credits: 0.5
    • Designed for: MFR, EMT, Paramedic
    • Category: Preparatory
    • CAPCE token cost: 1
    • When addressing communicable diseases, understanding how they are transmitted and how they can be prevented is of vital importance. Proper precautions allows healthcare providers to be in direct contact with, and medically treat infectious patients while minimizing their exposure to infectious agents. This course outlines the protective measures that are available for your consideration.

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    The Pains of Patient Lifting and Handling 21-ACME-F3-0119

    • Lecture Credits: 0.5
    • Designed for: MFR, EMT, Paramedic
    • Category: Preparatory
    • CAPCE token cost: 1
    • EMS personnel are up to 8 times more likely to experience an on-the-job injury than private sector workers. Most common of all are back injuries. The nature of our work predisposes us to the possibility of an accident at any point in our shift. The reality of aging, and the aches and pains that come with it, are familiar to most of us. Yet, most of these aches and pains can be attributed to preventable injuries. This lesson is designed to re-familiarize us with injury prevention and proper lifting practices and an introduction to new tools and technology that are designed to ease the heavy burden imposed by the patients we work with.

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    Diabetes - Anatomy and Physiology 21-ACME-F3-0108

    • Lecture Credits: 0.5
    • Designed for: MFR, EMT, Paramedic
    • Category: Preparatory
    • CAPCE token cost: 1
    • Over 25 million people in the United States deal with the condition on a daily basis. They monitor blood glucose levels, follow strict medication regimens, and make adjustments in their diet and lifestyles. The rapid spread of diabetes has brought to light much discussion of the personal woes of those afflicted. This lesson was designed to help you better understand how diabetes impacts the body.

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    A Roadmap to Physical Patient Restraint 21-ACME-F3-0124

    • Lecture Credits: 0.5
    • Designed for: MFR, EMT, Paramedic
    • Category: Preparatory
    • CAPCE token cost: 1
    • The current roadmap to physical patient restraint is at best unclear. Our job as emergency service professionals requires us to deal with complex problems. These problems can be compounded when a patient or injured subject resists or refuses care due to the neurological impact of their medical problem or injury. Our initial education touches on the subject, but offers little in the way of practical skills. When describing a physical restraint procedure our protocols and training will typically tell us where to begin and where to end, but offer little insight into helping us understand how to get there. This course offers a basic, skill-focused description of how to effectively restrain a combative patient, which incorporates multiple situational variables.

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    Cot Operations: Patient Lifting and Handling Tools 19-ACME-F3-0201

    • Lecture Credits: 0.5
    • Designed for: MFR, EMT, Paramedic
    • Category: Preparatory
    • CAPCE token cost: 1
    • This course is designed to increase EMS personnel and patient safety when lifting and loading patients during cot operations. This course describes the biomechanics related to patient loading and unloading, and the specific risk factors that increase the EMS provider’s likelihood of back injury. Studies have shown powered cots and loading systems reduce the incidents of back injury due to both acute and cumulative trauma. This course will discuss the proper use of the Stryker Power Pro XT cot and the Stryker Power-LOAD cot fastening system, and how they greatly reduce the potential for injury to EMS providers and increase patient safety.

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    Keep it Clean 21-ACME-F3-0114

    • Lecture Credits: 0.5
    • Designed for: MFR, EMT, Paramedic
    • Category: Preparatory
    • CAPCE token cost: 1
    • How often do you disinfect your equipment? Did you know that some disease-causing microorganisms can live on dry surfaces for days, weeks or months depending on the circumstances? This CME lecture focuses on the importance of cleaning and decontaminating EMS equipment and our work environment to keep us healthy and safe.

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    S2E12 - Direct on Scene Education (DOSE) 21-ACME-F3-0701

    • Lecture Credits: 0.5
    • Designed for: MFR, EMT, AEMT/Spec, EMT-P
    • Category: Preparatory
    • CAPCE token cost: 1
    • In this episode, we introduce you to Jennifer Combs from Healthy Mothers, MSN, ARNP, Healthy Babies Coalition of Broward, Inc. and Captain James Carrol from Fort Lauderdale Fire Rescue. These two fantastic people have teamed up for about the last ten years to create and grow the Direct On Scene Education Program, more commonly called DOSE. DOSE is an innovative attempt at eliminating sleep-related infant death due to suffocation, strangulation or positional asphyxia by using First Responders to identify and remove hazards while delivering education on scene. First Responders are trained to identify and remove hazards from an infant's sleep space while on scene during emergency and non-emergency 911 calls. To learn more about how you can implement DOSE or to obtain more info, go to their website, DOSEprogram.com. Our guests give us the real-world facts as well as the intent and purpose of the DOSE Program. Then, they’ll provide real life examples of how DOSE has made a continuous positive impact on the number of sleep-related infant deaths each year. Finally, we will walk you through how first responders and their agencies can implement DOSE and make a huge impact in their community. Visit EMSonAIR.com for the latest information, podcast episodes and other details.

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    S2E19 - EMS for Children – An discussion about the importance of being prepared for your next pediatric emergency. 21-ACME-F3-0702

    • Lecture Credits: 0.5
    • Designed for: MFR, EMT, AEMT/Spec, EMT-P
    • Category: Preparatory
    • CAPCE token cost: 1
    • In this episode we’ll introduce you to Samantha Mishra DO, MPH. Dr. Mishra, or Sam as she prefers to be called, is the EMS for Children Coordinator for the State of Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. Sam is here to tell us what the EMS for Children Program is, what it does and how you can get prepared for your next pediatric emergency.

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    S2E23 - “DOSE from a state-wide EMS perspective – EMS preventing infant sleep related deaths in Michigan with DOSE.” 21-ACME-F3-0703

    • Lecture Credits: 0.5
    • Designed for: MFR, EMT, AEMT/Spec, EMT-P
    • Category: Preparatory
    • CAPCE token cost: 1
    • In this episode, we welcome back Dr. Samantha Mishra DO, MPH and Terrie S. Godde, M.Ed., CCP, Paramedic-IC to talk about how EMS agencies in Michigan can easily and painlessly adopt and implement DOSE with the full backing of the State of Michigan EMS for Children Program. Sam is the EMS for Children Coordinator for the State of Michigan and her job is to support EMS agencies with access to information, programs and resources that will make them better prepared for pediatric emergencies. Terrie is the State of Michigan EMS Education Coordinator and she oversees the initial and ongoing education standards for EMS in Michigan.

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    S2E34 - “Implementing DOSE with your State Resources" 21-ACME-F3-0705

    • Lecture Credits: 0.5
    • Designed for: MFR, EMT, AEMT/Spec, EMT-P
    • Category: Preparatory
    • CAPCE token cost: 1
    • In this episode, we welcome back our friend and pediatric expert Samantha Mishra DO, MPH. Dr. Mishra, or Sam as she prefers to be called, is the EMS for Children Coordinator for the State of Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS). We are also joined by Colleen Nelson, LMSW, the MDHHS Infant Safe Sleep Program Coordinator, as well as Patti Kelly, LMSW, MPH, the Infant Safe Sleep Program Consultant. Part of their job is to know the incidence, occurrences and circumstances of infant deaths in the entire State of Michigan. They are most familiar with our State-wide data, so it makes sense to bring them into the fold to help guide us towards understanding the problem in our back yard. Understanding the problem and appreciating what we can do to solve it is vitally important.

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    S2E24 - “Implementing DOSE in targeted areas – Using local data and resources to prevent infant sleep related deaths.” 21-ACME-F3-0704

    • Lecture Credits: 0.5
    • Designed for: MFR, EMT, AEMT/Spec, EMT-P
    • Category: Preparatory
    • CAPCE token cost: 1
    • In this episode, we welcome Dave Roth, DrPH, BSN, RN and Samantha DeMont, BSN RN. Dave is the Oakland County Public Health Nursing Supervisor as well as the Health Division Safe Sleep Coordinator and the Coordinator for the Fetal and Infant Mortality Review, or FIMR. Samantha is an Oakland County Public Health Nurse and FIMR Parent Interviewer. Dave and Samantha have tough jobs, as they are all too familiar with infant mortality and preventable infant sleep related deaths. Part of their job is to know the incidence, occurrences, and circumstances of infant deaths in Oakland County, Michigan. They are most familiar with our local data, so it makes sense to bring them into the fold to help guide us towards understanding the problem in our back yard. Understanding the problem and appreciating what we can do to solve it is vitally important.

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    S2E15 - If you’ve seen one EMS system, you’ve seen one EMS system 21-ACME-F3-0709

    • Lecture Credits: 0.5
    • Designed for: MFR, EMT, AEMT/Spec, EMT-P
    • Category: Preparatory
    • CAPCE token cost: 1
    • In this episode, we interview Emily Bergquist with the goal of describing how Michigan’s EMS system compares to other US state EMS systems. For instance, Michigan is the only State to utilize medical control authorities (MCA). Emily will help us understand what an MCA and what it does. The idea is to provide a very broad sense of the goal of an MCA and how it serves the LSAs and the State as an intermediary regulatory body.

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    S2E32 - Carter KitsTM Sensory Bags 21-ACME-F3-0714

    • Lecture Credits: 0.5
    • Designed for: MFR, EMT, AEMT/Spec, EMT-P
    • Category: Preparatory
    • CAPCE token cost: 1
    • During this podcast CE course, we welcome Dr. Sam Mishra, the EMS for Children Coordinator for the State of Michigan. Sam has brought along the founders of Carter Kits™, which is an amazing organization that is helping first responders understand, appreciate and care for children with autism and other special needs in a way that best serves child and their family. Carter Kits™ Sensory Bags contain items known to comfort and appropriately focus children who are on the autism spectrum, as well as many other children who occasionally find themselves overwhelmed or otherwise impacted by traumatic events.

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    S2E20 - I messed up... Now what? 21-ACME-F3-0712

    • Lecture Credits: 1.0
    • Designed for: MFR, EMT, AEMT/Spec, EMT-P
    • Category: Preparatory
    • CAPCE token cost: 1
    • During this podcast CE course, we welcome back Emily Bergquist MSA, EMT-P, EMS-IC, the Medical Control Authority Coordinator for the State of Michigan Bureau of EMS, Trauma and Preparedness. She is the one at the State EMS office that works on all of the protocols and provides support to assure that the multitude of Michigan’s EMS systems function the way that they’re supposed to. In addition, Emily spends quite a bit of time investigating situations where an EMS provider, crew and/or an agency has made a mistake. Emily is here to give us her professional advice regarding the best practices an EMS provider should take after making a mistake either on or off duty. If you want to contact Emily, you can find her email in the episode description.

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    Penetrating chest trauma: 21-ACME-F3-0403

    • Lecture Credits: 0.5
    • Designed for: MFR, EMT, AEMT/Spec, EMT-P
    • Category: CAPCE
    • CAPCE token cost: 1
    • (Trauma) The purpose of this course is to introduce the first responder to the pathophysiology and treatment of penetrating chest trauma as well as management of penetrating trauma in CPR.

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    Pulmonary embolism and the dangers of assumptions 21-ACME-F3-0401

    • Lecture Credits: 0.5
    • Designed for: MFR, EMT, AEMT/Spec, EMT-P
    • Category: CAPCE
    • CAPCE token cost: 1
    • (Medical) The purpose of this course is to review the pathophysiology of pulmonary embolism and to introduce the first responder to the prehospital assessment and management of patient’s who may have a pulmonary embolism.

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    Diving Emergencies 21-ACME-F3-0402

    • Lecture Credits: 0.5
    • Designed for: MFR, EMT, AEMT/Spec, EMT-P
    • Category: CAPCE
    • CAPCE token cost: 1
    • (Medical) The purpose of this course is to review the pathophysiology of drowning and life-threatening dive emergencies including decompression sickness, nitrogen narcosis and air embolism. This course will also review the assessment and management of such emergencies by first responders.

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    King Airway 21-ACME-F3-0115

    • Lecture Credits: 0.5
    • Designed for: EMT, Specialist, Paramedic
    • Category: Airway Management / Ventilation
    • CAPCE token cost: 1
    • During this CME lecture you will be introduced to the King Airway© a relatively new airway device that has found its way into the hands of EMS personnel. This course will cover the indications, contraindications and how it supports respiratory functions as well as tips for successful insertion.

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    Sepsis – Recognize and Respond 21-ACME-F3-0122

    • Lecture Credits: 0.5
    • Designed for: MFR, EMT, Paramedic
    • Category: Medical
    • CAPCE token cost: 1
    • Sepsis is simply a systemic inflammatory response caused by an infection. Patients diagnosed as “septic” number in the hundreds of thousands annually. It is essential that pre hospital emergency medical professionals have a working knowledge of exactly what sepsis is and how to treat it aggressively, if necessary.

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    Basic EKG Fundamentals 21-ACME-F3-0101

    • Lecture Credits: 0.5
    • Designed for: Paramedic
    • Category: Medical
    • CAPCE token cost: 1
    • This CME lecture focuses on the fundamentals of rhythm interpretation by describing how an EKG illustrates cardiac function.

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    Diabetic Emergencies - Treatments and Interventions 21-ACME-F3-0109

    • Lecture Credits: 0.5
    • Designed for: MFR, EMT, Paramedic
    • Category: Medical
    • CAPCE token cost: 1
    • When it comes to diabetic patients, management of their condition is a matter of balance. When balanced and managed effectively, diabetes can be relegated to a minor inconvenience. When the balance is upset, however, the patient’s condition can quickly escalate to an emergency. In this lesson, we will discuss those diabetic emergencies and the appropriate interventions and treatments.

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    The Opioid Overdose Epidemic in America 21-ACME-F3-0120

    • Lecture Credits: 0.5
    • Designed for: MFR, EMT, Paramedic
    • Category: Medical
    • CAPCE token cost: 1
    • This course will focus on the identification of opioid overdose and the treatment of this condition with Narcan by first responders. The students will gain an appreciation for the magnitude of the opioid overdose epidemic as well as an understanding of how first responders can intervene with Narcan to prevent mortality. Upon completing this course, first responders will possess the knowledge and skills necessary to prevent an opioid overdose patient from possibly becoming another statistic.

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    Stroke: EMS Transport Options 20-ACME-F3-0601

    • Lecture Credits: 0.5
    • Designed for: MFR, EMT, Paramedic
    • Category: Medical
    • CAPCE token cost: 1
    • Following the onset of stroke it has been estimated that with every passing minute, prior to reperfusion therapy, a mind boggling 14 billion synapses and 1.9 million brain cells are lost. As EMS professionals we must strive to make quality emergency decisions. When it comes to a patient having a stroke your ability to quickly recognize, and respond with the appropriate treatment and transport decision, plays a critical role in determining the patient’s overall outcome. This lesson is designed to empower EMS professionals to make quality emergency transport decisions on behalf of stroke patients, by identifying the capabilities and limitations of various destination options.

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    EMS Management of Acute Coronary Syndromes 21-ACME-F3-0110

    • Lecture Credits: 0.5
    • Designed for: MFR, EMT, Paramedic
    • Category: Medical
    • CAPCE token cost: 1
    • EMS recognition and management of an acute coronary syndrome (ACS) patient sets the stage for the best possible patient outcomes. This CE will prepare EMS providers of all levels to assess and manage ACS patients with the goal of minimizing the time from symptom onset to definitive care. Proper treatment and transport options will be highlighted.

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    Identifying STEMIs with 12-Lead ECGs 21-ACME-F3-0111

    • Lecture Credits: 0.5
    • Designed for: Paramedic
    • Category: Medical
    • CAPCE token cost: 1
    • The purpose of this course is to interpretation of 12-lead ECGs in reference to identifying ST elevation myocardial infarction, or STEMI. Although interpreting a 12-lead ECG can present a challenge to even the most experienced healthcare providers, this continuing education course will focus on a simplified approach to recognizing STEMI in the prehospital setting. This course is designed for EMS providers that already have a grasp on the basics of ECG interpretation.

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    IM Epinephrine (1mg/mL) 21-ACME-F3-0125

    • Lecture Credits: 0.5
    • Designed for: MFR, EMT, Paramedic
    • Category: Medical
    • CAPCE token cost: 1
    • This EMS continuing education (CE) course focuses on the use of intramuscular (IM) epinephrine (1mg/mL), when indicated during management of anaphylaxis and severe bronchospasm caused by asthma/COPD. This course includes details regarding the indications and effects of IM epinephrine (1mg/mL), as well as demonstration of multiple administration methods.

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    Identifying Large Vessel Occlusion (LVO) Strokes with FAST-ED 19-ACME-F3-0202

    • Lecture Credits: 0.5
    • Designed for: MFR, EMT, Paramedic
    • Category: Medical
    • CAPCE token cost: 1
    • Over the last decade, tremendous advancements have been made in the realm of endovascular intervention for acute ischemic stroke. Stent retrieval has been established as the new standard of care for patients suffering from large vessel occlusion or LVO stroke. As a result, early recognition of LVO stroke in the pre-hospital setting has become a priority for EMS systems around the world. In addition, a number of severity based stroke assessment scales have emerged in response to this need. The Field Assessment Stroke Triage for Emergency Destination (FAST-ED) Stroke Severity Scale was developed deliberately for EMS providers to predict LVO strokes in the field. This course describes how to apply the steps of FAST-ED and lists additional key priorities associated with best practices in stroke patient assessment and care by EMS.

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    CAPCE: Large Vessel Occlusion Stroke 20-ACME-F3-0502

    • Lecture Credits: 0.5
    • Designed for: MFR, EMT, AEMT/Spec, EMT-P
    • Category: Medical
    • CAPCE token cost: 1
    • During this course EMS providers will be introduced to LVO stroke, as well as a sample of stroke severity scales that are intended to accurately predict LVO stroke in the field. This course will also present how EMS providers can improve prehospital stroke screening, documentation, and communication with receiving stroke centers. Stroke treatment is rapidly evolving. This evolution centers on treating large vessel occlusion, or LVO strokes with an endovascular procedure known as mechanical thrombectomy. Several recent studies have clearly established mechanical thrombectomy as the standard of care for select LVO stroke patients. This new standard of care is changing the way EMS providers approach stroke patient assessment and treatment. As a result, EMS providers need education that explains what an LVO stroke is, why it’s important, and how to recognize key indicators of LVO stroke in the field.

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    CAPCE: Anatomy and Pathophysiology of Stroke 20-ACME-F3-0501

    • Lecture Credits: 0.5
    • Designed for: MFR, EMT, AEMT/Spec, EMT-P
    • Category: Medical
    • CAPCE token cost: 1
    • This course is intended to challenge EMS providers to not only recognize stroke but also to better understand its impact on the brain and its function. This course is intended to challenge EMS providers to not only recognize stroke but also to better understand its impact on the brain and its function. By combining improved understanding of the brain’s structure and function, with the objective assessment criteria contained within stroke screening and severity based scales, EMS providers should be able to increase stroke detection in the field, improve their ability to convey stroke assessment findings to the receiving stroke center, and ultimately, help to produce better outcomes for stroke patients.

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    S2E33 - Evolving your Stroke System of Care 21-ACME-F3-0715

    • Lecture Credits: 1.0
    • Designed for: MFR, EMT, AEMT/Spec, EMT-P
    • Category: Medical
    • CAPCE token cost: 1
    • During this podcast CE course, we welcome Dr. Edward Jauch to the show. He is the Chief of System Research, at the Mission Research Institute / Mission Health System. Dr. Jauch’s experience with both neurologic emergencies and emergency medicine, along with his interest in and appreciation for EMS, has made him a bit of an expert in the development of stroke systems of care from the ground up. Most recently, Ed was the primary author of the 2021 Recommendations for Regional Stroke Destination Plans in Rural, Suburban, and Urban Communities from the Prehospital Stroke System of Care Consensus Conference, which is the focus of today’s episode. This consensus paper provides local and regional EMS agencies and stroke advisory committees with guiding principles and recommendations for how to integrate the elements of a stroke system of care in three key regional settings: urban, suburban and rural settings. It also takes into account the differences in resources, hospital certifications, geography, and population density. Additionally, it seeks to inform or update EMS about new models and systems of acute ischemic stroke care, especially mechanical thrombectomy for large vessel occlusion stroke, and how they affect their stroke systems of care. You can find a link to the 2021 Recommendations for Regional Stroke Destination Plans in Rural, Suburban, and Urban Communities at stroke.org/stroketransportplans.

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    S2E09 - Cardiac Arrest Controversies Part 2 21-ACME-F3-0707

    • Lecture Credits: 1.0
    • Designed for: MFR, EMT, AEMT/Spec, EMT-P
    • Category: Medical
    • CAPCE token cost: 1
    • During this podcast CE course, Dr. Robert Swor discusses data and related controversies regarding airway, breathing and ventilation regarding EMS management of cardiac arrest. Data provides us with an objective look at what is supposed to happen vs. what actually happened. Sometimes, looking at the data from an objective perspective can reveal controversy regarding the “best” treatment options for cardiac arrest patients. Bottom line, what we expect regarding how things work or how well they work isn’t always truth. In this two-part discussion, we’ll discuss many of the controversies that find their way into the discussions of EMS provides and give you with hard facts, as their currently known.

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    S2E06 - Cardiac Arrest Controversies Part 1 21-ACME-F3-0706

    • Lecture Credits: 1.0
    • Designed for: MFR, EMT, AEMT/Spec, EMT-P
    • Category: Medical
    • CAPCE token cost: 1
    • During this podcast CE course, Dr. Robert Swor discusses data and related controversies regarding airway, breathing and ventilation regarding EMS management of cardiac arrest. Data provides us with an objective look at what is supposed to happen vs. what actually happened. Sometimes, looking at the data from an objective perspective can reveal controversy regarding the “best” treatment options for cardiac arrest patients. Bottom line, what we expect regarding how things work or how well they work isn’t always truth. In this two-part discussion, we’ll discuss many of the controversies that find their way into the discussions of EMS provides and give you with hard facts, as their currently known.

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    S2E14 – Stroke and the Big City 21-ACME-F3-0708

    • Lecture Credits: 1.5
    • Designed for: MFR, EMT, AEMT/Spec, EMT-P
    • Category: Medical
    • CAPCE token cost: 1
    • In this episode/course, Dr. Ethan Brandler discusses the S-LAMS stroke severity that is currently by the Ney York City Fire Department Bureau of EMS. Dr. Brandler is currently an associate professor of emergency medicine at Stony Brook University Hospital, and he is also the Associate Medical Director of the university-based EMS system which provides 911 and critical care services. He also provides online medical control for the NYFD EMS service, and he is the medical director for various EMS agencies around his home in Long Island, New York. AND he even responds to calls as a paramedic in his hometown of Plainview, New York. Specifically, Dr. Brandler will discuss a lot of very important and interesting things, but primarily he will describe why NYFD EMS stroke protocols were updated to include stroke severity scales. In addition, he’ll walk us through their stroke protocol, the use of S-LAMS, how NYFD prepared to implement the updated stroke protocols into operation and, most importantly, talk about the real life benefits their stroke patients are experiencing.

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    Platinum 600 21-ACME-F3-0117

    • Lecture Credits: 0.5
    • Designed for: EMT, Paramedic
    • Category: Trauma
    • CAPCE token cost: 1
    • From the time you arrive on the scene of a serious trauma until the end of patient care the most important decisions are going to occur in the first 600 seconds. We call it the Platinum 600. You are the first and arguably the most important stage in the trauma system. This CME is designed to arm you with time based treatment plans in order to maximize your efficiency and effectiveness during the first 600 seconds of a serious trauma.

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    Burn Basics 21-ACME-F3-0104

    • Lecture Credits: 0.5
    • Designed for: MFR, EMT, Paramedic
    • Category: Trauma
    • CAPCE token cost: 1
    • Managing patients with serious burns are among one of the greatest challenges faced by healthcare providers. As EMS professionals we are responsible for making critical decisions at each step of patient care. The goal of this course is to establish a basic understanding of the different types of burns, how they affect the patient and appropriate treatments and transport considerations.

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    Spinal Immobilization – Maybe it’s Time for a Change 21-ACME-F3-0121

    • Lecture Credits: 0.5
    • Designed for: MFR, EMT, Paramedic
    • Category: Trauma
    • CAPCE token cost: 1
    • This continuing education course is an evidence based informational presentation on how more harm than good may be done by using a long backboard to “Immobilize” patients with a potential spine injury in the pre-hospital setting. All information expressed in this course is cited through multiple studies.

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    Introduction to the MI-MEDIC: Part 1 21-ACME-F3-0112

    • Lecture Credits: 0.5
    • Designed for: Paramedic
    • Category: Special Considerations; Pediatric Medication Administration
    • CAPCE token cost: 1
    • Researchers have spent the last several years studying EMS medication errors in pediatric emergencies.  They didn’t just study the problem, though. When they figured out where we fail, they did something about it. They created the Michigan Medication Emergency Dosing and Intervention Cards, or the MI MEDIC, which tells you the milligrams and the total volume of a medication to administer based on commonly supplied concentrations. This 2-part series seeks to be an in-service training for the MI-MEDIC, and is designed to introduce you to the next tool in your box, that answers that question, “How much do I push?” - Pediatrics - Medication Administration

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    Introduction to the MI-MEDIC: Part 2 21-ACME-F3-0113

    • Lecture Credits: 0.5
    • Designed for: Paramedic
    • Category: Special Considerations; Pediatric Medication Administration
    • CAPCE token cost: 1
    • Researchers have spent the last several years studying EMS medication errors in pediatric emergencies. They didn’t just study the problem, though. When they figured out where we fail, they did something about it. They created the Medication Emergency Dosing and Intervention Cards, or the MI-MEDIC. The one tool in the field that tells you the mg’s, AND how many milliliters, the volume of a medication, to administer based on commonly supplied concentrations. This 2-part series seeks to be an in-service training for the MI-MEDIC, and is designed to introduce you to the next tool in your box, that finally answers that question, “How much do I push?” - Pediatrics - Medication Administration

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    Landing Zone 21-ACME-F3-0116

    • Lecture Credits: 0.5
    • Designed for: MFR, EMT, Paramedic
    • Category: Operations
    • CAPCE token cost: 1
    • Do you know what to do when an EMS helicopter is needed to transport a critically injured patient? HEMS, or Helicopter Emergency Medical Services, consist of two perspectives; the eyes in the air, and the eyes on the ground. In this course you will learn how to effectively facilitate a HEMS response and safe landing by understanding both of these perspectives in order to deliver your patient to definitive care when a helicopter is required.

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    Radio Communications for EMS 21-ACME-F3-0123

    • Lecture Credits: 0.5
    • Designed for: MRF, EMT, Paramedic
    • Category: Operations
    • CAPCE token cost: 1
    • EMS communication can take place face-to-face, via radio, and in the form of written or electronic patient care reports. This course will focus on radio communication between hospital and pre-hospital providers. The goal of this lesson is to foster a greater appreciation for the importance of effective communication between EMS providers and emergency department staff by modeling multiple examples from multiple perspectives.

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    Violence in EMS: Recognize and Respond 21-ACME-F3-0118

    • Lecture Credits: 0.5
    • Designed for: MFR, EMT, Paramedic
    • Category: Operations
    • CAPCE token cost: 1
    • There is widespread evidence that the majority of EMS personnel can expect to be assaulted at some point in their careers; however, how severe, and when that assault will occur is difficult to determine. This course seeks to establish a better understanding of the importance of having a comprehensive plan on how to deal with violence that includes the right for EMS personnel to defend themselves, and steps to identify, avoid, or deescalate emerging threats.

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    ACS Guidelines for Field Triage of Injured Patients 21-ACME-F3-0102

    • Lecture Credits: 0.5
    • Designed for: MFR, EMT, Paramedic
    • Category: Operations
    • CAPCE token cost: 1
    • The purpose of this course is to provide EMS personnel with education to improve the execution of the ACS Trauma Triage Decision Making Scheme in the field. According to a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine in January of 2006, severely injured patients had a 25% reduction in mortality when transported to a trauma center. EMS providers must possess the ability to effectively utilize the Trauma Triage Decision Making Scheme in order to identify injured patients who are at the greatest risk and assure they are transported to a trauma center that possesses the resources capable of meeting their needs.

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