ASHI and MEDIC First Aid Blog

March 26, 2019

Visit 24-7 EMS at FDIC

Will you be attending FDIC International, April 8-13 in Indianapolis, IN? Be sure to stop by our booth in the Lucas Oil Stadium (#9621) to learn more about all our 24-7 solutions for your continuing education needs.

Our portfolio of courses, administrative tools, and content delivery options let you choose the right options for yourself or your agency. With our new live and distributive training options, you and your team have a comprehensive, 100% recertification solution that won’t have you wasting time shopping around for additional resources.

Haven’t registered for FDIC yet?(To download a PDF with show details and a link to the discounted registration offer, click here.

Recent Additions to the 24-7 Library

If you train first responders or need continuing education for yourself, check out these recent additions to our growing library of over 100 CAPCE-accredited EMS online courses. These professionally produced, award-winning videos feature nationally noted EMS subject matter experts and are designed to help meet NREMT and state EMT renewal or recertification requirements.

To see a video preview of each course, click on the course title.

The Opioid Epidemic: Response for EMS 

  • What opioids are, how they affect the human body, why they are used, and how they can become addictive and abused

  • How the opioid epidemic has evolved, its trends, and its impact on first responders

  • What EMS providers can do to help protect themselves and the communities they serve from the dangers associated with the opioid epidemic

Pediatric Cardiac Arrest

  • The common aspects of pediatric cardiac arrest, including the four phases of cardiac arrest and what bystanders or first responders can do to help patient survival during each phase

  • Best practices for treating pediatric out-of-hospital cardiac arrests (p-OHCA), based on the five elements in the chain of survival for them

  • How community outreach and bystander CPR training can impact patient survival

  • The roles that provider mindset and self-care play in providing the best care for PCA patients

Medication Delivery in EMS

  • Medication delivery strategies such as the “six rights”, closed-loop communications, medication delivery calculations such as Broselow tape and the Handtevy method, and cultivating a culture that values safety and continuing education

  • A review of medication routes including oral, sublingual, buccal, subcutaneous and intramuscular injections, intravenous and intraosseous injections, inhalation and nebulization, and intranasal and transdermal deliveries

  • Why staying informed on current recommendations is critical for EMS medication delivery success

Spinal Injury Management

  • Current research and evidence-based recommendations for the use of SMR

  • The procedural steps and proper technique for applying rigid SMR devices

  • The assessment methodology for spinal cord injury patient care in instances of penetrating and blunt trauma

 For more on these and all the 24-7 online courses, visit our website at

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