Advanced EMT and Paramedic CEU’s
Each fall thousands of EMTs and paramedics start a CEU journey for recertification. However, this year is different, because, COVID. On August 17, 2020, The National Registry announced the decision to waive the Distributive Education limits in the NCCP Model for the 2021 recertification season. As such, this will ensure EMS professionals could maintain their national certification while assuring continued competency. This means EMTs, AEMTs, and Paramedics who are due to recertify on March 30, 2021, will have no limits on Distributive Education. Great news if you expire in spring, this allows you to complete all EMT or Paramedic CEU’s online. Now comes the process of completing those hours through a reputable source with evidence-based medicine for EMS.
MedEdNow provides CAPCE accredited courses this means that all our courses in the EMS course catalog earn hours towards recertification. Our self-paced courses and subscriptions along with our hybrid, virtual instructor-led ems courses, and programs allow ems professionals to complete recertification online. Our self paced course listing will continue to expand as we add new courses monthly. Through our Galaxy, Online Training Portal departments can assign courses, track training, and build your own courses that help you deliver required training efficiently while documenting the completion and reporting requirements along the way.
“Our team sought the feedback of EMS professionals, given COVID and changes with NREMT this year”, said Dr. Jake Weinstein, Chief Learning Officer. “The response was overwhelming, EMS professionals are looking for courses with 2 or more CEU’s and a focus on pathophysiology and assessment.” With this in mind, MedEdNow developed a series of 2 CEU courses, starting with Acute Psych and Restraints, Abdominal Trauma, Advanced Cardiac Care, and Burns: Back to Basics, which will be released this month. Dr. Jake (as he is known around the office) went on to say “We will continue to release 2 CEU courses this fall in every NREMT category for EMT and Paramedic recertification”.
Fire departments and, ambulance services have capitalized on 2 CEU courses. This allows their members to fulfill each of the NREMT and state subcategories for recertification in a timely manner. Training officers also related 2-hour courses provide depth to content areas and promote critical thinking skills.
“This fall refresher season, more 2 CEU courses will be released”, related Dr. Jake. “At the same time enhancements to our learning management system will allow students to track their progress in recertification”. EMT, AEMT’s, or Paramedics will have additional education options within a MedEdNow refresher. With hundreds of accredited continuing education courses to choose from and subscriptions available.
MedEdnow offers EMT refresher courses, AEMT, and Paramedic Refresher courses 100% online 24/7, so you can complete elective CEU’s requirements and mandatory requirements all in one place. All of our EMS courses are CAPCE accredited