Engineered addictive foods, stroke treatment delays, focusing on summer water safety and we’ll check in with a brand new way to get your CPR certification remotely with paramedic and entrepreneur Roy Shaw. If that’s what you’re looking for, you found it, right here on this week’s episode of the MedicCast.

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MedicCast Episode 392

Good day and welcome to this week’s episode of the MedicCast. I’m your host, Jamie Davis the Podmedic and I’d like to welcome you to this week’s show. First up, in this week’s EMS news items we’ll look at the importance of EMS agencies focusing on water safety during the summer months to raise awareness and share resources for their communities.

Then in this week’s special interview segment with paramedic entrepreneur Roy Shaw, I get a look at his innovative take on getting CPR certified remotely by sending you a newly created manikin to practice on. It’s very cool so stay tuned. That’s all coming up later on in this episode.

Before we get to that though, please make sure you check out the links and additional information available for you over at the MedicCast blog at Take some time and make sure you follow up on the information you get on the show and understand how it applies to your EMS practice and protocols.

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EMS News

Engineering Foods to Addict Us

Delays in Stroke Treatment Still Prevalent

Stressing Summertime Water Safety


Tip of the Week:  SUMO Online CPR Skills Testing

SUMO CPR SkillsIn this special interview segment I bring you paramedic entrepreneur Roy Shaw from who has created a unique way to get your CPR certification online remotely and still meet your agency’s practical manikin requirement. This is a continued problem for CPR recertification but the Single Use Manikin Option or SUMO program solves this issue. The Single Use Manikin Option, or SUMO™, is an AHA-compliant way of getting certified in CPR completely online.

It has been possible to learn CPR online for years now. However, a skill evaluation on a manikin is required in order to fully meet American Heart guidelines. You may or may not have this requirement, but if you do, you were previously either required to take a classroom course or a blended course with an in-person skill evaluation on a manikin. SUMO™ now makes it possible to perform this skill evaluation remotely with a web cam and an inexpensive manikin kit, meaning you can get certified without ever leaving home and without fear of denial. Check out this interview with Roy.



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One Response to SUMO Remote CPR Skills Testing Online and Episode 392

  1. […] Go listen to the podcast on the Single Use Manikin Option (SUMO™) and consider if that would be a better way of recertifying. Maybe it is one way of implementing brief low-dose, high-frequency booster training in addition to recertification. […]

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