We need more CPR, treating that patient you know, meds and side effects for heat emergency, and we’ll take a look at another way you can conveniently get your recertification hours in the next time you recert with Live Online Medical Education. 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 445

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. In this week’s EMS news items we start out looking at what needs to be done to improve community bystander CPR rates where you live and work.

Then in this week’s special tip segment I interview Scott McConnell from DistanceCME.com. Scott tells me about their live distance continuing medical education and online EMS recertification classes that meet all the didactic in-person class requirements and are fully accredited by CECBEMS and most state EMS systems. Plus I got them to give me a code to get all MedicCast audience members 10% off their registration fees. We’ll find out what that code is later in the show after the news.

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EMS News

Improving Cardiac Arrest Survival Rates Nationwide

IOM Report on Cardiac Arrest Survival Improvement

Dealing With EMS Patients You Know

Some Meds Worsen Onset of Heat Emergencies


Tip of the Week: Distance Live Online Medical Education

Live Online Medical EducationWe all know that the National Registry of EMTs and most state credentialing offices limit the amount of online and distance continuing education that counts towards our recertification. But there is still a distance learning solution out there that you might not know about that offers “LIVE” education sessions directly through your internet connected computer. It’s completely legal and accredited through CECBEMS, the Continuing Education Coordinating Board for Emergency Medical Services.

Distance CME™ provides live distance learning courses designed to provide quality and convenient education for the busy EMS professional. At Distance CME™, their Refresher Course is live and interactive, and therefore meets all didactic requirements.

I chatted with Scott McConnell from Distance CME and even got him to offer you all a 10% discount code for any course you sign up for. I don’t get anything for this, it’s just a bonus for you as a MedicCast loyal audience member. Just use the code MCST when you check out. I’ll have that listed in the show notes for this episode, too, so head over there if you forget. Here’s that segment with Scott.

Get 10% of your online course – Code MCST


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