In our most recent edition of Paramedic Chief, Robert Avsec detailed the important role that online education plays in preparing to work in EMS or staying up-to-date on changes. More departments and agencies are moving toward a blended learning model, and agencies who are not embracing an online training component will be left behind.
For our regular readers, you've likely seen an announcement via email or on our website regarding the launch of EMS1 Academy. As someone who has been involved with training for a long time, I'm greatly impressed by the Academy, which has more than 180 courses and 225 hours of continuing education. As EMS providers continue to face challenging issues such as responding to active shooter incidents and implementing a community paramedicine program, there is an ever-increasing need for effective training programs which can minimize loss of life and improve a community's overall health.