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Free Online CEUs

Bound Tree University offers FREE CAPCE-accredited EMS1 Academy continuing education courses. Check with your state or provincial EMS agency for the most current information on state-specific continuing education requirements.

FREE Course Offering:

Bound Tree University is dedicated to the continuing education of EMTs and Paramedics. The below courses are FREE and have been accredited by EMS1 Academy, a CECBEMS accredited organization. All courses are approved for Advanced Life Support (ALS) and Basic Life Support (BLS) providers.


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Spinal Motion Restriction
After participating in this continuing education program, the healthcare provider will be better able to:
- Understand ideas driving the shift away from spine board immobilization toward spinal motion restriction.
- Review bones, muscles, ligaments and tendons that collectively comprise the human spine.
- Learn the basic skills necessary to evaluate the head and spine for potential injury.

Anaphylaxis
After participating in this continuing education program, the healthcare provider will be better able to:
- Recognize the difference between uncomplicated allergic reactions and anaphylaxis.
- Learn the significant physical findings present in the anaphylactic patient.
- Understand the treatment priorities in anaphylaxis and allergic reaction.

Blast Injuries
After participating in this continuing education program, the healthcare provider will be better able to:
- Explain the typical and atypical findings in a patient with blast injuries.
- Be familiar with the standard prehospital treatment for blast injuries and blunt trauma.
- Evaluate and treat the blast injured patient.

Chest Trauma
After participating in this continuing education program, the healthcare provider will be better able to:
- Explain the concerning physical exam findings in the chest trauma patient.
- Be familiar with the standard pre-hospital treatment for tension pneumothorax.
- Evaluate and treat the acute chest trauma patient.

CHF Vs. COPD
After participating in this continuing education program, the healthcare provider will be better able to:
- Explain the benefits and limitations of lung sounds in patients with difficulty breathing.
- Evaluate a patientís vital signs to help distinguish CHF from COPD.
- Distinguish CHF and COPD by obtaining a careful history from the patient.

Diabetic Emergencies
After participating in this continuing education program, the healthcare provider will be better able to:
- Be familiar with the many possible causes of alterations in blood sugar.
- Be familiar with the risks diabetics have for other disease processes.
- Evaluate and treat the diabetic patient with a glucose abnormality.

FEATURED! Asthma

After participating in this continuing education program, the basic level provider will be better able to:
- Explain some pertinent history and physical exam features for the patient with asthma.
- Understand the triggers that cause asthma attacks.
- Understand standard techniques for management of patients with asthma.

Myocardial Infarction
After participating in this continuing education program, the healthcare provider will be better able to:
- Explain the typical and atypical findings in a patient with acute myocardial infarction.
- Be familiar with the standard pre-hospital treatment for acute myocardial infarction.
- Evaluate and treat the acute myocardial infarction patient.

Narcotics Abuse
After participating in this continuing education program, the Paramedic will be better able to:
- Explain some key clinical features of the patient with opiate abuse and/or overdose.
- Understand the risks and potential pitfalls when caring for the drug abuse patient.
- Identify various medical conditions that can be found in patients with chronic opiate abuse.

Pediatric Seizures
After participating in this continuing education program, the healthcare provider will be better able to:
- Explain some key clinical features of pediatric seizures.
- Understand the risks and potential pitfalls when caring for a pediatric seizure patient.
- Identify various clinical scenarios that can mimic seizures in the child.

Spinal Injuries
After participating in this continuing education program, the healthcare provider will be better able to:
- Explain some key clinical features of spinal injury.
- Describe the standard treatment approach to the spine-injured patient.
- Identify the many different risk factors for developing spinal injury.

The Obese Patient
After participating in this continuing education program, the healthcare provider will be better able to:
- Explain some key clinical features of the obese EMS patient.
- Describe common clinical presentations of obese EMS patients.
- Be familiar with the logistical challenges when treating the obese EMS patient

Hepatitis and Job-related Infectious Disease Concerns
After participating in this continuing education program, the healthcare provider will be better able to:
- Explain some key risk factors for an occupational exposure to an infectious disease (i.e. Hepatitis, HIV).
- Understand the actions that should be taken to minimize risks for an occupational exposure.
- Identify various pitfalls in caring for the patient with an infectious disease.

Scene Safety
After participating in this continuing education program, the healthcare provider will be better able to:
- Explain the benefits of practicing scene safety skills.
- Evaluate a scene and apply specific scene safety principles.

Triage
After participating in this continuing education program, the healthcare provider will be better able to:
- Explain the benefits of practicing the START triage system.
- Approach a MCI situation with an organized algorithm.
- Distinguish different patients in a MCI situation using a simple color-coded system for triage.

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