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Free Online CEUs

Bound Tree University offers FREE CECBEMS-accredited 24-7 EMS continuing education courses approved by the Health & Safety Institute (HSI), a CECBEMS accredited organization. Check with your state or provincial EMS agency for the most current information on state-specific continuing education requirements.

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

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Advanced Airway Management
This program discusses the advantages of using advanced airways and the downside of these devices when used inappropriately or placed incorrectly. Signs and symptoms of inadequate breathing are reviewed, as is the anatomy and physiology of the airway, proper BVM technique, and the various types of airway adjuncts.

Airway Management Essentials
This course reviews thorough assessment of airway viability, adverse conditions that may occur during emergency treatment for essential airway intervention, as well as proper techniques for the various adjuncts available to maintain an open airway. Also discussed is the need to avoid invasive tools when a lesser tool will do the job equally well without the risk of complication.

Bloodborne Pathogens
This course reviews bloodborne diseases, modes of transmission, areas of risk, and safe work practices. Areas of risk in EMS and importance of “task-based” use of personal protective equipment when risks are identified. Satisfies bloodborne pathogens standards refresher requirements from OSHA.

Bomb Blast: Injuries
This course identifies the unique scene safety challenges of an explosion, discusses the importance of identifying high-risk targets in your community, and reviews the importance of creating response plans and their daily practice.

This course provides an overview of the intubated uses of capnography, a summary of the use of capnography in the treatment of asthma, and an in-depth presentation of the less common, non-intubated uses of capnography.

Diabetic Emergencies
An estimated 26 million Americans have diabetes and over 70 million display symptoms of a pre-diabetic condition. The focus of this program is the role of the EMS responder in identifying and managing a diabetic patient in a pre-hospital setting.

Extrication & Patient Packaging
This course reviews the importance of scene safety, the use of proper personal protective equipment, and scene survey. Different types of stabilization, extrication, and immobilization equipment are discussed.

Heart Failure
The term “Heart Failure” is now replacing the once commonly used “Congestive Heart Failure,” or “CHF.” This program outlines the stages and classifications of heart failure and reminds us that the signs and symptoms are many, and will vary in degree and severity. The program also reviews the disease process and the types of commonly prescribed medications.

Lifting and Moving
This course reviews steps for safe lifting and moving. Power lifts, squat lifts, and power grips are defined and demonstrated. Patient-moving devices and three types of emergency moves are reviewed and demonstrated. The course re-emphasizes the importance of good physical fitness and conditioning, as well as the use of good body mechanics to prevent injury.

Pediatric Assessment
The assessment and treatment of children must be modified and specific considerations must be given to their unique anatomy and physiology. The developmental ages of children are presented along with how to approach each stage for the best outcome.

Featured! Pediatric Trauma
This course reviews common types of pediatric trauma, the importance of early recognition of injuries and rapid treatment, and emphasizes the need to understand the differences in pediatric anatomy in order to adjust assessment techniques.

Respiratory Emergencies CPAP
CPAP—Continuous Positive Airway Pressure—provides a non-invasive method that helps alleviate symptoms, improve breathing, and provide the patient with additional time to obtain advanced care. Learn how CPAP works, the indications and contra-indications of use, and how to apply it in the field.

Spinal Injuries
Spinal immobilization is one of the key skills for all EMTs. This program presents the anatomy and physiology of the spine and nervous system, reviews common mechanisms of injury, and illustrates the effect of these injuries on the spine. The importance of spinal immobilization is emphasized and proper immobilization is demonstrated.

This course reviews assessing objective data in a cardiac emergency such as vital signs, the events of the current complaint, and the ECG findings, as well as evaluating the complaint, gathering objective data, and analyzing the situation. Prepares EMS personnel to recognize a STEMI and formulating a care plan to effectively reduce patient morbidity and mortality.

Sudden Cardiac Death
Sudden cardiac death (SCD) accounts for approximately 5% of all deaths. This program will discuss the circumstances surrounding SCD, contributing factors, and methods to reduce the risk of SCD, as well as how the EMS professional assesses a patient who has died.

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