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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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NEW! Capnography for Respiratory Distress


After participating in this continuing education program, the basic level provider will be better able to:
  • Understand how to use capnography to deal with respiratory distress.
  • Explain the latest in pre-hospital response, procedures, and techniques.
  • Understand the versatility of capnography for ET tube confirmation and cardiac arrest scenarios.

 

NEW! Emergency Operations EMS1

 

After participating in this continuing education program, the healthcare provider will be better able to:
  • Explain proper incident scene operations.
  • Demonstrate correct technique in moving patients to stretchers, medical condition pre-planning, and patient safety.
  • Identify and reinforce effective patient safety protocol.

 

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 patient’s 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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

Sepsis

 

After participating in this continuing education program, the healthcare provider will be better able to:
  • Differentiate between uncomplicated infection, SIRS, sepsis and other similar etiologies.
  • List the physical findings in which a patient presents with to determine if they are sepsis.
  • Explain the underlying pathology of sepsis and what body systems are involved when assessing a patient.

 

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.

 

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.

 

FEATURED! 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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