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Fire Departments Receive Life Support Grant for Award Winning Training Programs from Action Training Systems

Posted by Elise Andreasen on Tue, June 17, 2014 @ 10:32AM

Seven Upper Kittitas County, Washington fire departments recently received fire training grants from Life Support to purchase interactive video training courses delivered in the all new online platform from Action Training Systems (ATS). These programs are a valuable instructor resource used to make training more accessible for their volunteers and make their classroom and hands on training more effective.

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Since its inception in August 1999, Life Support has worked diligently to raise funds to improve the Emergency Medical Services and Health Care of Upper Kittitas County and surrounding communities. Life Support, which began with five community members, has since grown to over 30 dedicated volunteers and is guided by an elite Board of Directors.

With budgets being cut, many departments and emergency response organizations are left with little or no money to purchase the quality training they desperately need. Life Support and ATS are teaming up to offer a convenient and affordable solution to provide that training.

With the new ATS Online, students are able to access interactive video courses from any PC or Mac with a decent internet connection, from any location, 24/7. Student activity and test scores are automatically recorded and the training records are accessible by instructors from any computer. Reports can be automatically emailed to key department personnel or anyone else needing access to training information.

ATS has produced over 200 training programs for emergency response professionals. Now they are all available online as interactive video training courses or streaming videos. ATS training courses are designed not to replace hands-on training, but as another tool for instructors to incorporate into their training programs to support and enhance essential education.

“Customers view Action Training Systems as a company that has their best interest in mind,” said George Avila, CEO and founder of Action Training Systems. “We know how important meaningful training is in the emergency response community and we will always strive to meet or exceed their needs.

Instructors worldwide, from South Korea to Saskatchewan, find the quality of ATS standards-based, competency-driven training programs to be superior. Now with access to these learning resources from anywhere, anytime, ATS Online and Life Support are transforming both the instructor’s and students’ learning experience in Upper Kittitas County. High quality video training is no longer confined to their classroom environment.

Life Support founder and President Cheri Marusa states the Upper Kittitas County fire departments are excited about the opportunity to train with this world class learning platform.

"Training is the backbone for all fire fighters. The Fire Chiefs of Upper Kittitas County have shared with me that they are very happy to have ATS for their volunteers," says Marusa. “With ATS programs, students have shown increased competency in course content. Comprehension is essential to keeping both our firefighters and their communities safe and we will do everything in our power to train our students with that goal in mind.”

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Tags: firefighter training, EMS training, EMT Training

EMT Training Solutions for Interactive Classroom Instruction

Posted by Elise Andreasen on Tue, May 27, 2014 @ 09:54AM

As an EMT instructor, you have the critical responsibility of teaching your students the life saving basics of a first responder. The importance of implementing EMT classes that assist students in learning the fundamentals of life support and emergency patient care is essential for EMT instructors. Using a combination of interactive online and DVD EMT training programs assists instructors in presenting visual medical procedures, how to assess emergency situations, applying emergency patient care and how to use medical equipment. The interactive features of online EMT training allow students to experience virtual EMT procedures, similar to real-life emergencies. 

Facts About Action Training Systems EMT Online and DVD Programs

Action Training Systems EMT training provides instructors with a great resource for classroom training. It presents all aspects of EMT training with the latest medical equipment and procedure training. Instructors can use DVD, online streaming video or interactive courses to present a lesson. The program meets all NEMSES standards and CPR guidelines established by the American Heart Association. All Online EMS training programs by Action Training Systems (ATS) are also approved for continuing education credit by CECBEMS

ATS EMT training series includes the following programs:

  • Scene Safety and Management
  • EMT Workforce Safety 
  • Ambulance Operations and Air Medical
  • Primary Assessment
  • Secondary Assessment in Medical and Trauma
  • Airway Management and Artificial Ventilation
  • Respiratory Compromise
  • Bleeding Emergencies
  • Shock
  • Cardiovascular Emergencies
  • CPR for Adults and Children
  • Behavioral and Psychiatric Emergencies
  • Neurological Emergencies
  • Diabetic Emergencies
  • Poisoning
  • Cold and Heat Emergencies
  • Drowning, Scuba and Decompression
  • Obstetrics and Neonatal Care
  • Pediatric Emergencies
  • Geriatric Care
  • Abdominal Emergencies
  • Chest or Head Trauma
  • Bone Injuries
  • Soft Tissue Injuries
  • Spine Injuries

EMT instructors can use any one of these online and DVD instructional trainings for their classroom to better emphasize EMT procedures. This intensive EMT training series provides everything you need for students to become adept at learning the vital link in the chain of survival that is necessary for any emergency medical technician.

Contact us at Action Training Systems for more information on how to incorporate online and DVD training into your EMT classroom instruction.

Tags: emergency responder Training, firefighter training, EMT Training

Get Innovative EMS Training from Action Training Systems

Posted by Elise Andreasen on Tue, April 29, 2014 @ 10:50AM

Action Training Systems is far from the new kid on the block when it comes to developing courses for the emergency responder. Blending more than 25 years of experience with quality video content while keeping a focus on current national standards, our EMS Training programs have been approved by CECBEMS, the Continuing Education Coordinating Board for Emergency Medical Services.

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In a fast-paced world where time is always of the essence, Action Training Systems is a fast-track solution to a career in emergency services. Our interactive online courses combine technology with proven training methods that are designed for the next generation of emergency service leaders. With hours of training, the courses don’t cut corners on the essential knowledge needed to stay safe and treat patients safely on the job.

If you’re still having doubts about a video-based program, consider this:

- Action Training provides the most comprehensive, up-to-date skills-based training as part of our EMS training series. Curriculum includes both EMR (first responder) and EMT level training, and teaches according to the most current, nationally recognized pre-hospital emergency medical guidelines.

- All of our training objectives were developed in accordance with National EMS Education Standards and skills from the National Registry of EMTs.

- All content and course oversight is provided by a program committee of qualified EMS educators, pre-hospital care providers and medical professionals.

Remember, all Action Training Systems EMS online courses are approved for 1 hour of continuing education credit for emergency medical responders and EMTs. If you have questions, contact us today to speak to an account manager about your EMS training goals.

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