Jones & Bartlett Learning Partners With National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians

Jones & Bartlett Learning Partners With National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians

Press Release Aug 15, 2012

BURLINGTON, MA, August 14, 2012 – Jones & Bartlett Learning, a division of Ascend Learning, announced today its publishing partnership with the National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians (NAEMT). Effective immediately, the NAEMT educational programs previously published with Elsevier, Inc., including the market-leading Prehospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS) and Advanced Medical Life Support (AMLS), are now included in the Jones & Bartlett Learning EMS product line.

"Jones & Bartlett Learning is excited to partner with an organization as prestigious as NAEMT," said Ty Field, CEO of Jones & Bartlett Learning. "NAEMT's PHTLS and AMLS programs are well known and highly regarded throughout the world. Adding PHTLS and AMLS—along with new EMS training programs we will develop together in the future—to our existing line of award-winning EMS resources only strengthens Jones & Bartlett Learning's position in the public safety community."

Formed in 1975 and more than 32,000 members strong, NAEMT is the nation's only organization solely dedicated to representing the professional interests of all EMS practitioners, including paramedics, emergency medical technicians, first responders, and other professionals working in prehospital emergency medicine. NAEMT members work in all sectors of EMS, including government service agencies, fire departments, hospital-based ambulance services, private companies, industrial and special operations settings, and in the military.

"NAEMT is pleased to have the opportunity to work with Jones & Bartlett Learning in supporting our PHTLS and AMLS courses and the EMS students taking our courses," said Connie Meyer, NAEMT's President. "We believe that Jones & Bartlett Learning's depth of expertise and resources in the fields of public safety and healthcare education complement our focus on providing the highest quality materials to our students."

Jones & Bartlett Learning, together with NAEMT, will continue to support and enhance the existing NAEMT programs, domestically and internationally. These resources will be available on the Jones & Bartlett Learning web site. Customers can expect the highest level of customer service and support from the Jones & Bartlett Learning team.

About Jones & Bartlett Learning
Jones & Bartlett Learning, a division of Ascend Learning, is a world-leading provider of instructional, assessment, and learning-performance management solutions for the secondary, post-secondary, and professional markets. Across a broad spectrum of fields ranging from medicine and emergency services to computer information systems, our educational technology applications, instructional assessment, and performance-management solutions are revolutionizing how instructors teach and how students and professionals learn. With the most up-to-date, authoritative content available from academia and industry thought-leaders, Jones & Bartlett Learning is leading the way for educators, students, and professionals to discover new educational and professional skill-development opportunities—enabling personalized learning, anytime, anywhere. For more information, please visit www.jblearning.com.

About Ascend Learning
Ascend Learning is a world-leading education technology company serving healthcare and other high-growth career industries. We produce unique content, software, and great student results. Through our rigorously researched assessments, continuous analytical benchmarking, and broad and unique range of learning tools, we provide customized education for everyone. We assist universities, colleges, and businesses in educating students—from the beginning of undergraduate studies and throughout their professional careers.

About National Association of EMTs
NAEMT represents and serves EMS practitioners, including paramedics, emergency medical technicians, and emergency medical responders, through advocacy, educational programs, and research. Today, NAEMT is the only national professional association for EMS practitioners in the United States. For more information, please visit www.naemt.org.

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