CentreLearn Announces Free Live CE Presentations for EMS and Fire Educators

CentreLearn Announces Free Live CE Presentations for EMS and Fire Educators

Press Release Feb 26, 2013

Shrewsbury, Penn. (February 26, 2013) — CentreLearn Solutions, a leading provider of online training for fire and emergency medical services, has announced an all-new series of free continuing education webinars for medical first responder, EMT, paramedic and firefighter educators on four educational methodology topics in 2013. Registration is now open for each CE webinar.

March 12: Don’t Lose Your Cool: Dealing With Problem Students
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This webinar arms educators with critical information about some of the sources of student issues as well as how to differentiate between difficult students and difficult behaviors. We will discuss how to deal with immediate classroom-based problems, and what can be done to avoid trouble before it begins.

June 4: Student Centered Education in the Digital Age: New Paradigms in Education for New Tools in the Classroom
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This program explores not just toys, tips and tricks, but methods to fundamentally transform the “user experience” by emphasizing dynamic application of knowledge through student-centered education methods and activities.

September 19: Incorporating Critical Thinking Into Education: Teaching Not Just “How,” But “Why”
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Critical thinking is vital not only for effective delivery of emergency services, but as a lifelong learning skill necessary for students to excel as fire, rescue and EMS responders. This webinar is for educators and training officers who want to better incorporate critical thinking skills into initial and recertification courses, competency testing processes, and continuing education programs.

December 12: Powerful Presentations: Delivering Effective Communications, Comprehension and Calls to Action
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This program isn't about PowerPoint tips and tricks (although some are included). Rather, it demonstrates effective communications and message delivery techniques, tools for successful student / attendee engagement, and presentation of a compelling "call to action" designed to motivate attendees to effect positive change.

“Many educators need to earn CECBEMS-accredited CE to maintain their educator credentials. These webinars will focus on educational methodology and be of interest to aspiring, new, and experienced educators,” said Greg Friese, CentreLearn’s director of education.

Seminars will run once per quarter and will feature instructor Rom Duckworth. With more than 20 years of experience as a career and volunteer fire officer, paramedic and hospital-based healthcare educator, Duckworth is a regular contributor to research programs, conferences, magazines, and textbooks on topics of field operations, leadership, education and career development in emergency services.

In addition to its free webinar series on EMS, firefighting and education methodology topics, personnel at CentreLearn customer agencies can choose from more than 200 hours of accredited training videos in CentreLearn’s library. CE courses can be accessed at any time, from any location with an Internet connection.

CentreLearn also offers access to its programs to individuals on a pay-per-view basis via RapidCE.com

Visit the Webinar Registration page to enroll now or CentreLearn.com to learn about the industry’s most comprehensive online training solution

About CentreLearn Solutions
CentreLearn Solutions offers full service Internet training solutions to emergency services organizations of all sizes. Organizational clients receive unlimited access to accredited online educational programs, and support for developing and delivering custom content. CentreLearn offers the industry’s most powerful suite of fully hosted learning and content management tools. For more information, visit centrelearn.com.

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Speakers presented on topics such as disaster relief, emerging pathogens, the opioid crisis and cyber security.
Firefighters trained with the local hospital in a drill involving a chemical spill, practicing a decontamination process and setting up a mass casualty tent for patient treatment.
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Register now for the May 8 PCRF Journal Club podcast, which features special guest Dr. Seth A. Brown who, with his co-authors, recently published a qualitative study examining ways to improve pediatric EMS education.