NAEMT to Adopt American Academy of Pediatrics Textbook as Part of ConEd Program

National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians to Adopt American Academy of Pediatrics Textbook as Part of Continuing Education Program

peppfb2For Release: Aug. 12, 2014

CHICAGO – The National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians (NAEMT) announced today the adoption of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Pediatric for Prehospital Professionals (PEPP), Third Edition textbook within NAEMT’s Emergency Pediatric Care course.

NAEMT President Don Lundy said, “NAEMT and our Emergency Pediatric Care Committee wanted to provide a comprehensive compendium of the best practices in pediatric prehospital care as the foundation for our Emergency Pediatric Care course, which focuses on care of the sick and injured child. The AAP’s PEPP, Third Edition, prepared by the top pediatric emergency subspecialists, was the clear choice.”

“The Academy welcomes NAEMTs decision to select the PEPP textbook as the medical foundation for the Emergency Pediatric Care course,” said AAP President James M. Perrin, MD, FAAP. “Through our collaborative efforts, both organizations will benefit by bringing greater value to the emergency medical servicescommunity and, ultimately, the children whom we all serve.”

Learn more: Full Press Release  |  FAQ

Contacts Susan Stevens Martin – (847-434-7131)
Kathleen Taormina – (800-346-2368)


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Join Us for Navigate Webinar Wednesdays!

You’re invited!

Join us for one or all of our upcoming online meetings to discover the top five ways Navigate can help enhance your EMS or Fire training program starting today:


 Save Time in the Classroom:
Discover exciting new online resources, like our Interactive Lectures, that allow you to        save valuable classroom time by putting theory into practice.
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 Save Time Outside the Classroom:
Tired of grading exams on the weekends and preparing for classes in your free time?            Navigate can help with an easy-to-use gradebook and courseware tailored to your                specific needs!
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Explore the robust reporting and analytical tools available in Navigate that allow you to        track student performance and progress.
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 Engage Today’s Learners:
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 Improve Outcomes and Test Readiness:
Give your students the confidence to sit for their upcoming exams! Learn how test
preparation resources from Navigate have been proven to increase student pass rates.
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Whether you teach an online, hybrid, or traditional classroom-based course, Navigate resources can deliver unbeatable value to you and your students and improve the way you teach, learn, and access content.

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For additional questions, please contact your Public Safety Specialist at 1-800-832-0034.

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Do You Know a Deserving “Fire Explorer” Program?

FFFieldGuideTell Us How Your “Fire Explorers” Are Helping Your Community and They Could Win Up To $1,500 in Free Fire Fighter Field Guides!

Nominate the program today to enter them for a chance to win up-to 30 copies of the Fire Fighter Field Guide!

To enter, please email with the name and location of the ‘Explorer Program,’ your contact information, and a brief explanation of the positive work the explorers do in your community.

Hurry! Contest ends 6/20/14. Winners will be notified via email by 6/25/14.

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“Urban Shield: Boston”

This weekend, first responders from Boston, Massachusetts, and surrounding communities will participate in the largest emergency training drill ever held in the Boston area. Hosted by Boston’s Office of Emergency Management, the 24-hour critical training drill starts at 8 AM on Saturday, May 3 and is called “Urban Shield: Boston.”

More than 2,000 emergency personnel will be tested by a variety of emergency simulations, including:

  • Terrorist attack
  • Building collapse
  • Hostage taking
  • Active shooter
  • Bomb planted on transit system

The purpose of these extensive exercises is to prepare police, fire, and public health officials for the potential of a real-life emergency.

In a recent press conference, the Mayor of Boston along with the Boston Police Commissioner and Chief of Boston EMS commented on the upcoming drills:

“Since the 2013 Boston Marathon we’ve learned a lot about our resiliency as a community and the professionalism of our first responders. This initiative has a lot to do with that.”
-Boston Mayor Marty Walsh

“This is all about partnerships and cooperation and being proactive so if something happens we’re all on the same page.”
-Boston Police Commissioner William Evans

“When these drills are over we expect to learn lessons that work and uncover problems we need to fix, but in the end, we’ll have a Boston that stands even stronger against future attacks.”
-Chief James Hooley of Boston Emergency Medical Services

Officials are urging local citizens to be aware that these exercises are taking place:

“Residents should not to be alarmed. There is no danger to anyone in the area, and exercises will be done in cordoned-off areas away from the public.”

To learn more about “Urban Shield: Boston,” please visit the CBS Boston news website.

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Celebrate Today’s EMS—and Prepare for the EMS of Tomorrow!

National EMS Week is May 18-24. This is OUR week to celebrate and honor the life-saving service our EMS practitioners provide their patients on a daily basis and the important role of EMS in our nation’s preparedness strategy and response to disasters.

This year’s celebration also provides an excellent opportunity to help our local government officials, other health care providers in our communities, and the public at large understand the important role of EMS in our changing healthcare system. New opportunities are emerging within our profession. EMS is very well positioned to help our communities improve patient outcomes and lower healthcare costs. Learn about these changes and how to prepare yourself, your agency and your community.

This year’s EMS Week Ideas Site has been designed to provide members with new resources and tools to help your agency celebrate your accomplishments during EMS Week and prepare for the future with new sections and resources on:

  • Understanding Mobile Integrated Healthcare and Community Paramedicine and what it means for your future in EMS.
  • What you can do to prepare yourself for the future through education, training and professional development.
  • How you and your EMS agency can build local partnerships to strengthen your community’s awareness of health and safety issues.
  • Plus a complete “how-to” guide on advocating for EMS at the local, state and federal levels, a virtual library on EMS history, and how you can get involved in honoring our EMS heroes.

Now is the time to plan for 2014 EMS Week. Please visit the site and share it as a resource with your co-workers.

EMS Week 2014 is almost here. Start planning today at!

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An Emergency Medical Responder Training Success Story

Last year, educators at Bristol-Plymouth Regional Technical School reached out to Jordan Khoury REMT-B I/C to teach an Emergency Medical Responder (EMR) course for a group of students in their senior class. Due to student’s busy schedules, it was decided that the blended training model would be ideal for both students and instructors. This was the first time the school offered an EMR course and according to Khoury, it was a success:

“We had 10 students in the class (1 being a teacher). The course went over well and we are being asked to return for the September 2014 Senior Class…We have 2 students from this class that are very interested in moving up into the EMT Class after graduation. This was a win-win situation for both BPHS and JB Learning.”

The EMR class at Bristol-Plymouth Regional Technical School had photos taken for their local newspaper and were kind enough to share them with our Public Safety team:


(Center: Jane McCluskey, Jones & Bartlett Learning Public Safety Specialist, poses with educators at Bristol-Plymouth Regional Technical School with Emergency Medical Responder, Fifth Edition)




Congratulations to the first EMR class of Bristol-Plymouth Regional Technical School!

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EMS On The Hill Day: EMS Professionals to Advocate for Support to Improve Patient Care

EMS On the Hill DayDid you know? March 26 is EMS On The Hill Day in Washington, D.C.!

Hosted by the National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians (NAEMT), the EMS On The Hill Day event was created to gather EMS professionals and federal legislators together to discuss current issues, learn about new ways to support EMS professionals across the nation, and ultimately to work towards legislation that will help improve patient care.

In the NAEMT News Release, NAEMT President Don Lundy spoke about the need for EMS professionals of all levels to advocate for improvements in the field:

“EMS advocacy is not just for those in leadership positions… it’s for everyone in EMS who cares about the future of our profession. If EMS wants an improved environment for delivering quality care to our patients, then everyone in EMS has to advocate.”

There will be hundreds of delegates at tomorrow’s event, including practitioners, managers, educators, and physicians. According to the NAEMT, the primary focus for the meeting will be to “…inform Congress of the benefit and cost-saving opportunities within EMS to improve patient outcomes and lower healthcare costs through Mobile Integrated Healthcare (MIH) and Community Paramedicine (CP) programs.”

To learn more about EMS On The Hill Day, check out the NAEMT News Release or visit the NAEMT website to learn how you can get involved in advocating for EMS.

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How a Real Instructor Uses Technology in His Course

By now, you have probably heard about new, innovative resources that are available to help instructors manage their courses and engage students in the learning process. You may have read about these resources in a recent product catalog, watched an online video showcasing how the resources work, or been given a one-on-one demonstration from your sales representative. While these resources are proven to be effective, it is hard for one to understand the benefits without trying them out or seeing how someone else uses the tools in their own course.

David Gillespie, a fire fighter and program coordinator for Fleming College in Canada, recently posted a video on YouTube to show the president of his community college how he is using technology in their fire fighter program. Check out Gillespie’s video below to see how he uses technology to manage his course efficiently and keep his students interested in the material. 

Thank you for sharing this video, David. Fun fact: “QR” stands for “Quick Response!”

To learn more about Navigate solutions from Jones & Bartlett Learning, please visit:

For a complete list of EMS and Fire training materials, please visit the Jones & Bartlett Learning website: For additional questions, please contact your Public Safety Specialist today.

Learn more about the fire fighter program at Fleming College.

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Ben Clark Training Center Director and Educator Discuss How They Use Jones & Bartlett Learning Training Materials

Dr. Chris Nollette and Randy Nugent from the Ben Clark Training Center (BCTC) at Moreno Valley College recently shared their thoughts on the benefits of using educational resources from Jones & Bartlett Learning for their EMS and Fire training programs. Check out what they had to say:

(From left to right: Dr. Chris Nollette, Director of BCTC program at Moreno Valley College  |  Randy Nguyen, Fire Captain, Paramedic, Educator at BCTC program at Moreno Valley College)

For a complete list of EMS and Fire training materials, please visit the Jones & Bartlett Learning website: For additional questions, please contact your Public Safety Specialist today.

To learn more about the Ben Clark Training Center (BCTC) at Moreno Valley College, please visit:

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Spring Forward and Review Important Safety Reminders

Fireman showing smoke detectorDaylight Saving Time begins at 2AM on Sunday, March 9.

ECSI encourages everyone to use this as a reminder to:

  • Move your clocks forward.
  • Check the batteries in your smoke and carbon monoxide alarms–change the batteries or replace the alarms as needed!
  • Review your emergency preparedness plans and replenish your first aid kits!

Plan to be prepared in 2014! Get started today:

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