Michigan Continuing Education Updates

The State of Michigan is changing some of their requirements for continuing education.  Their goal is to improve pediatric outcomes, and as such the following changes are being put into place. All licensure levels 1 credit lecture or practical: Pediatric Airway Pediatric Medical Pediatric Trauma Pediatric Assessment Specialist and Medics 1 practical credit: Medication Administration… Read More »

Training Portal Updates

Our training portal is currently in the process of being updated.  The new system should be more responsive.  All new classes starting in September will be on this site. The old training portal will be left online until the current courses are completed. If you are currently enrolled in a course, you will continue to… Read More »

Online CE Provider Reminder

There are still providers attempting to use Emcert as a source of online credits in Michigan.  The state released a memo dated June 19, 2013 removing Emcert as an approved source for online education.  If you visit the the Emcert website you will be informed that they have moved to Medic-CE.  Medic-CE is also not… Read More »

Skills Day Review

I don’t have the opportunity to get out to as many conferences as I would like, there are just too many other fires burning.   I did however make my way out to the Homer Township Fire Station for the Midland County Annual CE day.  This year was the 14th anniversary of the event and is… Read More »

State Policy on CPR Cards

If you have any questions about what CPR card you should have the state has recently released a memo just for you. http://www.michigan.gov/documents/mdch/CPR_Memo_1-2014_444704_7.pdf  

EMT Course Offered at MidMichigan EMS

MidMichigan EMS will be offering an EMT course beginning January 7, 2014.  The class will meet every Tuesday and Thursday from 6:00 – 10:00 PM.  This course will end in May.  For additional information contact 989-633-1318.

Free Continuing Education Credits

Midland County firefighters will be offered free continuing education sessions on the first Wednesday of each month.  Start time is 19:00 and ends at 21:00.  Wednesday sessions begin in September and run through May.  Sessions will be held at the Homer Township Fire Station located at 222 S. Homer Rd, Midland, MI.

A Horse of a Different Color

Its a hot humid July day, and you have been dispatched to the entrance road of Burksdale Woods. Burksdale Woods is a popular site for horseback riding.  Over the last few years you have been here numerous times for horse related incidents, several of them had bad outcomes, and you are not looking forward to… Read More »

It’s Pumpkin Time

Fall is rapidly approaching and few things go as well with the changing of the season as the variety of pumpkin and Octoberfest beers. Many healthcare providers believe beer if consumed in moderation, one 12 ounce beer per day for women and two for men, may provide some key health benefits. 1.  Stronger bones – … Read More »