EMS Live @ Nite Celebrates its 10th Season
October 11, 2012
EMS Live @ Nite, one of the largest video conference educational series in the country, is celebrating its 10th season, which runs until June 2013.
“We serve people over a large geographical area. For them to get CME is a logistical challenge,” says Dr. James Nania, co-founder of the program and medical director for Northwest MedStar. “So we bring the CME to them.”
EMS Live @ Nite is a 10-month long program, with one class per month on a different topic relating to EMS education at no charge to the participant. Classes are taught using interactive video technology over the INHS Northwest TeleHealth network and other networks allowing participants to see and hear instructors and ask questions.
The vast majority of EMS people throughout the Pacific Northwest are volunteers who have limited resources and time to receive current first responder training. EMS Live @ Nite focuses on bringing education to EMS professionals in rural areas in order for them to maintain their certifications, reduce travel expenses, and save travel time.
EMS Live @ Nite has grown to bring monthly live training programs to rural and frontier communities in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, the Aleutian Islands, and Alaska. Participants include EMS, fire, and law enforcement personnel, public health and hospital staff, and other members of the community. More than 60 sites with 200-300 attendees participate in each.
For more information and the class schedule, please visit www.healthtraining.inhs.org.