Mike Mayne

Mike Mayne is the third Mike to work at our company and joined Fisdap back in October 2010.  A North Star State native, Mike stayed close to home to earn his English degree from the University of Minnesota. When he’s not planning or leading software development projects, Mike enjoys talking to anyone who will listen about the Minnesota Timberwolves and Ricky Rubio.

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Posts by Mike Mayne

Attachments for Mobile and Desktop - July WebinarBy Mike Mayne

July 30, 2015

For our July webinar, we covered Fisdap's newest release: attachments for the desktop and mobile apps! Take a tour of the mobile app (now available for iOS and Android) and learn how to use photos of signed shift documentation as preceptor signoff.

Learn more about Attachments in our Release History post.

Fisdap Mobile is available for download on the App Store and Google Play.

NREMT Recertification Update: the National Continued Competency Project (NCCP)By Mike Mayne

July 8, 2015

Change is afoot in EMS. With the new National Education Standards, the scope of practice has changed for Paramedics and EMTs. The NREMT is piloting a new initial certification model with the Paramedic Psychomotor Competency Package (Check out this blog post for more information on the PPCP pilot). Meanwhile, the current recertification model has remained unchanged and every two years, like clockwork, Paramedics need 72 CE hours to recertify.

Like with the initial certification model, the NREMT has realized “clockwork” isn’t cutting it anymore. They are now introducing a competency-based recertification model in place of the longstanding hours-based model. It’s called the National Continued Competency Project (NCCP), and some significant changes are in store.

Fisdap Lab Skills & the PPCP - June WebinarBy Mike Mayne

June 25, 2015

In this webinar, we show off some Lab Skills best practices and discuss the NREMT's Paramedic Psychomotor Competency Portfolio (PPCP). Read about the latest changes to the PPCP in Nora's blog post, and watch this webinar to personalize your program and track precisely what you want your students doing in the lab. 

Plus, a sneak preview of the upcoming release of a brand new feature: Attachments.

Fisdap is hiring: Customer Experience RepresentativeBy Mike Mayne

January 15, 2015

In 2013 and 2014, Fisdap was named one of Minnesota Business Magazine's 100 Best Companies to Work For. Find out why!

We are growing, and we are hiring. We're looking for someone who is smart, energetic, and loves helping others.

Introducing the Fisdap App - August WebinarBy Mike Mayne

September 5, 2014

Coming soon, in beta, for iPhone or Android: the first ever Fisdap app! For our August webinar, we bring you a sneak peek at our designs and plans for release.

We're excited to show you our preliminary designs for the Fisdap app and tell you more about our beta plan, which is to release a lightweight version of the Skills Tracker and then make frequent updates and enhancements based on user feedback. We feel this will be a quicker way to make an app available to you and your students even if it doesn't have 100% of the capability of the Fisdap website from Day 1.

Lab Skills Survey ResultsBy Mike Mayne

June 17, 2014

Fisdap Lab Skills for Scenarios and Patient Care Documentation

Fisdap Lab Skills Practice


In our spring newsletter, we asked educators to respond to a survey, which is a new initiative we've begun to directly solicit feedback. For our first survey, we asked about Lab Skills: who's using it, which evals are you using, etc. While we didn't get enough responses to represent the entire Fisdap community, we did want to address the obvious issue that many of you appear to be unfamiliar with Lab Skills.

We're doing two things to help: 1. we've written answers to the Lab Skills FAQ below and 2. we're planning a training webinar that will help you better understand Lab Skills.

Thanks for your feedback and please be on the lookout for more information about the upcoming webinar and future surveys. 


Fisdap Airway ManagementBy Mike Mayne

May 8, 2014

In the fall of 2013, the CoAEMSP released their Airway Management Recommendation, which has prompted a lot of questions among program directors looking for a way to collect this information.

In a transcript of the CoAEMSP’s September 2013 webinar about this change, one educator asked:

“So as a clinical coordinator for my paramedic program, I must document ‘50 airway attempts across all age groups’ for each of the paramedic students (student name, date, patient age, etc.). This will be a NIGHTMARE of skill documentation you are generating with this. Any suggestions?”

Well, after the changes we’ve made to help keep your paramedic programs in compliance, we can wholeheartedly suggest Fisdap Skills Tracker as the answer!

Whether students are documenting lab practice on a manikin, quick adding skills in the hospital, or filling out a patient care form for a field run, it’s easy!

Look for the new Airway Management symbol: Airway Management icon

Reports for Students Webinar RecordingBy Mike Mayne

March 21, 2014

Following the release of New Reports, we wanted to provide an opportunity for educators and students alike to see the New Reports system from the students' perspective. 

In this webinar, we:

  • show you a demo of the new system
  • give you a sense of familiarity with the interface
  • introduce you to some of the many reports you may not know about

Want a tutorial on how to use Reports? Watch our webinar recording.

New Skills Tracker & Accreditation Reports Available NowBy Mike Mayne

March 13, 2014

We are excited to announce the launch of Fisdap's redesigned Reports system!  Over the last several months, we've been rewriting Reports from the ground up in a new framework that offers many advantages. The new framework will allow us to make swift changes, easily spin up new reports or features, improve consistency between reports, etc. Check it out!

Brand New Reports

In addition to recreating our Legacy reports in the new framework, we've added a few new ones to the list:

  • Attendance

  • Late Data Entry

  • Preceptor Signoff (Eureka)

  • Shift Comments

  • Transition Course Completion

  • Scheduler Shift Requests

This new reports framework allows us to greatly reduce the amount of time our developers will have to spend creating new reports.  Say we want to build a Test Item Analysis report or a CoAEMSP Airway Management report, it would take our developers weeks instead of months. (Also, hint: those reports are coming up next!)

Fisdap Update in Response to the New Standards Interpretations Adopted by CoAEMSP Board of DirectorsBy Mike Mayne

February 12, 2014

The CoAEMSP released a new set of Standards and Guidelines interpretations this week.  The release, taken from CoAEMSP.org, reads: