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All Validated Exams Are Not Created Equally

May 13, 2016

If you are looking for a vendor to provide you with a validated EMS exam, you have a few options.


Educational Scheduling and Skills Tracking Workshop

April 29, 2016
Learn How To Use Evidence-Based Practices to Improve Competency and Accreditation Documentation
  • Demo Fisdap’s robust Scheduler and Skills Tracker tools
  • Discuss the benefits of skills tracking and research on collected patient care data
  • Meet the National Occupational Competency Profile (NOCP)
Clinical internships allow students to apply the knowledge they’ve gained in a real-world setting, however scheduling and tracking this experience is often difficult for educators, clinicians, preceptors, and students.

“Getting a patient’s medical information… it can be problematic here and there and everywhere" - PCRF Journal Club

April 27, 2016

It may seem obvious to many of us that having health information and access to medical records is essential for EMS providers, and affects our patient care. Kudos to Ollie Zorab and colleagues in the National Health Service United Kingdom ambulance service for tackling this issue with a bit of science. Their work is critical to laying a foundation for why EMS needs real time access to protected medical information, just as any other medical professional. Listen as Sean Britton and Paul Rosenberger discuss in greater detail.

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"Expecting the Unexpected: A Study of Violence to EMS Responders in an Urban Fire Department” - PCRF Journal Club

April 27, 2016

The CDC reported in 2016 that over 2,000 EMS workers were treated in emergency departments for injuries sustained in work-related violence. Listen as Megan Corry discusses Dr. Jennifer Taylor’s mixed-methods study pertaining to workplace violence for EMS Responders.

Expecting the Unexpected: A Study of Violence to EMS Responders in an Urban Fire Department, from the American Journal of Industrial Medicine 59:150-163 (2016). 

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"Cognitive load theory for the design of medical simulations" - PCRF Journal Club

April 13, 2016

Listen as Dave Page and Megan Corry discuss the application of cognitive load theory in the design of medical simulations and simulation-based education. 

"Cognitive load theory for the design of medical simulations," by Kristin L. Fraser, MD, Paul Ayres, PhD, and John Sweller, PhD.

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"Trial of continuous or interrupted chest compressions during CPR" - PCRF Journal Club

April 13, 2016

Dave Page and PCRF fellow Megan Corry led a discussion around a trial of continuous or interrupted chest compressions during CPR. One of the authors of the paper, Prof. Henry E. Wang, also joined  the discussion. 

"Trial of continuous or interrupted chest compressions during CPR," by Graham Nichol, M.D., M.P.H., Brian Leroux, Ph.D., Henry Wang, M.D., and many more. Published online in December 2015 in The New England Journal of Medicine. 

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New to Fisdap?

April 4, 2016

Fisdap 101 Orientation is the perfect place to start.


Register for the next Prehospital Care Research Forum on Monday, April 11 @ 12pm CST

April 1, 2016

PCRF logoDiscuss the need for real time access to protected medical information with the PCRF Journal Club.

Join the Prehospital Care Research Forum (PCRF) as we discuss "Are prehospital treatment or conveyance decisions affected by an ambulance crew’s ability to access a patient’s health information?" from BioMed Central Emergency Medicine, Zorab, O., Robinson, M., & Endacott, R. (2015).


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