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How New Asset Management Technology Simplifies Daily Checks and Other Mandatory Inspections

Fire, EMS and law enforcement agencies are built on a foundation of excellence, camaraderie and tradition. These are the types of organizations our society relies on to protect communities, ensure justice and uphold standards.

However, just as the nature of emergencies have changed over the years, public safety agencies have had to adapt in their emergency response – as have their technologies. What may have worked in the past, can now be inefficient or even ineffective in today’s fast-paced, more dangerous environments.

TargetSolutions Check It™ was designed for the unique inventory and asset tracking needs of the fire, EMS and law enforcement industries. This innovative application gives departments the flexibility and real-time accuracy needed to maintain essential resources.  

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New EMS CE Course Enhancements: Physical Exams, Shock and Sports Medicine

EMS CE TrainingTargetSolutions routinely enhances courses in its CAPCE-approved EMS continuing education catalog with up-to-date information and engaging lessons. Applicable for BLS and ALS continuing education, these courses are designed to refresh personnel on important procedures and skill sets.

Three popular courses were updated in this round of enhancements. EMS Detailed Physical Exam, EMS Shock and Shock Management and EMS Sports Medicine all received refreshed content, new case studies and video-based lessons.

Learn more about TargetSolutions’ newly revamped EMS training.

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EMS CE Course Enhancements: Video-Based Continuing Education

EMS CE Course EnhancementsTargetSolutions’ EMS continuing education catalog is frequently updated with refreshed content and engaging lesson formats. To keep training courses up to date, a selection of EMS courses was recently updated with new statistics, custom videos and an onscreen instructor.

This round of course enhancements focus on topics such as back injury prevention, airway management, geriatric patient assessment, obstetrical emergencies and more.

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Recorded Webinars: How EMS Agencies Can Simplify Scheduling & Manage Controlled Substances

EMS Webinar PresentationsTargetSolutions is more than a solution for managing continuing education. TargetSolutions’ suite of tools for public safety agencies also helps EMS departments streamline their employee scheduling and track resources such as schedule II controlled substances. Two recent webinar presentations highlighted how TargetSolutions can improve these processes for EMS agencies.

“How EMS Agencies Can Simplify Scheduling, Callbacks and Other Workforce Management Tasks” discussed the TargetSolutions Scheduling™ application and its custom features for automating shift staffing, callbacks, time-off requests and more.

The other live webinar presentation, “Simplify Tracking Controlled Substances, Daily Inventory and Ambulance Checks”, emphasized the importance of routine inspections and how to keep accurate records of schedule II controlled substances with TargetSolutions Check It™.

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Mobile Fire-Rescue Manages Inspections and Compliance with TargetSolutions Check It™

Mobile Fire Rescue TargetSolutions Check It™

Serving a 400-square mile region in Mobile, Alabama, Mobile Fire-Rescue is an all-hazards fire department with 20 engine companies and nearly 500 employees. The department has used the TargetSolutions Learning Management System (LMS) since 2017 and decided to try TargetSolutions Check It™ in 2018 to streamline daily inspections.

Since then, Captain Barry Glisson explained his agency has improved many processes related to department inspections. With the integrated mobile and web-based application, Mobile FR can ensure compliance, simplify communication and address problems sooner.

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Controlled Substances Tracking Solution to be Showcased During EMS World Expo

SAN DIEGO – TargetSolutions, a Vector Solutions brand offering the leading EMS and Fire Department training, asset management, and workforce scheduling software, is excited to present its latest innovation for tracking controlled substances during EMS World Expo 2019 in New Orleans.

Built according to DEA guidelines for managing Schedule II controlled substances, the Controlled Substances module in the TargetSolutions Check It™ application expands on the security and functionality of the solution’s asset-tracking abilities.

Designed for cradle-to-grave management of all Schedule II controlled substances, this application ensures EMS agencies can track all activities surrounding narcotics. Everything is securely documented from the moment a controlled substance is transferred from a master supply location to being counted after a drug box hand-off to being administered on a patient in the field.

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New Enhancements to Accredited EMT and Paramedic Training Courses

Accredited EMT and Paramedic Training CoursesEMS professionals must always stay up-to-date in their continuing education to ensure they have the knowledge and tools to protect communities and save lives. TargetSolutions’ EMS training catalog includes more than 250 hours of accredited CE courses for EMTs and paramedics.

To keep training fresh and relevant to first responders, courses in the EMS continuing education library are frequently updated. In this latest round of course enhancements, lessons were built to be fully video-driven and include a live presenter. In addition to creating a more engaging and immersive learning experience, course content was also refreshed with new case studies and relevant findings.

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Healthy Stress Management for Public Safety Professionals

It’s no secret public safety professionals are exposed to more high-stress situations than the average civilian. With that, fire, EMS and law enforcement personnel experience higher rates of stress-related disorders and diseases.

The National Institute for Public Safety Health highlighted this by comparing the average age of a first heart attack in the general U.S. population (66 years old) to the average age for a firefighter (49 years old). These findings were also similar for law enforcement. Law enforcement officers tend to have higher blood pressure and cholesterol than civilians and 40% of them have a sleep disorder.

Due to these elevated risks, public safety personnel must be proactive in caring for their mental and physical health. TargetSolutions’ online training course library for public safety agencies includes training for the wellbeing of employees. Courses such as NFPA 1500: Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) in the Fire Industry, Emotional Survival in Law Enforcement and Workplace Stress speak to the unique challenges of these industries and offer healthy coping strategies.

As September is National Suicide Prevention Month, identifying workplace stressors and reacting to warning signs is crucial. It’s the responsibility of every individual in these fields to understand their personal mental health and help one another when possible. Learn more about how your agency can address health concerns with TargetSolutions’ custom-built training for stress management.

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A Modern Solution for Your Department’s Daily Apparatus Inspections

daily apparatus inspectionsAccurate tracking of daily apparatus inspections is crucial for fire departments to ensure personnel have the resources they need; vehicles are functioning properly, and individuals are held accountable. However, this simply isn’t possible without an effective system for managing fire department inspections.

TargetSolutions Check It™ is a total asset and inspections management solution built for the fire service. Accessible through the mobile application or from any web-enabled device, departments have a centralized solution for inspecting, tracking and reporting daily apparatus inspections.

With TargetSolutions Check It™, agencies can streamline apparatus checks, reduce the costs of wasted supplies and produce detailed reports.

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Recorded Webinar: Best Practices for Managing Controlled Substances

Best Practices for Managing Controlled Substances

TargetSolutions Check It™ is the only asset and operations management solution for mission-critical industries that is integrated with TargetSolutions’ online training management system. Accessible via the mobile application or from any web-enabled device, this system allows agencies to streamline maintenance and inspections for apparatus, equipment, medical supplies, and now, controlled substances.

This recorded webinar, Best Practices for Managing Controlled Substances, highlights new functionalities for cradle-to-grave tracking of controlled substances. Discover how your ALS department can securely track and manage everything related to controlled substances. Watch a recording of this webinar to learn more.

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