August 31, 2020By Tom Cox

Remote EMS Training: Navigating Continuing Education Requirements in a COVID-19 World

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Presentation Details

September 24, 2020 at 1:00 PM, Pacific Coast Time Zone

Presented by: Tom Cox EMT-P (ret.)

Presentation Abstract

EMS agencies are facing increasing difficulties carrying out hands-on simulation training for continuing education in the absence of classrooms and with limited person-to-person contact. When you consider the additional pressure of budget cuts and shortfalls, EMS leaders are scrambling to do more with less.

Industry trainer and retired EMT-P Tom Cox discusses how advancements in technology have allowed agencies to pivot from standard simulation training to virtual, immersive training with the help of applications like VRpatients. In this webinar, Tom will demonstrate how EMS leaders can easily create clinical case scenarios to reinforce new skills or recreate a rare occurrence and objectively assess a user’s performance. Lastly, he will address how immersive technologies are helping agencies get around budget shortfalls and available funding options you may not know about.

Duration (Hours): 1
Type of Offering: Webinar
Teaching Method: Lecture with Slide Presentation

Learning Objectives

  1. Understand the practical application of virtual simulation tools for training and skills assessment.
  2. Evaluate how virtual and online simulation tools can be incorporated into current training models from a knowledge retention and budget standpoint.
  3. Learn how to create and deploy a your own customized clinical case scenario.

Suggested Learner Level: Intermediate

Presenter Biography

Tom Cox EMT-P (ret.)
Director, EMS Sales

Tom Cox has worked in one capacity or another in the fire and EMS industry for over 33 years. In 1976, at the age of 22, he led the drive to establish a rescue squad in his hometown and became its first EMS Chief. A back injury ultimately led Tom into a career in medical sales as Director of Training for Ferno. Now, Tom serves as Sales Director for VRpatients, the first online, virtual reality medical training program built for EMS.


Presenter is employed by VRpatients.

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Category: Education
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