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Air Methods Ascend program provides state-of-the-art online clinical education

CEDAR CITY, UT, Feb. 20, 2024 – Air Methods, the nation’s leading air medical service provider, announced today that Southwest Technical College has selected Air Methods Ascend’s Critical Care Review and EMS Review online programs to integrate into the curriculum for students in their public safety programs.

Located in Cedar City, UT, Southwest Technical College is a local, accredited technical college that serves students throughout Iron, Beaver, Garfield, and Kane counties by providing technical, competency-based, employer-driven education.

Southwest Technical College offers certificate programs for emergency medical technicians (EMTs), advanced emergency medical technicians (AEMTs), paramedics, and firefighters through their public safety departments. Students in these programs are prepared through a combination of educational methods, including theory, instruction, demonstration, and practice of life-saving skills for simulated and real emergency situations. Now students will also benefit from instruction provided through Ascend’s online programs.

“Our priority is ensuring our students are equipped with the best education and training possible to succeed in their respective fields,” said Southwest Technical College President Brennan Wood. “Ascend’s online program is a great way to further augment the instruction students are already receiving here and ensure they remain updated on the latest medical best practices to provide the best patient care when they go out into the field.”

Ascend’s offerings of innovative online education programs include Critical Care Review and EMS Review which are designed to help flight and critical care clinicians as well as emergency medical responders seeking to advance their training, help improve emergent patient outcomes, and meet their continuing education needs. Courses meet certification requirements for the Board of Certification for Emergency Nursing (BCEN), Commission on Accreditation for Pre-Hospital Continuing Education (CAPCE), and International Board of Specialty Certifications (IBSC).

Ascend’s in-person and online education programs provide access to world-class educators, state-of-the-art tools, and cutting-edge technologies to help pre-hospital and critical care clinicians build their knowledge, enabling them to operate at the top of their licensure and fulfill continuing education requirements. Education programs include advanced manikin-based simulation and virtual reality training that mirror real-world patient care scenarios, building life-saving skills and confidence.

“We are excited to partner with Southwest Technical College and offer our online training programs to their students,” said Dr. Stephanie Queen, Air Methods Senior Vice President of Clinical Services. “Our online programs will provide them with the latest clinical techniques and practices to provide the best possible care for their patients.”

Learn more about the Ascend education program here.

About Air Methods:

Air Methods is the leading air medical service, delivering lifesaving care to more than 100,000 people every year. With over 40 years of air medical experience, Air Methods is the preferred partner for hospitals and is the largest community-based provider of air medical services. United Rotorcraft is the company’s products division specializing in the design and manufacture of aeromedical and aerospace technology. Air Methods’ fleet of owned, leased, or maintained aircraft features more than 450 helicopters and fixed wing aircraft.

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