Benchmark Medical Services, LLC.
Benchmark Medical Services, LLC is an entrepreneur organization
dedicated to the facilitation of quality on site medical education, training, consultation and subject matter expert
services. We specialize in training delivery, program development, management, and evaluation. We are your comprehensive
center for medical continuing education for emergency medical personnel, nurses, physicians, mid-level practitioners
and other healthcare providers. We offer specialty training for those with job responsibilities
or regulatory requirements such as medical provider clinics/dental offices; surgery centers; child care workers; camp
counselors; and church or youth organizations. Benchmark also has experience providing conference management services. You
can depend on Benchmark to be responsive, respectful, and deliver optimal educational experiences. Benchmark Medical Services,
LLC.....setting a higher standard.
Continuing Education Units (CEU) or Continuing Education
Organizational Accreditation has been renewed by the Continuing Education Coordinating
Board for Emergency Medical Services (CECBEMS) for another
three years. CECBEMS is the national accrediting body for EMS continuing education courses and course providers. Organizational
Accreditation allows Benchmark to plan, implement and evaluate its own continuing education courses as well as evaluate
courses of non-accredited programs or providers such as EMS Services and Fire Departments conducting medical continuing
education. The National Registry (NREMT) accepts continuing education that has received official approval through your
state EMS office and or through CECBEMS. Most states, including Tennessee, accept continuing education that has
received official approval through CECBEMS. State license or certification renewal questions should be directed
to your state EMS office. Most answers regarding NREMT re-registration can be found on their web site, www.nremt.org. For additional information on CECBEMS, go to www.cecbems.org.
CECBEMS? CECBEMS is an organization established to develop and implement policies to standardize the review
and approval of EMS continuing education activities. The sponsoring organizations of CECBEMS are, the American College
of Emergency Physicians, National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians, National Association of Emergency Medical
Services Physicians, National Association of State Emergency Medical Services Directors, National Council of State Emergency
Medical Services Training Coordinators, the National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians, the National Association
of EMS Educators, and the American College of Osteopathic Emergency Physicians.
Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Changes
Per The American Nurses Credentialing Center
(ANCC), effective June 1, 2011 contact
hours can not be awarded
for ACLS and PALS RENEWAL courses. This ruling
is based on the rationale that renewal courses
do not change often or significantly and are meant to validate
previously obtained knowledge, not to augment that knowledge.
This ruling only applies to renewal
courses; initial provider courses are not affected.
Prepare your neighborhood, community,
village, town, or city to be Heart Ready!
Learn basic first aid, CPR, how to use an automated
defibrillator as well as valuable insight on what you should know when calling "911". The life you may
learn to save may be a family member or your very own. Contact us today for details.
Automated External Defibrillator (AED) Training
We support the American Heart Association's program to increase the chance of survival through delivering
Heart courses and promoting immediate access to AEDs. Let us facilitate a life-saving CPR, First Aid, and early
access emergency cardiac program in your workplace, church, school, or home.
CPR/AED Awareness Week
Thanks to the passage of a Congressional resolution, the nation honors National
Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and Automated External Defibrillator (AED) Awareness Week the first week of each June.
Nearly 2,000 messages were sent by AHA's You're the Cure
advocates in support of this bill which will further educate Americans about the necessity of CPR and AEDs. The bill's
intent is also to encourage states, cities, and towns to establish well-organized programs that provide CPR and AED training
and increase public access to AEDs. The resolution, which was introduced by Representatives Randy Kuhl (R-NY) and Dan Boren
(D-OK) and Senators Susan Collins (R-ME) and Russ Feingold (D-WI), passed by unanimous consent.
National CPR and AED Awareness Week will help shine a light on sudden
cardiac arrest (SCA). Approximately one thousand (1,000) cardiac arrests occur outside of a hospital each day and only
12 percent survive. According to the American Heart Association, with CPR and early defibrillation are provided immediately
victims chance of survival can double if not triple. In cities where defibrillation is provided within five to seven minutes,
the survival rate from sudden cardiac arrest is as high as 49 percent.
(The figures and percentages noted were accurate at the time the legislation
was passed and in no way is intended to serve as an updated accounting. Due to the dynamics of this topic, please refer to
the American Heart Association's web site: www.americanheart.org, for more up to date statistics.)
Please prayerfully remember the Medical, Fire, Law Enforcement,
and Military Service Personnel and their families who have died serving us and our country.