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Classes & Content

Prodigy classes are designed to educate and engage, not simply to check the box. Instead of using a stale powerpoint presentation, we engage our users by implementing a multi-camera format that focuses on the presenter, who is always an experienced EMS educator. In addition, we supplement this with materials designed to enhance learning.

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Multi-Camera

Prodigy breaks the EMS continuing education mold of voice-over presentations by creating a more engaging experience with its multi-cam format. By focusing on the educator, the user feels as if they are right there in the classroom, learning right beside the other students. The presentation material is weaved in to enhance the experience without detracting from the presenter. This format also lends itself better to practical demonstrations and equipment review.

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ReelDx           

Through ReelDx, we are able to incorporate real patient videos into Prodigy classes, further enhancing the learning experience. ReelDx captures videos from the field provider’s view. Nothing is staged, planned, or choreographed -- it’s just raw patient’s footage. Whether it’s a pediatric patient with an allergic reaction or an elderly man with a DNR, ReelDx videos help enhance any lecture. Those situations can’t be easily be taught through lectures, so ReelDx videos show students how crews in the field actually handle those situations.

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Cases & Simulation

Case discussions and simulations have become commonplace in any EMS classroom, as they are some of the best learning tools for EMS providers. Recognizing their value, we have taken both of these concepts and incorporated them into the online classroom. All of the cases that are discussed in our classes are pulled from the field with real documentation, provider perspectives, and follow up. Similarly, we have taken the proven concept of vicarious simulations and adopted them to fit within the Prodigy model, using recorded simulations to emphasize teaching points.

Class Library

With a full library of EMS continuing education content, Prodigy provides Departments with access to a growing variety of course offerings. These courses are designed not only for recertification, but for all areas of training. Our courses are ideal for new employee onboarding, annual training, and remediation. Organizations can also add their own training classes. These can then be tracked like any other course on Prodigy and even be taught in a live virtual classroom. 

Prodigy offers courses as either Virtual Instructor-Led Training (CAPCE F5; “Live Webinar”) or Distributive (CAPCE F3; “On-Demand.”) Live Webinar classes are scheduled throughout the year, with increasing frequency as recertification deadlines approach. All credit-bearing courses offered on Prodigy are approved by CAPCE (the Commission on Accreditation for Pre-Hospital Continuing Education.) CAPCE is recognized nationally as the accrediting organization for EMS continuing education. CAPCE-approved classes can be used for NREMT (national) recertification in addition to most state certification requirements.

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This tracking model gives you the opportunity to define how your training is done: 

  • Departments can add custom training plans and assign them to groups of users with clear objectives and deadlines.

  • Assign a training plan to all new providers broken up by completion times. 

  • Use CQI to identify system-wide deficiencies, then assign a training plan to all providers to address the issue. 

  • Assign leadership training to all officers. 

While theses represent just a few examples of what is possible with the system, by using the training plan method, Prodigy and your department can have pre-built training packages that can be easily assigned to all or select groups of providers. Classes that fit multiple training plans carry completion data between the two.

Innovative Tracking

One of the most challenging parts of managing education is ensuring that requirements are clear and easy to understand. Prodigy employs a dynamic tracking model, allowing for unlimited training plans which can be assigned to individuals or groups of providers. Standard requirement sets, such as NREMT and State recertifications, are pre-built and automatically assigned. The system will track distributive and live credits and automatically stop a user from completing distributive training when preset limits have been hit. Prodigy allows all the flexibility that today’s recertification plans allow.

 
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Aside from full training plans, individual classes can be assigned to groups or select individuals. If a class is assigned to an individual who has already completed it, the class auto archives, requiring an additional completion. This method makes the assigned class function ideal for remediation.

 

File Cabinet

Departments have access to a digital file-cabinet on Prodigy, allowing users to electronically access material that administrators want to share with their user group. Examples currently include, but are not limited to, Policies & Procedures, Mandated Reporting Plans, Maps, and Protocols.

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Certification Tracking

Prodigy provides a platform to seamlessly monitor and archive a variety of certifications. Departments can elect to either upload certifications directly or require users to upload certifications (which can then be verified by audit.) Verification triggers allow Training Officers to easily identify which records still require audit. Email triggers are customizable by Department and by certification type, allowing users and administrators access to appropriate alerts without email fatigue.

Reporting

Training Officers are empowered to provide comprehensive oversight of their Department’s training program on Prodigy. Training Officers have access to powerful reporting metrics which ensure compliance with state, local, and Medical Director requirements, in addition to annual recertification status. Negative reporting allows Training Officers to report not only which courses have been completed, but also which requirements remain incomplete. Department administrators and Medical Directors have similar access, allowing open and immediate reporting at all levels of oversight.

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