Continuing Education

OSF East Central Illinois EMS offers CE classes to the agencies that have joined our EMS system. We offer the classes both in person when available and online through our learning management system, NinthBrain. All ECIEMS courses are eligible for EMS CE credit through the Illinois Department of Public Health.

Open to the Public

ECIEMS hosts a wide array of courses that are available to the public and EMS community. Our roster and scheduling software Enrollware is the place to sign up for these courses. Use the link below to see upcoming course offerings from authorities like the American Heart Association, National Association of EMTs, American Academy of Pediatrics, International Trauma Life Support, and more!

Enrollware Course Schedule

System Members

Visit or click the link below to access our NinthBrain System!

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2023 CE topics include:

  • January: Winter Emergencies
  • February: Acute Coronary Syndrome and STEMI
  • March: Pharmacology Review
  • April: Policy Review #1
  • May: Stroke
  • June: Heat Emergencies
  • July: Therapeutic Communications
  • August: Orthopedic Trauma
  • September: Sepsis
  • October: TBD
  • November: Diabetic Emergencies
  • December: Policy Review #2

Specialty Classes by ECIEMS

ECIEMS offers a few classes that have been developed specifically for the needs of our system. These courses arise from QA measures, changes in EMS practice, evidence-based changes or by request of the EMS system members.

  • 12 Lead Series
    • Level 1 - Intended for ALL providers. Provides an overview of 12 Lead practice, preparation, acquisition, transmission and basic interpretation
    • Level 2 - Intended for Advanced Level providers. We take a deeper dive into the EMS approach for 12 Lead interpretations and explore how 12 lead changes effect and tell a story about the patients medical condition.
    • Level 3 - Intended for Advanced Level providers who have completed Level 2. This course uses your knowledge of cardiac changes in 12 lead for advanced diagnostics and explores additional diagnostic tools like Sgarbossa criteria.
  • End-Tidal CO2
    • Our Lead EMS Educator, Les Mennenga, leads providers of all levels through the importance and significance of ETCO2 use for EMS providers. An invaluable diagnostic tool, Les will explore the possibilities created with ETCO2 use like early ROSC detection and diagnosing perfusion inefficiencies.