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Spark 2016 Conference Update

The conference team has been putting together an amazing three-day experience for our HSI conference attendees joining us in Phoenix, AZ for Spark 2016, the HSI International Conference. From October 24-26, we’ll be serving breakout sessions, panel discussions, presentations, and training events, along with a generous helping of fun at the Pointe Hilton Squaw Peak Resort.

Just some the things we’re looking forward to:

  • Dr. James Phillips is back to discuss “Public Education in Bleeding Control and Tourniquet Use.”

  • Water-Jel will offer a pre- and post-conference training for those interested in becoming a certified burn educator. Pre-registration is required.

  • Newly announced keynote speaker Marion Leary, Director of Innovation for the Center for Resuscitation Science at the University of Pennsylvania.

  • Learn about OSHA's bloodborne pathogens standard and emerging pathogens with Jenny Mandeville, a training officer with the Arizona Division of Occupational Safety and Health.

  • Craig Aman will offer a pre- and post-conference workshop on high quality CPR. There are only 20 spots available per session, so pre-register soon!

  • An excellent deal on your accommodations when you stay at the conference hotel. Only $155 a night and you’ll get 50 digital or enhanced student completion cards for your ASHI or MEDIC First Aid classes.*

More sessions, more presenters, and more activities are being planned every day as we finalize our conference offerings. Be sure we have your most current email address in Otis so you won’t miss an announcement.

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*Terms and conditions: Offer includes 50 ASHI or MEDIC First Aid digital (DC) or enhanced (EC) student completion cards. ASHI programs ACLS, PALS, EMR, and Wilderness programs are not included in this promotional offer. Your free DC or EC cards will be available for order after the conference and verification of room occupancy from the hotel. One set of 50 DC or EC cards per Pointe Hilton Squaw Peak reserved room; if sharing accommodations with another HSI conference attendee, only one attendee per hotel room will receive the free DC or EC cards.

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ASHI G2015 CPR Pro/BLS Pre-Sale

The ASHI G2015 CPR Pro for the Professional Rescuer program will be out soon and will feature a new name. The title of the training program has been changed to ASHI Basic Life Support (BLS) to keep pace with industry practice and better define the target audience. This change will go into effect with the release of the G2015 version of the program.

Updated guidelines, new digital tools, and new program features combine to make your CPR, AED, and first aid classes more engaging, more effective, and even easier to offer.

  • Revised core and supplemental topic structure allows for shorter class times
  • Digital roster and performance evaluations
  • Mobile app to stream and download videos

Pre-Sale Offer! Log in to Otis today for details on our program package special offers. 

Our introductory pricing offer of $130 for the ASHI G2015 BLS program package ends October 31, 2016. Order your new G2015 BLS program packages and student materials today so our warehouse can get them shipped to you just as soon as they become available.

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What’s at the Warehouse?

We now have select G2015 ASHI and MEDIC First Aid programs getting packed up and shipped. ASHI’s Basic First Aid, CPR and AED, and combination training materials, as well as MEDIC First Aid’s BasicPlus are on their way to Training Centers around the country.

Next up will be MEDIC First Aid’s G2015 CarePlus, which we anticipate to beginning shipping in August.

But here’s the thing: you can’t teach the new programs until you’ve completed and finalized your G2015 Instructor Update Course. Log in to Otis and take care of that today so you can get in line for your new and improved programs!

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It's not just programs we've been working on, either. Our regulatory team has issued a new edition of the Training Center Administrative Manual (TCAM) and it's available for you to download. Just click here to get your new copy of this important document.

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Seriously, It’s Time to Get that Update Done

G2015 programs are on in our store now, but have you finished and finalized your Update Course in Otis yet?

All instructors must complete, and Training Center directors must finalize, the course in order to be authorized to teach the new programs and before your TC can purchase the programs:

  1. Log in to Otis
  2. Go to the G2015 Action Center
  3. Select the instructors that have completed the course.
  4. Click the tab that says Complete the G2015 Update
  5. Then follow the prompts for payment.

Call us at 800.447.3177 if you have any questions.

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Digital Tools for G2015: Create a Playlist

You know how you can create playlists for your music in online services like iTunes? Well, you can do that with your G2015 ASHI and MEDIC First Aid training video segments as well!

No need to worry about missing any core topics, either. We’ve built mandatory sequencing into the playlist functionality to ensure your classes cover everything required.

We’ve even added a video player that includes high quality thumbnails and background images for each video segment in the playlist.

Log in to Otis to build your custom video playlist.

Want to know more about the new set of tools and resources? Listen to our June 2 webinar!

 Upcoming Webinars

We’ve got some webinars on tap for you. Join us live or download and listen later to learn more about these upcoming topics:

Digital Rights & Streaming Video
July 14, 2016. 1 - 1:30 pm Pacific Time

Blended Learning, Customizing Blended Class, & Digital Certification
July 21, 2016. 1 - 1:30 pm Pacific Time

Browse through all our recorded webinars in Otis: it’s an easy way to make sure you know how to get the most from your Otis platform.

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