The EMS industry currently faces many challenges, including limited budgets, a multi-generational workforce, and increasing regulatory overlook. Virtual instructor-led training (VILT) offers a new way to reach EMS education that will grant agencies to do much more with less while decreasing the risk from an audit by bettering tracking and reporting.
The VILT delivery model provides a learner experience that is outside the brick-n-mortar classroom and beyond format online delivery by connecting live instructors with remote learners. Instructors and students interact with each other around the world in real time, replicating a traditional classroom learning experience while adding the flexibility of online learning. VILT can deliver EMS refresher education that is interactive and collaborative as well as flexible all while meeting state and national re-certification requirements.
Though, not yet well-known or used in the EMS industry, VILT programs have been approved and has also been recommended by the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) since 2011. It has been accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Pre-Hospital Continuing Education (CAPCE, formerly CECBEMS).