Health Care Providers: The Quick & Easy Way To Earn CEUs
I just received notice that my state license for Physical Therapy expires at the end of next month. To renew my license, I am required to complete 24 hours of continuing education, in addition to two hours of ethics training and four hours of CPR training. When I worked in outpatient Physical Therapy clinics, I used to attend weekend courses every couple of months, which easily satisfied my continuing education requirements. Because I have taken time off from work and I am no longer working in a traditional Physical Therapy clinic, I have been out of the loop when it comes to continuing education. Until now…
I have found the perfect solution with MedBridge Education, an online, video-based, continuing education platform for health care providers. MedBridge started in 2011 and has continued to expand over the years. MedBridge isn’t only for Physical Therapists. There are continuing education courses available for:
- Certified Athletic Trainers
- Home Health Aides
- Long Term Care Administrators
- Nursing Assistants
- Occupational Therapists
- Occupational Therapy Assistants
- Physical Therapists
- Physical Therapy Assistants
- Registered Dietitians
- Respiratory Therapists
- Speech-Language Pathologists
- Strength and Conditioning Specialists
- Therapeutic Recreation Specialists
Why is MedBridge the best continuing education option for busy health care providers? Quality, Convenience, and Cost-Effectiveness.
MedBridge Provides High Quality Content
I Can Choose from a Variety of Courses
MedBridge offers over 1500 videos of continuing education courses, which can be filtered by different categories such as specialty, body part, setting, and difficulty.
I used to work in the Outpatient Orthopedic setting. I am currently working in Home Health. While I still use my standard PT skills, Home Health comes with its own challenges of being a
The variety of courses offered keeps me interested in learning. There are over 1,000 Physical Therapy courses alone on MedBridge. I have met more than my required amount of education hours, but I still enjoy checking out other courses available on the MedBridge platform.
The Instructors are Very Credible
MedBridge chooses Clinicians who are extremely reputable to teach each course. Instructors are appointed based on their expertise in the field, credentials, and previous presentation experience. A few of my favorite instructors are Kyle Kiesel, Phil Plisky, Trent Nessler, Chad Cook, and Bill Temes. Prior to finding MedBridge, I had taken some of the best in-person courses taught by these instructors. The idea that I can see a video course taught by Kyle Kiesel or Bill Temes without having to leave my home is incredible.
I Can Use MedBridge to Create Home Exercise Programs
Working in the home health care setting, I have had to get creative when providing home exercise programs for my patients. Not anymore! MedBridge has over 6000 exercises for me to create the perfect Home Exercise Program. I can choose pictures, reps, sets, duration, and more. I can print or email the program to my patients. This has made working outside of a typical clinic setting much easier, allowing me to provide exceptional instruction to my patients.
MedBridge is Convenient
I Can Complete Courses at My Own Pace
As a stay at home mom and a very part-time physical therapist, my hours of availability are all over the place. I always start each day with a plan to have a couple of hours to catch up on work-related tasks, like CEUs, but Chulengo may not nap when I expect him to, or I may tack another patient on to my schedule at the last minute. Or, he may nap much longer than expected, or a patient may cancel and give me more free time than I was planning. So, being able to complete CEUs on my own schedule is crucial, and MedBridge allows me to do that. I can pause a course and come back to it if I am not able to complete it in one sitting.
I Can Complete Courses At Home
I am able to complete all of my continuing education units by watching videos and taking quizzes related to the videos. And thankfully, I can do that at home– before Chulengo wakes up, during nap time, or after I put him down for the night. I don’t have to go to another facility to complete my courses. Which leads me to my next point.
MedBridge is Cost-Effective
I Can Obtain All CEUs required for the Cost of One Weekend Course
Typically, a weekend course will cost more than $500, not including travel, lodging, and meals if necessary. And that may only include up to 16 hours of training. Many licensing agencies require much more than a weekend course for re-certification. You can purchase one year of access to MedBridge for $375 and get access to hundreds of courses. With Move Mama Move’s special discount code (MoveMama), you can get an entire year’s membership to MedBridge for $200, which is more than 45% off the original price. Two-hundred dollars is less than the cost of an independent weekend course.
I Am Not Hiring Childcare to Take Courses
Now that we have a toddler getting a babysitter can cost a lot of money. We live in an area where the average rate of a sitter is $25/hour…crazy, right!? So, let’s say I take a weekend course and my husband gets called into work at the last minute that same weekend, and we need to get a sitter. For an 8-hour course, I would not only be paying for the course but potentially $200+ for a babysitter. Now that I can complete the MedBridge courses at home, I do not have to hire a sitter and can save more money
With technology improving and our lives getting busy, MedBridge is the way to go if you want to earn Continuing Education Credits that are meaningful and affordable. If you would like to save at least $175 off the annual Medbridge fee, click HERE.
You can also enter the code MoveMama at check out, and save over 45% on your purchase.
90 thoughts on “Health Care Providers: The Quick & Easy Way To Earn CEUs”
Funny how now matter how many years we are in healthcare we are always discovering new links, opportunities, and ways to learn. Thanks for sharing!
Right? It’s so great to have options in today’s busy world.
I am glad I stumbled across your post. I have never heard of MedBridge. Always looking for user friendly sites for completing CEU’s. And a discount! Thank you for sharing.
Great!! I am so glad you found another resource. I hope you find it as helpful as I found it.
This is a really helpful article. I’m not in the medical field but I can tell you put a ton of time into it.
Thank you, Julie
This looks so convenient! I always remember my mom would whole up with these huge workbooks or textbooks and spend forever doing them!
It really is, Molly. So much more convenient than a lot of other options. What field did your mom work in?
This is great. As a massage therapist who has the same 24 CEU’s required, it’s so helpful to have them all in one place!
Yes, I totally agree. So easy to reference them and review as needed.
We always need CEUs! Great info!
Thank you, Tiffany!
Always good to find ways to keep continuing education credits up to date!
Yes, makes life a little bit easier.
Cool post. Useful!!!
Great info and I’m sure many in your field will appreciate. I have CEU’s to complete every year for one of my “jobs” and actually really enjoy learning new and improved practices and ideas.
I love learning too! There is always something I find that I didn’t know before. I will even play the videos in the background while I am cleaning to hear some new content.
Thank you, Tracey.
Great resource so someone who needs the extra education for their license. It’s great that so many industries are making continuing ed so accessable.
It really is great that companies are helping to make licensing easy to stay on top of.
This is really good to know. I will surely check them out. Thanks for sharing.
This is great! I wonder if something like this exists for lab tech certifications? I’m debating on keeping mine current since leaving that profession in December, because it’s going to require some searching around for opportunities! Glad you found this, maybe I can look into something similar!
I bet there is something like this for lab tech certifications. Even when I left the field temporarily, I kept my license up to date so I could jump back in when ready. Made it simple to go back to work.
This is great reference for health care providers.
Thank you, Kat.
Thank you for the info! This looks super convenient!
You’re welcome Tricia!
Such a convenient way to get continuing education in!
Yes, Cindy…I agree!!
Interesting post! I’m not in the medical field but this is still very informative.
Thank you, Katie!
This is great. I can use alot if these for CEUs for work. Thanks
Awesome, I am glad you have found this helpful Pauline.
This is gold with regard to continuing education for those in the medical field! What a great find.
Thank you!! I definitely agree.
WOW, there’s a ton of info here, I’m sure it will be super helpful for a ton of people! Thanks so much for sharing 🙂
Thank you, Angela!
This is such a great way to get CEUs!
Thank you, it really is.
interesting information and worth checking out for sure
Great ideas. I will forward to my sister who is a nurse.
This is a super helpful post. Thank you for sharing!
Sounds like this is a great site for anyone in the medical field. It’s amazing how many wonderful online courses there are out there, something for everyone.
Yes, we have gotten so lucky that there are more options out there for busy folks who can’t get to weekend courses regularly.
This is a great way to get cec! I have to do this for my job as well!
It really is!
What a great idea! I never would have thought of this.
I’m always looking for nursing CEUs – thank you!
You’re welcome, Jen!
Thank you for this! I’m working on my LMSW and it can be a pain to grab those Ceus. Thank you!
You’re welcome, Brianna. Good luck with your LMSW!
What a great option! Thanks for sharing!
You’re welcome, Tricia.
Great information! The medical field changes so quickly and the CEU’sthat are required can be overwhelming thank you for sharing your great tips!
I wish I had known more about online learning opportunities back when I was in school. I thought I was “supposed” to just go straight to college, so I joined the military in order to fund this perceived requirement. I’m glad that self-paced learning is becoming more popularized so that people have time to consider if the path is for them or not!
Great point, Kyndall. Thank you for your service in the military.
What a great resource! As a Massage Therapist, I need to keep up with continuing education as well.
I agree, Jill, it’s a great resource!
That’s great that you found your go-to company for CEUS. I am a mental health therapist, and similarly I have to do a certain number of CEUs per renewal cycle. I feel like I choose a different company each time!
Yeah, I finally found a company that can provide affordable, reputable, and manageable courses.
Sounds like a great solution!
It really is, Katherine.
Always great to have another resource to utilize!
Yes, I agree!
Great information! Thanks!
You’re welcome, Noelle!
So important to keep those certifications updated!
I agree, Suzan.
Love the ability to do continuing education courses online! In real estate I used Van Ed for my CE courses. Good to know there is an option in the medical field as well!
Yes, having an online option is so crucial!
Great details! Thanks for sharing!
You’re welcome, Tracy!
This is so good to know! I am a RN and all my previous employers offered enough classes with CEUs that I never had to worry about meeting my required CEUs . My current employer does not offer any so I will be checking into this. Thanks!
That is so great that your previous employers helped out with CEUs… I feel like there is a shift coming, where we will all be a little more responsible for our own CEUs
I’m a nurse recruiter and I always have nurses asking me where to get their CEU’s ….I’ll send them this post!
Thank you, Carrie!
Studying online is the best thing!
What a convenient way to complete continuing ed classes!
I agree, Cindy!
Very helpful information for those in the medical field. My husband and I both put in lots of CEU hours for our professions. It’s nice to see there are so many options available out there.
Thanks, Tara. It really is great to see options for those who can’t always get to a weekend course.