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 must earn CEUs. Which includes 24 hours of continuing education, on top of 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, but transitioned into 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.