Q: One of my students was accidentally accepted into the wrong course. How do I transfer them to another course?

A: In Platinum Planner, PlatinumTests, and EMSTesting, it is not possible for School Administrators or Instructors to transfer a student from one course to another. If a student is accepted into the wrong course and their enrollment fee is paid, and they then sign up for and are accepted into the correct course, the program […]

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NEW FEATURES: September 2018

Peers being able to track with Minimums set to 0. Student’s Pending Enrollment Message has been Updated! School Admin We heard that some schools wanted to allow students to use the Peer Review option, but not necessarily count in the progress reports. It is possible now! All a school administrator needs to do is set […]

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Preparing and Identifying Candidates: Formative Vs. Summative Exams

By Tom Gottschalk, COO, Medical Educator Allied Health, EMS and Nurse educators are tasked with preparing and identifying candidates who are qualified for their chosen profession. Plus, they are mandated to assure their learners can pass their credentialing exams the first time. One of the ways a program can confirm that they have met their […]

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2018 Student Scholarships for EMS, Nursing, and Allied Health Programs!

Platinum Educational Group, the Testing, Scheduling, and Skills Tracking Experts, understands the struggles and obstacles that are presented to students obtaining higher education in the healthcare industries. In 2015, Platinum Educational Group launched its inaugural scholarships program geared at EMS students. In 2016, the company expanded its product line to include the Nursing and Allied […]

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The Truth in Validity

The subject of testing validity comes up quite a bit in the EMS education industry. It’s a topic of tremendous importance because it descends from honesty and integrity. These are ideals held important to us in the EMS Education field. It is particularly significant to Platinum Educational Group, as it is the backbone of our […]

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Truth Telling in Healthcare

This article was originally posted in our April 2017 Newsletter, by Tom Gottschalk, COO, Medical Educator As an EMS instructor/coordinator I can honestly say that the task of taking new candidates from civilian life to qualified EMS providers is an enormous undertaking. Whether we are training an academy of Emergency Medical Responders for police work […]

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Maximize Training Evaluation: Working Smarter Not Harder

This article was originally posted in our April 2017 Newsletter, by John Spencer, Customer Support Manager, Lead Medical Educator Psychomotor skill evaluations have been a part of EMS education for years, and historically these skills have all been evaluated by instructors and lab preceptors. Of course, only a veteran EMS instructor possesses the ability to […]

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Addressing the Third Leading Cause of Death in the United States

This article was originally posted in our April 2017 Newsletter, by Doug Smith, CEO, Medical Educator What is the third leading cause of death in the US. Is it cardiovascular disease or cancer? No, those are numbers 1 and 2 respectively killing 614,348 and 591,699 in 2014 per the CDC. Is it COPD or accidents […]

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The Difficult Task of Allied Health Educators: Preparing Students for the Real World

This article was originally posted in our February 2017 Newsletter, by Tom Gottschalk, COO, Medical Educator Allied health educators are some of the most gifted people, and I feel privileged to know some of them. They are tasked to teach new inexperienced students the skills required to work in an ever-changing health care environment, often […]

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Computer Adaptive Testing: A Nursing Perspective

This article was originally posted in our February 2017 Newsletter, by Tom Gottschalk, COO, Medical Educator In January, Platinum Educational Group transitioned PlatinumTests.com from a pilot project to a real program ready for service. After a year and half of content creation, website development and validation we are now sharing a real computer adaptive testing […]

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