Franciscan Health Crown Point selects Air Methods’ Ascend EMS course


CROWN POINT, INDIANA, May 30, 2024 – Air Methods, the nation’s leading air medical service provider, announced today that Franciscan Health Crown Point has selected its Ascend Critical Care Review online program to provide continuing education to first responders.

“We strive to provide our clinicians with the best available continuing education in order to provide our patients with the greatest care we can offer,” Franciscan Health Crown Point Director of EMS Corrie Myers said. “Ascend’s online Critical Care Review Course is a great way to make sure our first responders are receiving the most up-to-date instruction so they can provide the best possible medical care when responding to a call.”

Franciscan Health Crown Point is one of 12 hospitals in the Franciscan Alliance ministry, which are located in Indiana and Chicago’s South Suburbs. Franciscan Alliance — headquartered in Mishawaka, Indiana — is one of the largest Catholic health care systems in the Midwest with more than 19,000 employees and a number of nationally recognized Centers of Health Care Excellence.

Ascend’s offerings of innovative online education programs include Critical Care Review and EMS Review which are designed to help flight and critical care clinicians as well as emergency medical responders seeking to advance their training, help improve emergent patient outcomes and meet their continuing education needs. Courses meet certification requirements for the Board of Certification for Emergency Nursing (BCEN), Commission on Accreditation for Pre-Hospital Continuing Education (CAPCE), and International Board of Specialty Certifications (IBSC).

Ascend’s in-person and online education programs provide access to world-class educators, state-of-the-art tools and cutting-edge technologies to help pre-hospital and critical care clinicians build their knowledge, enabling them to operate at the top of their licensure and fulfill continuing education requirements. Education programs include advanced manikin-based simulation and virtual reality training that mirror real-world patient care scenarios, building life-saving skills and confidence.

“We are excited to partner with Franciscan Health Crown Point and offer our online training programs to their critical care providers,” Air Methods Senior Vice President of Clinical Services Dr. Stephanie Queen said. “Our online programs are designed to equip first responders with the latest skills and knowledge to help provide the best patient care during emergencies.”

Learn more about the Ascend education program here.