MC Strategies and the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center Join in e-Learning Distribution Partnership

USA Prepare Knowledge Deployment System® is used to teach students

Atlanta, GA, November 15, 2007.  MC Strategies announced today that USAPrepare, its emergency preparedness unit, and the Allied Health Sciences School at UT Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas will distribute UT Southwestern’s online lectures to emergency medical technicians and paramedics via Each lecture will be worth 1.5 hours of Continuing Education Coordinating Board for Emergency Medical Services-approved education.

“We serve those who daily respond to and work in emergency situations, so we strive to offer training that will provide the best and most current knowledge and skills,” said Dr. Tim Boone, Managing Director of USA Prepare, which hosts the site. “We believe that the addition of UT Southwestern’s Allied Health Sciences School curriculum to will add variety, quality and breadth; and will significantly increase the value to the subscribers to our site.”

The lectures are based upon the clinical experiences of paramedics, emergency nurses and emergency physicians. Lessons combine the instructor’s lecture with relevant graphics and on-screen animations, presented full screen with MP3-quality audio, thus engaging learning centers in the brain through visual and auditory stimulation. Just like traditional lectures, students will see the course materials and examples while the instructor explains the concepts.

USA Prepare provides Web-based training featuring content created by experts and custom content developed to suit individual clients’ needs. This is accomplished with a cost-effective and proven learning management system, the USA Prepare Knowledge Deployment System ® ( KDS), used in over 1300 healthcare facilities in the US. With the USA Prepare KDS, busy students proceed at a pace that suits them, while retaining markers allowing resumption of interrupted work. The KDS also tracks each learner’s progress and provides reminders for due dates of assignments and certifications.

As part of this new partnership, UT Southwestern will transition from their previous Internet learning platform, housed at, to This important advance will combine the currently CECBEMS-approved online lectures with an extensive menu of additional services. Emergency services providers will now have online tools for testing, tracking of continuing education credits, and access to continuing education completion certificates.

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About MC Strategies
Headquartered in Atlanta, GA, MC Strategies has been providing web-based training and education products and services to the healthcare industry since 1986. The company is a pioneer in providing e-learning solutions and serves a client base of over 1,300 healthcare organizations nationwide, including integrated health delivery networks, hospitals, academic institutions and the federal government. We offer a wide range of courses to help healthcare and allied-health professionals meet their clinical and professional education needs and as part of Elsevier Health Sciences, home to some of the world’s premier names in healthcare publishing such as Mosby and Saunders, our library continues to grow. For more information, visit or call +1 800-999-6274.

Knowledge Deployment System® is a registered trademark of MC Strategies, Inc.

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