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ABOUTFlightBridgeED

Introduction to FlightBridgeED

At FlightBridgeED, our journey began in 2012 when we recognized a chasm that separated the foundational practices of paramedics and nurses from the intricate demands of critical care and we were determined to make a difference. Our mission was clear: to bridge the knowledge gap in critical care transport medicine.

Today, our offerings extend beyond podcasts to comprehensive review courses, textbooks, practice exams, and online self-paced study options. We continue to expand, offering critical care continuing education hours and courses that address the most challenging concepts in the field.

FlightBridgeED is more than just a learning platform; it’s a movement advocating for improved patient outcomes and improving EMS education, mental health, and personal growth. We have even collaborated with educational institutions to shape the future of EMS providers through accredited college coursework.

Our legacy is one of education, advocacy, and excellence. We stand as standard-bearers for critical care transport medicine, inspiring the next generation to innovate and push the boundaries of what’s possible. FlightBridgeED is the backbone of a brighter future for our industry and the patients we serve.

Welcome to FlightBridgeED, where knowledge takes flight and patient care soars to new heights.

Our Pillars

Elevating Expertise

We set out to empower healthcare professionals, especially paramedics and nurses, with the advanced certifications required for critical care roles. We understood that these exams were formidable barriers, not only due to the content’s complexity but also the lack of proper preparation and study methods. Our commitment to success led us to develop a systematic approach that equips students with the knowledge and the tools to excel. Today, we’ve proudly helped over 18,000 students reach their educational and career goals, issuing over 110,000 certificates for continuing education and exam preparation.

Bridging Disparities

Another critical aspect of our journey was addressing the stark differences in healthcare standards between rural and urban settings. We firmly believe that proximity to population centers should not determine the quality of care a person receives. We launched the FlightBridgeED Podcast to tackle this issue, championing the Free Open-Access Medicine Education (FOAMed) movement for our critical care transport medicine niche. By providing free, evidence-based medical content, we aimed to level the playing field of knowledge and improve patient outcomes everywhere.

Innovation & Recognition

Our dedication to innovation and excellence has garnered recognition within the industry. FlightBridgeED is honored to have received prestigious awards, including the EMS World Innovation Award for Ventilator Management, the John Jordan Award for Excellence in Transport Medicine Journalism, and the “Critical Care Transport Excellence” award in Abu Dhabi, UAE, among others. These accolades affirm our commitment to advancing medical education.

We take pride in our achievements, but we absolutely delight in recognizing the valuable contributions of others to our community. Each year, we present awards such as the Allen Wolfe Jr. Excellence in Leadership Award, The Mike Verkest Professional Excellence Award, and the FlightBridgeED Enduring Impact Award to acknowledge and honor the remarkable efforts of individuals who have made significant contributions to the industry. We wholeheartedly believe in fostering a culture of mutual appreciation and growth within the critical care transport medicine community.

Unwavering Commitment

While some companies may offer false and misleading “guarantees” we prefer to focus on what is possible to offer, OUR COMMITMENT TO YOUR SUCCESS. Our Exam Pass Commitment™ is our unwavering pledge to you. If, despite your diligent efforts, you find yourself facing the challenge of not passing your exam on the first attempt after using our review course study system, we will assign one of our dedicated education team members to provide you with one-on-one tutoring, absolutely free. Moreover, you’ll have the opportunity for free re-enrollment in the course.*

Our belief is simple: your success should be rooted in your dedication, hard work, and the strength of our study system. For over a decade, FlightBridgeED has upheld this commitment for every single student. Your success is our success, and we stand by your side every step of the way.

* See our official Exam Pass Commitment™ policy for full details.

What We Offer

Since our establishment in 2012, FlightBridgeED has embarked on a journey of continuous growth, innovation, and dedication to the field of critical care transport medicine. Here is a high-level overview:

Empowering Over 18,000 Students

Empowering Over 18,000 Students

FlightBridgeED has proudly served and empowered more than 18,000 students worldwide. We’ve been instrumental in helping healthcare professionals, including paramedics and nurses, achieve their advanced certifications and excel in their careers. To date, we’ve issued over 110,000 certificates for continuing education and exam preparation, making a significant impact on the professional development of our students.

A Diverse Range of Courses and Services

At FlightBridgeED, we understand that quality education is the foundation of professional success. That’s why we offer a comprehensive suite of courses and services designed to cater to the unique needs of healthcare professionals, corporations, and agencies.

  • Comprehensive Review Courses
  • Online and Classroom-Based Learning
  • Practice Exam Simulations™
  • Continuing Education and Recertification
  • Mechanical Ventilation Mastery
  • EmergeLMS™ for Corporate Partners and Agencies

At FlightBridgeED, our commitment to education ensures that professionals, organizations, and agencies receive the highest-quality training and support to excel in the critical care transport medicine field.

A Diverse Range of Courses and Services
Comprehensive Review Courses

Comprehensive Review Courses

Review Courses and Advanced Certifications

Our comprehensive review courses prepare students for advanced certification exams, providing not just the knowledge but also the study tools and support needed for success. Our courses are accredited by CAPCE and ENA, and they exceed the recommended study guidelines for BCEN® certification exams (CFRN®, CTRN®, TCRN®). FlightBridgeED is also an approved provider of review courses for preparation and recertification for the IBSC (FP-C, CCP-C).

Accreditation and Certifying Bodies

Online and Classroom-Based Learning

We recognize that different students have different learning preferences. That’s why we offer both online, self-paced review courses and instructor-led, classroom-based review courses. Whether you prefer the convenience of online learning or the engagement of a classroom setting, FlightBridgeED has you covered.

Online and Classroom-Based Learning
Continuing Education and Recertification

Continuing Education and Recertification

We understand the critical importance of continuing education for healthcare professionals. To this end, we offer a comprehensive selection of courses designed to address complex medical concepts and enhance patient outcomes. All our courses are accredited by CAPCE and ENA, providing valuable continuing education hours while maintaining the high standards FlightBridgeED is known for.

Mechanical Ventilation Mastery

Mechanical ventilation can be a challenging aspect of critical care transport medicine. FlightBridgeED’s renowned Mechanical Ventilation Master Class simplifies the complexities of this vital skill, making it accessible and applicable in real-world scenarios. Our course’s impact goes beyond our student body; it has set industry standards and is recognized even in medical schools and respiratory therapy programs.

Mechanical Ventilation Mastery
EmergeLMS for Corporate Partners and Agencies

EmergeLMS for Corporate Partners and Agencies

Our commitment to education extends beyond individual students to corporate partners and agencies. Through EmergeLMS™, our custom Learning Management System, we offer tailored solutions. These solutions include the creation and hosting of custom courses, pre-made packages of medical and compliance courses, certification management, comprehensive reporting, and more. FlightBridgeED has partnered with hundreds of corporations and agency partners, enabling them to provide top-tier education and enhance their employee training and development.

In summary, FlightBridgeED’s diverse range of courses and services reflects our deep-seated commitment to advancing education in critical care transport medicine. Whether you’re an individual seeking certification, a corporation aiming to empower your workforce, or an agency focused on enhancing patient care, our offerings are designed to meet your unique needs. Join us on this journey of knowledge and excellence as we continue to shape the future of healthcare together.

Awards and Honors

1999 Eric Bauer

Firefighter of the Year – Jacksonville Fire Department

2002 Eric Bauer

Clinical Excellence Award – American Medical Response NW.

2003 Eric Bauer

Clinical Excellence Award – American Medical Response NW.

2003 Eric Bauer

County Star of Life – American Medical Response – Lead Paramedic on Mass Casualty Incident

2017 FlightBridgeED

EMSWorld Innovation Award – Ventilator Management

2018 Eric Bauer

John Jordan Award for Excellence in Transport Medicine Journalism (Air & Surface Transport Nurses Association)

2019 Eric Bauer

Kentucky Colonel – State of Kentucky awarded by Governor Matthew Bevin

2019 Eric Bauer

Critical Care Transport Excellence – Abu Dahbi, UAE

2019 Ashley Bauer

Critical Care Transport Excellence – Abu Dahbi, UAE

2023 Eric Bauer

Eric Bauer awarded Honorary Fellow – Academy of Air & Surface Transport Nurses (first Paramedic given this honor)

2023 Eric Bauer

NAEMT/Jones & Bartlett Learning Public Safety Group – EMS Educator of the Year

2023 Ashley Bauer

John Jordan Award for Excellence in Transport Medicine Journalism (Air & Surface Transport Nurses Association)

MEET THE CORE TEAM


The FlightBridgeED core team directs our combined global initiatives into a unified effort to positively impact your advanced certification and continuing education success.

Eric Bauer
President / CEO
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Ashley Bauer
Vice President of Business Operations
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Evan Claunch
Director of Marketing & Information Systems
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Emily Crowder
Administrator
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Ryan Foster
Production | Marketing Specialist
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Michael Lauria, MD
Chief Medical Officer
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Jeff Jarvis, MD
Associate Medical Director
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Peter Antevy, MD
Associate Medical Director / Pediatrics
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Mike Verkest
Producer
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Bruce Hoffman
Senior Educator / Tutoring
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Chris Meeks
Senior Educator
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Brandon Bartell
Information Systems
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Mike Herman
Editor-in-Chief
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Justin Brooks
Content Creator | Educator
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Cody Winniford
Blog Writer
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Daniel Schwester
Blog Writer
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Jean-Phillippe Lambert Ste-Marie
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Jon Mohnkern
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Sara Gruver
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