EMT Education

By | March 18, 2014

H.A.M is an acronym for history, allergies, and medication and is helpful information for responding EMS personnel when they are trying to assess and manage medical emergencies. Although it is not always available depending on the circumstances, all to often it should be available and is not.

Online education and internet courses are the future of education. Today, entire college programs are done online and students are now able to earn degrees with minimal class room time. This is really great for those of us who are trying to balance family life, work, and school. However; as with many things, people have trouble with change. Employers and schools who remain in the education dark ages frown upon online BLS and ACLS programs. In some cases there is a legitimate concern for this kind of training, but health care providers need to take the blinder off and learn to separate the good from the bad.

In the world of medicine the EMT, otherwise known as an emergency medical technician, is the front line at the scene of an emergency. The EMT-Basic aids patients by giving first aid and basic life support at the scene, in the ambulance and during transport to the hospital. The EMT-B is the difference between life and death for many patients. Programs that train people to become and EMT in California are rapidly gaining popularity. A CA EMT-B career can be very rewarding. Emergency medical technicians help people and are the first line of medical assistants when there is a crisis. It is a fast paced and often action packed career. However, a CA EMT-Basic career is not for everyone. It takes a special type of person to be an EMT and to endure the training that is involved in embarking on a CA EMT-Basic career.

Revised 7/03 updated 8/07 3 The Section of EMS and Trauma Systems appreciates all the input from the EMS Community concerning Continuing Education.

National Continued Competency Requirements are determined by the NREMT Board of Directors based upon Individual Continued Competency Requirements represent 25% of the needed education. Emergency Medical Technician Paramedic

Requirements Basic www.nremt.org 1. Refresher Complete an approved DOT National Standard EMT-Basic Refresher 24 hours 3. Continuing education topical hours EMT refresher may be completed by continuing education* and must include the following:

Education Requirements for the Recertification of EMS Personnel – Revised 5/2004 Page 6 NOTE: Topic content to meet the educational requirements for recertification must

Meet all continuing education requirements for NREMT EMT-I-85 or Advanced EMT recertification (72 hrs) *NOTE: If you once held National Registry certification and let it lapse, you will be required to regain it by your first recertification after March 1, 2013.

Massachusetts Department of Public Health OEMS Form 200-46 Office of Emergency Medical Services (9-2011) EMT CONTINUING EDUCATION TRAINING PROGRAM APPLICATION

The cost for the provision of the EMT-Basic education varies widely across the nation. Training considerations provided in this section may serve as a basis for estimating costs for conducting an EMT-Basic program. Additional costs will be incurred in the

I The National EMS Education Standards Table of Contents Executive Summary 1 Introduction 1 Historical Development of EMS in the United States 2

Paramedic education. class announcement. summa health system . state of ohio accreditation # 324 . ama/caahep accreditation # 600111 . emergency medical technician-paramedic application class of 2014. application, fee, and documents.

Training Manual Application / Procedures for the Development and Approval of EMT Refresher and Continuing Education Training Programs The Office of Emergency Medical Services

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