OEMS - EMS Education and Training
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Connecticut and the National Registery of EMT (NREMT)
The Commissioner of Public Health has directed this office to seek national level standardization of certification of EMS personnel. Currently, only EMT and paramedic personnel are required to take NREMT examinations, and no level of provider is required to maintain NREMT certification beyond initial certification. Legislation has been proposed to adopt the NREMT as the entry level examination for all levels of EMS provider, including EMR, EMT, AEMT and paramedic.
This proposed legislation will also change the recertification requirement from the current refresher-based system to the NREMT National Continued Competency Program (NCCP) that allows for continuing education. Information regarding the impact of the NREMT on various groups is listed below.
EMS Instructor Listserv
The OEMS office operates an official email Listserv for EMS Instructors. Listserv info and to subscribe.
This section includes EMSI-specific memos and Everbridge notifications sent out to certified EMS Instructors. If you are a currently certified EMS Instructor and you are not receiving these notifications, please click here to send an email to be added to the database and begin receiving EMSI notifications. Please include name, CT EMSI certification number, and a valid email address.
Below are recent Everbridge messages sent out related to Education & Training:
- Alternative pathway to EMR certification, updated guidance
- Updated requirements for T1 documentation
- Reminder regarding refresher exam rosters
- 12.30.2011 memo regarding changes in the EMS certification & education system
- National EMS Education Standards
- Emergency Medical Responder Instructional Guidelines
- Emergency Medical Technician Instructional Guidelines
- Advanced Emergency Medical Technician Instructional Guidelines
- Paramedic Instructional Guidelines
- National EMS Core Content
- National EMS Scope of Practice Model - November 2017 Update
- EMS Education Manual
- All EMT Psychomotor Exam Skill Sheets
- Guideline for conducting an AEMT Training Program
- Fillable exam roster for EMR/EMR Refresher & EMT Refresher written exams
Education & Training materials
EMT Administration of IM Epinephrine via Syringe
Hemorrhage Control for the EMS Provider
- Hemorrhage Control for the EMS Provider training presentation
- Hemorrhage Control for the EMS Provider training presentation (with instructor notes)
- Hemmorhage Control summary of changes to training presentation
Aspirin Administration Scope of Practice Expansion
EMT 12-Lead ECG Acquisition & Transmission Scope of Practice Expansion
EMT Blood Glucose Monitoring
EMT CPAP Scope of Practice Expansion
- CPAP by EMTs - Scope of Practice Letter
- Required CPAP Educational Competencies
- Model CPAP Training Program
- CPAP Approved Clinical Guideline
BLS Naloxone Administration Scope of Practice Expansion
Spinal Motion Restriction Scope of Practice Expansion
Tourniquet use by EMRs Scope of Practice Expansion
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