CONTINUING EDUCATION OPPORTUNITIES


TRAININGS

ALS Policy and Skills Review (PSR)

Effective January 1, 2010, all accredited paramedics in San Joaquin County are required to complete one PSR within six (6) months prior to expiration of their current accreditation.

Effective July 1, 2010, all authorized MICN's in San Joaquin County are required to complete one PSR within six (6) months prior to expiration of their current authorization.

The class is expected to be 3-6 hours with the written San Joaquin County EMS Agency Policies exam and ALS skills testing to follow. The exam is closed book and you must have a score of 80% or higher to pass and be issued a course completion certificate (CE certificate). Personnel should register for the class at least (30) days prior to the date of their selected class. These classes are also open to EMT-s, however, class sizes are limited so paramedics and MICN's will be given priority. Up to six (6) hours of instructor-based EMS and BRN CE will be offered. Provider is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number 1524 for up to 6 contact hours. CA EMS CE provided by San Joaquin County EMS Agency CEP# 39-0001.
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Paramedic Accreditation Orientation (PAO)

Effective January 1, 2010, any paramedic applying for Initial San Joaquin County Paramedic Accreditation must complete a Paramedic Accreditation Orientation class.

Effective January 1, 2011, anyone assigned to complete a paramedic field internship in San Joaquin County must complete a Paramedic Accreditation Orientation class.

The class is expected to be 4-6 hours with the written San Joaquin County EMS Agency Policies exam and ALS skills testing to follow. The exam is open book and you must have a score of 90% or higher to pass and be issued a course completion certificate (CE certificate). Up to six (6) hours of instructor-based EMS and BRN CE will be offered. Provider is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number 1524 for up to 6 contact hours. CA EMS CE provided by San Joaquin County EMS Agency CEP# 39-0001.
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Paramedic Accreditation Orientation (PAO) & ALS Policy and Skills Review (PSR) Study Guide

The PAO & PSR study guide is an interactive game/pre-test for the PAO & PSR class. You may be awarded 1.5 hours of non-instructor based EMS CEs if you print the course completion certificate and bring it with you on the day of your PAO/PSR course. The CA EMS CE is provided by San Joaquin County EMS Agency CEP# 39-0001. You may play the game as often as you want, but will only receive EMS CEs for a maximum of 2 times during a licensure period. This study guide is subject to change; therefore, it is highly recommended you complete it within 2 weeks of your scheduled PAO/PSR course.

NOTE: At this time if you close the game prior to completion, you will have to restart from the beginning.

This is a pilot program and we look forward to your feedback. We hope to improve the learning platform with graphics and details as time permits.

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2014 Paramedic Preceptor's Conference Schedule

The 2014 Paramedic Preceptor's Conferences are scheduled for Friday, April 25, 2014, and Monday October 20, from 9:00 am to 11:00 am, in the San Joaquin County EMS Agency Classroom.  The conferences are open to current Paramedic Preceptors and offered at no cost.  Attending one conference per year is required to maintain a Paramedic Preceptor Authorization.  The format is round table discussion and will include the following topics: best practices, evaluation & remediation, communication, roles & responsibilities, and reportable offenses.  The moderator will be Adam Dampier.  Up to two (2) hours of instructor-based, EMS CE will be offered.  CA EMS CE provided by San Joaquin County EMS Agency CEP#39-0001.  These Bi-annual conferences are offered to maintain paramedic preceptor authorization.  Register online at http://www.sjgov.org/ems/events.aspx.  View the save the date flyer here.

Minimally Interrupted Cardiac Resuscitation (MICR) video

This video is a lecture presentation by Dr. Daniel Spaite, MD, FACEP, Professor and Distinguished Chair, Department of Emergency Medicine at the University of Arizona. This presentation provides the background necessary to understand the scientific rationale for the adoption of minimally interrupted cardiac resuscitation (MICR) in San Joaquin County. All authorized prehospital care provider's in San Joaquin County are encouraged to view this presentation prior to receiving additional training on this subject.

After viewing this one-hour presentation take the post test (10 questions) to receive a completion certificate which may be submitted to the EMS agency to receive one hour of non-instructor based CE, provided by EMS CE provider number 39-0001. You must answer all questions correctly to receive a certificate.

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View a video that provides more on the history of MICR development, the scientific rationale, and a "Pit Crew" demonstration, click here.

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