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2 1 Ohio Department of Public Safety Division of Emergency Medical Services 4/21/2015

3 2 Ohio Department of Public Safety Division of Emergency Medical Services To be included as part of the Ohio EMS Instructor Curriculum. Visit for updated information.www.ems.ohio.gov EMS Instructor Orientation RulesRules RolesRoles ResourcesResources 4/21/2015

4 3 EMS Instructor Orientation Outline State Board of Emergency Medical Services Division of EMS Overview Ohio Revised & Administrative Code Certificates to Teach Instructor Responsibilities Distance Education Options Renewal, CE Requirements & Audits Resources 4/21/2015

5 4 EMS Instructor Orientation State Board of EMS 20 Member Board  19 members appointed by the Governor from nominations by EMS, Fire and Medical Organizations  1 member appointed by the Director of the Department of Public Safety Names & affiliations of State EMS Board Members at 4/21/2015

6 5 EMS Instructor Orientation State Board of EMS MISSION STATEMENT “To promote quality and professionalism in the hiring, training, education, and delivery of Fire and Emergency Medical Services with equal consideration given to all diverse populations and constituents.” 4/21/2015

7 6 EMS Instructor Orientation State Board of EMS Administer & enforce provisions of ORC and OAC Govern EMS, Fire & Fire Inspector training & certification Govern standards & procedures for EMSIRS Administer the State Trauma Registry Serve as statewide clearinghouse for discussion, inquiry & complaints concerning EMS 4/21/2015

8 7 EMS Instructor Orientation State Board of EMS The State Board of EMS does NOT regulate EMS Organizations or Fire Departments 4/21/2015

9 8 EMS Instructor Orientation State Board of EMS Meetings 3rd Wednesday of every month Department of Public Safety 1970 West Broad Street, Columbus Open to public and public comment Visit Agenda, exact time and location of meeting 4/21/2015

10 9 EMS Instructor Orientation Division of EMS Initial Training  EMS/accreditation  Fire/ charter Continuing Education  EMS/accreditation  EMS/approved  Fire/charter  Fire/department EMS Grant Program EMS-C (Children) Program Trauma System Registry EMS Incident Run Reporting Regional Physician Advisory Board (RPAB) Regulatory Investigative Issues 4/21/2015

11 10 EMS Instructor Orientation Division of EMS Office of the Executive Director  EMS Board Liaison Special Programs  Grants  EMS for Children  Safe Kids Ohio  Regional Physicians Advisory Board  Weapons of Mass Destruction Coordination Investigative Services EMS Operations  Certification  Fire Services  Testing Services  EMS Education  EMS Audits Office of Trauma, Research & Analysis  EMSIRS  Data & Reporting  Trauma Registry Contact the Division of EMS at /21/2015

12 11 EMS Instructor Orientation Ohio Revised and Administrative Code Ohio Revised Code (ORC 4565)  Law created by General Assembly  Signed by the Governor Ohio Administrative Code (OAC 4765)  Rule created & changed by the EMS Board  Amplifies law & details implementation  Needs legislative approval through the Joint Committee on Agency Rule Revision approval 4/21/2015

13 12 EMS Instructor Orientation Ohio Revised Code § EMS Board rule making authority § Course development, teaching & standards § Renewal, suspension, or revocation of certificate to teach § Certificates of completion § Civil immunity PLEASE SEE SPECIFIC LAW FOR COMPLETE LANGUAGE 4/21/2015

14 13 EMS Instructor Orientation Ohio Administrative Code OAC Definitions OAC Education rules OAC Certificate to practice OAC Instructor Ethics OAC EMS Instructor rules OAC CE Requirements PLEASE SEE SPECIFIC RULE FOR COMPLETE LANGUAGE 4/21/2015

15 14 EMS Instructor Orientation Ohio Revised and Administrative Code § EMS Board Rule Making Authority The EMS Board shall establish:  Standards for certificates of accreditation and approval  Procedures for issuance and renewal of certificates of accreditation and approval 4/21/2015

16 15 EMS Instructor Orientation Ohio Revised and Administrative Code  OAC Accreditation of training programs  OAC Approval of CE training programs  OAC Criteria for CE courses through accredited & CE programs  OAC Standards for accredited institutions offering distance education 4/21/2015

17 16 EMS Instructor Orientation Ohio EMS Training Programs OAC Accredited Training Program May offer  Initial training  Upgrade/transition courses  CE courses at any EMT level  Ohio EMS Refresher courses 4/21/2015

18 17 EMS Instructor Orientation Ohio EMS Training Programs OAC Approved CE Program CE Training Program May Offer  CE courses at any EMS level  Ohio Refresher courses  Instructional continuing education 4/21/2015

19 18 EMS Instructor Orientation Ohio EMS Training Programs CE Training Program May Not Offer  Courses for initial certification  Courses designed for upgrade (transition)  Courses for individuals seeking Ohio certification through reciprocity 4/21/2015

20 19 EMS Instructor Orientation Ohio Revised and Administrative Code OAC CE Requirements for Programs  Specifies requirements for accredited and approved institutions when providing CE course credit  Specifies criteria & acceptable formats for delivery of CE courses  Didactic portion of Ohio Refresher courses may be conducted through distance education formats  Must document skills practicum evaluations 4/21/2015

21 20 EMS Instructor Orientation Ohio Revised and Administrative Code OAC CE Requirements for Programs  Records must contain documentation of: Method of course delivery Written objectives Written course content  Specifies: 1 contact hour equal to minutes ½ contact hour equal to minutes PLEASE SEE RULE FOR COMPLETE LANGUAGE 4/21/2015

22 21 EMS Instructor Orientation Ohio Revised and Administrative Code OAC Distance Education Requirements for Accredited Training Programs  Requires the accredited institution make a written request of the Board to provide EMS initial training through distance education formats  Specifies the requirements necessary to receive Board approval to provide EMS training through online or distance learning delivery systems  Requires an accredited institution to develop and maintain technology infrastructure, security measures and risk management plan 4/21/2015

23 22 EMS Instructor Orientation Ohio Revised and Administrative Code § Course Development, Teaching & Standards A training program shall meet the standards established in rules adopted by the Board The program shall include courses in specific topic areas for at least the number of hours established by the Board's rules 4/21/2015

24 23 EMS Instructor Orientation Ohio Revised and Administrative Code Curriculum & Refresher Rules  First Responder  EMT-Basic  EMT-Intermediate  EMT-Paramedic Ohio approved curriculum on EMS website 4/21/2015

25 24 EMS Instructor Orientation Ohio Revised and Administrative Code Continuing Education Rules  OAC First Responder  OAC EMT-Basic  OAC EMT-Intermediate  OAC EMT-Paramedic 4/21/2015

26 25 EMS Instructor Orientation Ohio Revised and Administrative Code § Course Development, Teaching & Standards All courses shall be developed under the direction of a physician who specializes in emergency medicine Each course that deals with trauma care shall be developed in consultation with a physician who specializes in trauma surgery 4/21/2015

27 26 EMS Instructor Orientation Ohio Revised and Administrative Code An EMS accredited training program and an EMS continuing education program both must have a medical director that assists in the development of the medical components of the training program and determines the appropriateness of the course offering 4/21/2015

28 27 EMS Instructor Orientation Ohio Revised and Administrative Code § EMS Board Rule Making Authority The EMS Board shall establish:  Qualifications for certificates to teach  Procedures for suspension or revocation of certificates to teach 4/21/2015

29 28 EMS Instructor Orientation EMS Certificates to Teach EMS Instructor  OAC Asst. EMS Instructor  OAC CE Instructor  OAC Physician as Instructor  OAC /21/2015

30 29 EMS Instructor Orientation EMS Certificates to Teach EMS Instructor Passes instructor knowledge & practical exam to level of certification & completes 70 hr instructor course Certified/licensed to practice as FR, EMT, RN or Physician Asst.; Certified/licensed to practice as FR, EMT, RN or Physician Asst. 5 of last 7 years May teach any EMS subject area to the level of his/her certificate to practice Provides at least 24 hrs of EMS instruction & completes 6 hrs of instructional CE or passes the instructional methods exam in preceding 3 yrs 4/21/2015

31 30 EMS Instructor Orientation EMS Certificates to Teach Assistant EMS Instructor Passes instructor knowledge exam & practical exam to level of certification Completes 8 hr EMS module & 10 hrs supervised teaching Certified/licensed to practice as FR, EMT, RN or Physician Asst. Certified/licensed to practice as FR, EMT, RN or Physician Asst. 5 of last 7 years May teach any EMS subject area to the level of his/her certificate to practice Provides at least 16 hrs of EMS instruction & completes 6 hrs of instructional CE or passes the instructional methods exam in preceding 3 yrs 4/21/2015

32 31 EMS Instructor Orientation EMS Certificates to Teach EMS Continuing Education Instructor Certified/licensed to practice 5 of past 7 yrs as FR, EMT, RN or Physician Asst. Submits qualifications for certificate to teach to program director for signature May teach continuing education courses in any EMS subject area to the level of his/her certificate to practice Provides at least 6 hrs of EMS instruction & completes 2 hrs of instructional CE or passes the instructional methods exam in preceding 3 yrs 4/21/2015

33 32 EMS Instructor Orientation EMS Certificates to Teach EMS Instructor Trainer Accredited institution must ensure instructor trainer meets criteria Held a certificate to teach as EMS or Fire Instructor at least 3 years Completed instructor orientation found at 4/21/2015

34 33 EMS Instructor Orientation EMS Certificates to Teach Physician as Instructor Active Medical Director recommended by an EMS agency, program coordinator at an approved or accredited program or local RPAB Submit application to EMS Certification Renewal every three years, but is not subject to CE requirements 4/21/2015

35 34 EMS Instructor Orientation EMS Certificates to Teach A guest lecturer must have an EMS Instructor, Asst. EMS Instructor, EMS Continuing Education Instructor present and monitoring the lecture. A guest lecturer may assist with lab and practical skills. 4/21/2015

36 35 EMS Instructor Orientation Ohio Revised and Administrative Code § Course Development, Teaching & Standards Except as specified by the Board, all courses shall be taught by a person who holds the appropriate certificate to teach A training program shall meet the standards established in rule. The program shall include courses in specific topic areas for at least the number of hours established by the Board. 4/21/2015

37 36 EMS Instructor Orientation EMSI Roles & Responsibilities Ensure students demonstrate satisfactory completion of didactic, laboratory, practical & clinical competencies prior to receiving a certificate of completion. Document regular evaluations of student performance and achievement through written and practical testing prior to issuance of certificate of completion. Instructor should: 4/21/2015

38 37 EMS Instructor Orientation EMSI Roles & Responsibilities EMS Instructor should:  Provide a safe and sanitary classroom & equipment  Follow the Ohio approved curriculum  Create an environment conducive to the learning  Provide written information regarding schedules, curriculum objectives & criteria for successful completion to students  Ensure that students’ are under direct supervision & in the immediate presence of an EMT, RN or physician when performing clinical skills 4/21/2015

39 38 EMS Instructor Orientation EMSI Roles & Responsibilities Instructor should:  Conduct in-course and final practical examinations based on the Ohio approved curriculum  Ohio First Responder, EMT-B and EMT-I approved curriculums include additional practical and clinical requirements than those found in textbooks  Do not rely solely on publisher textbooks 4/21/2015

40 39 EMS Instructor Orientation EMSI Roles & Responsibilities CE Instructor should:  Create an environment conducive to the learning  Follow course objectives approved by the program director and medical director  Ensure students demonstrate satisfactory completion of objectives prior to receiving a certificate of completion  Document CE course evaluation by participants through evaluation summary  Document evaluation of student performance was achievement through written and practical testing if applicable 4/21/2015

41 40 EMS Instructor Orientation EMSI Roles & Responsibilities Characteristics of a distance educator  Learner-centered Mentor & facilitator of knowledge Maintains high level of interactivity  Experienced Content knowledge At ease with the technology  Organized Materials must be ready in advance Activities must conform to technology being used 4/21/2015

42 41 EMS Instructor Orientation Ohio Revised and Administrative Code OAC CE Requirements for FR & EMTs Each EMS CE course shall be provided in one of the following formats:  Traditional classroom environment or a seminar setting  Online education As defined in OAC Shall include a testing process  Distance learning As defined in OAC Shall include a testing process 4/21/2015

43 42 EMS Instructor Orientation Ohio Revised and Administrative Code Additional formats accepted by the Board:  Journals, publications or electronic media Shall include a testing process  Skills practicum Shall include a skills evaluation Independent study my only be conducted through an Ohio EMS accredited institution or approved Ohio CE training site 4/21/2015

44 43 EMS Instructor Orientation Ohio Revised and Administrative Code OAC CE Requirements for FR & EMTs  Each course shall be related to EMS operations or patient care  Written documentation of successful completion  A single session of continuing education shall be at least 1/2 contact hour PLEASE SEE RULE FOR COMPLETE LANGUAGE 4/21/2015

45 44 EMS Instructor Orientation Ohio Revised and Administrative Code OAC CE Requirements for FR & EMTs An EMS continuing education course shall be provided and approved by one of the following entities:  An EMS accredited institution or EMS approved institution  An EMS licensing agency in another state  A branch of the United States military  A medical or nursing board of this state or another state  CECBEMS-approved courses  Federal, national or state entities 4/21/2015

46 45 EMS Instructor Orientation Ohio Revised and Administrative Code OAC CE Requirements for FR & EMTs Portions of an initial certification or licensing course may be counted towards CE credit when:  It meets the requirements of CE rule; and  The sponsoring entity issues written documentation PLEASE SEE RULE FOR COMPLETE LANGUAGE 4/21/2015

47 46 EMS Instructor Orientation Ohio Revised and Administrative Code OAC CE Requirements for FR & EMTs CE hrs may be earned when teaching:  Must have prior approval from the program director  CE hrs may only be earned for the portion of the course presented  Presentation for CE hrs may count only once during a 12-month period  No CE hrs may be earned for time spent in the development of a course PLEASE SEE RULE FOR COMPLETE LANGUAGE 4/21/2015

48 47 EMS Instructor Orientation Ohio Revised and Administrative Code First Responder Minimum 15 CE hrs within 3-year certification cycle  Must include at least 1 hour in the following topics: Patient Assessment; CPR; Airway & Oxygen Administration; AED; Illness & Injury Management; Trauma Issues; Anaphylaxis & Patient Assisted Epinephrine Administration OR First Responder Refresher Course OR Current registration with NREMT at the First Responder or equivalent level OR Passing score within three attempts on an exam approved by the board. This exam may only be taken during the last six months of a First Responder's current certification period 4/21/2015

49 48 EMS Instructor Orientation Ohio Revised and Administrative Code EMT-Basic Minimum 40 CE hrs within 3-year certification cycle  Must include at least 6 hrs pediatric, 2 hrs geriatric and 8 hrs of trauma issues including triage and transportation protocols approved by the board OR Completion of a 30-hr EMT-B refresher course OR Current registration with the NREMT at the EMT-B or equivalent level and completion of trauma triage and transportation protocols approved by the board OR Passing score within three attempts on an exam approved by the board. This exam may only be taken during the last six months of an EMT-Basic's current certification period 4/21/2015

50 49 EMS Instructor Orientation Ohio Revised and Administrative Code EMT-Intermediate Minimum 60 CE hrs within 3-year certification cycle  Must include at least 8 hrs pediatric, 4 hrs geriatric and 8 hrs of trauma issues to include triage and transportation protocols approved by the board OR EMT-I refresher program which satisfies 40 hrs of CE plus 20 hrs of additional CE OR Current registration with the NREMT at the EMT-I or equivalent level and completion of trauma triage and transportation protocols approved by the board OR Passing score within three attempts on an exam approved by the board. This exam may only be taken during the last six months of an EMT-Intermediate's current certification period 4/21/2015

51 50 EMS Instructor Orientation Ohio Revised and Administrative Code EMT-Paramedic Minimum 86 CE hrs within 3-year certification cycle  Must include at least 12 hrs pediatrics, 4 hrs geriatric, 6 hrs of emergency cardiac care (may be satisfied by completion of AHA or ASHI ACLS course) and 8 hrs of trauma issues to include triage and transportation protocols approved by the board OR Completion of an EMT-P refresher course which will satisfy 48 hrs of the required CE plus 38 hrs of additional CE OR Current registration with the NREMT at the EMT-P or equivalent level and completion of trauma triage and transportation protocols approved by the board OR Passing score within three attempts on an exam approved by the board. This exam may only be taken during the last six months of an EMT-Paramedic's current certification period 4/21/2015

52 51 EMS Instructor Orientation Ohio Revised and Administrative Code ORC Board Duties EMS Board must enforce rules it adopts, including renewal of certificates to practice 10% of renewals, including instructor, receive an audit notice a month AFTER the new card takes effect Names chosen through computerized random selection Provider or instructor must verify compliance with renewal requirements Audit may be conducted if complaint is received 4/21/2015

53 52 EMS Instructor Orientation Ohio Revised and Administrative Code ORC Career Technical Transfer Enables students to transfer EMS and Fire training courses completed through an adult career-technical center to a state-assisted college and/or university without unnecessary institutional barriers. 4/21/2015

54 53 EMS Instructor Orientation Ohio Revised and Administrative Code ORC Career Technical Transfer The following EMS courses were approved by the Ohio Board of Regents for transfer between career technical, adult workforce and post-secondary education October 17,  First Responder 2 semester hrs/ 3 quarter hrs  EMT – Basic 7 semester hrs/ 10 quarter hrs  EMT – Intermediate 8 semester hrs/ 12 quarter hrs  EMT – Paramedic 30 semester hrs/ 45 quarter hrs 4/21/2015

55 54 EMS Instructor Orientation Ohio Revised and Administrative Code ORC Career Technical Transfer Courses were approved by the Ohio Board of Regents for transfer between career technical, adult workforce and post-secondary education October 17,  Volunteer Firefighter 1 semester hrs/ 3 quarter hrs  Firefighter I 5 semester hrs/ 8 quarter hrs  Firefighter II 10 semester hrs/ 16 quarter hrs 4/21/2015

56 55 EMS Instructor Orientation Resource EMS/Fire providers can voluntarily track the required CE for their personal certification levels The Division of EMS will not monitor or change any information entered into the system. The tracking system cannot be used as documentation for audit purposes. 4/21/2015

57 56 NREMT Practice Analysis  Excellent source for understanding the exam’s question selection, scoring and item analysis  Publication available through the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT), for a fee, that explains the make up of the NREMT Exam EMS Instructor Orientation EMSI Roles & Responsibilities 4/21/2015

58 57 EMS Instructor Orientation Resource EMS Board Position Papers Interfacility Patient Transports- Approved May 2008  addresses scope of practice issues during interfacility transports Rapid Sequence Induction (RSI) in Endotracheal Intubation- Approved October 2008  establishes recommended training guidelines and quality assurance processes for agency protocol 4/21/2015

59 58 EMS Instructor Orientation Resource Listservs  EMS General  Fire General  Trauma  Grants  EMS Instructors  The SIREN Newsletter 4/21/2015

60 59 EMS Instructor Orientation Resource Current EMS News and Information Board Meetings and Actions Ohio Approved EMS Curriculum Training Facility Locations & Contacts EMS Board Approved Protocol 4/21/2015

61 60 EMS Instructor Orientation Resource Education Coordinators  John E. Sands – Chief of Operations  Judy Celnicker – Education Coordinator  Linda Mirarchi – Education Coordinator  Carol Palantekin –Education Coordinator /21/2015


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