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1 Reciprocity Orientation Presented by Bureau of Emergency Medical Services

2 Overview  Why Reciprocity?  What’s the difference between my training and Utah’s?  Reciprocity Procedures in Utah  Documentation  Testing Process

3 Reciprocity Procedures in Utah Two simple parts for reciprocity in Utah: 1.Documentation 2.Testing

4 Documentation  Application

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6 Documentation  Application  Picture

7 Picture  your picture:  JPEG Format  Have your picture taken in our office  Bring in a photo

8 Documentation  Application  Picture  BCI Fingerprints (2 sets)

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10 Documentation  Application  Picture  Fingerprints (2 sets)  Current certification- State or National Registry If National Registry include the name of the training institution and contact info.

11 If you are a National Registry EMT please include the training institution you attended on your application

12 Documentation  Application  Picture  Fingerprints (2 sets)  Current certification- State or National Registry  Declaration of Understanding

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14 Documentation  Application  Picture  Fingerprints (2 sets)  Current certification- State or National Registry  Declaration of Understanding  CPR certification or ACLS/PALS

15 Current CPR Certification  American Heart Association  American Red Cross  National Safety Council  American Safety and Health Institute  Any training that meets the 2005 AHA guidelines.

16 Documentation  Application  Picture  Fingerprints (2 sets)  Current certification- State or National Registry  Declaration of Understanding  CPR certification or ACLS/PALS  25 hours of CME in past year

17 Documentation  Application  Picture  Fingerprints (2 sets)  Current certification- State or National Registry  Declaration of Understanding  CPR certification or ACLS/PALS  25 hours of CME in past year  TB test within the last year

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19 Documentation  Application  Picture  Fingerprints (2 sets)  Current certification- State or National Registry  Declaration of Understanding  CPR certification or ACLS/PALS  25 hours of CME in past year  TB test within the last year  Copy of Drivers License, Visa, Passport

20 Payment of fees

21 Fee Schedule: EMT-B, I, IA, Paramedic Processing Fee$ 30.00$ BCI / Fingerprints$ 50.00$50.00 Practical Test$80.00$ Written Test$ N/A $180.00$280.00

22 What’s the difference?  EMT-B  EMT-I  EMT-IA  Paramedic

23 Utah EMT-Basic  Airway Adjuncts  Medical Control  Administration Routes:  Oral  Sublingual  Intramuscular (IM)  By inhalation Medications: Epinephrine (Epi) Nitroglycerin Baby Aspirin Prescribed Inhaler Activated Charcoal Oral Glucose

24 Utah EMT-Intermediate  Intubation  IV Access  IO Access  Administration Routes:  Intravenous (IV)  Intraosseous (IO)  IM  Endotracheal tube (ET) Medications: Epi 1:1,000 Epi 1:10,000 Lidocaine Morphine Narcan Albuterol D50

25 Utah Intermediate Advanced  All invasive procedures as outlined in the DOT- National Standard Curriculum (NSC) EMT-I 99  All Medications as outlined in the DOT-NSC EMT-I 99

26 Utah Paramedic  All invasive procedures outlined in the DOT – NSC Paramedic 98  All medications outlined in the DOT – NSC Paramedic 98

27 Testing Process  Written Exam  Practical Exam

28 WRITTEN EXAM

29 Written Exam EMT-Basic 100 Questions 2 hours EMT-I 154 Questions 3 hours EMT-IA 175 Questions 3½ hours Paramedic National Registry EMD 40 Questions 1 hour Don’t Stress out!

30 Paramedic  If you have taken the National Registry test since 2007 you do not need to take a written test.  If not, you will need to take the National Registry test.

31 Written Exam  Computer based exam  NOT designed to trick you  Before scheduling, all FEES must be paid!  Based on DOT-National Standard Curriculum objectives

32 To Obtain a Copy of the NSC:  Our website (hot-linked to NHTSA’s website)  NHTSA’s website:  Objectives listed at the front or end of each chapter in your textbook.

33 Scheduling your Written Exam  Call (801)  Secretary will assist you in finding a time and place that is acceptable

34 Locations for EMT testing :  Salt Lake City: BEMS office  Orem: UVSC  Additional fees $15 Paramedic, $8 EMT-B, EMT-I EMT-IA  St. George: Dixie State  Additional $12 for all levels  Moab: USU Center  Ephraim: Snow College  Additional $10 for all levels  Price: CEU  Roosevelt: USU Center  Layton: WSU Davis Campus  Additional $20 for all levels  Logan: Bridgerland ATC

35 More Information:  Confirmation letter with directions will be mailed  Be sure to bring confirmation letter and ID when testing  Three attempts to pass  Immediate results after test is completed  Pass or Fail  Letter identifying sections where questions were missed  120 days to complete testing process

36 PRACTICAL TEST

37 Practical Test  Use TTG’s as a reference.  Perform all skills  2 Testers -- one is your patient -- the other is documenting  Helpful to VERBALIZE EVERYTHING  Do not substitute for actual performance  Candidate may ask questions to clarify  Equipment will be provided

38 Registration for Practical Test  Call (801)  Secretary will assist you in scheduling  Administered twice a month on Saturday mornings  Bring identification with you to the test

39 Rescheduling: If you need to postpone your test:  48 hours in advance  Test teams are assigned based on number testing  If you do not show up, you will have to pay re-test fee to reschedule

40 EMT-Basic & EMT-I Practical: Two Parts  1 Trauma scenario – 9 minutes  1 Medical Scenarios – 9 minutes

41 Retesting: If you do not pass the practical test:  You have two more opportunities to pass  Only retest on portion that was not passed  Retest may not be the same, as selection is random!

42 EMT-IA Practical: Two of the following Three  Mega-Code  Trauma Code  Pediatric Code

43 Paramedic Practical: Three Parts  Mega-Code  Trauma Code  Pediatric Code

44 REMEMBER: Contact Medical Control before administering medications or performing invasive procedures! (Utah has no Statewide standing orders)

45 Some Statistics on Reciprocities:  44.5% passed practical first time  71.3% passed on practical retest Based on the total number of failures:  33.2% Did not pass based on Initial Assessment performance  29.1% Did not pass based on medication administration  16.3% Did not pass based on Focused History performance

46 Additional Information  Must complete all documents and testing within 120 days  All fees are non-refundable  Certification is for four years

47 Studying the NSC Objectives with your textbook + Teaching and Testing Guidelines= Success on the test!

48 General Information: health.utah.gov/ems/certif Paper work questions: Gay Brogdon, Testing questions: Jim Hansen, National Registry testing: Dennis Bang, Checklist Power Point


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