CONTINUING EDUCATION OPPORTUNITIES


TRAININGS

Policy and Skills Review (PSR) Course

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.

&A with the EMS Agency.  This class is offered at no cost to participants.  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 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 EMTs; however, class sizes are limited so paramedics will be given priority.  Up to six (6) hours of instructor-based EMS CE will be offered.  CA EMS CE provided by San Joaquin County EMS Agency CEP# 39-0001.
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Paramedic Accreditation Orientation (PAO) Course

Course prerequisites: Minimally Interrupted Cardiac Resuscitation (MICR) video and X- CollarTM. Click here to access courses.

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.

Participants will gain knowledge of the San Joaquin County's EMS System Structure, the Accreditation and Internship process, receive an overview of the Expanded Scope Medications, understand key EMS medical control policies, and be provided an opportunity to Q&A with the EMS Agency.  This class is offered at no cost to participants.  The class is expected to be 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).  Up to six (6) hours of instructor-based EMS CE will be offered.  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 PSR Study Guide is under construction. An updated version will be available soon.

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.

> > Click here to view the video on YouTube
> > Click here to access the post test

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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