(A) Prior to September 1, 2012 an EMS training program for a certificate to practice as an emergency medical technician or an emergency medical technician refresher program shall be conducted in accordance with the curriculum as set forth in this rule or in rule 4765-15-05 of the Administrative Code. An EMS training program for a certificate to practice as an emergency medical technician or an emergency medical technician refresher program starting on or after September 1, 2012, shall be conducted in accordance with rule 4765-15-05 of the Administrative Code.
(B) An EMS training program for a certificate to practice as an emergency medical technician shall be conducted in accordance with division (C) of section 4765.16 of the Revised Code, and shall follow the United States department of transportation (USDOT) 1994 emergency medical technician curriculum, which can be found in the curriculum portion of the EMS web site at http://www.ems.ohio.gov. Such program shall be one hundred thirty hours, allocated as follows:
(1) Ninety-five hours devoted to emergency victim care, assessment, and management of the adult and pediatric patient;
(2) Three hours devoted to reading and interpreting the vital signs of a trauma victim;
(3) Two hours devoted to pathophysiology of the airway, ventilation, and respiration;
(4) Six hours devoted to mechanics of intubation, including dual lumen airway and endotracheal;
(5) Six hours of training in cardiopulmonary resuscitation;
(6) One hour devoted to pharmacology and subcutaneous auto-injection of epinephrine;
(7) Ten hours devoted to one of the following:
(a) Clinical experience;
(b) Prehospital internship;
(c) Combined clinical experience and prehospital internship;
(8) One hour of emergency vehicle operator training;
(9) Six hours of written and practical testing.
(C) An emergency medical technician refresher course shall consist of thirty hours according to objectives approved by the board for the number of hours listed in each of the following subject areas:
(1) Eight hours on trauma issues, two of which must pertain to triage and transportation protocols approved by the board;
(2) Six hours on pediatric issues;
(3) Six hours on medical emergencies;
(4) Two hours on geriatric issues;
(5) Two hours on cardiology;
(6) Two hours on airway and ventilation;
(7) Two hours on EMS operations;
(8) Two hours on obstetrics and gynecology.
(D) An accredited or approved institution offering a training program or refresher program, as outlined in paragraphs (B) and (C) of this rule, shall provide for regular evaluation of student performance and achievement through written and practical testing, prior to issuance of a certificate of completion.
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 03/12/2013
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: R.C. 4765.11
Rule Amplifies: R.C. 4765.16
Prior Effective Dates: 1/25/99, 01/01/96, 3/23/03, 8/30/08