(A) An EMT-intermediate who is not certified as having completed training in emergency pharmacology as outlined in paragraph (A) of rule 4765-16-01 of the Administrative Code must complete the 2002 transitional EMT-intermediate update curriculum, as outlined in this rule, prior to July 1, 2005, in order to renew a certificate to practice after that date.
(B) A 2002 transitional EMT-intermediate update course shall only be provided by an EMT-intermediate or EMT-paramedic accredited training program and shall be for forty hours according to objectives approved by the board in all of the following subject areas:
(1) A portion that covers an understanding of the basic principles of pharmacology to include the following medications:
(c) Dextrose fifty per-cent in water;
(l) Nitrous oxide;
(n) Morphine sulfate;
(o) Ketorolac, meperidine, or other analgesics for pain relief;
(p) Any additional drug approved by the board.
(2) A portion that covers the procedures for accessing venous circulation and administration of medications;
(3) A portion that covers the procedures for establishing and maintaining a patient airway, and oxygenation and ventilation of the patient;
(4) A portion that covers the procedures for assessment and management of the trauma patient with a thoracoabdominal injury.
(C) Completion of the 2002 transitional EMT-intermediate update course will count as forty hours of continuing education toward the required sixty hours of continuing education for an EMT-intermediate.
(D) An EMT-paramedic who has dropped back to the level of an EMT-intermediate within three years prior to the effective date of this rule is not required to complete the transitional EMT-intermediate update course outlined in this rule.
Replaces: Part of 4765-8-04
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 03/13/2008 and 03/12/2013
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: RC 4765.11
Rule Amplifies: RC 4765.16
Prior Effective Dates: 1/1/96; 10/11/96 (Emer); 5/19/97; 7/31/97; 2/22/99; 1/13/02; 3/23/03