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News archive: Dec

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

EMT-I Extension

Per Melissa Kinnard, Interim Director, Office of EMS Due to an abundance of caution and to accommodate the change in the EMT-I certification, the January 1st deadline has been extended. An announcement will be forthcoming. Anyone with a current valid EMT-I card shall continue to function in that capacity until further notice. The 5000 series protocols will remain in effect until further notice. The EMT-I current scope of practice will remain in effect until further notice. Any EMT-I, who completed the paramedic bridge course and currently has a Paramedic Certification in their possession, shall function as a Paramedic. Those EMT-I’s who have completed the bridge course and have not received a Paramedic Certification shall function at the EMT-I level until the Paramedic Certification is received. The WV Office of EMS is currently reviewing the status of the EMT-I program and will announce details soon.

Monday, December 29, 2014

Pierpont EMT-I/Paramedic Bridge Course Extension

The Pierpont EMT-I / Paramedic bridge course encountered issues resulting in the need to extend the EMT-I protocols until January 31,2015. Those few students who were affected by this issue are being granted this extension. This only applies to the affected students that were participating in this course. This does not apply to the remaining EMT-I providers who will expire at the end of 2014.

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Pediatric Symposium

The WV Office of EMS, EMS for Children Program is offering an intensive one-day pediatric symposium. Two sessions are offered for your offerings convenience at the Bridgeport Conference Center on January 13, 2015 and and the Charleston Civic Center on February 6, 2015.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

CDC's EMS and Ebola: Field Experience with Transporting Patients Webinar

CDC will be hosting a free webinar titled "EMS and Ebola: Field Experience with Transporting Patients" Monday, December 15, 2014 from 2:00 to 3:00 PM (Eastern Time)

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