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EMT Recertification Steps for Virginia

Virginia utilizes the National Registry of EMTs (NREMT) National Continued Competency Program (NCCP) for all levels of EMS providers. Virginia EMS Providers must obtain NREMT certification for their initial certification but are not required to maintain NREMT to maintain Virginia

What are the levels of CPR training?

The American Heart Association produces CPR courses to deliver the most appropriate lifesaving training for each target audience. Audiences learning CPR are typically broken into three categories – people who want to know CPR but do not require a certification

Changes to Connecticut EMT Practical Exams

Updated Feb 26, 2020 On October 1, 2018, Connecticut OEMS announced that effective October 15, 2018: The KED station will be eliminated from the practical examination process. There will not be a 6th station to replace the KED station. The

EMT Program Frequently Asked Questions (EMT FAQ):

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How do I renew BLS Provider certification?

The American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS) Provider course trains healthcare professionals to provide CPR and use an Automated External Defibrillator (AED).  Hospitals and healthcare agencies usually require personnel with patient care responsibilities to maintain a current BLS Provider

Top Things You Need to Know Before Taking ACLS

ACLS is not designed to teach you cardiology or pharmacology Is it required for your job or educational program? It’s not just for EMS or in hospital critical care units You’ll be a better team player Algorithms of Care Proper

How long is ServSafe Manager certification good for?

The National Restaurant Association recognizes the ServSafe Manager Certification for five years. ServSafe Allergen, Alcohol and Food Handler Certifications are recognized for three years. State, local or employer requirements may vary so it is a good idea to check with

LEARN TO SAVE A LIFE WHILE SIPPING A BEER

CHARLESTON – A unique collaboration between two Charleston based companies has the potential of saving lives in the lowcountry.  Code One Training Solutions, an American Heart Association Training Center based in West Ashley will be providing Heartsaver CPR AED training

One play no team can afford to lose. Are you ready?

Of the more than 350,000 annual deaths that occur as a result of sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) each year, you might assume that only older adults need to be concerned about this deadly condition. Think again. SCA is the leading

Don’t ignore the signs of a heart attack

Along with the holidays comes a rise in heart attacks sometimes referred to as a “Christmas Coronary” or a “Hanukkah Heart Attack.” Heart attacks are “plumbing” issues in the heart in which one or more blood vessels, called coronary arteries,

Career Opportunities as an EMT

Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs) are skilled healthcare workers responsible for the assessment, treatment, and transportation of people who have become sick or injured. Working aboard ambulances and in hospital emergency departments, EMTs have a unique skill set that allows them

Updated Requirements for Connecticut EMTs

In a blog article I posted earlier this year, I shared some of the new requirements coming forward from Connecticut and its adoption of the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) process for EMS recertification which was expected to

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