60 hour Paramedic - NRP Recertification Course Certificate
The 2019 CAPCE accredited, 60 hour Paramedic - NRP Recertification Course Certificate.has two tracks and is designed to accomplish the NREMT Paramedic National Continued Competency Program (NCCP) completion and update the Advanced Provider with the newest research and techniques being applied in the global environment.
Completion of the new Paramedic National Continued Competency Program (NCCP) requires a total of 60 hours of continuing education to recertify. The complete model requires continuing education in three components:
- 30 hours of National component content per the NREMT,
- 15 hours of local/state component content, and,
- 15 hours of individual component content.
Courses that cannot be applied towards recertification requirements include duplicate courses, clinical rotations, instructor courses, management/leadership courses, performance of duty, preceptor hours, serving as a skill examiner, and volunteer time with agencies.
If the participant completes the program of study, the participant will be awarded a 60 hour Paramedic - NRP Recertification Course Certificate. The participants will also receive a complete set of high risk/low frequency skills sheet (surgical cricothyroidotomy, pericardiocentesis, endotracheal intubation, ultrasound guided procedures/vascular access, simple thoracostomy) evaluations completed with an instructor and/or physician during the component hours.
National Component (30hr):
The National Component requires Paramedics to complete 30 hours of approved continuing education as per the following:
Airway/Resp/Ventilation (3.5hrs): Ventilation (2hrs), Capnography (1hr), Oxygenation (0.5hr)
Cardiovascular (9.5hrs): Post-Resuscitation Care (0.5hr), Ventricular Assist Devices (0.5hrs), Stroke (1.5hrs), Cardiac Arrest (2hrs), Pediatric Cardiac Arrest (2.5hrs), Congestive Heart Failure (0.5hrs), Acute Coronary Syndrome (1.5hrs).
Trauma (3hrs): Trauma Triage (1hr), Central Nervous System (CNS) Injury (1hr), Hemorrhage Control (0.5hr), Fluid Resuscitation (0.5hr)
Medical (8.5hr): Special Healthcare Needs (2hr), OB Emergencies (0.5hr), Infectious Diseases (0.5hr), Medication Delivery (1hr), Pain Management (1hr), Psychiatric and Behavioral Emergencies (1hr), Toxicological Emergencies with Opioids (0.5hr), Neurological Emergencies with Seizures (0.5hr), Endocrine Emergencies with Diabetes (1hr), Immunological Emergencies (1hr).
Operations (6.5hrs): At-Risk Populations (1hr), Ambulance Safety (0.5hr), Field Triage for Disasters/MCIs (1hr), EMS Provider Hygiene, Safety, and Vaccinations (0.5hr), EMS Culture of Safety (0.5hr), Pediatric Transport (0.5hr), Crew Resource Management (1hr), EMS Research (1hr), Evidence Based Guidelines (0,5hr)
State Component (15hr):
If specific local and/or state are not specified, these required hours are considered flexible content. You may use any state or Commission on Accreditation for Pre-Hospital Continuing Education (CAPCE) approved EMS–related education to fulfill these requirements. A maximum of 10 hours of distributive education may be used to meet the 15 hour requirement.
Individual Component (15hr):
The individual hours are considered flexible content. You may use any state or Commission on Accreditation for Pre-Hospital Continuing Education (CAPCE) approved EMS–related education to fulfill these requirements. A maximum of 15 hours of distributive education may be used to meet the 15 hour requirement.
Course Location: The Resuscitation Group
Part 1: 30 Hour National Component Course Outline:
DAY 1: 3.5 hrs - Airway/Respiration/Ventilation, 3hrs Trauma, 1.5hrs Medical
0800-1000 Current Topics in Airway Management Pt. 1 – Oxygenation, Ventilation, Capnography, Ventilators, Advanced Airways, and Difficult Airways.
1015-1145 Current Topics in Airway Management Pt. 2 – Oxygenation, Ventilation, Capnography, Ventilators, Advanced Airways, and Difficult Airways.
1145-1245 Lunch at school (bring your lunch or you may order from the lunch vendor)
1245-1445 Advanced Trauma Care Pt 1 - Trauma Triage/Assessment, Central Nervous System (CNS) Injury, Hemorrhage Control, Fluid Resuscitation.
1500-1600 Advanced Trauma Care Pt 2 - Trauma Triage/Assessment, Central Nervous System (CNS) Injury, Hemorrhage Control, Fluid Resuscitation.
1600-1700 Medication and Fluid Administration
1700-1730 Toxicological Emergencies with Opioids
DAY 2: 8hrs Cardiovascular
0800-1030 Overview of the current ILCOR Adult Cardiovascular Science - Post-Resuscitation Care and Cardiac Arrest
1045-1215 Stroke and Neurological Emergency
1315-1545 Overview of Current ILCOR Cardiac Arrest and Cardiovascular Guidelines in Pediatrics
1600-1630 Ventricular Assist Devices (VAD)
1630-1700 Current Science in Congestive Heart Failure Management
DAY 3: 1.5hrs Cardiovascular, 7hrs Medical
0800-0930 Critical 12 Leads and Acute Coronary Syndrome
0930-1000 Infectious Disease Update
1015-1045 OB Emergencies
1045-1145 Psychiatric and Behavioral Emergencies
1145-1215 Special Healthcare Needs of The Mental Health Patient
1315-1415 Current Science in Pain Management
1415-1515 Immunological Emergencies
1530-1600 Neurological Emergency and Seizure
1600-1700 Endocrine Emergencies and Diabetes
1700-1730 Special Healthcare Needs – What is a special healthcare need?
DAY 4: 1hr Medical, 6.5hrs Operations
0800-0900 Special Healthcare Needs – General Considerations, Special Equipment, Cognitive Impairments
0900-1000 At Risk Populations – Blue Campaign Trafficking
1015-1045 Ambulance Safety
1045-1115 EMS Provider Hygiene, Safety, and Vaccinations
1115-1145 EMS Culture of Safety
1245-1315 Pediatric Transport Considerations
1315-1415 Crew Resource Management
1430-1530 Current Science in Disasters, MCI, and Field Triage
1530-1630 EMS Research and Evidence Based Guidelines
Part 2: 30 Hour Local/State and Individual Component Course Outline:
0900-1630 ACLS Experienced Provider (7.5hrs)
0900-1630 PALS Update with simulation (7.5hrs)
0900-1700 Emergency Medicine Basic Surgical Skills Lab (7.5hrs)
- Didactic: Basic Surgical Skills (surgical cricothyroidotomy, simple and tube thoracostomy, ultrasound guided pericardiocentesis, ultrasound guided vascular access, and difficult airway sequencing with video laryngoscopy and bronchoscopy)
- Didactic: Basic Ultrasound Competency
- Laboratory: Ultrasound guided vascular access and pericardiocentesis
0900-1700 Emergency Medicine Basic Surgical Skills Lab (7.5hrs)
- Laboratory: Surgical Airway
- Laboratory: Video and Bronchoscope guided intubation with difficult airway sequencing
- Laboratory: Simple and tube thoracostomy
- Simulation utilizing surgical interventions