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Section 4: Training Sessions for Western EMS Members

Throughout the semester, the EMS Training Officer will conduct training sessions to familiarize members in the following areas:

  • Protocol changes
  • Changes in license status
  • Policy and procedure status
  • Legal updates
  • Liability issues
  • Quality assurance
  • OSHA standards and updates
  • Paperwork refreshers

Some sessions will also have a practical element. These practical scenarios will help the members become re-oriented with their skills and practical test serve to update the member with new techniques and/or equipment. These elements can include:

  • Equipment use
  • Equipment maintenance
  • Personal safety
  • Radio procedures
  • Patient assessment
  • Patient interactions
  • Paperwork completion
  • Evidence preservation

All licensed EMTs and certified first responders will receive continuing education credit for all training.

In a given semester, there will only be 10 or 11 training sessions. 6 or 7 of the training sessions will be conducted during the Western EMS meetings and it is a requirement that all members attend. The other 4 or 5 sessions are not required, but highly recommended for all members to attend. These additional sessions will be held at various times throughout the semester, at the discretion of the Training Officer, and continuing education credit being earned by all that attends.