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Reciprocity Orientation Presented by Bureau of Emergency Medical Services Overview Why Reciprocity? What’s the difference between my training and Utah’s? Reciprocity Procedures in Utah Documentation Testing Process Reciprocity Procedures in Utah

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reciprocity orientation

Reciprocity Orientation

Presented by

Bureau of Emergency Medical Services

overview
Overview
  • Why Reciprocity?
  • What’s the difference between my training and Utah’s?
  • Reciprocity Procedures in Utah
  • Documentation
  • Testing Process
reciprocity procedures in utah
Reciprocity Procedures in Utah

Two simple parts for reciprocity in Utah:

Documentation

Testing

documentation
Documentation
  • Application
documentation6
Documentation
  • Application
  • Picture
picture
Picture
  • Email your picture: gmcclellan@utah.gov
    • JPEG Format
  • Have your picture taken in our office
  • Bring in a photo
documentation8
Documentation
  • Application
  • Picture
  • BCI Fingerprints (2 sets)
documentation10
Documentation
  • Application
  • Picture
  • Fingerprints (2 sets)
  • Current certification-

State or National Registry

If National Registry include the name of the training institution and contact info.

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If you are a National Registry EMT please include the training institution you attended on your application

documentation12
Documentation
  • Application
  • Picture
  • Fingerprints (2 sets)
  • Current certification-

State or National Registry

  • Declaration of Understanding
documentation14
Documentation
  • Application
  • Picture
  • Fingerprints (2 sets)
  • Current certification-

State or National Registry

  • Declaration of Understanding
  • CPR certification or ACLS/PALS
current cpr certification
Current CPR Certification
  • American Heart Association
  • American Red Cross
  • National Safety Council
  • American Safety and Health Institute
  • Any training that meets the 2005 AHA guidelines.
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Documentation
  • Application
  • Picture
  • Fingerprints (2 sets)
  • Current certification-

State or National Registry

  • Declaration of Understanding
  • CPR certification or ACLS/PALS
  • 25 hours of CME in past year
documentation17
Documentation
  • Application
  • Picture
  • Fingerprints (2 sets)
  • Current certification-

State or National Registry

  • Declaration of Understanding
  • CPR certification or ACLS/PALS
  • 25 hours of CME in past year
  • TB test within the last year
documentation19
Documentation
  • Application
  • Picture
  • Fingerprints (2 sets)
  • Current certification-

State or National Registry

  • Declaration of Understanding
  • CPR certification or ACLS/PALS
  • 25 hours of CME in past year
  • TB test within the last year
  • Copy of Drivers License, Visa, Passport
fee schedule
Fee Schedule:

EMT-B, I, IA, Paramedic

Processing Fee $ 30.00 $ 30.00

BCI / Fingerprints $ 50.00 $50.00

Practical Test $80.00 $200.00

Written Test$ 20.00 N/A

$180.00 $280.00

what s the difference
What’s the difference?
  • EMT-B
  • EMT-I
  • EMT-IA
  • Paramedic
utah emt basic
Utah EMT-Basic
  • Airway Adjuncts
  • Medical Control
  • Administration Routes:
    • Oral
    • Sublingual
    • Intramuscular (IM)
    • By inhalation
  • Medications:
    • Epinephrine (Epi)
    • Nitroglycerin
    • Baby Aspirin
    • Prescribed Inhaler
    • Activated Charcoal
    • Oral Glucose
utah emt intermediate
Utah EMT-Intermediate
  • Medications:
    • Epi 1:1,000
    • Epi 1:10,000
    • Lidocaine
    • Morphine
    • Narcan
    • Albuterol
    • D50
  • Intubation
  • IV Access
  • IO Access
  • Administration Routes:
    • Intravenous (IV)
    • Intraosseous (IO)
    • IM
    • Endotracheal tube (ET)
utah intermediate advanced
Utah Intermediate Advanced
  • All invasive procedures as outlined in the DOT- National Standard Curriculum (NSC) EMT-I 99
  • All Medications as outlined in the DOT-NSC EMT-I 99
utah paramedic
Utah Paramedic
  • All invasive procedures outlined in the DOT – NSC Paramedic 98
  • All medications outlined in the DOT – NSC Paramedic 98
testing process
Testing Process
  • Written Exam
  • Practical Exam
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Written Exam

EMT-Basic 100 Questions 2 hours

EMT-I 154 Questions 3 hours

EMT-IA 175 Questions 3½ hours

Paramedic National Registry

EMD 40 Questions 1 hour

Don’t Stress out!

paramedic
Paramedic
  • If you have taken the National Registry test since 2007 you do not need to take a written test.
  • If not, you will need to take the National Registry test.
written exam31
Written Exam
  • Computer based exam
  • NOT designed to trick you
  • Before scheduling, all FEES must be paid!
  • Based on DOT-National Standard Curriculum objectives
to obtain a copy of the nsc
To Obtain a Copy of the NSC:
  • Our website http://health.utah.gov/ems/stdseval/training/

(hot-linked to NHTSA’s website)

  • NHTSA’s website: www.ems.gov
  • Objectives listed at the front or end of each chapter in your textbook.
scheduling your written exam
Scheduling your Written Exam
  • Call (801) 273-6666
  • Secretary will assist you in finding a time and place that is acceptable
locations for emt testing
Locations for EMT testing :
  • Salt Lake City: BEMS office
  • Orem: UVSC
    • Additional fees $15 Paramedic, $8 EMT-B, EMT-I EMT-IA
  • St. George: Dixie State
    • Additional $12 for all levels
  • Moab: USU Center
  • Ephraim: Snow College
    • Additional $10 for all levels
  • Price: CEU
  • Roosevelt: USU Center
  • Layton: WSU Davis Campus
    • Additional $20 for all levels
  • Logan: Bridgerland ATC
more information
More Information:
  • Confirmation letter with directions will be mailed
    • Be sure to bring confirmation letter and ID when testing
  • Three attempts to pass
  • Immediate results after test is completed
  • Pass or Fail
  • Letter identifying sections where questions were missed
  • 120 days to complete testing process
practical test37
Practical Test
  • Use TTG’s as a reference. http://www.health.utah.gov/ems/stdseval/training/emt-b_ttg.pdf
  • Perform all skills
  • 2 Testers -- one is your patient

-- the other is documenting

  • Helpful to VERBALIZE EVERYTHING
  • Do not substitute for actual performance
  • Candidate may ask questions to clarify
  • Equipment will be provided
registration for practical test
Registration for Practical Test
  • Call (801) 273-6666
  • Secretary will assist you in scheduling
  • Administered twice a month on Saturday mornings
  • Bring identification with you to the test
rescheduling
Rescheduling:

If you need to postpone your test:

  • 48 hours in advance
  • Test teams are assigned based on number testing
  • If you do not show up, you will have to pay re-test fee to reschedule
emt basic emt i practical two parts
EMT-Basic & EMT-I Practical:Two Parts
  • 1 Trauma scenario – 9 minutes
  • 1 Medical Scenarios – 9 minutes
retesting
Retesting:

If you do not pass the practical test:

  • You have two more opportunities to pass
  • Only retest on portion that was not passed
  • Retest may not be the same, as selection is random!
emt ia practical two of the following three
EMT-IA Practical: Two of the following Three
  • Mega-Code
  • Trauma Code
  • Pediatric Code
paramedic practical three parts
Paramedic Practical:Three Parts
  • Mega-Code
  • Trauma Code
  • Pediatric Code
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REMEMBER:

Contact

Medical Control before administering medications or performing invasive procedures!

(Utah has no Statewide standing orders)

some statistics on reciprocities
Some Statistics on Reciprocities:
  • 44.5% passed practical first time
  • 71.3% passed on practical retest

Based on the total number of failures:

  • 33.2% Did not pass based on Initial Assessment performance
  • 29.1% Did not pass based on medication administration
  • 16.3% Did not pass based on Focused History performance
additional information
Additional Information
  • Must complete all documents and testing within 120 days
  • All fees are non-refundable
  • Certification is for four years
studying the nsc objectives with your textbook teaching and testing guidelines success on the test
Studying the NSC Objectives with your textbook + Teaching and Testing Guidelines= Success on the test!
general information

Checklist

  • Power Point

General Information:

www.health.utah.gov/ems/certif

Paper work questions: Anna Beers 801-273-6666

Testing questions:Travis Scoresby 801-273-6628

National Registry testing:

Dennis Bang 801-273-6630