The Association of Ohio Ambulance Paramedics (AAPA) and Ohio State University are collaborating to answer that question, and it turns out there are plenty of ways to make the trip easier.
As part of its partnership with the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), the AAPA will be providing free paramedic training in a series of three workshops in Columbus, Cincinnati and Columbus.
The three workshops are being hosted by the Ohio State Center for EMS (OSCEEM), which is a state-funded, private organization that helps train the state’s paramedic workforce.OSCE EM has partnered with the AAPAs three workshops to bring together paramedics who have experience in one of the two paramedic systems currently being developed by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).
The two systems are called the Ohio Emergency Medical Service (EEMS) and National EMS.
EEMS has the highest percentage of paramedics in the country, but the EMS is not recognized by the CDC as an ambulance service.
While the CDC has acknowledged that EMS is a better system for transporting patients and their families, the EEMS system does not have any paramedic certification.OSMEE also does not require paramedic education, and so there is no standardized training.
In fact, the EMS certification process for paramedics is very similar to the way paramedic programs are designed in other states, such as New Jersey and Texas.OSSEEM has developed a training curriculum for paramedic candidates that is tailored to meet the needs of paramedics working in EEMS.
The training is designed to teach paramedic competencies and provide the paramedic with valuable feedback during the course of the course.
For instance, paramedic students will be required to complete a short- and long-term program to provide an assessment of their experience and their readiness for the role of paramedic.
The long- and short-term programs also provide a comprehensive overview of paramedical capabilities.
The program includes a paramedic checklist, a short assessment of the paramedical competency and a practical step-by-step guide to completing a certification application.
The checklist is available online, and students can also download a printable version.
Each paramedic candidate is assigned a paramedical training unit that is the perfect setting for learning how to be a paramedics paramedic, said Mark Rippert, assistant director of paramedics for OSMEE.
The paramedic unit will also provide training on the EMS system and how to prepare for the position.
For example, students will learn how to identify symptoms and how a paramedist responds to a patient’s call.
Students will also be required, according to OSMEEM, to complete an assessment questionnaire about the paramedics performance during an incident.
“The paramedical unit is where you can actually practice how you are going to do a job,” said Rippet.
“It’s a very powerful tool.”
Rippert and his team are hoping the program will be a model for paramedics across the country to learn the skills and learn how best to become paramedics.
OSMEEA is also looking to expand the training to other states.
OSCEEM has partnered in the past with other EMS organizations to train paramedics in their states, including the Association of Pennsylvania Firefighters.
While paramedic schools in the US typically have a very high number of students, there is still a shortage of paramedics, said Rizzo.
“There is a lot of demand for paramedics across the United States,” he said.OSEM has received about 20 applications from potential candidates so far, but Rizzop said that there is a great deal of interest from the state, especially in Ohio.
The Ohio State EMS has already accepted more than 70 applications so far.
OSEME expects to accept as many as 40 applicants for the next round of training, which will be held in June.
The next round will focus on providing paramedic instructors with a solid foundation in paramedic principles and the paramedically-trained paramedic’s professional knowledge.
“We want to give the paramedist the best training and best training environment,” said Chris McKeown, OSMEEE’s director of licensure.
“This will give them the best chance to transition into the profession.”
This story was provided by OhioHealth News.