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The following documents are provided to give you the minimum requirements for each type of EMS Course. These courses are:
Indiana EMS Course Standards
The following documents are the minimum course times and standards for each EMS course. All courses must comply with the minimum standards for course approval. Pre-requisite and co-requisite material can be applied towards the section time standards, but you must indicate that in your syllabi. Any questions regarding course creation can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
National Education Standards and Instructional Guidelines
The following are links to the National Educational Standards and Instructional Guidelines. Please utilize these documents as guides to creating your syllabi. All sections of the instructional guidelines must be addressed in your course, according to the Indiana EMS Commission, as well as any Indiana specific curricula which can be found in the minimum course hours documents above.
Developing a Bridge Course
The following guide was developed by the Indiana Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) to assist in the creation of AEMT and AEMT Bridge courses. These documents were approved by the EMS Commission are available for your reference.
The EMS Commission has approved the Advanced EMT courses and directs that it follow the National Education Standard (http://www.ems.gov/pdf/811077d.pdf). Bridge courses can now be applied for through IDHS EMS Certifications without a waiver request. Bridge courses must meet the minimum standards as outlined above, and all Training Institutions must be able to provide evidence of student skills competency upon an audit request.
AEMT Additional Curriculum
Advanced Emergency Medical Technicians seeking to expand their scope of practice to include the administration of 12-lead ECG acquisition and transmission, manual defibrillation, ECG monitoring and recognition of sinus rhythms, ventricular fibrillation, ventricular tachycardia, PEA, and asystole, must have successfully completed a training program which was approved by Indiana Department of Homeland Security and met the EMS Commission approved program requirements and objectives.
The following are required prerequisites for individuals seeking to expand their scope of practice to include the administration of 12-lead ECG acquisition and transmission, manual defibrillation, ECG monitoring and recognition of sinus rhythms, ventricular fibrillation, ventricular tachycardia, PEA, and asystole:
Any instructor teaching the additional curriculum shall be an experienced educator, minimally certified or licensed to perform the skills of an Indiana AEMT and approved by the administering Training Institution and Medical Director. Instructors should be capable and able to encourage interactive learning, facilitate discussions on the topic, apply different styles of instruction as needed, and provide remedial education when required.
As of January 1, 2010, all Indiana First Responders are required to have Autism training. The Indiana Department of Homeland Security, Preparedness and Training Division has a FREE online training course that First Responders can complete to fulfill the requirements for this training. The online course can be found through IDHS Learning Management System at: http://indianafirstresponder.org/.
The purpose of this course is to provide you with knowledge of a system that will help you to quickly and effectively conduct medical triage on a mass casualty scene. When first responders arrive on a mass casualty emergency scene the rules of triage change. Responders must do the greatest good for the greatest amount of people injured. START Triage provides methodology and a system to accomplish that imperative. The online course can be found through IDHS Learning Management System at: http://indianafirstresponder.org/.