EMS-CE (24 Hours) - 24 Hour EMT Transition Topics

EMS Continuing Education and Refresher Training (Online)

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Overview

Our EMS-CE (24 Hours) - 24 Hour EMT Transition Topics course is designed for EMT-Basics who look to become eligible for National EMS Certification as an Emergency Medical Technician (NREMT). Under the new EMS Education Standards, if you are an EMT-Basic who has an expiration date of March 31, 2011 or March 31, 2012, then you have two registration cycles (4 years) to complete a state approved Emergency Medical Technician-Basic (EMT-B) to Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) transition course in order to be eligible for National EMS Certification as an Emergency Medical Technician (NREMT).

To transition to the EMT level, the NREMT-Basic is not required to complete a National EMS Certification Examination.

NREMT-Basic Expires Complete 24 Hour EMT Transition Online By
March 31, 2011 March 31, 2015
March 31, 2012 March 31, 2016

Advantages of Safety Unlimited Online Training

Course History

In 1996 the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) came together to create a common vision for EMS, resulting in the EMS Agenda for the Future. That agenda was followed in 2000 by the EMS Education Agenda for the Future: A Systems Approach.

The result of these two agendas is a change from the title of EMT-Basic to EMT, as well as new educational requirements, including:

  • A change from assessment-based patient care to diagnostic-based patient care;
  • More extensive knowledge to assess and understand patient conditions; and
  • Use of pulse oximeters for assessment purposes.

As a result of these change in training requirements and certification titles, everyone in EMS will transition from levels of certification designated in the 1990s to new titles with new interventions and responsibilities.

In order for NREMTs to maintain National EMS Certification, all NREMTs must meet the minimum requirements of knowledge and skill outlined in the National EMT Scope of Practice Model.

This EMT Transition course is meant to help you transition from the old designation of EMT-B to the new designation of EMT.

Course Outline

This course consists of 55 sections broken down into 6 modules. At the end of each module you will complete an Objectives Learned assignment.

Course Exams

This course has one comprehensive final exam based upon the material covered in the course's 6 modules. The final exam consists of 100 questions randomly selected from a large pool of questions. A score of 80% or better is required to pass the final exam. If a student does not pass the final exam the first time, they may retake the exam as many times as necessary in order to pass.

Accreditation

California

This Safety Unlimited, Inc. EMS-CE (24 Hours) - 24 Hour EMT Transition Topics course is certified by the state of California (provider #56-0013) and the Ventura County EMS Agency (provider #56-0013), and meets the state and NREMT requirements for EMT Transition training.

Other States

Each state sets its own standard for what is required for EMT Transition Training and which courses are accepted. This course meets the National EMS Scope of Practice Model, which is the minimum standard for all states.

Please check with your local State EMS Agency to see if this course applies in your state.

EMS Continuing Education Credits

This course is approved for 24 Contact Hours of EMS Continuing Education by approved California EMS provider 56-0013.

Frequently Asked Questions About This Course

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Our courses are set up to take a specific amount of time. Some students may get through the training more quickly, while others may take longer to complete their training. This course will take around 24 hours to complete.

Remember, this training should be used as an intricate tool in the context of an overall training program; it can be combined with other training throughout the year in order to meet any hour requirements needed.

No, our courses are designed so you can start and stop as needed, allowing you to break the training up over a longer period of time. Our system will keep track of your progress, enabling you to resume where you left off upon your next login. If you need to leave the computer for an extended amount of time you can click the Save Progress and Return to Course Outline link provided in the upper-right corner of the course to save your progress in the course.

Yes, you can take this course by signing in with your username and password from any location and computer with high-speed internet access. However, each computer needs to meet our Basic System Requirements for viewing our online courses.

Yes, once you have completed the course you will be able to download, save, or print a certificate of completion from your student account. Certificates are created in a pdf format. Users must have the latest version of Adobe Acrobat Reader before attempting to download the completion certificate.

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