Western Mass Emergency Medical Services

Region 1 Training Officers

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Training Officer Guide has been issued by OEMS. All the current NREMT and OEMS Training Officer info that you need in one place! (2022-2023 version) Also includes instructions on proper way to apply for continuing ed.

T3 and T5 applications require a summative or modular quiz. A copy of the quiz must be submitted with the application and outline.

Rosters and Certificates of Attendance: must reflect the actual time spent in the class, up to the approved number of hours. Inaccurate recording of time is a potential fraud issue and can result in the revocation of the approval number or a deficiency from OEMS.

Examples:

  • you are approved for a 3 hour training, but accomplish the entire outline in 2.5 hours. Credit is issued for 2.5 hours

  • you are approved for a 3 hour training, but it takes you 3.5 hours. Credit is issued for 3 hours.

  • You are approved for a 3 hour training. The entire outline/content is accomplished in 2.5 hours, you spend the next 30 minutes on agency policy updates or planning the company picnic. Credit is issued for 2.5 hours

NCCR Application Policies

Only the 2016 Version of the NCCP can be used to recertify .
Do you want topic or session approval numbers for NCCR?

Continuing Ed Applications:

  • All continuing ed applications must be received by the Region 1 Office a minimum of 3 (THREE) weeks (21 calendar days) before the scheduled class. We are sorry to make this change but due to budget cuts and resulting staff-hour cuts, we require the additional time to review your applications.

  • applications with a class start date of less than 21 days from receipt of documents will be returned.

  • Applications are accepted by email, fax, US Mail (or equivalent) and in-person. We do not accept applications via Google docs or any other document-sharing program

  • All Applications must include an outline (except in cases where a regional or state 'standardized' outline will be used) and the other details listed in the 'format' section of the application. Applications for classes longer than 1 hour MUST include a time-based outline, per OEMS requirements. If you have any questions about outlines, please email us Email WMEMS About Training Application Questions

  • "Blanket" Approval numbers run from April 1 2022 to March 31 2023. Blanket Approval means the same outline and timeframe must be used. List possible instructors on application. You are required to notify the office when you are going to run a T2 class. Email us: wmems@wmems.org

You can find an editable application HERE

You can find an editable OEMS Roster HERE

Be sure to review Administrative Requirement 2-212 Continuing Education (updated in June 2022) so you are aware of what qualifies as EMS continuing education. Instructors (or Training Officers) are required to provide each attendee with either (1) a signed copy of the OEMS roster or (2) a course attendance/completion certificate. AR 212 details the required information for course certificates.

Don't forget to SIGN your application! Contact us with questions 413-586-6065 or wmems@wmems.org

We make every effort to review and approve your application in a timely fashion, however please be aware that we receive hundreds of applications every year. Reviews take time. If you are approaching your scheduled class date and haven't heard from us, please be in touch. (and check your email--we send the approval form back to the email listed under 'program sponsor', as a scanned document it may have ended up in your junk file)

If you need to postpone your T1 program for any reason, please notify us of the new date so we can change it in the database, and also so we can ensure the approval number is still valid.

Paramedic Training Officers: Please be sure to review the revised (2018) standards for Paramedic 12-lead ECG Competency HERE

UPDATED 5/13/22 STANDARDIZED NUMBER Information:

OEMS has awarded standardized numbers for certain classes. Approval numbers can be used ONCE per recertification period. Applications for these programs are not needed however you must follow certain guidelines in order for the numbers to be used: (These numbers EXPIRE 3/31/23)

1. Notify your Regional office that you plan to hold a class

2. Attendees must sign an official OEMS Roster

3. Training Officers or Instructors must provide a certificate of attendance to participants--an ACLS, CPR, PHTLS etc card is NOT sufficient to meet this requirement, you must provide an actual certificate.

4. You may only claim the allowed number of hours. You may claim as the instructor OR the participant, not both.

Here are the approval numbers and hours for the most popular classes (THESE NUMBERS EXPIRE ON 3/31/23 and must be conducted IN PERSON (except IS 100b and 200b). ONLINE CPR/ACLS/PALS cannot use these numbers; instead, use the CAPCE approval number from AHA)

Standardized Numbers
ACLS Refresher (AHA) 6 hours 2223-R0-10011-T4
Adv Medical Life Support (AMLS) NAEMT 16 hours 2223-R0-10012-T4
AMLS Refresher NAEMT 4 hours 2223-R0-10013-T4
BLS CPR Healthcare Provider Refresher (AHA) 4 hours 2223-R0-10014-T4
Emergency Pediatric Care (NAEMT) 16 hours 2223-R0-10015-T4
FEMA-NIMS: IS-100.b (only online) 3 hours 2223-R0-10017-T3
FEMA-NIMS: IS-200.b (only online) 3 hours 2223-R0-10018-T3
PALS (AHA) 8 hours 2223-R0-10024-T4
PALS Refresher (AHA) 6 hours 2223-R0-10025-T4
PEPP (AAP) 8 hours 2223-R0-10026-T4
PEARS (NAEMT) 8 hours 2223-R0-10027-T4
PHTLS (NAEMT) 16 hours 2223-R0-10029-T4

Stay Informed!

Be sure you are on our T.O. email distribution list! You can email us directly at wmems@wmems.org or go to our 'contact page' and submit your information. We send out relevant updates and notices from OEMS, NREMT, and our office!

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Western Massachusetts Emergency Medical Services Inc.

168 Industrial Drive, Northampton, MA 01060

M-F 0800-1600

Closed on State/Federal Holidays

Office: 413-586-6065

Fax: 413-586-0947

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