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Change Brings Clarity for Critical Care Paramedic and Advanced EMT
June 14, 2012 - Run Time 15:31
Guests:  Fred Hornby, ALS Coordinator (Paramedic), Chuck Happel, ALS Coordinator (Intermediate) - State of Wisconsin EMS Office


Starting January 1, 2013, Critical Care Paramedic is formally added as a new level of ambulance service in Wisconsin according to Fred Hornby.  CCP as it is referred presents questions and opportunities for Wisconsin’s 270 licensed paramedic ambulance services, especially those completing inter-facility transportation.  At this time it seems most CCP questions surround scope of practice and implementation.  A big factor to also consider is CCP staff training, since approved training centers are scarce at the moment. 

Later in the webcast we discuss Advanced EMT with Chuck Happel.  While Wisconsin deserves kudos for being progressive and administering Intermediate Technician within its borders, it appears the name will one day be changed and replaced with Advanced EMT.  And while the transition is underway for individuals, there are two important items to note: if you are maintaining National Registry certification you will need to complete the state refresher and take the National Registry written exam, or to maintain Wisconsin licensure you only need to demonstrate competency via a formal refresher component. 

The good news in all of this is the state of Wisconsin EMS Office is willing to consult with you and most importantly be a resource.  This webcast is dedicated to answering important questions on these two topics. 


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