• Continuing Education at a Glance

  • Category Topic Descriptions

    • Airway & Breathing - Airway management, ventilation & o2 therapy
    • Cardiology - Cardiovascular compromise, cardiac arrest & non-traumatic chest pain/discomfort
    • Medical Emergencies - Allergic reaction, near-drowning, overdose, altered mental status, behavioral problems, seizures, diabetes & exposure to heat/cold
    • Obstetrics & Pediatrics - Infant or child with cardiac arrest, shock/hypo-perfusion, respiratory distress, trauma, fever & suspected abuse/neglect.   Care of the newborn & obstetric patient before & following delivery of newborn
    • Patient Assessment - Scene size-up, patient assessment, history taking, physical exam, clinical decision making, communications, & documentation
    • Preparatory - EMS systems, roles & responsibilities, well being of EMT, medical/legal issues, ethics, human body, pathophysiology, pharmacology, baseline vital signs & history taking
    • Trauma - Rapid trauma assessment, mechanism of injury, kinetics of trauma, hemorrhage, hypo-perfusion/shock & burns. Painful, swollen, deformed extremity.   Soft tissue, musculoskeletal, head, spine, eye, face, neck, chest, thoracic, abdomen & genitalia injuries.
    • Operational Tasks - Lifting & moving, communicate with pts, ambulance operations, gaining access, extrication, hazardous materials, MCI, crime scene awareness & weapons of mass destruction
    • Electives - Any other information that relates to the knowledge EMTs need to do their jobs

    What does count as CE

    • Colorado Approved Training Centers Lectures & Presentations
    • Dispatch Training (NR allows 12 hours Maximum)
    • Emergency Driving Training (NR allows 12 hours Maximum)
    • EMT Refresher Course Instruction
    • Teaching CPR (NR allows 12 hours Maximum)
    • Wilderness EMS Training
    • Card Courses  (NR allows 16 hours maximum per course)
      • Advanced Burn Life Support
      • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)
      • Advanced Medical Life Support (AMLS)
      • Auto Extrication (AE)
      • Basic Trauma Life Support
      • Neo-Natal Advanced Life Support (NALS)
      • Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)
      • Pediatric Education for Prehospital Professionals (PEPP)
      • Pediatric Prehospital Course (PPC)
      • Pre Hospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS)
      • Advanced Trauma Life Support (no maximum)
    • Distributive Education (must be state or CECBEMS approved) 
      • On-line Courses/Classes
      • Jems Articles
      • Non-Instructor Learning
    • College Courses (NR allows a Maximum of 24 hours)
      • Anatomy  
      • Pharmacology
      • Cellular Biology
      • Physiology
      • Chemistry
      • Psychology
      • Microbiology
      • Communications & Sociology (3 hours maximum)

     Things That Cannot Be Applied Toward CE Hours

    • Clinical Rotations
    • CPR
    • First Responder Course
    • Home Study Programs
    • Instructor Courses
    • Management/Leadership Courses
    • Performance of Duty
    • Preceptor Hours
    • Serving as a skill examiner
    • Volunteer time with agencies
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