We created this course in 2015, after numerous requests from OEC Techs (ski patrol techs) and ski patrol directors. To provide a course that would both recognize the excellent trauma and rescue skills of the certified patroller and build an EMT on that foundation by filling the gaps of the OEC course until they meet the required National EMT content. The curriculum focuses on a deeper understanding of Anatomy & Physiology, Pathophysiology, Medical Emergencies, urban rescue, ambulance operations, HazMat, MCI/Triage, and much more. After the pilot program, we have spread out the course content over four weekends, over about 5-6 weeks. This creates a more reasonable pace over the 90+ hours of the course, which includes take-home quizzes, clinical experiences, and on-line lessons. This course allows the certified OEC Technician to become an EMT in about half the time and about a third of the usual course cost. This course is designed to prepare the student for the National Registry Exams and National certification. 80+ hrs., Sat/Sun, over 4 weekends.
OEC to EMT CourseVolunteer Nordic Patrol members participating in a toboggan rescue drill from Mazama Ridge. NPS Photo
May 13 – Jun 4 all-day
May 13-15, 20-22, June 3-4, Fri. 5:00-10:00 pm, Sat/Sun 8:30 am-5:30 pm The OEC to EMT course was created specifically for Outdoor Emergency Care technicians and Ski Patrol Directors who want to expand their knowledge and skills both on and off the mountain. This course both recognizes the excellent trauma and rescue skills of the certified patroller and builds on that foundation by bridging the gaps between the OEC and National Standard EMT curriculum. This first-of-its-kind course focuses on a deeper understanding of anatomy & physiology, pathophysiology, medical emergencies, urban rescue, ambulance operations, hazardous materials, mass-casualty incidents, triage, and much more. We have spread out the 80+ hours of course content over four weekends creating a reasonable pace. This course includes take-home quizzes, clinical experiences, and on-line lessons, allowing the certified OEC Technician to become an EMT in about half the time and about a third of the usual course cost. This course is designed to prepare students for the National Registry EMT cognitive and psychomotor exams for national certification. 80+ hrs., Sat/Sun, over 4 weekends. Click here to complete and application.
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