Bear Creek Ski Patrol

EMS Info/Courses:

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Current Courses:
EMR Challenge Course:

The Pennsylvania Department of Health acknowledges the National Ski Patrol’s Outdoor Emergency Care course supersedes the National Registry’s Emergency Medical Responder course (formerly known as First Responder). As a result, patrollers who have successfully completed their OEC training are allowed to challenge the National Registry’s psychomotor skills assessment and the written exam. Passing this testing allows the clinician to be nationally recognized EMR and Pennsylvania state certified.

Commitment:

The course is a total of 40-60 hours and is spread over multiple months
Meeting 2-3 times per month practicing for the psychomotor skills examination

Course Completion/Certification:

Completion of the course, candidates will be able to sit for their psychomotor skills examination. The written examination will be completed independently at an approved
Pearson Learning Testing Center
Candidates will receive their certification upon successful completion of the National Registry EMR written exam and will be eligible to enroll in the EMT Bridge Course

Pre-Requirements:

(1) An Active PA Department of Health Approved CPR certification
(2) Completion of FEMA course for NIMS (National Incident Management Systems)
Parts NIMS IS-100b, NIMS IS-700a, NIMS IS-200b, NIMS IS-800c
PA— PSFA- Hazardous Materials Awareness
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Interested ?
Contact: Eric Synder
bcspemsprogram@gmail.com

EMT Bridge Course:

The Pennsylvania Department of Health has approved a bridge course designed for patrollers who have their EMR and Outdoor Emergency Care certifications. This course is a total of 60-80 hours of actual classroom time covering emergency medical patient management not covered in the OEC course. Materials already covered by OEC, will be reviewed through an on-line self study program.

Commitment:

The course is a total of 60-80 hours and is spread over multiple months
Some indépendant self study
Obtain prehospital experienced with an emergency ambulance service with approximately 10 patient contacts

Course Completion/Certification:

Completion of the course, candidates will be able to sit for their psychomotor skills examination. The written examination will be completed independently at an approved
Pearson Learning Testing Center

Pre-Requirements:

(1) A national rewgisty and/ or a Pennsylvania EMR certification
(2) An active PA Department of Health Approved CPR certification (see PA Dept. Health)
(3) Completion of FEMA course for NIMS (National Incident Management Systems)
Parts NIMS IS-100b, NIMS IS-700a, NIMS IS-200b, NIMS IS-800c
PA— PSFA- Hazardous Materials Awareness (TRAIN PA)
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Interested ?
Contact: Eric Synder
bcspemsprogram@gmail.com

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