EMT Paramedic/Prehospital Registered Nurse
After initial certification as an EMTP or PHRN, you are considered to be permanently certified. However, to practice in the field as an EMTP or a PHRN, you must have medical command authorization as granted by the ALS service medical director of each ALS ambulance service with which you are affiliated. To be eligible to receive medical command authorization, you must fulfill the following con ed requirements:
* attend 18 hours of con ed during a calendar year, as provided by an approved con ed sponsor. An ALS provider may receive credit for functioning as an instructor. Up to a maximum of 6 hours may be awarded for conducting BLS courses.
* complete con ed paperwork
* attend a CPR course for adult, infant and child, every 2 years, sponsored by the American Heart Association or American Red Cross or any other CPR program as approved by PA DOH