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IV Certification for Colorado EMTs

Discussion in 'BLS Discussion' started by LeAnn M, Dec 19, 2017.

  1. LeAnn M

    LeAnn M Forum Ride Along

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    Has anyone taken an IV course in Colorado? If so, who did you go through?
     
  2. Tigger

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    A while ago I took one at Colorado College. Also in Colorado Springs are Pikes Peak Community College and Memorial Hospital EMS.

    I am sure there are dozens in CO.
     
  3. EpiEMS

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  4. Tigger

    Tigger Dodges Pucks Community Leader

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    There is indeed a state curriculum which is being "updated." Also that hour guide is a recommendation only.

    It will also prevent us from ever getting AEMT as the base scope as a significant majority of CO EMTs have IV endorsements and the functional differences between the two are pretty negligible. In January, the only difference will be benadryl and glucagon. Draw up epi and IO access will go into the state rules and no longer require a waiver.
     
  5. EpiEMS

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    Craziness...

    May as well just not have an AEMT level, at this point. (I mean, really, EMT should be AEMT, but, you know, different topic.)
     
  6. Ensihoitaja

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    If you're in the Denver area, Denver Health, Red Rocks Community College, Community College of Aurora, Centura, and HealthONE all offer courses.
     
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  7. Tigger

    Tigger Dodges Pucks Community Leader

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    Who needs education.
     
  8. Medic27

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    only the smart peoples who need if
     
  9. Summit

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    The program I've seen is about 24 hours of classroom (which includes practicing on IV arms and fellow students) then you go get 10 sticks in an ER.
     
  10. Ensihoitaja

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    That seems to be pretty standard.
     
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  12. S h o O o b i e

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    HealthONE had a pretty good course when I took it
     

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