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Orange County Accreditation

Discussion in 'EMS Talk' started by Bcez19, Jul 5, 2017.

  1. Bcez19

    Bcez19 Forum Ride Along

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    I have my scope of practice in LA county but want to get accredited in Orange County. I've seen a couple classes on it but it has EKG and IV set up and monitoring included. Can anyone tell me if this right and what the process is to get the expanded scope of practice in Orange County? Thank you.
     
  2. Jim37F

    Jim37F Forum Deputy Chief

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    Same thing as LA County. Pay to sit through OC's 4 hour "Expanded Scope" course or whatever they call it. Then apply through OCEMS and pay them their fee and voila.
     
  3. Bcez19

    Bcez19 Forum Ride Along

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    Do they have the IV Set up and EKG? These are new to me.
     
  4. RocketMedic

    RocketMedic Just Like Otters!

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    Spike a bag and put stickers on according to the labels. Right arm, left arm, right leg, leg leg, or the corresponding parts of the torso; and a 12-lead ECG. Not exactly rocket science.
     
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  5. VentMonkey

    VentMonkey Crackpot Premium Member

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    Lol, seriously? Why is IV setup "expanded scope"? Gawd, it would be so much more ideal if the OC (like LA) was not controlled by hose-slinging pretend-medics.
     
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  6. DrParasite

    DrParasite The fire extinguisher is not just for show

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    wait you need to pay to take a course to be able to spike a bag? and get certified to put some stickers on? we call that "stuff you cover in EMT class under assisting ALS" or "stuff you learn day 1 when you are on the ambulance."
     
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  7. NPO

    NPO Forum Deputy Chief

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    This is the same place that has outlawed private paramedics so that only the FD can respond to 911 calls.

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  8. EpiEMS

    EpiEMS Forum Deputy Chief

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    Rent-seeking 101
     
  9. DrParasite

    DrParasite The fire extinguisher is not just for show

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    Well, I don't necessarily disagree that with that concept (because I think you should have standards, and I have seen too many for profit companies that barely followed the minimum standards, especially when it came to education and equipment), I don't think it's even relevant.

    Now if they required each private ambulance to pay $200 to the county for every 911 call they ran.......
     
  10. EpiEMS

    EpiEMS Forum Deputy Chief

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    In some places, aren't private 911 services contracted by municipalities actually paying the city for the privilege?
     
  11. NPO

    NPO Forum Deputy Chief

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    You mean like LA? Lol

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  12. EpiEMS

    EpiEMS Forum Deputy Chief

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    Didn't know that - but makes sense!
     
  13. NPO

    NPO Forum Deputy Chief

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    My favorite is when patients complain to LACo FD about their bill, and the FF says "oh we don't bill you, our services are free, you need to call the ambulance company."

    Umm. Excuse me. Free? Taxes aside, you DO bill the patient. Where do you think the ALS assessment fee came from? The BLS Ambulance?

    They bill the Ambulance company for every ALS call and the Ambulance company has to try to recover those fees from the patient.

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  14. DrParasite

    DrParasite The fire extinguisher is not just for show

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    well, if that's not a sketchy scam....... and a passing of the buck....

    another reason to avoid California's EMS system
     
  15. NomadicMedic

    NomadicMedic formerly DEmedic

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    Like all of King County Washington.
     

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