EMS Accreditations Update: NJ New Course Approvals & LA Updated CE Reqs and Certified Credential

EMS Accreditations Update: NJ New Course Approvals & LA Updated CE Reqs and Certified Credential

EMS personnel provide essential and critical pre-hospital care. Vector Solutions is committed to providing EMS professionals with relevant and valuable online training courses and information that help providers meet recertification requirements.

Please see accreditations updates below for new course approvals for New Jersey EMTs and updated continuing education requirements and certified credential for Louisiana.

New Jersey (NJ) New EMS Course Approvals

NJ - Emergency Medical Technician - EMT

New Jersey Department of Health, 6 courses for 7 hours were approved.

1 Abdominal Trauma (6460) 1
2 Bleeding and Shock (6470) 1
3 Patient Care Report Essentials (6858) 1
4 Patient Lifting, Moving and Transportation (6457) 1
5 Pharmacology (6472) 2
6 Thoracic Emergencies (6471) 1

Louisiana EMS Updated CE Requirements and Certified Credential

LA State - EMR (eff. 10/1/19)

16 hours of continuing education (CE) by September 30th, biennially two years from previous renewal.

16 CE hours are broken down into two components:

National Component - 8 hours (all hours may be taken online)

  •  1 hour must be in Airway/Respiration/Ventilation 
  •  2.5 hours must be in Cardiovascular 
  •  0.5 hours must be in Trauma 
  •  3 hours must be in Medical
  •  1 hour must be in Operations

State/Local/Individual Component - 8 hours (all hours may be taken online)

  • EMS Laws & Ethics
  • Patient Advocacy
  • Protocols
  • Disaster Planning
  • Balance of hours in EMS-related education

 

LA State - EMT (eff. 10/1/19)

40 hours of continuing education (CE) by March 31st, biennially two years from previous renewal.

40 CE hours are broken down into two components:

National Component - 20 hours (all hours may be taken online)

  •  1.5 hours must be in Airway/Respiration/Ventilation 
  •  6 hours must be in Cardiovascular 
  •  1.5 hours must be in Trauma 
  •  6 hours must be in Medical
  •  5 hours must be in Operations 

State/Local/Individual Component - 20 hours (all hours may be taken online)

  • EMS Laws & Ethics
  • Patient Advocacy
  • Protocols
  • Disaster Planning
  • Balance of hours in EMS-related education

 

LA State - AEMT (eff. 10/1/19)

50 hours of continuing education (CE) by March 31st, biennially two years from previous renewal.

50 CE hours are broken down into two components:

National Component - 25 hours (all hours may be taken online)

  •  2.5 hours must be in Airway/Respiration/Ventilation 
  •  7 hours must be in Cardiovascular 
  •  7.5 hours must be in Medical
  •  5 hours must be in Operations 
  •  3 hours must be in Trauma 

State/Local/Individual Component - 25 hours (all hours may be taken online)

  • EMS Laws & Ethics
  • Patient Advocacy
  • Protocols
  • Disaster Planning
  • Balance of hours in EMS-related education

 

LA State - Paramedic (eff. 10/1/19)

60 hours of continuing education (CE) by March 31st, biennially two years from previous renewal.

60 CE hours are broken down into two components:

National Component - 30 hours (all hours may be taken online)

  • 3.5 hours must be in Airway/Respiration/Ventilation 
  • 8.5 hours must be in Cardiovascular 
  • 3 hours must be in Trauma 
  • 8.5 hours must be in Medical
  • 6.5 hours must be in Operations

State/Local/Individual Component - 30 hours (all hours may be taken online)

  • EMS Laws & Ethics
  • Patient Advocacy
  • Protocols
  • Disaster Planning
  • Balance of hours in EMS-related education

The Louisiana Department of Health (LDH) accepts pre-approved CE by the Commission on Accreditation for Prehospital Continuing Education (CAPCE). The courses offered by Vector Solutions for this profession have been reviewed and approved by CAPCE.

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