Will You and Your Dept. Use the New EMT-Intermediate Skills
Ohio's Division of EMS recently approved the new EMT-Intermediate corriculum which permits EMT-I's to give many of the same drugs that paramedics can. The final rules and training corriculum to implement this change should be available early next year.
I'm trying to get a feel for how many departments are going to use the new EMT-I skills. Also, are you planning to update your current EMT-I's, train EMT-Basics to the new EMT-I level, or will some of your medics drop back to this level.
I'm especially interested, because the school I teach for is considering offering the EMT-Intermediate transition course (southwest Ohio).
is the intermediate picking up steam now?
At least in our rural/vollie area, we are getting more and more interest in the EMT-I