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EMS Education schedule, 2011

Regional Paramedic Advisory Committee (RPAC) meetings, followed by prehospital/emergency continuing education programs, are scheduled from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. on Jan. 20, April 21, July 21 and Oct. 2. All take place at UC Irvine Medical Center's Neuropsychiatric Building (Building 3), Room 101. 

Mandatory inservices are scheduled from 8 to 10 a.m. on Feb. 9 , Feb. 16 and Feb. 23 in Room 101 of the Neuropsychiatric Building (Building 3). 

Prehospital Education Conference: "Timely Topic in Emergency Care" is scheduled from 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Oct. 7 in the auditorium of Building 53. Topics will be announced.

Two-hour validated parking is available in the medical center parking structure at the northeast corner of The City Drive and Dawn Way in Orange. We cannot validate for the Orange County courthouse parking structure on the south side of Dawn Way.

For more detailed information, please call 714.456.5876

Online Education

If you are seeking recertification through web-based continuing education (CE), please be advised that claiming an unreasonable amount of this type of CE for a given time period may put recertification at risk. We award only eight hours of web-based CE per person per year. 

Many providers are recertifying through online CE rather than instructor-based courses because web-based continuing education courses can be completed quickly and from different locations such as work or home. CE credit is given for time actually spent taking the program; it is not adequate to simply take the test and receive credit. Web-based CE programs award varying amounts of credit, often from one to two hours or more for each class. The person completing the CE is expected to take that period of time to complete the work and understand it well enough to learn something that perhaps changes or improves his or her practice.

Anyone using web-based CE is expected to spend the appropriate amount of time on each program. You should not submit large amounts of CE credit (for example, claiming 15 hours for one day) for recertification. These cases are being reviewed by county EMS. If CE cannot be reasonably substantiated, the individual may be required, at the very least, to re-take the continuing education courses. At worst, the individual could lose his or her certificate.

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