Continuing Education for prehospital personnel strengthens the quality of care through learning that enhances practice, education, or administration.
The Medical Direction, Training and Quality Assurance Committee approved the implementation of the National Continued Competency Program (NCCP) in March 2016 for implementation in April. Mississippi actively follows National Registry guidelines for both certification and recertification of EMS personnel and are moving toward compliance with the NCCP initiative.
Please note that a traditional DOT refresher will be accepted by the NREMT for the NCCR (national component) until March 31, 2017.
The number of hours required varies by provider level. The maximum amount of Distributive Education or DE (non-instructor-led education such as magazine/video reviews, CECBEMS F3 online courses, etc.) permitted varies by provider level and component. The following table displays the number or hours required and the maximum DE allowance for each level and component:
Currently available course for continuing education credit are listed below. Also see our list of upcoming events for conferences with continuing education opportunities.
|The National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians||http://www.nremt.org/|
|Mississippi NCCP for Providers||http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/47,6716,369,pdf/MISSISSIPPI%20NCCP%20for%20Providers.pdf|
|NREMT: Standardized Courses and National Requirement||https://www.nremt.org/nremt/downloads/Alphabet%20Course%20Breakdown%20NCCP.pdf?v2|
|NREMT: Refresher Standardized Courses||https://www.nremt.org/rwd/public/document/nccp|
|NREMT: EMT Education Guidelines||https://www.ems.gov/pdf/education/National-EMS-Education-Standards-and-Instructional-Guidelines/EMT_Instructional_Guidelines.pdf|
|NREMT: Paramedic Education Guidelines||https://www.ems.gov/pdf/education/National-EMS-Education-Standards-and-Instructional-Guidelines/Paramedic_Instructional_Guidelines.pdf|
|NREMT: Training Officer Guide||https://www.nremt.org/nremt/downloads/2015NCCPTOGuide.pdf?20150914094153|
|Mississippi CE Request Forms||http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/_static/resources/4851.pdf|
|Continuing Education Coordinating Board for Emergency Medical Services (CECBEMS)||http://www.cecbems.org|
|EMS Events and Education Calendar||http://msdh.ms.gov/WebCalendar/mainCal.cfm?catids=48&CalendarTitle=EMS+Events|
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