Critical Care Providers Should Know
Physicians: We are accepted by the OR Board of Medicine because we are accredited by AMA. Oregon’s Administrative Rules, 847-008- 0070, states:
Continuing Medical Competency (Education) (b) 60 hours of continuing medical education (CME) per two years relevant to the licensee’s current medical practice, or 30 hours of CME if licensed during the second year of the biennium, as follows: (A) American Medical Association (AMA) Category 1;
Nurses: We are accepted by the OR Board of Nursing
Verification pdf: https://www.oregon.gov/OSBN/pdfs/form/CMA_continuing_ed.pdf
Dentists: We are accepted by the OR Board of Dentistry Oregon’s Board of Dentistry Continuing Education Rule 818-021- 0060 states:
(1) Each dentist must complete 40 hours of continuing education every two years. Continuing education (C.E.) must be directly related to clinical patient care or the practice of dental public health. (3) Continuing education includes: (c) Correspondence courses, videotapes, distance learning courses or similar self-study course, provided that the course includes an examination and the dentist passes the examination. (4) At least three hours of continuing education must be related to medical emergencies in a dental office. No more than four hours of practice management and patient relations may be counted toward the C.E. requirement in any renewal period.
Verification link: https://www.oregon.gov/dentistry/Pages/dental_hygiene.aspx#CONTINUING_EDUCATION_RULES Verification pdf: https://www.oregon.gov/dentistry/docs/Rules/DentalCERules012015.pdf
Pharmacists: We are accepted by the OR Board of Pharmacy because we are accredited by ACPE Oregon’s Board of Pharmacy Continuing Education Rule 855-021- 0010 states:
(4) CE programs are not required to carry approval of American Council on Pharmaceutical Education (ACPE). Programs presented by providers approved by the American Council on Pharmacy Education (ACPE) are generally accepted, however, the Board reserves the right to determine the number of hours allowed or to disapprove such programs.
EMS: We are accepted by the OR Department of Health because they only accept AHA or equivalent Oregon’s Administrative Rule 333-265- 0110 Continuing Education Requirements for License Renewal states:
(1) All licensed EMS providers must maintain current CPR certification as specified in Appendix 1 (CPR certification required for all levels Current AHA healthcare provider or equivalent), complete continuing education requirements as specified in sections (4) through (8) of this rule (2) The following standards shall apply to the continuing education requirements identified in Appendix 1 (CPR certification required for all levels Current AHA healthcare provider or equivalent), incorporated by reference: (a) Hour for hour credit shall be granted for: (C) Online continuing education that provides a certificate of completion and is approved by the CAPCE; (4) An EMR is required to: (a) Complete 12 hours of continuing education as specified in Appendix 1 (CPR certification required for all levels Current AHA healthcare provider or equivalent) (8) A Paramedic is required to: (a) Complete all requirements of the National Registry for Paramedic recertification; or (b) Obtain at least 48 hours of continuing education as specified in Appendix 1 (CPR certification required for all levels Current AHA healthcare provider or equivalent)
Verification pdf: https://secure.sos.state.or.us/oard/displayChapterRules.action?selectedChapter=19 OAR333265emsproviders.pdf Appendix 1 pdf: https://www.oregon.gov/oha/PH/PROVIDERPARTNERRESOURCES/EMSTRAUMASYSTEMS/Documents/APPENDIX1.pdf
Tattoo Artists: We are accepted by the OR Board of Health because we are listed as an approved CPR – First Aid & BBP Training Provider
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Life saving stories
Here's a few stories that warmed our heart. Just sharing and thanking you for choosing a career that helps people that need it most.
Manager saves shopper at Target
Two Target managers were on shift when they noticed a female shopper on a motorized scooter had collapsed. Brad Dickerson and Austin Snelling jumped into action. Snelling called 911 while Dickerson began CPR. Dickerson also used the help of an AED machine to bring the shopper back to consciousness. She was taken to the hospital by emergency personel who commended the efforts of the managers.
Hillsboro Citizen helps baby
A 5 month old baby was at the brink of death suffering a cardiac event at Hillsboro’s library parking lot, Nathaniel Davis, a job coach working at the site hear the screaming of the child’s mother and quickly rushed to help, he took the mother’s phone and made notice to the EMS services of the maneuver he was about to perform. He began doing Infant CPR waiting for the fire department to arrive to the scene, the girl was mobilized to the nearest hospital for appropriate treatment.