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All Paramedics wishing to practice in the Cape and Islands EMS system are required to be affiliated with a participating Fire Department or Agency and:
- Submit an application for an Authorization to Practice. This application must be signed by an EMS Officer or supervisor within the affiliated Department or Agency.
- Provide copies of valid:
- State Paramedic Card
- Basic Life Support (CPR) Card
- Advanced Cardiac Life Support Card
***NOTE*** These cards will need to be uploaded into the Provider’s “Cape Cod EMS” account.
- Complete the “Roles and Responsibilities” course.
- Receive a passing score for the online 12 Lead EKG exam.
- After all the above conditions are met, the provider will be issued a “Provisional Authorization to Practice”. The provider will then be required to:
- Submit a total of 30 run reports to the Executive Director of Cape and Islands EMS for review.
Upon approval of the Executive Director, the provider will then be issued an Authorization to Practice.
It is the Provider’s responsibility to notify Cape and Islands EMS if they will be transferring from one Department or Agency within the system to another. Upon notification, CIEMSS staff will transfer the provider’s data in Cape and Islands EMS and, if applicable, notify the Provider’s new AHMD.
Beginning April 1, 2023, all Paramedics in the Cape and Islands EMS system are required to attend 3 M&M Rounds. Starting on April 1, 2024, Paramedics within the system will be required to attend 4 M&M Rounds.
No. Students may attend rounds from any of the four hospitals within the Cape and Islands EMS system and have them count towards their minimum CIEMSS M&M Rounds requirements. These hospitals include:
- Cape Cod Hospital
- Falmouth Hospital
- Martha’s Vineyard Hospital
- Tobey Hospital
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To get a Cape Cod EMS account, you must be affiliated with a Department or Agency within the Cape and Islands EMS system. Please have your EMS Officer or Supervisor submit a written request an account for you at firstname.lastname@example.org
No. Currently Cape Cod EMS is only available to providers within the Cape and Islands EMS system.
Students are required to pass the 12 Lead EKG exam on Cape Cod EMS every 2 years.
All students must take the 12 lead EKG exam online at Cape Cod EMS and must be proctored by at least one of the following:
- Cape and Islands EMS staff
- Department or Agency EMS Officer
- Paramedics must have a minimum of 60 hours of continuing education every 2 years with 30 National hours (as determined by the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians), 15 Local hours, and 15 Individual hours.
- EMT-Advanced must have a minimum of 50 hours of continuing education every 2 years with 25 National hours (as determined by the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians), 5 Local hours, and 12.5 Individual hours.
- EMT-Basic must have a minimum of 40 hours of continuing education every 2 years with 20 National hours (as determined by the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians), 10 Local hours, and 10 Individual hours.
For additional recertification information, please review the National Registry site here: https://www.nremt.org/EMT/Recertification
No. Providers are responsible for meeting all their own recertification requirements, including the submission of required documents. All state approved courses taken through Cape Cod EMS have an associated Certificate of Completion that providers can easily print from their account. Each certificate will contain:
- Course Name
- Couse End Date
- Course Approval Number
For additional information on recertifying through the National Registry, please review the following information here: https://www.nremt.org/getmedia/58d80a6e-0a5b-417f-90a0-cf8cc7c7166f/Recertification-Guide-v4.pdf
If you still require additional assistance, please contact your EMS Officer or a staff member at Cape and Islands EMS.
All student’s data related to courses sponsored by Cape and Islands EMS is available to the students on the Cape Cod EMS LMS. Students can easily locate a copy of their certificated by looking towards the bottom right side of their home page for a link called “My Certificates.”
Provider’s information will remain active in the LMS for as long as they are employed with a department that participates in the Cape & Islands EMS system. If a provider retires or is no longer affiliated with a participating department, that provider will be moved to our “Unaffiliated” section for at least one year. Course data is required to be stored for 7 years.