Curriculum

Curriculum

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Fellowship in Emergency Medical Services

The Fellowship curriculum includes all aspects of the Medical Directors National Standards developed by NHSTA grants and includes the following:

Principal Text:  Prehospital Systems and Medical Oversight, 3rd edition, Kuehl, ed.

Other Resources:  Ohio Medical Director’s online course, EMS textbook library (contains all dedicated EMS texts published) and complete series of Prehospital and Disaster Medicine and Prehospital Emergency Care journals.  

 

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Recurring Meetings:  (attend as many as possible)

  • TJEMS Medical Direction every 2nd Tuesday at 9am @TJEMS
  • Pegasus Staff meeting – Every 2nd Thursday at 8am @flight ops
  • MedCom Staff meetings (variable)
  • ETT V Staff meetings (variable)
  • Prehospital Division Management meetings (3rd Monday’s @8am)
  • Albemarle County Fire Rescue QI  meetings (1st Thursdays @8am)    

 

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Periodic Meetings: (attend at least 4 each during fellowship- more if desired)

  • State Medivac Committee
  • State Medical Direction Committee
  • State EMS Training Committee
  • Disaster Planning meetings and participate in disaster drills
  • Emergency Communications meeting                   \

 

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EMSEducation Meetings: (must attend - may go to others)

  • State EMS Symposium/ OMD Training
  • NAEMSP annual meeting/ Medical Directors Course

EMSPhysician Enhancement Courses: (optional but encouraged)

  • EVOC
  • Extrication course
  • Confined space
  • HAZMAT
  • Technical rescue
  • SWAT physician response
  • Incident Command Course
  • Firefighter 1                                                      

 

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Local EMSMedical Directorship:  Assigned an area Rescue Squad as OMD

  •  Educational Presentations: (minimum requirement- may do more)
  • Periodic lectures to PVCC paramedic program (3 per year)
  • Periodic lectures to TJEMS/UVA Intermediate program (3 per year)
  • Periodic resident lectures – some to include EMS topics (quarterly)
  • Speaking at Pegasus medical and trauma day CME
  • Speaking at Pegasus Critical Response
  • Speaking at CCEMPT course
  • BTLS courses (become instructor if you already aren’t)

 

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Experiential Resources:

  • CARS Rescue Squad
  • ETT/ BLS Transport Unit
  • Pegasus Critical Care
  • TJEMS Regional EMS Council
  • State Office of OEMS
  • Albemarle County Fire/rescue
  • Charlottesville/Albemarle ECC
  • Greene County ECC
  • Richmond Ambulance Authority and ECC
  • Other area ground rescue squad agencies           

 

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Establish Research Plan:  Mandatory  (may use project that is jointly acceptable to fellowship and master’s program)

Establish EMS Medical Direction Focus Area: (if desired)

In addition, a regularly scheduled lecture series is integrated during the entire fellowship. For further information on the lecture series, please visit the following link: Lecture series  

                             

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