How To Become A Paramedic In Maine

How To Become A Paramedic In Maine

Levels of EMT

• First Responder (FR)
• Ambulance Attendant (AA)
• Emergency Medical Technician – Basic (EMT-B)
• Emergency Medical Technician – Intermediate (EMT-I)
• Emergency Medical Technician – Critical Care (EMT-CC)
• Emergency Medical Technician – Paramedic (EMT-P)

National Registry State

Required in addition to state exams

Requirements

• First Responder: Reading Comprehension
• Ambulance Attendant: Reading Comprehension, Immunization
• Emergency Medical Technician – Basic: Immunization, reading comprehension
• Emergency Medical Technician – Intermediate: Immunization, reading comprehension, liability insurance, medical knowledge entrance exam
• Emergency Medical Technician – Critical Care: Immunization, reading comprehension, liability insurance, medical knowledge entrance exam
• Emergency Medical Technician – Paramedic: Immunization, reading comprehension, liability insurance, medical knowledge entrance exam

Length of License

2 years

License Maintenance Requirements

One must follow the continuing education requirement as listed below OR have current NREMT certification.

Continuing Education Requirements by Level

Total Hours:
FR: 26
AA: 32
EMT-B: 38
EMT-I: 46
EMT-CC: 52
EMT-P: 58

Regulating State Agency

Maine Emergency Medical Services
http://www.maine.gov/dps/ems

Scope of Practice

Scope of Practice is dictated by Maine EMS. In situations when a patient has a specific medical condition that requires emergency treatment not part of the Maine protocols patients, parents/legal guardians may request Special Circumstance Protocol which identifies the patient’s special medical condition and the treatment(s) required in that emergency with the permission of that patient’s physician and Maine EMS. The patient must pre-emptively complete a Special Circumstances Protocol form (approved by their physician, the Medical Directions and Practice Board, and the state EMS medical director.)

Special Certifications

• Ambulance Attendant: Helps out ambulance crew with administering basic first aid (between first responder and EMT-B)
• Emergency Medical Technician – Critical Care: no new licenses have been given since 1998

Reciprocity

You must:
• Provide proof of EMS license in another state
• Provide current NREMT certification
• Include an original criminal background check from the state(s) in which you have lived for the past 3 years

Costs

• First Responder/EMT-Basic: $25
• EMT-Intermediate/Paramedic: $50

Accredited Schools for 2013

    The Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs has not currently accredited any schools in Maine for the level of Paramedic for 2013.

As of 08/12/2011

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