Indiana EMS Course Information
Core Course Information
The following documents are provided to give you the minimum requirements for each type of EMS Course. These courses are:
- AEMT (ALS Training Institutions)
Indiana EMS Course Standards
The following documents are the minimum course times and standards for each EMS course. All courses must comply with the minimum standards for course approval. Pre-requisite and co-requisite material can be applied towards the section time standards, but you must indicate that in your syllabi. Any questions regarding course creation can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- EMR Minimum Course Hours
- EMT Minimum Course Hours
- AEMT Minimum Course Hours
- Paramedic Minimum Course Hours
National Education Standards and Instructional Guidelines
The following are links to the National Educational Standards and Instructional Guidelines. Please utilize these documents as guides to creating your syllabi. All sections of the instructional guidelines must be addressed in your course, according to the Indiana EMS Commission, as well as any Indiana specific curricula which can be found in the minimum course hours documents above.
- Emergency Medical Responder Instructional Guidelines
- Emergency Medical Technician Instructional Guidelines
- Advanced Emergency Medical Technician Instructional Guidelines
- Paramedic Instructional Guidelines
Additional and Supplemental Course Information
As of January 1, 2010, all Indiana First Responders are required to have Autism training. The Indiana Department of Homeland Security, Preparedness and Training Division has a FREE online training course that First Responders can complete to fulfill the requirements for this training. The online course can be found through IDHS Learning Management System.
In 2013, the Indiana Legislature adopted the POST, the Physician’s Orders for Scope of Treatment. All certified EMS responders in Indiana must successfully complete the Indiana EMS POST Exam by December 31, 2014. Click here for information on what you need to know as an EMS responder regarding POST.
The purpose of this course is to provide you with knowledge of a system that will help you to quickly and effectively conduct medical triage on a mass casualty scene. When first responders arrive on a mass casualty emergency scene the rules of triage change. Responders must do the greatest good for the greatest amount of people injured. START Triage provides methodology and a system to accomplish that imperative. The online course can be found through IDHS Learning Management System.
Below are two training programs approved by the EMS Commission for the use of Narcan. Please feel free to customize the training programs to your department needs with consolation from your local medical director. In 2014, the Indiana Legislature defined who may provide overdose medication. You can view IC 16-31-3-23.5 by clicking here.
Emergency Administration of Epinephrine
- Training Protocols for Emergency Administration of Epinephrine by Auto Injector
- Sample Protocol for Emergence Administration of Epinephrine IM
- Sample Training Program for Emergency Administration of Epinephrine IM
- Epinephrine Auto-Injector Training