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
Advanced Emergency Medical Technicians seeking to expand their scope of practice to include the administration of 12-lead ECG acquisition and transmission, manual defibrillation, ECG monitoring and recognition of sinus rhythms, ventricular fibrillation, ventricular tachycardia, PEA, and asystole, must have successfully completed a training program which was approved by Indiana Department of Homeland Security and met the EMS Commission approved program requirements and objectives.
The following are required prerequisites for individuals seeking to expand their scope of practice to include the administration of 12-lead ECG acquisition and transmission, manual defibrillation, ECG monitoring and recognition of sinus rhythms, ventricular fibrillation, ventricular tachycardia, PEA, and asystole:
- Must be currently certified as a National Registry Advanced Emergency Medical Technician or Indiana Advanced Emergency Medical Technician (AEMT) AND
- Must be affiliated with an Advanced Life Support Provider Organization with Medical Director approved protocol for the AEMT to utilize any or all of the following: 12-lead ECG acquisition and transmission, manual defibrillation, ECG monitoring and recognition of sinus rhythms, ventricular fibrillation, ventricular tachycardia, PEA, and asystole in their scope of practice.
- An emergency medical technician (or higher) currently enrolled in an Indiana Department of Homeland Security approved AEMT training program.
Any instructor teaching the additional curriculum shall be an experienced educator, minimally certified or licensed to perform the skills of an Indiana AEMT and approved by the administering Training Institution and Medical Director. Instructors should be capable and able to encourage interactive learning, facilitate discussions on the topic, apply different styles of instruction as needed, and provide remedial education when required.
- Successfully pass the EMS Commission approved Indiana AEMT Written Exam
- Successfully complete Indiana AEMT Cardiac Psychomotor Exam at the conclusion of training (Verified by course instructor)
- Successfully complete the NREMT AEMT Written Exam
- Successfully Complete the NREMT AEMT Psychomotor Exam
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 at: http://indianafirstresponder.org/.
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 at: http://indianafirstresponder.org/.
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.