With the growing focus on the area of Continuing Professional Competence (CPC) for PHECC-Registered EMTs over the last few months, we have updated our information page for our CPC Education Programme for EMTs.
Programme Aim: This programme has been specifically designed to fulfil all aspects of the PHECC Continuous Professional Competency annual requirement. One of the key aspects of the programme is to enable EMTs who are not working in the field to comply with the PHECC CPC requirements.
Programme Structure: The programme consists of multiple phases/sections. These sections are:
- Clinical Placements:
- Candidates will be entitled to a minimum of four shifts on one of the state-of-the-art ambulances in our nationwide fleet.
- The guarantee is effectively the longer of the following:
- Four clinical placement shifts
- Twelve patient contacts
- i.e. - if you reach twelve patient contacts on your third shift, you will still be able to avail of the fourth shift. However, if at the end of your fourth shift, you have only reached ten patient contacts, then you will be offered further shifts to ensure that you reach the required twelve patient contacts.
- CFR-A Training:
- Each year, you need to show evidence of CFR-A training
- This will be either certification or recertification in even years, or retention training in odd years
- Our programme will include the required CFR-A training
- CPGs Currency:
- You are required to show evidence that you have completed training to the current version/edition of the PHECC CPGs for your clinical level
- This would be either via Upskilling (if you qualified prior to the release and implementation of the latest CPGs) or via original EMT certification (if you qualified after the release and implementation of the latest CPGs)
- Should a new version/edition of the CPGs be released either while you are actively participating in the CPC Programme or else in the twelve months prior to you joining the programme, you will be given a place on one of our Upskilling Courses
- While on clinical placements, you will be mentored by our crew members, so this requirement will be fulfilled
- Reflective Practice Document/Case Study:
- While on clinical placements, our crew members will assist you in identifying patients/situations which can be used for creating the two documents that you need to have each year
- Self-selected Options:
- The programme includes one of our advanced/specialist courses. These specialist advanced courses generally take place on either Saturdays or Sundays, or both days for two day courses. Each of these courses will give you at least 8 CPC Points, which is the minimum that you require each year.
Course Content Overview: The programme, which can be started and finished at any time throughout the year, includes Clinical Placements on our ambulances (which will give you your Patient Contacts), Mentoring, Assistance with Case Studies/reflective documents, CFR-A Recertification/Retention Training and then the choice of one of our specialist courses (ACLS Heartcode, PALS Heartcode, PEARS, AMLS, PHTLS, GEMS and/or TFR). Any one of the courses will give you at least 8 CPC Points. Information on the courses can be found here: http://www.medicall.ie/training-services
Additional Points to Note: As part of the programme, each participant:
- Will receive a Medicall Poloshirt
- Will receive a Medicall ID Badge
- Will be subject to a Garda Vetting Application
Programme Fees: €495 inclusive of all books, course materials, Garda Vetting and programme materials.
Further Information: Would you like further information regarding CPC for EMTs?
You can download a guidance document from PHECC by clicking on the following link:
You can download a guidance document that we have produced that outlines the structure of our programme and how it can help you. You can access the guide by clicking the following link: