§11-72-15 Personnel and Training
A. Manpower categories for personnel shall include:
- Lay citizens trained in CPR techniques or first aid, or both;
- First responders;
- Telecommunicators (including public safety dispatchers);
- Basic life support personnel (EMTs);
- Advanced life support personnel (MICTs);
- Prehospital registered nurses;
- Emergency room or department registered nurses
- Specialized care registered nurses;
- Emergency physicians;
- Specialty physicians;
- District EMS medical directors;
- Medicom physicians; and
- EMS training personnel.
B. There shall be an adequate number of personnel in the following categories:
- A sufficient number of trained “911” and public safety dispatchers to provide staffing twenty-four hours daily at each designated EMS communications facility;
- At least two EMTs on each basic life support ambulance;
- At least one EMT and one MICT on each advanced life support ambulance and;
- At least one district EMS medical director in the system in each county.
C. Because the state has no direct control in the following areas, there shall be reasonable efforts to have an adequate number of
personnel in the following categories:
- At least twenty per cent of the resident population of each county currently trained in CPR by June 30, 1985;
- At least fifty per cent of all field police, fire, and lifeguard personnel currently trained as first responders by June 30, 1985;
- Emergency service nursing personnel that meet the 1984 Joint Commission on Accreditation of Hospitals staffing standards for hospital emergency services;
- Emergency physicians that meet the 1984 Joint Commission on Accreditation of Hospitals staffing standards for hospital emergency services.
D. State-funded courses used for training and retraining of the EMS personnel shall include:
- State-approved CPR training, using at least the American Heart Association heart-saver course;
- State-approved public safety first responder training using at least the United States Department of Transportation “Emergency Training Course” dated Hatch 1979;
- State approved EMT training;
- State approved MICT training; and
- Any other state-approved BLS or ALS training.
E. The department of health shall approve all basic life support and advanced life support courses as required by the board
of medical examiners.
F. There shall be annual refresher or continuing education sessions available for public safety first responder, EMT, and MICT
emergency medical services personnel in each county.
[Eff. AUG 12 1985] (Auth: HRS § 321-233) (Imp: HRS §§321-222, 321-224, 321-229).
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