(For ALL California EMTs)

Course Overview

Who Should take this course?

This Mandatory Naloxone, Epinephrine, and Glucometer Training For California EMTs course offers EMT CE (Continuing Education) Hours that can be used for renewal.

As of July 1, 2017, changes to Title 22 Div.9 Chapter 2 Emergency Medical Technician has resulted in changes to the EMT Scope of Practice for all California Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs). This revision includes new knowledge and skills, some of which are required, and others that are Optional Skills that a Local EMS Agency (LEMSA) may establish for local accreditation.

Starting July 1, 2019, an EMT renewing his or her certification shall submit documentation of successful completion of the following training by an approved EMT training program or approved CE provider:

  • The use and administration of naloxone or other opioid antagonist that meets the standards and requirements of Title 22, Division 9, Chapter 2, §100075(c).
  • The use and administration of epinephrine by auto-injector that meets the standards and requirements of Title 22, Division 9, Chapter 2, §100075(d).
  • The use of a glucometer that meets the standards and requirements of Title 22, Division 9, Chapter 2, §100075(e).

Objectives

The objectives of this course are as follows:

  • Describe the function of naloxone;
  • Recognize signs and symptoms of opiate/opioid overdose;
  • Manage an opiate/opioid overdose scene;
  • Identify naloxone indications, contraindications, side effects, and more;
  • Perform intranasal or intramuscular administration of naloxone;
  • Properly dispose of materials used to administer naloxone;
  • Describe the toxicity of fentanyl and similar opioids;
  • Explain why epinephrine is effective in aiding patients suffering from asthma attacks or anaphylaxis;
  • Identify signs and symptoms of asthma attacks and anaphylaxis;
  • Recognize epinephrine indications, contraindications, side effects, and much more;
  • Dispose of contaminated items;
  • Administer an appropriate dosage of epinephrine;
  • Use an auto-injector;
  • Describe the requirements for a lay person’s legal use of an auto-injector;
  • Recognize indications for glucometer use;
  • Observe medical asepsis when using a glucometer;
  • Describe glucometer limitations and error messages;
  • Explain the steps to take when preparing for glucometer use, blood droplet procedures, and procedure finishing;
  • Identify appropriate blood glucose levels for children and adults;
  • Use a glucometer as part of patient assessment; and
  • Treat high, low, or normal blood sugar.

Topics

This course has one section, which should take approximately 45 minutes to complete, and is followed by a final assignment and course evaluation.

ModuleSectionSection Title
CAPCE Accredited Student Information
Module 1
1Course Overview
2Administering Naloxone
3Administering Epinephrine
4Glucometer Testing
Final Exam

Exams

This course has a final exam based on the content covered in the course.

The exam consists of 10 questions selected at random from a larger pool of questions. A score of 80% or better is required to pass the exam. Students who do not pass the exam the first time may retake the exam as many times as necessary in order to pass.

Additional Training

This training should be combined with company specific training on the employer's Health and Safety Program.

When required by OSHA standards, workers must receive additional training on the specific hazards of their job.

Training providers should be used to ensure credibility and augment a company's training program. Therefore, in addition to the training provided by an outside party, students should receive site-specific training that is supplied by their own company. This training should target the company's unique approach to hazard prevention, including the use of site-specific equipment, health and safety policies, and emergency procedures. As a rule, this company specific training should be well documented.

Mobile Version

 

We're excited to announce that this course is now available in HTML 5, making it more compatible with the browser on your mobile device (e.g., smartphone or tablet). This course requires only the most recent version of your mobile device's web browser.

Tablet Pros and Cons

Mobile versions of this sort of training are new, but below are some Pros and Cons that we have noticed during our extensive testing.

Pros

  • No computer needed
  • Tablet mobility
  • Tablet screen graphics

Cons

  • Smartphone screens can be too small to see
  • Mobile browsers react differently than computer browsers
  • Phone calls can interrupt training

During our testing we really noticed that tablets work much better than smartphones, simply due to their screen size.

Growing Pains

Because this is a Beta Version of our course, you may encounter some issues as we work out the kinks.

Your Mobile Browser

While HTML5 makes taking this course on mobile devices possible, not all mobile browsers are optimized for HTML5, meaning you may not have complete functionality. If you have difficulty taking this course using the browser on your mobile device, you may need to use a different browser.

Test the functionality of your browser using HTML5 and compare it to the performance of other browsers. If you find other browsers are more compatible than your own, you may want to make the switch.

FAQ

Below are some frequently asked questions specific to this course.

Q - How long will this course take to complete?

Our courses are set up to take a specific amount of time. Some students may get through the training more quickly, while others may actually take longer to complete their training. Remember, this training should be used as an intricate tool in the context of an overall training program; it can be combined with other training throughout the year in order to meet any hour requirements needed.


Q - Do I have to finish the course in one sitting?

No, our courses are designed so you can start and stop as needed, allowing you to break the training up over a longer period of time. Our system will keep track of your progress, enabling you to resume where you left off upon your next login. It is important that once you start a section, you complete that section or you will need to start that section over from the beginning upon your return.


Q - Can I take the course from more than one computer?

Yes, you can take the online portion by signing in with your username and password from any location and computer with high-speed internet access. However, each computer does need to meet our basic system requirements for viewing our online courses.


Q - Will I receive a certificate for this course?

Yes, once you have completed a course, you are able to download, save or print a certificate of completion from your student account. Certificates are created in a pdf format. Users must have the latest version of Adobe Acrobat Reader before attempting to download the completion certificate.