RSI paramedic testing will be conducted at this year’s Spring Fling Conference. Testing will be available between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. on Saturday, April 27. Paramedics interested in becoming an RSI paramedic MUST meet the following criteria:
- Be actively practicing as a paramedic for a minimum of four years (by the completion of the RSI course) and two years in the NCEMS Region
- An agency along with the agency medical director has the right to petition REMAC for an exception for the two years in NCEMS Region
- Be in good standing with the NCEMS REMAC
- Have a letter of recommendation from their agency medical director
- Be screened through NCEMS RSI Committee
- Have a current NYS paramedic certification
- Have a current ACLS and certification
- Complete the RSI provider application
- Prove successful completion and demonstration of advanced airway management competency and surgical airway competency via simulator testing (this is included in the testing);
- Complete a REMAC approved advanced airway management training program
Applicants who have RSI credentialing in other regions, or who work for an aeromedical service that currently does RSI, may be eligible for reciprocity of training. Providers may submit to the RSI committee for evaluation evidence of advanced airway training. A course curriculum or other evidence of topics covered, proof of attendance and proof of successful completion must be presented.
The testing will be a 50-question written examination, and 3-4 scenario-based evaluations. More information on the written exam and testing competency sheets are available upon request from the NCEMS Program Agency.
To sign up for this testing, email Jonathan at [email protected] with “RSI TESTING” in the subject line of the email.