Training programs for emergency medical care for children shall be provided as follows

(1) Within twenty-four (24) months of the effective date of this rule, each EMT-Paramedic shall demonstrate capability of recognizing and managing overt shock and respiratory failures and stabilizing pediatric trauma patients, including recognition and stabilization of problems that may lead to shock and respiratory failure in children. Successful completion of courses, such as the Pediatric Education for Prehospital Professionals, EMS-C/Pediatric Advanced Life Support (American Heart Association courses), or Emergency Nursing Pediatric Courses, can be utilized to demonstrate this clinical capability.
(2) Each service shall ensure that licensed EMS personnel employed by the service receive a minimum of one and one half (1.5) hours of pediatric emergency medical care refresher training each year. Attendance in courses or subjects from the Pediatric Education for Prehospital Professionals, EMS-C/Pediatric Advanced Life Support, Neonatal Resuscitation Program (American Heart Association courses), Emergency Nursing Pediatric Courses, or other programs approved by the board may be credited to fulfill this requirement. Such in-service shall follow and shall be in addition to the initial completion of a pediatric emergency care training program by EMT- Paramedics, or by other EMS personnel appropriate to their level of licensure.
(3) All accredited EMT and EMT-Paramedic training programs shall offer and provide pediatric emergency care training, including courses in pediatric advanced life support and trauma care. Such programs shall be offered subject to demand and enrollment, but at least annually.


Tenn. Comp. R. & Regs. 1200-12-01-.20
Original rule filed November 15, 2002; effective January 29, 2003.

Authority: T.C.A. ยงยง 4-5-202, 4-5-204, 68-140-504, 68-140-509, and 68-140-521.

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