The Medical Program Director (MPD) of Mason County requires that all paramedics and intermediate providers attend at least eight Base Station Meetings (BSM) each year to maintain active protocols.
- There are no exceptions for absence from any one of the required six Base Station Meetings unless the provider is a new employee.
- The eight meetings can be a collection of live attendance or BSM videos viewed.
- Of the eight base stations, one must be a practical/skill session with hands on participation.
Providers may get credit for practical/skill sessions(PALS, ACLS, NRC, PTHLS) taken outside the county or not at base station by providing a copy of their attendance or card to the MPD or program assistant.
- Outside classes will be given credit for the month in which that class was offered by Mason County and for which the card is valid. This does not necessarily count for the year the class was taken.
- Providers may get credit for seminars/conferences attended.
- In order to get credit, the provider must provide a copy of the schedule with the number of hours for that topic along with a certificate of attendance for the conference, if possible.
OTEP credit for conference classes is COMPLETELY at MPD discretion and based upon topic of seminar class and how comparable to Mason County OTEP.
In order to get credit for the base station by video, the provider must have proof he/she has viewed the video and taken the corresponding quiz for that video when applicable.
All BSM videos will count as CME State requirements, should the provider choose to renew his/her credential by CME method.
New employees may be pro-rated a portion of BSMs as indicated by their hiring date at the discretion of the MPD.
There are 12 opportunities to receive Base Station meeting credit each year.
If a provider does not meet the annual expectation of eight BSMs per year, the provider will be removed from the ALS OTEP program for the remainder of his/her credential period. Once the provider has recertified, the provider may return to the ALS OTEP program.