MASON COUNTY ONGOING TRAINING AND EVALUATION PROGRAM (OTEP)
EMS Providers in Mason County participate in the Washington State Department of Health-approved Ongoing Training and Evaluation Program. This program offers specialized training that ensures the providers are confident and proficient in the expanded protocols they operate within, while also meeting all of the recertification requirements to maintain their Washington State EMS Credentials.
Training is assigned and tracked through an online learning management system, with lectures offered via live-delivery or watching the recorded session on your own time, and in-person skills assessments.
Providers are required to complete a minimum of one training per quarter, and have all annual training requirements met by the 3rd Thursday in December.
The 2023 Training Schedules are posted below.
Emergency Medical Responders & Emergency Medical Technicians
January: Stroke Module
September: Pediatric Trauma
October: Geriatric Emergencies/Falls
Except for the Stroke module released in January, lectures are delivered live (in person or via zoom) on the 3rd Wednesday evening of the month and recorded to be available to those unable to attend in person. Following the lecture, providers must complete a knowledge assessment through the learning management system and practical skills assessments with their primary agencies.
IV Technicians, Advanced Emergency Medical Technicians,
January: Cardiology Part 2
February: ACLS Skills **
May: MCI Skills **
July: PALS Skills Station **
August: EMS Picnic/TBD
October: Trauma Skills Station **
November: GEMS Part 1
December: GENS Part 2
** Skills stations must be attended in person.
ILS/ALS OTEP is delivered through live (virtual) Base Station lectures, which are recorded and made available for those not available to attend in person.
Base stations are held on the 3rd Thursday of each month.
All EMS Providers with Mason County as a Primary or Secondary Agency Affiliation
EMS Providers operating within Mason County must complete core training requirements, regardless of primary affiliation. These assignments will be assigned through your TargetSolutions account. Some courses may be completed outside of Mason County, such as through your EMT Class or at a previous agency. To receive credit for outside training completions, adequate documentation must be provided to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Click HERE to view the current core training requirements for Mason County.