The Bethesda North Paramedic Training Program was founded in 1990 and produced hundreds of paramedics, thousands of hours of continuing education, and a reputation for excellence in education. Though the Paramedic Training Program concluded its last class in 2012, the TriHealth Center for Simulation and Education has maintained the continuing education and community support programs, as well as offering new programs and services.
The Paramedic Refresher Program is designed to meet the 48 Ohio Approved Paramedic Refresher Training Program Curriculum. This program combines the use of simulation, task-training, case studies, and traditional lecture from content experts to review fundamental concepts while introducing emerging trends in EMS care and practice. This course is offered multiple times throughout the year.
EMS Instructor Update Course
For EMS Instructors in the State of Ohio, each individual is required to obtain 6.0 hours of instructional continuing education. The program meets/exceeds these requirements by exploring educational theories and emerging teaching practices to empower EMS educators. This program is offered once a year, traditionally in the fall.
New-Hire Candidate Assessment
The New-Hire Candidate Assessment service offers local fire departments, interested in hiring new paramedics, to assess their skills in both their technical and non-technical elements of the available position. Repeat consumers of this service include Deerfield Township FD and Maderia/Indian Hill FD. Third-party observers use objective assessment tools to rank candidates based on their performance in caring for simulated medical and trauma patients.
Airway Simulation and Assessment Program (ASAP)
The Airway Simulation and Assessment Program was a specialty airway course created and delivered exclusively at the request of the southwest Ohio EMS communities. This course presented specific lessons, based on the Southwest Ohio Protocol and reported problems encountered by area life squads, to reflect this area’s current practice and provide practical solutions to our problems.