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PROGRAMMING OPTIONS
How do I know which certification I need?

GENERAL
What is special about training provided by Manning Emergency Educators, Inc.?What do I do if I lost my CPR/FA card?

LIABILITY
When I help someone, am I protected if i do something wrong?
What is the Good Samaritan Law?

WORKPLACE TRAINING
Why should we call upon Manning Emergency Educators, Inc. provide us with our organization’s training?
What are the enrollment guidelines for our workplace training?
Do I have sufficient space for our in-house training?
How do I schedule a group class?

EMS TRAINING
Where can I use EMS training obtained through MEEI?
What are MEEI’s EMT program entry requirements?
EMT Money matters

EMS Licensing:
After I pass your course, what else has to happen before I can practice in NH?:
How is the State of NH “practical skills” exam taken?
How is the National Registry “written” exam taken?
Doesn’t the National Registry of EMT Certification enable me to practice as an EMT?
Is the National Registry of EMT Certification valid nation-wide?
How long will the process take after I complete the course?
If I am not already affiliated with an EMS agency or department, can I still become an EMT?
What happens if I fail the state of NH practical exam?
What happens if I fail the written exam?
Once I am an existing EMT in one state, what must I do if I want to practice in another state?

 

GENERAL INFORMATION

Which certification do I need?
This varies depending upon why you are taking the course and thus we always suggest people check with their affiliation to ensure they are clear about the particular certification required.  Our BASIC LEVEL courses fulfill most requirements for industry first aid response, childcare licensing, elementary and secondary coaching positions, the Department of Education requirements in NH for school staff, and many others.  Our PROFESSIONAL LEVEL courses, EMT, First Responder, and Wilderness First Aid certifications satisfy a variety of requirements for organizations such as camps, ski patrols, licensed EMS squads and other First Response organizations.  In addition, these programs are most worthwhile for anyone wanting more knowledge and skills so as to better be able to help others.

What is special about training provided by Manning Emergency Educators, Inc.?MEEI provides consistency in the high quality of training we provide.  Our professional, experienced team consists of outstanding instructors who are committed to the topics we teach, and who value the importance of hands-on training so as to maximize learning.  Moreover, we appreciate the importance of confidence-building in a comfortable and supportive atmosphere.

What do I do if I lost my CPR/FA card?                                                                                        This shouldn’t be a problem if you took your course through MEEI and the card is still valid.  Simply get in touch with us, providing the date &/or location of your original course.  We will then be able to confirm completion in our records and the validation dates of your card.  Upon receipt of your $10 fee, we will issue a replacement card reflecting the original dates.

LIABILITY

When I help someone, am I protected if i do something wrong?
Being issued a successful completion card (First Aid, CPR, AED, etc) does not mean that you must respond to an emergency  in NH.  Unless it is within your job description to help, the decision is yours to make in any given situation.  While there is some variation in these from state to state, all states have Good Samaritan Laws that are designed to help you legally if you do help.  (see NH’s law below)

What is the Good Samaritan Law?
New Hampshire has a general Good Samaritan Law in Section 508:12 of S.B. 67 that reads: “If any person, in good faith, renders emergency care at the place of the happening on an emergency, or while in transit in an ambulance or rescue vehicle to a person who is in urgent need of care as a result of the emergency, and if the acts of care are made in good faith and without willful or wanton negligence, the person who renders the care is not liable in civil damages for his acts or omissions in rendering the care as long as he receives no compensation for the care from or on behalf of the person cared for, and provided further that any person rendering emergency care shall have the duty to place the injured person under the care of a physician, nurse, or other person qualified to care for such person as soon as possible and to obey the instructions of such qualified person.”

WORKPLACE TRAINING

Why should Manning Emergency Educators, Inc. provide us with training?               MEEI offers programming in a variety of locations and venues for a diverse collection of businesses and organizations throughout our area.  Most frequently, we are a “traveling road show”;  by bringing our training directly to you, we are able to provide convenience and flexibility to best meet the needs of your business or organization.

What are the enrollment guidelines for our workplace training?
We are committed to low participant-to-instructor ratios so as to maximize interaction and hands-on learning.  We work with you on times and dates so as to ensure we have sufficient faculty & equipment available to maintain that quality of programming.  Most typically, our limitations are dictated by the size of your space and the layout of your facility.

Do I have sufficient space for our in-house training?                                                           Depending upon the program we are providing, you need an area large enough for all participants to sit comfortably during discussion or video, and/or, sufficient space for all participants and training manikins to be on the floor during skills practice.  We will be happy to discuss this in more detail, or to visit your facility to help determine the best space to utilize.

How do I schedule a group class?
Simply use our Program Inquiry Form and we will get back to you pronto!

EMS TRAINING

Where in the US can I use EMS training obtained through MEEI?
Our courses prepare you for the state of NH and the National Registry of EMTs exam process, which is recognized in the vast majority of states.  Once you have successfully passed both the “written” and the “skills” portion of the exams, you will be “certified” by the NR and thereby qualify to become “licensed” in most states without much additional effort.  However, our recommendation is that you contact the Emergency Services department of the state in which you want to become licensed to confirm their policy.

I know I can use my EMT certification if I work for Municipal Fire Departments & Rescue Squads, but is there anywhere else I can use this training ?
A certified Emergency Medical Technician (EMT), is a person fully capable of assessing and treating emergency medical conditions, having obtained a wealth of knowledge and skills provided during this training.  Therefore, it is not uncommon for EMTs to work in:

  • Hospitals and other medical facilities
  • Volunteer Ambulance Services
  • Private Ambulance Companies
  • Remote Medical Companies
  • Event Standbys
  • Private Industry

What are your EMT program entry requirements:

Minimum age:  Participants must be 18 years old in order to sit for either the “written” or “skills” portions of the EMT certifying exams, which should be taken very shortly after the completion of these programs.  Therefore, we recommend participants are very close to that age when beginning the course.  We would be happy to discuss individual concerns further… just get in touch!

Technology:  Regular access to email, a reliable computer with high speed internet, and an available printer are all necessary, as there is much online work included in this program.

Medical documentation (to be submitted within the first few weeks of class):

  • Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR): Proof of MMR vaccine within the last 8 years, or a positive blood test for existing immunity.
  • Tetanus (DT, DPT or TD): Immunization must be within the last 7-10 years.
  • Hepatitis B vaccine series: Documentation showing that the Hepatitis B series of immunizations (total of three doses) has begun, at a minimum, or documentation showing a positive Hepatitis B blood test.
  • Recent Flu Shot: Strongly recommended during flu season, although not typically required.
  • TB skin test (PPD, Mantoux): Documentation of “two-step” skin tests performed within 1 year of the beginning of Clinical Time (“Ride-Alongs”).  People with a history of positive PPD must provide documentation of a clear chest x-rays with physician clearance to participate.
  • Chicken Pox (Varicella): Documentation of disease history or varicella vaccine, or a positive blood test for immunity.

Personal Liability & Health Insurance:  If a course participant is not affiliated with a department/squad, and/or, not covered by their insurance policies, the individual must have their own insurance.  Contact us for suggestions if needed.

Academic prerequisites:  A background in anatomy/physiology is very helpful.  CPR certification is NOT required to enroll as this is included in our EMT class curriculum.

EMT MONEY MATTERS:

What is the payment schedule for your EMT courses? 

A $200 non-refundable deposit is required to confirm space in class.  Full payment is due 1 week prior to start of class, unless other arrangements had been made at the time of acceptance into course.  In the event that this outstanding fee remains unresolved at that time, the space may be given away to someone on our waiting list.  All fees are non-refundable.

What are my payment options?
You may pay online using any of the standard credit cards or PayPal; you need only click on the PayPal logo during booking to do so.  Or, you may send a check to MEEI.  You will receive an emailing confirming your space in the course upon receipt of payment.

Additional Costs:
Participants will need to pay additional fees in order to take the National Registry and State of NH licensing exams following successful course completion.

EMS LICENSING:

After I pass your course, what else has to happen before I can practice in NH?
Upon successful completion of this course, students are eligible to take the National Registry of EMTs computer-based (cognitive) examination, along with the State of NH’s practical skills (psychomotor) examination, to obtain EMT certification & state licensure.

How is the State of NH “practical skills” exam taken?
Typically MEEI schedules an exam in Marlborough within a matter of weeks following completion of our EMS courses.  However, individuals can apply to take this exam anywhere it is offered state-wide within a year following successful completion of our course.  You need not wait to take the NR cognitive exam prior to sitting for this practical portion; you can take these exams in either order.

How is the National Registry “written” exam taken?
The NR EMT “computer-based testing” is a cognitive, online, multiple choice test.  This technology learns from your answers and adapts the questions accordingly.  The exams are held at Pearson Vue testing centers; you simply schedule this online at a time & a place (in any state) that suits you following successful completion of the course.  You need not wait to take the NH practical exam prior to sitting for this cognitive portion; you can take these exams in either order.

Doesn’t the National Registry of EMT Certification enable me to practice as an EMT?
No, the NR Certification is NOT a license to practice. NR certification means that the NR EMT has determined through examination that you are qualified to become an EMT.  It is then necessary to apply to the state EMS department for actual licensure so as to obtain the right to practice as an EMT in the state.

Is the National Registry of EMT Certification valid nation-wide?
No.  The NR is valid in most states, and is recognized in even more.  Thus, we at MEEI suggest you visit the NR Website, or contact the state EMS Agency in which you wish to practice, for specific state licensing information prior to taking an EMT course.

How long will the process take after I complete the course?
You will be able to schedule to take either examination anytime following successful course completion. You will find out your exam results from the State of NH – on the same day as you test, and the NR results are typically available on the NR website on the next business day following your exam.  After passing both exams, you will receive your NREMT certification in the mail, typically within a few weeks.

If I am not already affiliated with an EMS agency or department, can I still become an EMT?
Yes!  You may participate in the course and both the National Registry and the State examinations, and obtain your NR certification.  Then when you have obtained affiliation with a licensed agency/department, you simply apply for State licensure.

What happens if I fail the state of NH practical exam?
If you fail fewer than 3 skills, you may typically retest the same day.   If you fail the same skill twice or if you fail 3 skills, you will need to retest at another time.

What happens if I fail the written exam?
You have 3 opportunities to pass the exam within 2 years of successful completion of your course.  After 3 failed attempts you will have to participate in a refresher course prior to do being allowed to test up to 3 times again.  If you fail after 3 additional attempts, you will be required to take a full EMT course again.

Once I am an existing EMT in one state, what must I do if I want to practice in another state?
The answer to this question varies depending upon your current certification/licensure and the particular states that you’re questioning.   Thus, we at MEEI recommend you contact each state’s department of EMS.

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