The Bear EMT Renewal Course

ONLY UC Berkeley Students with email address are eligible to register for the BEAR EMT Program.  

Click here to sign up for the EMT Renewal Program

This is a 3 day program will be stating Spring of 2015 and meeting on the UC Berkeley campus.
Class will be held from 9:00am to 5:30pm each day.

Bear EMT Renewal Course - 3 day intensive format             

Bear’s EMT Training Program has been developed and approved in compliance with the California Code of Regulations, Title 22, Division 9, Chapter2, EMT-B.  The EMT certification is valid for 2 years from the date it was issued by the Alameda County EMS Office (part of the Health Services Agency).

Skills Verification Information

If a student needs to get skills verified they must attend the entire refresher course.  
Skills verification is included as part of the refresher course
There are 10 skills that need to be demonstrated for recertification.  Skills are verified in a scenario based format.  The patient exam, trauma patient is verified by doing a detailed physical exam on a trauma patient.  The patient examination, medical patient will be verified by running a scenario on a chest pain or respiratory patient.  Airway emergencies are verified by demonstrating adult and infant obstructed airway management.  Breathing emergencies are verified by providing ventilation to a non-breathing patient using a pocket mask or a BVM.  Circulation and AED emergencies are verified by demonstrating CPR and the use of an AED.  Neurological emergencies will be verified by c-spining a supine patient and doing a thorough neurological exam prior to and after spinal immobilization.  Soft tissue injury will be verified by demonstrating bleeding control and shock management.  Musculoskeletal injury will be verified by demonstrating the sling and swathe on an injured upper extremity.  Finally the obstetrical emergency will be verified by demonstrating the skill of emergency childbirth.

General EMT Recertification Requirements 

The following items are required to re-certify as an EMT-B in Alameda County.
24 hours of continuing education are required for recertification.  This can be done in:
Standard format:  24 hour refresher course (Bear EMT)
Frequently asked questions:
What if my certification has lapsed?
Less than 6 months, all of the above with no extra hours of continuing education hours.  The caveat is that you CANNOT work as an EMT during those months of lapsed certification.
More than 6 months but less than 12 months, all of the above with 12 extra hours of CE hours.
More than 12 months but less than 24 months, all of the above with 24 extra hours of CE hours.
More than 24 months, you are not eligible for recertification.  You must retake the initial EMT course and reapply as any initial EMT would, including taking and passing the NREMT certifying exam. 

The Berkeley MRC

The Berkeley Medical Reserve Corps is an organized unit of volunteer medical professionals dedicated to improving University of California, Berkeley campus safety through disaster preparedness and emergency response. Berkeley MRC members contribute their medical skills and expertise to promote and strengthen community resiliency through medical operations, disaster preparedness, public health efforts, training, peer education, and outreach.
The Berkeley MRC provides medical care in the event of an emergency, at large-scale campus events, and through public health initiatives.

The Berkeley MRC enhances the emergency preparedness and response capabilities of the campus and surrounding area by supplementing existing response infrastructures of UC Berkeley, City of Berkeley, and Alameda County EMS. BMRC works in conjunction with UCPD, Office of Emergency Management, and University Health Services.

Training & Education:
CPR - American Heart Association

Disaster Preparedness:
Emergency Response Teams

Medical Operations:
Special Event Medical Teams
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