I got my EMT-B certification last summer and just finished my RN license this summer. My question is how do I maintain my EMT-B cert without working as an EMT? I work in the hospital on a Surgical-Tele floor. I'm not quite sure how it all works in the state of florida and it's been kinda hard finding any information about it. Do my RN CEUs apply to the EMT as well? Or is there a website that can explain all this too me? I feel pretty stupid about all this, and am still trying to figure out how to even maintain my RN license :-) Also, have any of you used your EMT or Paramedic cert with you RN in a way other than being a flight nurse? I'm looking at options down the road of either going back to school or getting more certs to work in different areas.
Hi, in my EMT-B course, there is an LPN in the class who is an EMT-B, but works only as a nurse, he sits in the class and observe for con ed hours....perhaps this could work for you, good luck.
TO add: he also perform kind of like a preceptor to the students...he guides us on doing patient vitals signs and how to use the stethoscopes. He aids the students who are having a difficult time using the blood pressure cuff and little things of that sort.
Last edit by adoglover on Aug 31, '11
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