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EMS and Trauma Systems

The Emergency Medical Services and Trauma Systems Program develops and regulates systems for quality emergency medical care in Oregon. This ensures that EMS Providers are fully trained, that emergency medical vehicles are properly equipped, and emergency medical systems are functioning efficiently and effectively.


Oregon EMS provider transition

The transition period for EMTs, Advanced EMTs, EMT-Intermediates and Paramedics DOES NOT BEGIN UNITL THE 2013-2015 LICENSURE CYCLE.

Continuing Education Appendix 3 will take effect in the 2013-2015 licensure cycle.

The EMR transition period is right now, in the 2012-2014 licensure cycle.

Continuing Education Appendix 2 must be followed.

Transition topics are included in the required hours for each category of continuing education. The total hours of continuing education for all providers HAS NOT CHANGED. See Appendices for information regarding continuing education requirements. You can also click on the link Oregon Administrative Rule 333-265-0110 to review all OARs.

Volunteer Opportunity: Assist with disaster response

EMS providers can pre-register to assist with a disaster response with the State Emergency Registry of Volunteers in Oregon (SERV-OR). To help get you ready to respond, training and exercise opportunities are provided around the state. To register today, check out the SERV-OR website.

Oregon Trauma Registry Report

The data in this report tell an important story about the critical services provided by EMS and Trauma Systems to Oregonians every day. Read the 2010-2011 Oregon Trauma Registry Report (pdf).

The Oregon Trauma Program is responsible for development, implementation, and monitoring of the state's trauma system, including establishment of system standards, designation of trauma hospitals, and collection of trauma registry data.
Developing, implementing and enforcing the standards pertaining to the actions of licensed EMS providers, licensed agencies and operation of ambulance services in the state of Oregon.
EMS licenses EMS providers and works in concert with the Oregon Department of Education and Oregon's educational institutions to provide EMS provider education.
Resources for Emergency Medical Responders looking to become licensed or renew a current license.
The mission of the Mobile Training Unit (MTU) is to keep rural volunteer emergency response agencies operational through the provision of continuing education that is mandatory for licensed EMS providers.
Established in 1984, EMSC is an initiative designed to reduce child and youth disability and death due to severe illness or injury.
The POLST program is designed to assure that the medical treatment wishes expressed by the patient are honored by health care professionals as the patient moves from one health care setting to another.
Awards to recognize excellence, to foster achievement, and to honor those in and around EMS Systems whose acts and deeds stand out from the day-to-day excellence of that system.