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.
Emergency Medical Services Week is May 19-25
Emergency medical services is a vital public service. Celebrate the lifesaving services EMS teams provide 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
EMS Week Activities at the Portland State Office Building (PSOB) See Google map
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 Oregon Administrative Rule 333-265-0110 for Appendices and information regarding continuing education requirements.
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).