By December 31, 2019 all certified EMS providers in NYS (CFR, EMT, AEMT, EMT-CC and Paramedic) will need to complete on-line protocol updates as indicated by level of care.
At this time, we are providing information pertaining to the 2019 Statewide BLS Protocols which must be completed by all providers no later than December 31, 2019.
The protocol update was prepared by the Bureau of EMS through their on-line learning management system (LMS) called “Vital Signs Academy”. It is important to note that each provider in NYS will need to individually complete this update prior to December 31, 2019. Group training is not possible for this update. The 6 module training will take approximately 90 minutes to complete. The training does NOT need to be completed all at once.
For services in the Wyoming-Erie County region, two fields have been added to the UBMD EMS Portal where completion dates should be recorded for the both BLS and ALS (announced at a later date) completion dates. EMS officers/training managers should plan to update these fields once a provider has completed the update and a certificate is on file.
To begin the 2019 Statewide BLS Protocol Update, please download the directions below.