EMS Documentation - 16-GANN-F3-0172

EMS Documentation

by Preethum Prithviraj, MSHS, NREMT-P
(4.5 / 0 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Emergency Medical Services (1.00 CEH)

Price: $5.00
CE-PRO Price: $2.50


Documentation in emergency medical services (EMS) can vary greatly by region, agency and even by provider. Using electronic recording device features such as constraints and a consistent narrative format are extremely important for providers to maintain high-quality, reimbursable documentation for continuous patient care. A regular review of important concepts to document and EMS narrative documentation formats will help create consistency.


The goal of this emergency medical services documentation continuing education program is to review the standards of documentation for ambulance services’ (emergent and non-emergent) formats of narrative documentation and modern system implementations for ensuring high-quality documentation. After studying the information here, you will be able to:
  • Discuss why standards are important in ambulance documentation
  • Identify some of the more common techniques for narrative documentation
  • Describe how standards are verified in modern, electronic documentation systems

Accreditation Information
This course is designed for EMTs and Paramedics.
This CE activity is accredited for 1.0 Basic CEH by OnCourse Learning, an organization accredited by Commission on Accreditation for Pre-Hospital Continuing Education (CAPCE).
This course is also approved by the Florida Bureau of Emergency Medical Services (provider # 50-1489) for 01/27/2016 to 12/01/2016.
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I understand that OnCourse Learning as a requirement of CAPCE accreditation will submit a record of my course completions to the CAPCE AMS. I further understand that my course completion records may be accessed by or shared with such regulators as state EMS offices, training officers, and NREMT on a password-protected need-to-know basis. In addition, I understand that I may review my record of CAPCE-accredited course completions by contacting CAPCE.

Course Originally Released on: 8/28/2015
Date of Most Recent Review: 8/28/2015
Course Termination/Update Date: 1/31/2019

Unless stated above, the planners and authors of this course have declared no relevant conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity. OnCourse Learning guarantees this educational activity is free from bias.

Please see CE Course Instructions to learn how to earn CE credit for this module.


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Thomas D - Canyon Country, CA  ·  Jul 10, 2018
great information , learned a lot about EMS documentation
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Greg C - fairmount, IN  ·  Jul 10, 2018
Great learning tool will use agian
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Cristina G - Arleta, CA  ·  Jul 04, 2018
great course for emt recert
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J Guadalupe G - Reseda , CA  ·  Jul 04, 2018
The course was very informative.
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Chris W - Lakeland, FL  ·  Jun 25, 2018
Good refresher. Good to catch up on issues, especially when you deal with multiple jurisdictions.
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Price: $5.00
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