The goal of the OEC Module of the Senior Program is to expand and improve the knowledge and skills of NSP members relating to handling complex situations involving decision making, problem management, and leadership. The program also prepares patrollers for leadership roles within the NSP.

If you are interested in working to become a stronger, more confident patroller you should consider this program. The program is designed to help you build upon your skills related to; problem and patient assessment, resource management, OEC skills and transportation considerations, and finally leadership in terms of communication skills, the ability to direct others, and confidence.

This year the program’s Kick‐off and Skills Test will be on Saturday, November 13th and 14th, at Nashoba. Saturday the 13th is mandatory and Sunday the 14th will be held only if necessary. The signup deadline is November 10th.
 
The program will conclude at the beginning of January with a number of clinics in between to help build your skills and prepare for the final exam. Below is the schedule for this year’s program –
 
 
 
 
Any changes or updates to the schedule will be communicated well in advance of the dates listed above.
 
 
The Kick‐off/Skills Test, on November 13th & 14th, will include a complete overview of the program and the requirements for completing the program. Candidates should be reviewing the skill sheets pertaining to the Skills Testing Stations.
SKILLS TESTING STATIONS 
  • Patient assessment and vital signs
  • Oxygen administration, airway adjunct use and suctioning
  • Bleeding control and bandaging (Steps to control Bleeding)
  • Fracture management
    • Management near a joint (Elbow)
    • Alignment of angulated fractures (Humerus)
    • Open fracture management (Radius/Ulna)
    • Long bone management (Tib/Fib)
    • Traction splinting (Midshaft Femur)
  • Spinal immobilization (Traditional Backboard )
  • Lifting techniques (Power grip & Power lift, Shoulder drag, Bridge lift)
  • Medical emergencies (Allergic Reaction, Diabetic) 
 
If you plan to attend the kick‐off and move forward in the program please come prepared to demonstrate your proficiency in the above skills. ALL SKILLS MUST BE SIGNED OFF BY NOVEMBER 15th TO MOVE FORWARD WITH THE PROGRAM.

As mentioned above the OEC Module of the Senior Program is a great way to strengthen your skills and build your confidence/leadership skills. It’s also a great way to meet new people and have fun.

If you plan to attend the Kick‐off/Skills Test please send an email to me at – This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Please include your name, cell phone number, and the patrol you are registered with.
if you have any questions do not hesitate to reach out to me by email or cell – 978-855-0491.

Thank you – Josh Tamulen, Senior Training Coordinator (EMARI).