Oregon Oregon Health Authority, Public Health Division
Advanced Emergency Medical Technician Field Internships
A field internship is required as part of an AEMT course and shall include:
Clinical experience performed under the supervision of a preceptor in a hospital emergency department, medical clinic, or in the field where a student must adequately demonstrate the ability to:
Safely administer medications at least 5 times to a live patient;
Safely gain vascular access at least 10 times on live patients of various age groups;
Effectively ventilate at least 5 live patients of various age groups;
Perform an adequate assessment and formulate and implement a treatment plan for the following:
Patients with chest pain;
Patients with respiratory distress;
Patients with altered mental status; and
Pediatric, adult and geriatric patients; and
Prehospital experience of at least eight hours participating in the provision of care during EMS or AMBULANCE CALLS under the supervision of an AEMT or above where the skills within the scope of practice of an AEMT are performed.
Notwithstanding section (1)(a) of this rule, if a student with documented proof of clinical and field experience is unable to meet the live patient contacts prescribed, the student may complete the remainder of the requirements in a simulation lab performed under the supervision of a preceptor.
A field internship must provide a student the opportunity to demonstrate the integration of didactic, psychomotor skills, and clinical education necessary to perform the duties of an entry-level AEMT.
A student must successfully demonstrate a skill in the classroom lab or hospital clinical setting before that skill is performed and evaluated in a field internship.
All EMS and AMBULANCE CALLS shall be under the direct visual supervision of a preceptor. In order for a call to be accepted, the preceptor must document and verify satisfactory student performance, including application of specific assessment and treatment skills required of a licensed AEMT.
For purposes of this rule,, “AMBULANCE CALL” means an advanced life support, prehospital emergency medical services response which includes dispatch, scene response, patient care while riding in the patient compartment of an ambulance, and participation in specific assessment and treatment skills required of a licensed AEMT.
“EMS CALL” means an advanced life support, prehospital emergency medical services response which includes dispatch, scene response, patient care and participation in specific assessment and treatment skills required of a licensed AEMT, but does not include the transport of a patient to a hospital.
A student participating in a field internship shall not be considered one of the minimum staff required for an ambulance as described in OAR chapter 333, division 250.