Authorization as an MICN is valid for two years. Requirements to obtain and maintain this authorization include sponsorship by and continued employment at an Orange County designated Base Hospital, observation of field personnel, continuing education specific to EMS issues, Base radio preceptorship, completion of an OCEMS approved training program, and achievement of a passing score of 80% on the OCEMS Authorization exam.
Authorization fee: $84.00
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Authorized MICN Application
MICN Authorization Checklist
MICN Authorization Base Console Preceptorship
MICN Authorization Field Observation Checklist
MICN Authorization Renewal Checklist
REQUIREMENTS TO APPLY FOR AUTHORIZATION:
Currently licensed as an RN in the State of California
Minimum of 1 year experience as an Emergency Department RN
Recommendation for authorization by the Base Hospital Coordinator, Emergency Department Nursing Supervisor and the Base Hospital Physician.
Completion of the OCEMS MICN Authorizing exam with a minimum passing score of 80%
Completion of the online OCEMS Application for Initial MICN Authorization through OC-MEDS
Complete and electronically sign a statement (within OC-MEDS online application) attesting that the applicant is not precluded from authorization for any of the reasons defined in Section 1798.200 of the California Health and Safety Code.
Complete a minimum of thirty (30) hours of continuing education (CE) every two (2) years from an approved CE Provider. At least 50% (15 hours) must be in topics directly related to prehospital care issues or Emergency medicine. This may include but is not limited to:
Periodic training sessions or structured clinical experience in knowledge and skills to include advanced airway management and cardiac resuscitation
Organized field care audits of patient care records
Courses or training relating to direct prehospital emergency medical care, including medical treatment and/or management of specific patients (e.g., burn care, assessment, Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Basic Trauma Life Support, and orientation programs with patient care contact
Courses or training related to indirect patient care or medical operations (CQI, cultural diversity, grief support, or critical incident stress debriefing), not to exceed six (6) hours in a licensure cycle
Media based and/or serial productions (e.g., films, videos, audiotape programs, magazine articles offered for CE credits, home study, computer simulations or interactive computer modules), not to exceed six (6) hours in a licensure cycle
Service as an instructor for an approved CE course or an approved EMT course, not to exceed six (6) hours in a licensure cycle
Attendance at OCEMS approved mandatory in-services (or alternative at base hospital coordinators’ discretion with OCEMS approval).