TITLE 77: PUBLIC HEALTH
CHAPTER I: DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH
SUBCHAPTER f: EMERGENCY SERVICES AND HIGHWAY SAFETY
PART 515 EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES, TRAUMA CENTER, COMPREHENSIVE STROKE CENTER, PRIMARY STROKE CENTER AND ACUTE STROKE READY HOSPITAL CODE
SECTION 515.730 PRE-HOSPITAL REGISTERED NURSE
Section 515.730 Pre-Hospital Registered Nurse
a) To be approved as a Pre-Hospital RN, an individual shall:
1) Be a Registered Professional Nurse in accordance with the Nursing and Advanced Practice Nursing Act;
2) Complete an education curriculum formulated by an EMS System and approved by the Department, which consists of at least 24 hours of classroom and practical training, including extrication, telecommunications, and pre-hospital cardiac and trauma care of both the adult and pediatric population (Section 3.80(c)(1)(A) of the Act);
3) Complete a minimum of 10 ALS runs supervised by a licensed physician, an approved Pre-Hospital RN or an EMT, only as authorized by the EMS Medical Director; and
4) Complete the Pre-Hospital RN application form as prescribed by the Department.
b) The EMS Medical Director shall approve individuals meeting subsection (a) of this Section as a Pre-Hospital RN for four years.
c) The EMS Medical Director shall reapprove Pre-Hospital RNs every four years if the Pre-Hospital RN:
1) Is a Registered Professional Nurse in accordance with the Nursing and Advanced Practice Nursing Act; and
2) Has completed 120 hours of continuing education, the content of which shall be consistent with the System's continuing education requirements for EMT-Ps; and
3) Has a current CPR for Healthcare Providers card that covers:
A) Adult one-rescuer CPR,
B) Adult foreign body airway obstruction management,
C) Pediatric one-rescuer CPR,
D) Pediatric foreign body airway obstruction management,
E) Adult two-rescuer CPR, and
d) Inactive Status
1) Prior to the expiration of the current approval, a Pre-Hospital RN may request to be placed on inactive status. The request shall be made in writing to the EMS Medical Director and shall contain the following information:
A) Name of individual,
B) Date of approval,
C) Circumstances requiring inactive status, and
D) A statement that recertification requirements have been met by the date of the application for inactive status.
2) The EMS Medical Director will review and grant or deny requests for inactive status.
3) For the Pre-Hospital RN to return to active status, the EMS Medical Director must document that the Pre-Hospital RN has been examined (physically and mentally) and found capable of functioning within the EMS System, that the Pre-Hospital RN's knowledge and clinical skills are at the active Pre-Hospital RN level, and that the Pre-Hospital RN has completed any refresher training deemed necessary by the EMS system. If the inactive status was based on a temporary disability, the EMSMD shall also verify that the disability has ceased.
4) During inactive status, the individual shall not function as a Pre-Hospital RN.
5) The EMS Medical Director shall notify the Department in writing of a Pre-Hospital RN's approval, reapproval, or granting or denying of inactive status within 10 days after any change in a Pre-Hospital RN's approval status.
e) A Pre-Hospital RN shall notify the Department within 30 days after any change in name or address. Notification may be in person, or by mail, phone, fax, or electronic mail.
(Source: Amended at 27 Ill. Reg. 13507, effective July 25, 2003)