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NRP Psychomotor Examination and Regional Scenario Development Workshops
The National Registry of EMTs (NREMT) is changing the way it verifies psychomotor competency for National Registry Paramedic (NRP) certification. All students who begin their paramedic program on or after August 1, 2016, are required to complete a portfolio that becomes a part of their permanent education file and is a prerequisite to seeking NRP certification.
Beginning January 1, 2017, the NREMT will start testing Phase 1 of the new scenario psychomotor exam. In this phase, a total of six (6) skills will be tested, five (5) currently evaluated in the NRP psychomotor examination and one (1) out-of-hospital scenario. This out-of-hospital scenario will reflect either a pediatric, geriatric, or adult patient. Each candidate will be provided with a trained paramedic partner and evaluated on his/her ability to manage a call, lead the team, effectively communicate, and maintain professionalism throughout the simulated patient encounter.
For more information go to the NREMT website.