Emergency Medical Services Observational Experience

Norton Healthcare has launched a professional structured observation program for flight nurses, paramedics, EMTs and first responders to enhance their knowledge of stroke and learn more about the state-of-the-art treatment and interventions available at Norton Healthcare.

Participants will witness the full experience at Norton Brownsboro Hospital, a Comprehensive Stroke Center. From initial patient intake to operations in the biplane X-ray rooms, participants will see firsthand the diagnostic and interventional procedures performed and the leading-edge care provided by Norton Healthcare.

There will be opportunities to learn about advanced technology and imaging used during stroke procedures, and to meet the neurosurgeons and stroke team, including the advanced practice providers, stroke outreach coordinator, interventional radiology technicians, scrub technicians, nurses, nurse anesthetists and anesthesiologists.

To participate in an Emergency Medical Services Observational Experience:

  1. Select your preferred date below and click “Sign up today” to register.
  2. Review Experience Requirements below and submit all required documents to alliedhealth@nortonhealthcare.org.
  3. You will receive a confirmation after your registration and all your documents have been submitted.

Participants in the observational program are eligible for 8 hours of continuing education unit (CEU) credits. They will receive a completion certificate on the day of their experience.

Experience Requirements

This program is for emergency medical services workers, including flight nurses, paramedics, EMTs and first responders in the Greater Louisville region. Participants must be 18 years of age or older. If not, a completed authorization form from a legal guardian is required.

In order to protect the health and safety of all staff, patients and visitors, Norton Healthcare requires all shadow program participants to review the Job Shadowing Confidentiality Oath/HIPAA and Hand Hygiene Policy and submit the following documents upon registration. If you are a current Norton Healthcare employee, you do not have to submit immunizations.

  1. Proof of immunizations and vaccinations or exemptions:
    • Influenza vaccine (required annually between Sept. 1 and May 31)
    • COVID-19 vaccine (Both initial vaccines are required. No boosters are required at this time.)
    • Immunization certificate that includes measles, mumps and rubella (MMR); hepatitis B; varicella; Tdap (in the past 10 years)
  2. Proof of tuberculosis skin test

If you have additional questions, view the Norton Healthcare job shadowing webpage or email AlliedHealth@nortonhealthcare.org.

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