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 Why has the program changed?


Why has the program changed?

Over the last decade, the PIFT program has continually evolved as more medications or procedures were added to the course. However, different paramedics had received different versions of the training program, leading to confusion and differences in the standard of care across the state and even in some services. In early 2005, the Medical Directions and Practice Board (MDPB) reexamined the PIFT program and tasked Maine EMS with revising the curriculum to reflect a much broader scope of practice that would include a knowledge base capable of reacting to ongoing changes in clinical practice procedures or preferences.

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