Outdoor Emergency Care

Outdoor Emergency Care, known best by the acronym OEC, is the baseline medical curriculum that every ski patroller attains when joining National Ski Patrol.  The NH Region OEC program oversees the quality, consistency and continuity of the educational curriculum and its practice on the slopes of New Hampshire ski areas.

With the adoption of the OEC 5th Edition there have been numerous changes to the protocols that we as OEC Technicians follow. For that reason all OEC Instructors had to be re-certified by attended a training session covering those changes and new NSP protocols.

If you are interested in becoming an OEC Instructor or your Instructor certification has been revoked (either due to missing the OEC “upgrade” course, or through inactivity ) please contact your patrols OEC IT (Instructor Trainer) for details on how to get certified.

New textbooks and Instructor’s Manuals are available from NSP and can be ordered from the website store.

If you are looking for a full OEC course or are looking to Challenge an OEC exam please check the National site for a listing of courses and challenges in your area (check Programs / Education Programs / OEC (Outdoor Emergency Care). Once on that page click the link for “A list od classes”. In the search box enter “OEC” in the “Course Title Contains” box.

Please feel free to direct questions to the Region’s OEC Administrator. . .

Email the Region OEC Supervisor with comments and questions.