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This. My ER handles a lot of critical patients being a trauma center. We almost always incorporate the family in critical patients, letting them stand with the chaplain and watch us work on their loved one does a lot of good in the long run. But, this is in a large trauma bay with adequate staff to monitor the family. In an ideal world, you would have the room to have someone sit with the kiddo in the ambulance and explain things to them, but we don't live in ideal worlds and truth is sometimes in EMS it isn't possible to bring family members along. If possible and dad was critical, I would have PD bring them following right behind so they can be at the hospital where they have resources to handle these things.
Not sure how NJ does it, you could call them and ask? As for as keeping track of CEU credits, I have to do this for my CEN and CCRN. I have a binder with a tab for each month and put my certificates in under the month that I did the CEU and at the front I keep an excel spreadsheet with the date I did the CEU, the CEU, and the number of credits.
The problem will lie with the company's insurance carrier. Being that this was <10 years ago, I imagine it will be difficult to find an employer. I would call local companies near you and ask them though.