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EMT-Paramedic (NREMT-P) Course Description

Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic Program, 1477.50 hours


Course Description:

The EMT Paramedic program  (1477.50 hours)is designed to train the currently certified Emergency Medical Technician in advanced medical care in the pre-hospital environment.  It is the highest level of medical training in the emergency medical services career field. The program follows the current Department of Transportation (DOT) EMT Paramedic curriculum. The program will instruct certified EMT’s in the most advanced medical practices available to pre-hospital personnel, with a focus on precise patient assessment and management of trauma and medical emergencies, advanced airway management, fluid initiation, resuscitation and pharmacological interventions. There is a strong emphasis on cardiac emergency management. The program will develop the student’s confidence, knowledge and skills in performing critical assessment and management for the patient presenting with life threats. It will also develop the paramedic’s skill in providing a critical role as a team leader during patient crisis situations under


PARA101-Paramedic Program, Part 1, Preparatory

Part 1 of the Paramedic program is designed to assist the currently certified Emergency Medical Technician in understanding what the roles and responsibilities of the Paramedic care provider entail. The preparatory section of the program lays the groundwork for the new Paramedic and familiarizes them with the complexity of EMS systems, stresses their new position may entail and suggestions for prevention and self protection, injury prevention, and the medical legal issues that they may encounter. Finally they will be instructed on ethical considerations they may face in day to day patient care provision. Lecture 16.0, Lab/Assignments/Exams 42.5

[Prerequisites: EMT Basic certification], [Co-Requisite: PARALAB and PARACLI]


PARA102-Paramedic Program, Part 2, Human Systems

Part 2 of the Paramedic program will cover a detailed examination of Anatomy and Physiology to assist the student in understanding the human body, how it is structured and how it functions. Following the A & P section will be a comprehensive study of pathophysiology, the body’s response to illness and injury and the protective mechanisms within the body that function to maintain a homeostatic environment.  Last, this section will cover the development of the human body from infancy to the elderly to illustrate the body’s ability, during different age spans, to compensate for illnesses and injury. Lecture24.0, Lab/Assignments/Exams 37.0

[Prerequisites: EMT Basic certification], [Co-Requisite: PARALAB and PARACLI]


PARA103-Paramedic Program Part 3, Patient Assessment

Part 3 of the Paramedic program will cover all of the important aspects of providing a complete and thorough patient assessment, in order to formulate a treatment plan.  Communication skills and history taking, techniques of physical examination and assessment are instructed in detail with accompanying hands-on lab sessions.  Students are instructed in correct and complete documentation and communications skills and are introduced to clinical decision making skills that will enable them to provide an orderly and complete transition from pre-hospital medical care to the critical care facility. Lecture 24.0, Lab/Assignments/Exams 62.5     

[Prerequisites: EMT Basic certification], [Co-Requisite: PARALAB and PARACLI]


PARA104-Paramedic Program, Part 4, Pharmacology

Part 4 of the Paramedic Program will instruct the Paramedic student in basic and advanced Pharmacology; from how it is introduced into the body, how is works, to how it utilized in the emergency setting. Students will learn the various means of medication administration, how to calculate medication drips and dosages and how to document the results of medication administration. Lab sessions will reinforce the safe and effective administration of medications via numerous accepted routes. Lecture 24.0, Lab/Assignments/Exams 76.0

[Prerequisites: EMT Basic certification], [Co-Requisite: PARALAB and PARACLI]


PARA105, Paramedic Program, Part 5, Airway Management

Part 5 of the Paramedic program will review all basic airway management techniques with the Paramedic student and introduce the student to advanced airway management and resuscitation techniques. Lecture and lab sessions will integrate basic airway maneuvers with the newest acceptable airway management techniques. Lecture 16.0, Lab/Assignments 38.5

[Prerequisites: EMT Basic certification], [Co-Requisite: PARALAB and PARACLI]


PARA106, Paramedic Program, Part 6, Trauma

Part 6 of the Paramedic program will enable the Paramedic student to recognize traumatically injured patients, evaluate and manage traumatic injuries, and provide life-saving pre-hospital care for shock and hemorrhage. The student will integrate assessment findings, knowledge of the pathophysiology of shock, and current trends in shock management to develop a patient management plan.  Student will attend a NAEMT Pre-Hospital Trauma Life Support Program for certification at the completion of Part 6. Lecture 52.0, Lab/Assignments/Exams 77.5        

[Prerequisites: EMT Basic certification], [Co-Requisite: PARALAB and PARACLI]


PARA107, Paramedic Program, Part 7, Cardiovascular Emergencies

Part 7 of the Paramedic program is an in-depth course of study on the cardiovascular system;   anatomy and physiology, normal and abnormal function, and the consequences of disease and injury. Students are instructed in how to read and interpret an EKG, Including 12-lead EKGS, how to formulate treatment plans for non-lethal and lethal arrhythmias, and how to provide care in the pre-hospital setting.  Students will attend an AHA Advanced Cardiac Life Support course for certification at the completion of Part 7. Lecture 44.0, Lab/Assignments/Exams 64.0    

[Prerequisites: EMT Basic certification], [Co-Requisite: PARALAB and PARACLI]


PARA108, Paramedic Program, Part 8, Medical Emergencies

Part 8 of the Paramedic program is designed to expose the Paramedic student to the complexities that the patient with a medical emergency may present. Students are instructed in the most common medical presentations; pulmonary, nervous systems abnormalities, gastrointestinal and genitourinary, diabetic complications, behavioral and psychiatric emergencies, environmental complications, hematological considerations, toxicological and poisoning emergencies and infectious diseases. In addition to lectures, the student will be given multiple patient scenarios in lab sessions to sharpen their assessment and treatment skills. At the completion of Part 8, the student will attend a NAEMT Advanced Medical Life Support program for certification. Lecture 68.0, Lab/Assignments/Exams 97.0

[Prerequisites: EMT Basic certification],[Co-Requisite: PARALAB and PARACLI]


PARA109, Paramedic Program, Part 9, Special Populations

Part 9 of the Paramedic program will assist the Paramedic in assessing and treating neonates, pediatric patients, geriatric patients, pregnant patients and patients with special care needs. These patients represent a population of patients with “special considerations” for assessment and care, requiring detailed instruction for the proper adjustments in care to be provided by the Paramedic. Lecture and the accompanying Lab will ensure that the paramedic student is provided with the necessary tools to provide complete and competent care to this special population group. At the completion of Part 9, the student will attend an AHA Pediatric Advanced Life Support program for certification. Lecture 48.0, Lab/Assignments/Exams 78.5       

[Prerequisites: EMT Basic certification], [Co-Requisite: PARALAB and PARACLI]


PARA 110, Paramedic Program, Part 10, Operations

Part 10 will introduce the concept of large disaster operations to the Paramedic student. As the highest trained medical provider in the pre-hospital setting, the paramedic will find themselves in the position of being required to provide care to a large number of patients. This section will cover Weapons of Mass Destruction, Incident Management, Special Rescue Situations, Crime Scene operations and Hazardous Materials Incidents. All will require specialized knowledge and training for the paramedic to mesh with existing or managing agencies. At the completion of this program the Paramedic will attend a Hazardous Materials Awareness program for a course completion. Lecture   44.0, Lab/Assignments/Exams 56.0   

[Prerequisites: EMT Basic certification], [Co-Requisite: PARALAB and PARACLI]
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