A paramedic is a healthcare professional, predominantly in the pre-hospital and out-of-hospital environment, and working mainly as part of emergency medical services, such as on an ambulance.
Description: Diploma 45 Credits
The paramedic program prepares the graduate to function in a pre-hospital setting at an advanced level and to be able to demonstrate this advanced knowledge in patient assessments, administration of medications, EKG monitoring, and advanced resuscitation procedures. The program consists of lectures labs hospital and ride times in accordance with the latest DOT curriculum standards. The Paramedic Program will prepare the student to take the Florida State Paramedic or National Registry exam. Upon successful completion of the program a Diploma is granted. This may be applied as credit earned to an AS in EMS.
PARAMEDIC Program Admission Requirements
Registration is considered complete only when the following requirements have been met and the date of such has been indicated on the application. The student will be given an access code to access all class information at that time.
In order to register the student must be:
. EMT License
· A valid Florida driver’s license
· Social Security Number
· Birth Certificate or Passport
· Accredited High School Diploma or G.E.D./Official College transcripts
· Completed Enrollment Agreement and Application with appropriate fees
· Current AHA BLS for Healthcare Provider card
· Physical and Immunizations record signed by a physician (performed within the past 12 months)
· Valid PPD/C-XRAY (PPD within the past 1 year/C-XRAY within 5 years)
· Current Flu vaccine
· Titers: MMR, Varicella, Hepatitis B (within the past 10 years)
· Current 10 Panel Drug Screen
· Level II Background Check
Please note: All students that are interested in the Paramedic program must complete the Application for the program first before any documents will be accepted by the school. For more information regarding this please contact the school at (561) 283-0400 or refer to our admissions tab for the application.
PARAMEDIC Program Goals and Objectives
The goal of Medical Career Academy’s Paramedic Program is to prepare competent entry-level Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedics in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains.
In accordance with the 1998 DOT National Curriculum this goal will be accomplished through the following objectives:
• to prepare the student to demonstrate the cognitive ability to comprehend, apply, and evaluate the clinical information relative to his/her role as an entry-level Paramedic
• to prepare the student to demonstrate technical and entry-level proficiency in all psychomotor skills necessary to fulfill the role of Paramedic
• to assure that the student will, as a Paramedic, demonstrate affective personal behaviors consistent with professional demeanor
• to prepare the student to manage a team of rescuers supervise and perform assessment of the scene & patient and apply current patient care protocols given a pre-hospital emergency scenario
• to assure that the student will contribute in a positive manner to the learning environment and be an active participant in the teaching and learning process seeking learning opportunities outside of the classroom
• to prepare the student to demonstrate clinical competence while assigned patient care responsibilities
• to familiarize the student with the hospital environment including but not limited to policies practices equipment and skills as they relate directly and or indirectly to the Paramedic in the field
PARAMEDIC Program Course Description
Lecture Lab Combined EMS2620C - Semester I
This course presents the objectives contained in Modules I, and II of the1998 U.S. Department of Transportation National Standard Curriculum for the EMT-Paramedic. This course stresses theory and procedures used by a comprehensive emergency medical system in advanced pre-hospital care of the emergency patient. Topics studied include but are not limited to: role and responsibilities, medical legal issues, well-being of the paramedic, illness and injury prevention, ethics, medical terminology review, patient assessment, air-way management, venous access, medication administration, therapeutic communications, life span development, pathophysiology, management of shock and general pharmacology. This course must be completed with a grade of B (80% grade average) or better to continue in the Paramedic program. Lecture/Lab and Externship Total Credits 15 per Semester.
Lecture Lab Combined EMS2621C-Semester II
The course presents the objectives contained in Modules III, and IV, of the 1998 U.S. Department of Transportation National Standard Curriculum for the EMT-Paramedic. This course stresses theory and procedures used by a comprehensive emergency medical system in advanced pre-hospital care of the emergency patient. Topics studied include the following medical emergencies: cardiology, pulmonary, neurology, endocrinology, allergies, gastroenterology, renal, toxicology, hematology, environmental conditions, communicable diseases, gynecology, obstetrics, and psychiatric emergencies. The following trauma emergencies include: burns, spinal, thoracic, abdominal, musculoskeletal, head, facial, soft tissue, hemorrhage and shock. Course must be completed with a grade of B (80% grade average) or better to continue in the Paramedic program. Lecture/Lab and Externship Total Credits 15 per Semester.
Lecture Lab Combined EMS2622C-Semester III
The course presents the objectives contained in Modules VI, VII, & VIII of the 1998 U.S. Department of Transportation National Standard Curriculum for the EMT-Paramedic. This course stresses theory and procedures used by a comprehensive EMS System in the care of the emergency patient. Topics studied include the following: neonatology, pediatrics, geriatrics, abuse and assault, patients with special challenges, acute interventions for the chronic care patient, assessment based management, ambulance operations, medical incident command, rescue awareness and operations, hazardous materials incidents, and crime scene awareness. Lecture/Lab and Externship Total Credits 15 per Semester.