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Paramedic Education

Certificate Program

Overview

The Paramedic Education Certificate Program offered in partnership with the Comprehensive Medical Teaching Institute (CMTI) at Quincy College will teach and prepare students to achieve the highest level of certification for emergency prehospital medical providers. The program lasts approximately 16 months over four semesters and includes 12 months of didactics, skills lab sessions, and skills scenario evaluations over the first three academic semesters.

Semesters two and three include a clinical internship with an assigned hospital preceptor where you will start to apply the knowledge and skills that you learned in a live patient setting. The fourth semester is a field internship where you will ride with an EMS unit with an experienced paramedic preceptor to further build upon the assessment, management, and treatment skills developed during your classroom and clinical experiences and apply them to the out-of-hospital setting as a provider and team leader. At the conclusion of the program, you must be able to demonstrate, through testing and evaluation, the competencies and skills required of the entry-level Paramedic.

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Program Outcomes

At the completion of this program, the student should be able to:

  • Understand their roles and responsibilities within an Emergency Medical System (EMS), and how those roles differ from other levels of providers.
  • Take an appropriate medical history, and perform a comprehensive physical exam of any patient and communicate the findings to other health care professionals.
  • Integrate pathophysiological principles and assessment findings to formulate field impression and implement the treatment plan for the trauma patient.
  • Integrate pathophysiological principles and assessment findings to formulate a field impression and implement the treatment plan for the medical patient.
  • Integrate pathophysiological principles and assessment findings to formulate a field impression and implement the treatment plan for neonatal, pediatric, and geriatric patients, diverse patients and chronologically ill patients.
  • Integrate the pathophysiological principles and assessment findings to formulate a field impression and implement the treatment plan for patients with common complaints.

 

Academic Division of Professional Programs

Paramedic Education Courses
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    • Code
    • Course
    • Credits
    • EMS 201
    • Paramedic
    • 7
    Subjects covered in this course include: Documentation- Terminology-A&P-Patient Assessment-Pharmacology- Medication Administration-Cardiology-ACLS- Arrythmias-12 Lead EKG – Start of Clinical Internship.
    • EMS 202
    • Paramedic 2
    • 7
    Subjects covered in this course include: Airway Management-Respiratory Emergencies-Neurological Emergencies-Abdominal & GI Emergencies-Endocrine Emergencies-Trauma-PHTLS-Environmental Emergencies- Hazmat-Transport- Clinical Internship (continued). For more information, please see the Paramedic Education Program Description. Prerequisites: EMS 201.
    • EMS 203
    • Paramedic 3
    • 7
    Subjects covered in this course include: Obstetrics- Neonatal-Pediatrics-PALS-Vehicle Extrication Geriatrics- Field Code-Special Considerations- Scenarios – Clinical Internship (continued). For more information, please see the Paramedic Education Program Description. Prerequisites: EMS 202.
    • EMS 204
    • Paramedic 4
    • 6
    This is the final course of the Paramedic Education Program The course consists of the (250) hour field experience/capstone field internship in which students will ride on an emergency services unit with an experienced licensed paramedic preceptor. During this internship students will further build upon the assessment, management and treatment skills developed during classroom and clinical experiences and apply them to the out-of-hospital setting as a team member and team leader. At the conclusion of the program students must demonstrate the competencies and skills required of the entry-level EMT Paramedic. Prerequisites: EMS 203.

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