EMS Courses

PARAMEDIC

The Paramedic is an allied health professional, whose primary focus is to provide advanced emergency medical care for critical and emergent patients who access the emergency medical system.

The Paramedic is an allied health professional, whose primary focus is to provide advanced emergency medical care for critical and emergent patients who access the emergency medical system. This individual possesses the complex knowledge and skills necessary to provide patient care and transportation.

Paramedics function as part of a comprehensive EMS response, under medical oversight. Paramedics perform interventions with the basic and advanced equipment typically found on an ambulance or other pre-hospital healthcare environment. This is the highest level of pre-hospital education.

This course is offered for anyone who wants to provide advanced level of emergency medical care with an EMS service, hospital, fire department, or other healthcare setting.

The Paramedic course follows the NTA TTNVQ standards & the United States DOT National EMS Education Standards and extends for a minimum of one year to fourteen months. The training includes classroom and laboratory instruction and patient contacts with an ambulance service and hospital Intensive Care, Accident & Emergency, Surgical, Pediatric and similar departments.

Certificates awarded:

  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support
  • Advanced Medical Life Support¬† (online)
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support
  • AHA learn rhythm online (adult & pediatric)
  • ITLS

Required reference materials:

  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support text (PALS)
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support text (ACLS)
  • International Trauma Life Support text
  • AHA learn rhythm online (adult)
  • AHA learn rhythm online (pediatric)
  • Advanced Medical Life Support (online)
  • AHA ECG & Pharmacology text
  • Medication calculations text
  • 12 Lead ECG text
  • Anatomy & Physiology for health professionals
  • Nancy Caroline Paramedic text/workbook
  • Requirements: All AEMT plus two (2) references minimum 75% on EMT pre-test.