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Diploma in Emergency Medical Services    T-B-(Paramedic)

Description
The (EMT-B)-Paramedic Program provides learning experiences that enable the student to acquire and assimilate the necessary technical competencies to function effectively as a supportive health care provider. This program is designed to prepare the student for a career in the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Field first as an Emergency Medical Technician-Basic and then the more advanced Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic in accordance with the Department of Transportation National Standard curriculum. Paramedics are highly trained members of the health-care community who utilize clinical decision making to formulate a field impression in order to provide basic and advanced life support. Paramedics are responsible for bringing life-saving diagnostic and treatment skills to the patient at the scene of an emergency.

Objectives
This program prepares students for an entry-level position as an EMT-Paramedic. The program will provide students with the skills necessary to function as an emergency medical technician at the basic and advanced life support level with an ambulance service or other specialized service. The courses in this program will provide students with the basic and advanced skills necessary to function as a paramedic utilizing EKG interpretation, airway management, vascular access, emergency pharmacology, and other advanced life-support procedures in the field in conjunction with medical oversight. In addition, the objective of the program is to prepare competent entry level Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedics in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains.

 

  • Recognize the nature and seriousness of the patientâ™s condition or extent of injuries to assess the requirements for emergency medical care
  • Administer appropriate emergency medical care based on assessment findings of the patient’s condition within the scope of practice
  • Lift, move, position, and otherwise handle the patient to minimize discomfort and prevent further injury
  • Perform safely and effectively the expectations of the job description
  • Demonstrate how to comprehend, apply, and evaluate the clinical information relative to his/her role as an entry-level paramedic.
  • Demonstrate technical proficiency in all skills necessary to fulfill the role of an entry level paramedic.
  • Demonstrate personal behaviors consistent with professional and employer expectations.

Prerequisites

  • Have a high school diploma or G.E.D.
  • Pass the entrance examination
  • Current BLS Certification for Healthcare Providers
  • Student must provide/or maintain a current health screen which is current within one year throughout the duration of the program. Successful applicants must document their health status by physical examination prior to beginning clinical/field rotations.
  • Background check and drug screen where applicable.

 

Course Outline
To receive a diploma in (EMT-B)-Paramedic, students must complete 54.0 credit hours. This Diploma program can be completed in 16 months for full-time day students.

(EMT-B)-Paramedic Courses (54.0 credit hours)

Anatomy and Physiology for EMS Providers

2.0 credit hours

Anatomy and Physiology for EMS Providers Laboratory I

1.0 credit hour

Emergency Medical Technician Basic I

1.5 credit hours

Emergency Medical Technician Basic I Laboratory

1.0 credit hour

Emergency Medical Technician Basic II

1.5 credit hours

Emergency Medical Technician Basic II Laboratory

1.0 credit hour

Emergency Medical Technician Basic III

1.5 credit hours

Emergency Medical Technician Basic III Laboratory

1.0 credit hour

Emergency Medical Technician Basic IV

1.5 credit hours

Emergency Medical Technician Basic IV Laboratory

1.0 credit hours

EMT-Basic Hospital and Field Experience I

0.5 credit hour

EMT-Basic Hospital and Field Experience II

0.5 credit hour

EMT-Basic Hospital and Field Experience III

0.5 credit hour

EMT-Basic Hospital and Field Experience IV

0.5 credit hour

*Completion of a comprehensive final written exam and comprehensive practical exams with a score of 70% or higher is required before proceeding to the next portion of the program.

*Introduction to Paramedics I

2.5 credit hours

Introduction to Paramedics Laboratory I

1.0 credit hour

Introduction to Paramedics II

2.5 credit hours

Introduction to Paramedics Laboratory II

1.0 credit hour

Airway & Medical Emergencies I

2.5 credit hours

Airway & Medical Emergencies I Laboratory

1.0 credit hour

 

Airway & Medical Emergencies II

2.5 credit hours

Airway & Medical Emergencies II Laboratory

1.0 credit hour

Trauma I

2.5 credit hours

Trauma I Laboratory

1.0 credit hour

Trauma II

2.5 credit hours

Trauma II Laboratory

1.0 credit hour

Medical Emergencies I

2.5 credit hours

Medical Emergencies I Laboratory

1.0 credit hour

Medical Emergencies II

2.5 credit hours

Medical Emergencies II Laboratory

1.0 credit hour

Operations, Patient Management, and Special Considerations I

2.5 credit hours

Operations, Patient Management, and Special Considerations I Laboratory

1.0 credit hour

Operations, Patient Management, and Special Considerations II

2.5 credit hours

Operations, Patient Management, and Special Considerations II Laboratory

1.0 credit hour

Paramedic Field/Clinical Experience

4.0 credit hours

***Completion of a comprehensive final written exam and comprehensive practical exams in the paramedic courses with a score of 80% or higher is required for graduation from the program; in addition to other requirements listed in the student handbook.

 

Program Specific Accreditation

The Distance Education and Training Council for Medical Schools and Programs (DETC) Board of Commissioners has granted accreditation to Newcastle University's Professional program.* DETC is one of three major accrediting agencies for Medical schools and is a leading specialized accrediting agency for Medical education. This recognition certifies that programs offered through Newcastle University's College of Medical & Management meet the rigorous educational standards established by DETC.

*For a full list of Newcastle University's Medical and accounting degree programs accredited by DETC, please see the Accreditation page.

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 * Figure based on 2013 graduates self-reporting data to Newcastle University Career Services who were employed at graduation or actively seeking employment in their field after graduation. Does not include graduates who were not actively seeking employment, as determined by Newcastle University Career Services, or who did not report data on employment status to Newcastle University Career Services.

 

 

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