May 15, 2021  
2020-2021 College Catalog 
    
2020-2021 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Paramedic Certificate


Description

This certificate will prepare students for national certification as an EMT Paramedic.

Entry Requirement: Certified EMT.

Program Outcomes

Upon completion, students will be able to:

  • Show critical thinking abilities in the application of patient care at the paramedic level
  • Present themselves in a professional manner with regards to the ethical and moral standards of health care
  • Function in a manner that shows effective time management skills in the healthcare setting
  • Demonstrate the technical abilities associated with those necessary for an entry-level paramedic
  • Display the ability to effectively communicate both verbally and in written form with patients, family members, and fellow health care professionals in the process of providing patient care
  • Display the ability to perform detailed patient assessments and comprise accurate patient care plans in the emergency setting
  • Demonstrate the ability to perform entry level paramedic skills and procedures within the established national standards for the various patient encounters
  • Demonstrate the ability to establish differential diagnosis based upon a detailed knowledge of pathophysiology, patient assessments and patient’s presentations within the framework of emergency medical care
  • Assume the responsibilities of continued growth, development and life-long learning to ensure the up to date knowledge and proficiencies
  • Assume the role as a true patient advocate and, through this, ensure that the focus remains on promoting patient care at its highest level

Graduation Credits Required: 39