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Paramedic Program Description

paramedic education class

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Our Paramedic Academy offers students the opportunity to train at one of "Solucient Top 100 Hospitals". Our superior classroom and clinical education is enhanced with numerous hands-on applications. During classroom and clinical rotations, students will gain knowledge and confidence by working closely with our physician's and nursing staff. Students gain real life practical application while doing their EMS internship with several local agencies. All of our graduates take the National Registry of EMT's Paramedic exam, and are well respected in the EMS community.

Outline:

PREPARATORY

  • EMS Systems/The Roles and Responsibilities of the Paramedic
  • The Well-Being of the Paramedic
  • Illness and Injury Prevention
  • Medical / Legal Issues
  • Ethics
  • General Principles of Pathophysiology
  • Pharmacology
  • Venous Access and Medication Administration
  • Therapeutic Communications
  • Life Span Development

AIRWAY MANAGEMENT AND VENTILATION

PATIENT ASSESSMENT

  • History Taking
  • Techniques of Physical Examination
  • Patient Assessment
  • Clinical Decision Making
  • Communications
  • Documentation

TRAUMA

  • Trauma Systems/Mechanism of Injury
  • Hemorrhage and Shock
  • Soft Tissue Trauma
  • Burns
  • Head and Facial Trauma
  • Spinal Trauma
  • Thoracic Trauma
  • Abdominal Trauma
  • Musculoskeletal Trauma

MEDICAL

  • Pulmonary
  • Cardiology
  • Neurology
  • Endocrinology
  • Allergies and Anaphylaxis
  • Gastroenterology
  • Renal/Urology
  • Toxicology
  • Hematology
  • Environmental Conditions
  • Infectious and Communicable Diseases
  • Behavioral and Psychiatric Disorders
  • Gynecology
  • Obstetrics

SPECIAL CONSIDERATIONS

  • Neonatology
  • Pediatrics
  • Geriatrics
  • Abuse and Assault
  • Patients with Special Challenges
  • Acute Interventions for the Chronic Care Patient
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ASSESSMENT BASED MANAGEMENT OPERATIONS

  • Ambulance Operations
  • Medical Incident Command
  • Rescue Awareness and Operations
  • Hazardous Materials Incidents
  • Crime Scene Awareness

Paramedic Academy Prerequisites

  • Must be 18 years of age
  • Must NOT have any felony criminal history or history of violent crimes.
  • Must have completed Basic EMT program, have EMT license or NREMT license as a Basic EMT by the end of the program.
  • Must have a high school diploma or GED
  • Must be motivated to succeed.
Any further questions feel free to contact the program coordinator @ (810) 342-2257 or Christopher.Patrello@mclaren.org.