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Connecticut Board of Regents for Higher Education

New Britain EMS Academy: Paramedic Program

Date of Initial Review: April 22, 2013

The New Britain Emergency Medical Services, Inc., is a non-profit organization which provides 9-1-1 emergency medical services within the City of New Britain, Connecticut. New Britain EMS serves and transports over 11,000 patients annually. New Britain EMS provides initial and recertification training for the EMS industry including: First Responder, EMT-Basic, EMT-Intermediate and Paramedic level courses.

To provide this training, the New Britain Emergency Medical Services, Inc. formally established the New Britain EMS Academy in 2010 and has trained over 2,000 people in life saving techniques. The Paramedic Program was established in 2012 to train highly skilled pre-hospital medical professionals. The NBEMSA Paramedic Program incorporates interactive classroom didactic training with state of the art simulation facilities and hands-on clinical rotations in a variety of healthcare settings under the supervision of healthcare professionals including nurses, physicians and paramedics.

To receive credit students must complete the NBEMSA Paramedic Program at a level of 75% or higher in the three graded modules and must satisfactorily complete the two internships. They must also pass the National Registry exam.

Source of official student records:

Program Director
New Britain EMS Academy
ITDB Center
185 Main Street
Fourth Floor
New Britain, CT 06051

Credit Recommendations

Location: Classroom instructionat NBEMSA facility in New Britain, CT, with clinical rotations and field internships at various hospital sites in Connecticut.

Length: The day program meets 3 days a week for 8 hours daily. The program runs 51 weeks with scheduled hours per week flexing during the last 24 weeks for clinical and field internships. Total clock hours = 1224.

The evening program meets three evenings a week for four hours a night. The didactic program runs for 51 weeks followed by approximately 24 weeks of clinical and field internships on a flexible schedule. Total clock hours = 1118.

Anatomy and Physiology for the Paramedic I (12 cr. Lower)

Dates: March 2018

This course provides students with an introduction to the foundations of paramedic practice and anatomy and physiology with applications to medical emergencies. Content includes: The nervous system, respiratory system and cardiovascular system to include the respective chemistry, cellular structure, and tissues. The course also covers patient assessment, communication skills, medical terminology and pharmacology in medical emergencies with an emphasis on the nervous system, pulmonary system and cardiovascular system.

Anatomy and Physiology for the Paramedic II (10 cr. Lower)

Dates: March 2018

This course provides students with an introduction to the foundations of paramedic practice and continued anatomy and physiology with applications to medical emergencies. Content includes: endocrinology, gastroenterology, nephrology, lymphatic system and immunity, reproductive system, and musculoskeletal system. The course also covers applications to fluid and electrolytes, hematology/oncology, urology; psychiatric illnesses, infectious diseases, allergies, pharmacology, toxicology, hazardous materials, poisons, gynecology/obstetrics, neonatal and pediatric emergencies, and gerontology.

Evaluation and Treatment of Trauma for the Paramedic (3 cr. Lower)

Dates: March 2018

This course provides students with an introduction to the foundations of assessment and traumatic injuries including: assessment, treatment, and transportation of both blunt and penetrating trauma. Content includes: Trauma in the pediatric, adult and geriatric patient populations, rapid sequence intubation, airway management, triage, kinematics, and mass/multiple casualty incidents.

Clinical Internship (4 cr. Lower)

Dates: March 2018

This internship provides students with in-hospital paramedical clinical experiences including rotations in: the Intensive Care Unit, Emergency Department, Medical/Surgical Units, Operating Room, Psychiatry, Triage, Labor and Delivery, Wound Care Clinic, the Cardiac Catheterization Lab, and with respiratory therapy.

Field Internship (4 cr. Lower)

Dates: March 2018

This Clinical practicum provides students with opportunities to demonstrate proficiency in application of patient care in the pre-hospital environment.