Paramedic Training Program Reviewed
National EMS Institute and New England Paramedic Education Consortium’s Paramedic Program provides education for the highest Advanced Life Support (ALS) prehospital level provider. Candidates in this course undergo over nine (9) months of classroom training in advanced anatomy & physiology, pharmacology, neurology, endocrinology, electrophysiology, and subject matters related to advanced patient care. The paramedic candidate must also do an in-hospital internship with physicians and nurses to hone their assessment, critical reasoning, and treatment skills. They also must operate in the field under a paramedic preceptor to ensure that the student has mastered their trade. Candidates spend 18 months to two (2) years to complete their training and take their national computer exams and practical skills exams. Additional certifications that candidates receive during this class are Advanced Cardiac Life support (ACLS), Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS), and Pre-Hospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS).
- Anatomy and Physiology I (no lab): 3 credits, lower division level *
- Anatomy and Physiology II (no lab): 3 credits, lower division level *
- Beginning Paramedic I: 6 credits, lower division level
- Beginning Paramedic II: 6 credits, lower division level
- Beginning Paramedic III: 6 credits, lower division level
- Clinical Rotation: 6 credits, lower division level
- Field Internship: 6 credits, lower division level
- Pharmacology: 6 credits, lower division level **
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860 A Waterman Ave. East Providence, RI 02914
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Applying for the Credit
- Credit from PLA cannot duplicate other credit you have.
- Consult with your Academic Advisor or home institution advisor and make sure any credit you earn from PLA will be acceptable and fit into your degree plan.
- Consult the PLA information in the College Catalog.
- Describe the basic function of living organisms.
- Identify the cellular levels of organization and the organ systems of the human body.
- Body systems include: Integumentary System, Skeletal System, Muscular System, Nervous System, General and Special Senses, and Endocrine System.
Anatomy and Physiology II (no lab): 3 credits, lower division level
- Build upon knowledge attained in A&P I.
- Demonstrate understanding of the human organism, including the body as a whole, its major organ systems, their interrelations, and how they change throughout a person's life.
- Body systems include: The Heart, Cardiovascular System: Blood Vessels, Lymphatic System and Immunity, Respiratory System, Digestive System, Urinary System, and Reproductive System.
- Obtained knowledge (didactic and psychomotor) to assess and treat patients for Vascular Access, Airway Control, Medical Administration, and Behavioral Emergencies.
- Obtained knowledge (didactic and psychomotor) to perform Patient Assessment and treatment of Vascular Access, Airway Control, Medical Administration, and Cardiac Emergencies.
- Obtained knowledge (didactic and psychomotor) to perform patient assessment and treatment of Vascular Access, Airway Control, Medical Administration, Respiratory Emergencies, Pediatric Emergencies, and OB Emergencies.
Upon completion the student will be able to:
- Integrate pathophysiological principles and assessment findings to formulate a field impression and implement a treatment plan for the injured and ill patient.
- Develop assessment and critical thinking skills and management of emergency medications.
- Treat patients in shock, cardiac and respiratory distress and arrest.
- Manage medical emergencies.
Upon completion this student will be able to:
- Demonstrate competency and integrate didactic, psychomotor skills and clinical instruction to serve as entry level paramedic on a licensed advanced life support transport vehicle.
- Function under direct medical control of physician and utilize agency protocols & CQI.
- Integrate pathophysiological principles of pharmacology and patient assessment.
- Formulate a field impression, implement a pharmacologic management plan.
- Prepare proper medication dosages.
- Safely and precisely administer medications via intravenous, intraosseous, intramuscular, subcutaneous, or oral routes.