Central Connecticut Paramedic Education Program at the New Britain EMS Academy

Central Connecticut Paramedic Education Program at the New Britain EMS Academy

Programs Reviewed

Paramedic Training Program

Credits Available

  • Anatomy and Physiology for the Paramedic I (12 credits, lower division level)
  • Anatomy and Physiology for the Paramedic II (10 credits, lower division level)
  • Evaluation and Treatment of Trauma for the Paramedic (3 credits, lower division level)
  • Clinical Internship (4 credits, lower division level)
  • Field Internship (4 credits, lower division level)

Dates Valid

2012 through March 2018

Source of Records

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

About the Training Sponsor

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.

About the Program

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.

Applying for the Credit

Have your training sponsor submit your transcript or record to the Registrar to apply for the credit.

Course Description

Anatomy and Physiology for the Paramedic I (12 credits, lower division level)
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 credits, lower division level)
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 credits, lower division level)
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 credits, lower division level)
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 credits, lower division level)
This Clinical practicum provides students with opportunities to demonstrate proficiency in application of patient care in the pre-hospital environment.

About the Review

This review was funded by the Connecticut Health & Life Sciences Career Initiative (HLSCI), a Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training grant, as implemented by the U.S. Department of Labor. HLSCI is an equal opportunity program. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.