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New Britain EMS Academy Central Connecticut Paramedic Education Program Paramedic Program

Program Reviewed

Central Connecticut Paramedic Education Program Consortium (CCPEPC) Paramedic Program

Credits Available for April 2018 through March 2023

  •  Anatomy and Physiology for the Paramedic I: 4 credits, lower division level
  •  Anatomy and Physiology for the Paramedic II: 4 credits, lower division level
  •  Foundations in Paramedicine I: 6 credits, lower division level
  •  Foundations in Paramedicine II: 6 credits, lower division level
  •  Foundations in Paramedicine III: 6 credits, upper division level
  •  Paramedic Clinical Rotations: 6 credits, upper division level
  •  Paramedic Field Internship: 8 credits, upper division level

Credits Available for January 2012 through March 2018

  • 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

Source of Records

Dean of CCPEPC; New Britain EMS Academy; 1 Herald Square, Suite 50; New Britain, CT 06051; 860-351-0180; academy@nbemsa.org

About the Training Sponsor

The New Britain EMS Academy (NBEMSA) provides educational services and support to the greater New Britain community, healthcare providers, and general business and industry. NBEMSA serves as a local American Heart Association (AHA) Community Training Center (CTC), a key component to the AHA Training Network. In addition to American Heart Association courses, NBEMSA provides initial and recertification training for the EMS industry including EMR, EMT, and Paramedic level courses. NBEMSA has been delivering lifesaving training and education since its inception in 2006.

About the Program

The mission of the Central Connecticut Paramedic Education Program Consortium (CCPEPC) Paramedic Program is to provide extraordinary emergency medical service education by integrating highly qualified instructors, innovative instructional tools, and first-class clinical and internship opportunities. The Paramedic Program was established in January 2012 to train highly skilled pre-hospital medical professionals. The NBEMSA CCPEPC 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.

Applying for the Credit

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

Course Descriptions for April 2018 through March 2023 Credit Recommendations

Anatomy and Physiology for the Paramedic I: 4 credits, lower division level
Fundamental concepts of human anatomy and physiology as they apply to paramedicine including structure and function of cells, tissues, nervous system, respiratory system, and cardiovascular system presented in lecture and laboratory settings.
Anatomy and Physiology for the Paramedic II: 4 credits, lower division level
Fundamental concepts of human anatomy and physiology as they apply to paramedicine including structure and function of the endocrine, gastrointestinal, renal, lymphatic, reproductive, and musculoskeletal systems presented in lecture and laboratory settings.
Foundations in Paramedicine I: 6 credits, lower division level
Concepts in pre-hospital medicine including assessment of the medical patient, pharmacology, neurology, pulmonology, and cardiology presented in lecture and laboratory settings.
Foundations in Paramedicine II: 6 credits, lower division level
Concepts in pre-hospital medicine including endocrinology, gastroenterology, urology, psychiatry, toxicology, gynecology, obstetrics, neonatology, pediatrics, geriatrics, and chronic illness presented in lecture and laboratory settings.
Foundations in Paramedicine III: 6 credits, upper division level
Concepts in pre-hospital medicine including assessment of the trauma patient, mechanisms of blunt and penetrating trauma, hemorrhage and shock, trauma of the nervous, respiratory, cardiovascular, gastrointestinal, genitourinary, and musculoskeletal systems, triage and MCI management, and tactical emergency care presented in lecture and laboratory settings.
Paramedic Clinical Rotations: 6 credits, upper division level
Clinical rotations at the affiliated hospital and other partner clinical areas may include emergency department, anesthesiology, labor and delivery, intensive care unit, and respiratory care. Students function on a one to one basis under direct supervision of a respiratory therapist, nurse, mid-level practitioner, or physician. Students meet with instructors regularly during post-clinical conference to discuss experiences and facilitate learning in the hospital setting.
Paramedic Field Internship: 8 credits, upper division level
Students are assigned to an active affiliate paramedic and perform within the full scope of practice of an EMT-Paramedic, under the direct supervision of at least one licensed paramedic. Field internships are arranged under the auspices of, in conjunction with, and are monitored by the Paramedic Program Faculty. Students meet with instructors regularly during field internship to discuss experiences, progress, and performance in the pre-hospital setting.

Course Descriptions for January 2012 through March 2018 Credit Recommendations

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 2013 Review

The 2013 CCAP 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.