Okefenokee Technical College

Okefenokee Technical College 2013-2014 Catalog

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Paramedicine

Diploma

Program Description

The Paramedicine diploma program prepares students to provide advanced emergency medical care for critical and emergent patients who access the emergency medical system. This individual possesses the complex knowledge and skills necessary to provide patient care and transportation. Paramedics function as part of a comprehensive EMS response, under medical oversight. Paramedics perform interventions with the basic and advanced equipment typically found on an ambulance. The Paramedic is a link from the scene into the health care system. The Paramedicine diploma program prepares students for employment in paramedic positions in today's health services field. The Paramedic diploma program provides learning opportunities that introduce, develop, and reinforce academic and occupational knowledge, skills, and attitudes required for job acquisition, retention, and advancement. The program provides opportunities to upgrade present knowledge and skills from the EMT/EMT-I 1985/AEMT levels to a paramedic level. Successful completion of the program allows the graduate to take the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) Paramedic certification examination and apply for Georgia licensure with the State Office of Emergency Medical Service and Trauma (SOEMST) as a paramedic. Criminal background checks and drug screens may be required based on the requirements for participation in clinical experiences.

Program Approval

The Paramedicine program is approved by the Georgia Department of Public Health, Office of Emergency Medical Services and Trauma (SOEMST).

Licensure/Certification Information

Graduates of the Paramedicine program are eligible to sit for the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT), Paramedic certification and apply for Georgia licensure with the State Office of Emergency Medical Service and Trauma (SOEMST) as a paramedic.

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Admission Requirements

Minimum Required Age

18

High School Diploma or GED Required

Yes

Placement Scores for Regular Admission (COMPASS)

English

Reading

Math

Algebra

32

70

26

N/A

 

Other Conditions for Admission

Hold certifications and/or licensure as an:

EMT I/85 (with successful completion of Georgia State Office of Emergency Medical Services and Trauma (SOEMST) EMT I to AEMT course); EMT I/99; or AEMT.

Criminal background checks and drug screens may be required based on the requirements for participation in clinical experiences.

Program Courses

Credits

Basic Skills

 

ENGL 1010 - Fundamentals of English I

3

MATH 1012 - Foundations of Mathematics

3

Occupational Courses

 

COMP 1000 - Introduction to Computers

3

ALHS 1011 - Anatomy and Physiology

5

ALHS 1090 - Medical Terminology for Allied Health Sciences

2

EMSP 2110 - Foundations of Paramedicine

3

EMSP 2120 - Applications of Pathophysiology for Paramedics

3

EMSP 2130 - Advanced Resuscitative Skills for Paramedics

3

EMSP 2140 - Advanced Cardiovascular Concepts

4

EMSP 2310 - Therapeutic Modalities of Cardiovascular Care

3

EMSP 2320 - Therapeutic Modalities of Medical Care

5

EMSP 2330 - Therapeutic Modalities of Trauma Care

4

EMSP 2340 - Therapeutic Modalities for Special Patient Populations

4

EMSP 2510 - Clinical Applications for the Paramedic - I

2

EMSP 2520 - Clinical Applications for the Paramedic - II

2

EMSP 2530 - Clinical Applications for the Paramedic - III

2

EMSP 2540 - Clinical Applications for the Paramedic - IV

1

EMSP 2550 - Clinical Applications for the Paramedic - V

1

EMSP 2560 - Clinical Applications for the Paramedic - VI

1

EMSP 2570 - Clinical Applications for the Paramedic - VII

1

EMSP 2710 - Field Internship for the Paramedic

2

EMSP 2720 - Practical Applications for the Paramedic

3

Minimum credit hours for Graduation

60