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PARAMEDIC PROGRAM

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PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

Paramedic is the advanced-level certification for the EMS profession. The Paramedic Program is a 12 month program. The goal of the program is "to prepare competent entry-level Paramedics in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains with or without exit points at the Advanced Emergency Medical Technician and/or Emergency Medical Technician, and/or Emergency Medical Responder levels." The program meets the requirements set forth in the National EMS Education Standards aligning with Florida statutes and administrative code through classroom, skills laboratory, clinical rotations, and field internship courses.

Students learn advanced life support skills such as CPR, wound management, IV skills, ventilator management, EKG management and competency, medication administration, and childbirth needed to assess and manage a diverse population of medical and trauma patients.

Graduates of the program are eligible to take the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians' (NREMT) Paramedic cognitive exam that also serves as the state certification exam. Graduates passing the exam will be eligible to apply for licensure with the State of Florida only and not national certification.

Students that enter a paramedic program that is not accredited by the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP) will no longer be eligible for national EMS certification or reciprocity in states that require national EMS program accreditation.

Registration for the
Spring 2023 Paramedic Program
will open on October 15th.