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 program prepares competent, advanced-level

emergency medical technicians in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and

affective (behavior) learning domains. 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.

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