Paramedic (EMT)

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CIP Code - 510904

Mission

The mission of the Technical Diploma in Paramedic is to prepare students with the knowledge and skills necessary to provide emergency medical services care to critically ill or injured patients and transport them to a medical facility for further advanced care.

Program Description

The goal of the Louisiana Delta Community College Paramedic 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”.
This Technical Diploma program prepares students to give basic and/or advanced prehospital emergency care to victims of accidents or medical emergencies.
Instruction meets the minimum standards as identified by the EMS Educational Standards and the State of Louisiana Bureau of Emergency Medical Services. The course is competency/outcome based and instruction includes supervised classroom/labs, preceptor clinical/field internship experiences with summative evaluations. Successful completion of this course of study allows the student to be eligible to take the written and practical National Registry examinations necessary for National certification and State licensure at the appropriate level(s). This is a limited enrollment program and candidates must pass drug and background checks. Students must be admitted to the program in order to enroll in any of the listed courses.

The Louisiana Delta Community College Paramedic program has been issued a Letter of Review by the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Services Professions (CoAEMSP). This letter is NOT a CAAHEP accreditation status, it is a status signifying that a program seeking initial accreditation has demonstrated sufficient compliance with the accreditation Standards through the Letter of Review Self Study Report (LSSR) and other documentation. Letter of Review is recognized by the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) for eligibility to take the NREMT’s Paramedic credentialing examinations(s). However, it is NOT a guarantee of eventual accreditation.

To contact CoAEMSP:
8301 Lakeview Parkway Suite 111-312
Rowlett, TX 75088
214-703-8445
Fax 214-703-8992
www.coaemsp.org


In this program, there are a variety exit points that you may choose to take. They are:

-Technical Diploma in Paramedic
-Technical Competency Area (TCA) EMT- Emergency Medical Technician

Learning Outcomes

Graduates of this program will be able to:
Demonstrate utilization of information relevant to the role of a certified Paramedic on a comprehensive examination
Demonstrate ability to perform individual and groups of motor skills in a safe, timely, and efficient manner based on professional standards
Demonstrate personal behavior and attitude (affective behaviors) consistent with employer expectations and professional standards
Pass the written National Registry Examination necessary for licensure in the state of Louisiana
Pass the practical National Registry Examination necessary for licensure in the state of Louisiana
Become employed in the health care industry within nine months of graduation

The program will publish the required outcomes of retention, National Registry written and practical examinations, and positive placement once the three year window has been met.

Gainful Employment

Degree Requirements

Course

Course Title

Lec Hrs

Lab Hrs

Tot Cr Hrs

Clock Hrs

EMSE1100

EMERGENCY MEDICAL TECHNICIAN

4

2

6

212

EMSE1200

EMERGENCY MEDICAL TECHNICIAN PRACTICUM

0

2

2

36

 

TCA – EMT

 

 

8

248

 

Successful completion of Biology 221/223 is required to proceed into the Paramedic portion of the Technical Diploma

 

 

 

 

BIOL110

INTRO TO HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY

3

0

3

45

BIOL111

INTRO TO HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY LAB

0

1

1

30

 

 

 

 

 

 

EMSE2010

PREPARATORY

1

3

4

120

EMSE2020

AIRWAY AND VENTILATION

0

2

2

60

EMSE2030

PATIENT ASSESSMENT

0

2

2

60

EMSE2040

MEDICAL I

1

3

4

120

EMSE2050

MEDICAL II

1

3

4

120

EMSE2060

SHOCK, RESUSCITATION, AND TRAUMA

1

2

3

90

EMSE2070

SPECIAL POPULATIONS

1

2

3

90

EMSE2080

OPERATIONS

0

1

1

30

EMSE2090

CLINICAL EXPERIENCE I

0

2

2

168

EMSE2100

CLINICAL EXPERIENCE II

0

2

2

168

EMSE2110

CLINICAL EXPERIENCE III

0

2

2

168

EMSE2120

FIELD INTERNSHIP I

0

1

1

84

EMSE2130

FIELD INTERNSHIP II

0

1

1

84

EMSE2140

FIELD INTERNSHIP III

0

1

1

84

EMSE2150

FINAL ASSESSMENT AND EXAM PREPARATION

0

1

1

64

 

TD – Paramedic

 

 

45

1510


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