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Paramedic

CIP Code - 510904

Mission

The mission 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 Responder levels. Upon completion of the program, graduates will possess the knowledge, skills, and behaviors necessary to sit for the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians’ examinations required for certification and licensure in the State of Louisiana. Students may choose to enroll in additional classes in order to obtain the Associates of Applied Science in Paramedicine.

Accreditation

The Louisiana Delta Community College Paramedic Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Services Professions (CoAEMSP).

To contact Commission on Accreditation of Allied health Education Programs
25400 US Highway 19 North, Suite 158
Clearwater, FL  33763
727-210-2350
www.caahep.org

Paramedic Program Description

The LDCC Paramedic Program prepares students to provide advanced prehospital emergency care to patients who have experienced traumatic or medical emergencies. The program curriculum adheres to the National Emergency Medical Education Standards. Successful completion of the program is contingent upon the evaluation of the cognitive, psychomotor, and affective domains in the classroom, lab, clinical experiences, field experiences and field internship.  Upon completion, students will be prepared to take the National Registry written and practical examinations necessary for national certification and licensure as a paramedic in the State of Louisiana.  

The LDCC Paramedic Program is a limited enrollment program.  Admittance to the program requires authorization from the program director. Enrollment in some of the courses may require additional pre-requisites. The Louisiana Bureau of EMS has approved the courses offered at Louisiana Delta Community College.

Students enrolling in the paramedic portion of the program must be nationally registered and licensed as an Emergency Medical Technician or an Advanced Emergency Medical Technician. They must have also have authorization from the Louisiana Bureau of EMS to be an ALS student. Additional requirements for the program also include passing required background checks, passing the drug screening, proof of current immunizations, proof of physical and emotional fit for the program, current CPR certification, and proof of health insurance.  Students in the program must adhere to all program requirements as well as the requirements established by other intuitions where they perform clinical and field rotations.

Learning Outcomes

Graduates of the Louisiana Delta Community College Paramedic Program will be able to:

  • Integrate clinical information and related topics relevant to the practice of prehospital emergency medical care to formulate treatment plans and manage patients (cognitive).
  • Demonstrate attitudes and behaviors consistent with the ethics and professionalism expected of paramedics (affective). 
  • Develop an effective treatment plan to ensure a patient's airway, adequate mechanical ventilation, and respiration for patients. 
  • Provide basic emergency care and transportation based upon assessment findings for an injured patient. 
  • Identify, categorize, and treat trauma patients. 
  • Demonstrate the ability to perform individual psychomotor skills in a safe, timely, and efficient manner based upon professional standards.

Program Outcomes 

  • Demonstrate utilization of information relevant to the role of a certified paramedic on a comprehensive examination (cognitive)
  • 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 or continue with their education within a year of graduation

The required outcomes data (retention rates, National Registry exam scores {written and practical}, and three year positive placement rates) will be posted as soon as they become available.

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