EMT - Paramedic Initial
EMS - 3031
This course is designed to develop knowledge and skills for the Advanced Emergency care of ill or injured persons. This course follows the National Department of Transportation Guidelines and is approved by the North Carolina Office of Emergency Medical Services. Lecture, demonstrations, skills evaluation, and both Hospital and Field Internships are the principal methods of instruction. Specific training areas include administration of I.V. fluids, advanced airway management, cardiac monitoring including Defibrillation, Cardioversion, Cardiac Pacing, and the administration of prehospital advanced life support medications.
This course will follow the guidelines established by the NC Office EMS. The curriculum for the EMT-Paramedic educational program shall be the 1998 Release of the United States Department of Transportation (US DOT) National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) EMT-Paramedic Course: National Standard Curriculum.
- Successful completion of an EMT-Basic course
- High school diploma or general education development (GED)
- Successful completion of an entrance exam assessing basic reading comprehension and English skills at a minimum of a post-secondary grade level; demonstration of math skills at a minimum at the high school grade level. This test may be taken at any of the learning centers at no cost to the student
Prerequisite course: EMS 3000 - Anatomy and Physiology or equivalent.
Approximate hours: 596 didactic; 250 clinical; 350 field internship.