EMT - Paramedic

EMT - Paramedic

Technical Diploma

Credits Required for Graduation: 38.00

Program Overview

EMT Paramedics provide competent care as they respond to medical and traumatic emergencies, assess ill and injured persons, initiate care within their scope of practice and provide for continuity of care. Paramedics care for patients under direct medical control.

In addition to EMT Basic skills of assessing a patient's condition, care includes managing respiratory, cardiac, and trauma emergencies. The EMT Paramedic provides advanced care by administering medications, interpreting electrocardiograms (EKG's), performing endotracheal intubation, and using monitors and other advanced procedures. Paramedics may provide patient care in adverse conditions.

Graduates of the program may work in a variety of settings. Due to the expanding role of the paramedic, they may be employed by ambulance services, fire departments, in industrial settings, prisons, jails, and hospital emergency departments.

Upon successful completion of the program, students will be eligible to take the National Registry of Emergency Technician-Paramedic written and practical examinations in order to be licensed as an EMT P in Wisconsin.


Accreditation

The Emergency Medical Technician - 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 Medical Services Professions (CoA EMSP). Programs (CAAHEP).

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
25400 U.S. Highway 19 North, Suite 158
Clearwater, FL 33763
(727) 210-2350
www.caahep.org



Western's EMT-Paramedic Program Statistics

Year Number
Attempting
Exam
First
attempt
pass
Cumulative
pass within 3 attempts
Failed
all 6
attempts
Eligible
for
retest
2014 15 67%
(10/15)
73%
(11/15)
0%

27%
(4/15)
2013 6 83%
(5/6)
83%
(5/6)
0% 17%
(1/6)
2012 11 82%
(9/11)
91%
(10/11)
0% 9%
(1/11)

EMT Paramedic Retention Rates

Year # students enrolled # of students graduated Program retention rate
2014-2015 8 8 100%
2013-2014 2 1 50%
2012-2013 8 5 63%

Paramedic retention is defined by calculating the number of students enrolled in the EMS Fundamentals class by the number of students who graduate at the end of Clinical 2.

 

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