EMT - Paramedic
Credits Required for Graduation: 38.00
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.