Paramedic Program Overview and Learning Outcomes

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Paramedic Program Overview

The Paramedic Program is designed for students to acquire the cognitive, psychomotor, and affective skills in order to provide pre-hospital emergency medical care to those individuals needing advanced life support (ALS). Graduates of the program are skilled in advanced life support necessary to meet the needs of those agencies or institutions providing emergency medical services to the community.

Graduates will have the opportunity to take advantage of the educational career ladder option in higher education. Classroom, simulated laboratory and clinical and field experiences in the paramedic program include content and practice skills related to the emergency medical care of pre-hospital patients.

Included in the curriculum are certifications in Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS), and Pre-Hospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS). Upon successful completion, the graduate will be qualified to take the National Registry exam for certification or licensure. Additional fees are required for certification exams and certification or licensure.

Goal

The goal of the paramedic program is to prepare competent entry-level Paramedics in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and effective (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.

Accreditation

Springfield College’s paramedic program holds national accreditation through CoAEMSP.

The Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the EMS Professional      
8301 Lakeview Parkway, Suite 111-312
Rowlett, TX 75088

Paramedic Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the Paramedic program, the graduate will demonstrate the ability to comprehend, apply, and evaluate theoretical information relevant to his/her role as a patient care provider in the field of out-of-hospital emergency care as a Paramedic. The graduate will:

  1. Provide advanced emergency medical care for critical and emergent patients who access the emergency medical services system.
  2. Integrate the complex knowledge and skills necessary to provide advanced patient care and transportation.
  3. Function as a member of the comprehensive EMS response system, under medical oversite.
  4. Perform patient care interventions including invasive and pharmacological interventions to reduce the morbidity and mortality associated with acute out-of-hospital medical and traumatic emergencies.