Paramedic Course at Dare County EMS through COA

Dare County EMS: Class runs from 1/4/18 - 1/17/19. Instructor team is led by Deputy Chief/Level II Paramedic Instructor Thomas Francisco. This class will meet Thursdays from 8:30 am – 5:30 pm.

Applications available at: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1UUMbmmoKPjxuTLWYX5YFxYKhYaf0OBnR

Application Packets are due by 12/31/2017.

The Paramedic Course is a three-semester program that has five components:

(1)  Classroom Lectures which include cognitive examinations (approximately 240 hours),

(2)  Online Assignments (approximately 250 hours),

(3)  Lab Sessions which include hands-on skills training (approximately 220 hours),

(4)  Clinical Education (120 hours) and

(5)  EMS Field Mentoring (240 hours).

Through lectures, interactive presentations, skills labs, and simulations, you will build the knowledge and skills to care for patients. This course will prepare the student for advanced life-saving skills, including: patient assessment methods, critical thinking, electrocardiogram interpretation, cardioversion, pacing, vascular access, and to administer emergency medications. This class will prepare the student to perform in the pre-hospital world as an entry-level paramedic.

Clinical Education: As a student you must complete a minimum of 120 hours of clinical education under the supervision of a preceptor at an affiliated clinical site. A minimum of 48 hours of clinical education must be performed within a hospital emergency department. This may be completed starting in the second semester. The available shifts include day, evening, and weekends shifts (separate from the classroom hours) and must be completed in 8-hour or 12-hour rotations.

Field Mentoring: As a student you must complete a minimum of 240 hours of field mentoring under the supervision of a mentor at an affiliated EMS agency.  This may be completed starting in the final semester. The available shifts include day, evening, and weekends shifts (separate from the classroom hours) and must be completed in 8-hour or 12-hour rotations.

Opportunity Date: 
Thursday, January 4, 2018 - 08:30 to Thursday, January 17, 2019 - 17:30
County: 
Statewide (No County)
Education Category: 
ALS