Paramedic Certificate

The paramedic is a professional provider of emergency care to acutely ill or injured patients. The Paramedic Program provides students with the skills, knowledge, and clinical experience required to provide safe and effective pre-hospital care. Students may elect to take courses leading to completion of the Associate of Applied Science degree or certificate options. The program integrates classroom, laboratory, and applied clinical practice following the national standard curriculum of the Department of Transportation. The program collaborates with local fire departments and nationally recognized hospitals and emergency departments for medical, trauma, and speciality rotations. The program is approved by the Maryland Institute for Emergency Medical Service Systems, The Emergency Medical Services Board, and nationally by the Committee on Accreditation (CoAEMSP) through the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP). Upon successful completion of the program, graduates are eligible to take the national certifying examination. Graduates of the Paramedic Certificate will be able to: . Evaluate the clinical information of patients who are ill or injured . Provide medical care to patients in an out of the hospital setting . Operate medical equipment . Communicate effectively with patients, physicians and other healthcare providers . Demonstrate the skills necessary to work as part of the medical team . Demonstrate skills consistent with professional practice of the current Paramedic National Education Standards



Health Sciences

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Enrollment Services, Bladen Hall Room 125


(301) 546-0864

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