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Paramedicine Certificate
Semester Hours:  50.5
Effective Term: Fall 2017
Prerequisites: All of the following must be earned with a grade of C or better:
EMS100 CPR for Professionals (.5) or current CPR certification
EMS125 Emergency Medical Technician (9) (ADHS EMT certified for 1 yr)
FSC129 Hazardous Materials Awareness/Operations (2)

Complete the above OR seek Program Director consent.

Corequisites: None


Program Description: The Paramedicine Certificate prepares students to work as paramedics with the knowledge and skills required for emergency care, stabilization, and immobilization of victims of illness and injury.

Recommended Proficiencies: Students must meet eligibility requirements established by the Arizona Department of Health Services, Bureau of EMS.


Course Requirements
Core Requirements (50.5)
BIO160 Anatomy and Physiology (4)
EMS190 Pediatric Education for Pre-Hospital Provider-PALS (1)
EMS191 Neonatal Resuscitation Program-NRP (1)
EMS240 Advanced Cardiac Life Support-ACLS (1)
EMS245 Pre-Hospital Trauma Management-PHTLS (1)
EMS272A Advanced Emergency Medical Technology/
Paramedic, Module I (13.5)
EMS272B Advanced Emergency Medical Technology/
Paramedic, Module II (8.5)
EMS272C Advanced Emergency Medical Technology/
Paramedic, Module III (8.5)
EMS272D Advanced Emergency Medical Technology/
Paramedic Practicum I (6)
EMS272E Advanced Emergency Medical Technology/
Paramedic Practicum II (6)

Core courses must be completed with a grade of C or above.

Reading Competency:
RDG100 College Reading
Or equivalent reading assessment test score

Students must earn:
-a cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of at least a 2.0 on a 4.0 scale and
-a minimum of 20 credits from CAC

Program Measurable Student Learning Outcomes
1. (Analysis Level) Describe and analyze the roles and responsibilities of the advanced emergency medical technician (paramedic).
2. (Evaluation Level) Describe and evaluate the actions, indications, contraindications, precautions, side effects, and dosages of the drugs included in the current Arizona Department of Health Services approved paramedic drug box.
3. (Analysis Level) Administer parenteral medications based on an analysis of patient needs and patient's current prescribed and OTC medications.
4. (Application Level) Identify, treat and record infiltration and discontinuing intravenous (IV) lines. Demonstrate competency of discontinuing intravenous (IV) lines.
5. (Application Level) Obtain and record blood samples on any patient requiring the procedure. Demonstrate competency of this procedure.
6. (Evaluation Level) Describe the paramedic's role in a patient care situation as defined by the US Department of Transportation and conduct self- and peer-critiques.
7. (Analysis Level) Describe, analyze, and discuss the components of the Well-Being of a Paramedic as defined by the US Department of Transportation.
8. (Evaluation Level) Describe, evaluate, and discuss the objectives listed under injury prevention for the patient and the caregiver.
9. (Analysis Level) Describe and analyze the components of medico-legal issues involving the paramedic and the Standard of Care.
10. (Evaluation Level) Define, evaluate, and describe ethics related to patient care.
11. (Evaluation Level) Describe, evaluate, and discuss the importance of human systems to include anatomy and physiology as it relates to paramedicine.
12. (Evaluation Level) Describe, evaluate, and discuss the general principles of pathophysiology.
13. (Evaluation Level) Outline, evaluate, and discuss the objectives in therapeutic communications with patients.
14. (Synthesis Level) Based on the mechanics of respiration and the elements of airway management and ventilation, successfully intubate and demonstrate competency on all classes of humans, and perform successful ventilation, both advanced and basic forms.
15. (Evaluation Level) Define, analyze, treat, and evaluate treatment of all types of respiratory compromise based on effective treatment modalities authorized by DHS and National Registry of EMTs-Basic and Paramedic.
Standards for Program
1. This program is seeking accreditation by COAEMSP.
2. Student must meet current AHA ACLS standards for Airway Management.
3. Student must successfully pass all module exams at 75% or greater (allowances made under ARS rules from AzDHS BEMS).
4. Student must meet current National Registry of EMTs Advanced guidelines for practicals.
5. Student must attend and successfully complete all phases of required internship, both field and clinical settings.
6. Student must maintain at least a 75% or greater in the classroom setting as outlined by the ALS Student Contract For Success.
7. Student must maintain at least a satisfactory report from peers, instructor, preceptors, and clinical advisors.