This non-transfer program provides the knowledge and skills required to care for the ill or injured person(s) in the pre-hospital care setting. It is also a first step for those individuals who would prefer to work in an emergency room as an emergency room technician. Students are taught how to perform a complete patient assessment and provide multiple life saving interventions based on their assessment of the ill or injured patient. This course is primarily taken by individuals who intend to work in the field of prehospital emergency medicine and with critically ill or injured patients.
This course can also be taken by individuals currently working in a similar medical employment within the medical field and there may be potential for salary and/or career advancement. Individuals who wish to take this course must have a criminal free background due to licensing restrictions imposed by national, state and local licensing agencies. The potential student must be 18 years of age. Hospital clinical and field internship hours are required. This course is a positive attendance course due to national, state and local mandates.