About the Paramedicine Certificate
The Paramedicine certificate program prepares students for direct entry as paramedics in emergency care, stabilization, and immobilization of victims of illness and injury: recognizing and documenting signs and symptoms of illness and injury, intervening, and evaluating the intervention; performing assessment of basic electrocardiograph rhythm identification; administration of oxygen and medications approved by the Arizona Department of Health Services, office of Emergency Medical Services; advanced airway techniques; use of specific immobilization devices, peripheral, interosseus, and central intravenous techniques, defibrillation, synchronized cardioversion, transcutaneous pacing; and preparing for transportation.
Since there is a special admission process for this program, prospective students should contact an academic advisor for detailed information.
Upon successful completion of the Paramedicine Certificate program, the learner will be able to:
- Explain the human anatomy and function of the cells in systemic organs. (EMS 240)
- Identify the roles, responsibilities, medical, legal and ethical issues that impact decisions within an EMS system. (EMS 241, EMS 242)
- Perform patient assessments, analyzing medical history, physical exam and/or mechanisms of injury to formulate a patient treatment plan. (EMS 241, EMS 242, EMS 244)
- Describe standards and guidelines that help ensure safe and effective ground and air medical care and transport for all types of incidents. (EMS 241)
- Perform all aspects of patient care procedures including communication documentation, administration of medications and readiness of equipment and personnel. (EMS 244, EMS 245, EMS 246)
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Note: It is always best to discuss educational and career goals with an academic advisor prior to enrolling in any courses. Learn more about Academic Advising.