EMTs providing basic life support and paramedics providing advanced life support have the capabilities to perform lifesaving techniques such as CPR, the use of an AED, airway management, the application of a tourniquet, splinting, emergency childbirth, emergency operations and multiple other skills. Diagnostic, therapeutic and pharmacologic advancements in medicine have dramatically improved the quality of care available to critically ill or injured patients in the pre-hospital setting. EMT’s and paramedics function through physician medical oversight as crucial members of a comprehensive emergency medical services (EMS) response system. EMTs and paramedics work closely with firefighters and police officers on incident scenes as part of public safety.
Lewis & Clark's EMT course and Paramedicine program are committed to the dynamic challenge of training and educating EMTs and paramedics to the highest standards. This program has kept pace as technological advances and demands have evolved. L&C provides students with the solid foundation in emergency medicine necessary to enter this rewarding and exhilarating career. Learning includes classroom, lab, simulation instructions and clinical experience in local hospitals, ambulance services and fire stations.
The EMT course can be completed in one semester while the Paramedicine program can be completed in two years. The EMT course and Paramedicine program meet both the National and Illinois Department of Public Health educational standards. The Paramedicine program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP).
Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
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The EMT and Paramedicine curriculum prepares the graduate to sit for the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) Certification. EMT and Paramedicine graduates must successfully complete both the psychomotor and cognitive exams. NREMT provides National EMS Certification for the United States. After graduates obtain National EMS Certification, they must obtain a license from the State EMS Office in the state(s) you plan to practice. All fifty states either recognize or require the NREMT Certification.
Emergency Medical Technician | Certificate of Completion
Paramedicine | AAS degree
Paramedicine | Certificate of Proficiency
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*This is only meant as a guide. Please see an advisor when planning your courses.
Links & Resources
Checklist for Paramedicine Application