Pelham Training

Paramedic Program


Paramedic is the highest level of initial EMS responder training. Paramedics are advanced providers of emergency medical care and are well educated in topics such as anatomy and physiology, cardiology, medications and medical procedures with many graduates moving into additional training at the critical care level here at our facility or another program.

The role of any advanced health care provider requires a commitment to life-long learning, good mental and physical health, keeping an open mind to new ideas and trends, as well as maintaining expertise in basic life support skills.

Pelham’s Paramedic Program is approximately 17 weeks in duration and designed based on military and fire department courses. We have successfully trained paramedics in this format for more than a decade.

Students enrolled in the paramedic program gain the information and skill training necessary to initiate, formulate, and maintain a treatment plan for sick and injured patients at an advanced level of care.

We utilize a variety of teaching-learning methods. These methods may include, but are not limited to, assigned readings, presentations, discussion, critical thinking exercises, labs, class activities, scenarios and clinical rotations.

The Pelham Paramedic program builds on skills and information from previous EMT training and experience to create a comprehensive training experience.

Students must have a completely open calendar for the duration of the course. Coursework is fast pace and can be difficult, but instructors are available to work with students in formal and informal settings. For this reason, on-site housing is available. We are dedicated to your success.

We can’t do it for you, but we will do it with you!


Student Populations

Paramedic Program is best suited for the student who is able to make a full-time commitment to training. The program best serves those with experience or exposure to academy style or “pipeline” training such as military, professional firefighters, and experienced EMTs.

Our student profiles cover a wide variety of humans.

Ranging from individuals interested in:

  • Advancing their EMS careers
  • Military medical providers
  • Some making a commitment to training to qualify for specific jobs

Course Overview

Our paramedic program is conducted in a straightforward manner over six classroom / lab training modules (P100 – P600) and two clinical phases (F100 and F200)

P100 is an introductory module preparing students by providing a fundamental understanding to grow as a paramedic student. Topics cover communication, documentation, pathophysiology and patient assessment and management. Lab skills mirror these topics with introduction to our simulations and beginning to build your training portfolio.

P200 begins after successful completion of P100. This course will cover the critical skills of airway assessment and management as well as cardiac patient assessment and management. Students are trained in assessing airway patency, ventilation and oxygenation using a variety of airway adjuncts and therapies. 

Topics include: Introduction to pharmacology, basic EKG interpretation, pulmonary anatomy, physiology, respiratory and cardiovascular emergencies. 

Students sit for Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) during this course.

P300 deals with medical specific complaints. Students will develop a basic understanding of the many medical emergencies encountered in the prehospital environment. Topics include, infectious disease, neurology, understanding allergic reaction, toxicology and environmental emergencies.

Hands on skills and scenarios are utilized in lab sessions to support classroom training.

P400 focuses specifically on traumatic injury and phases of trauma care. Ranging from the common injuries to the more complicated. Fundamental to treating these patients is the need to understand trauma systems, shock pathophysiology, hemorrhage control, head and chest injuries, and preventable causes of death from trauma.

Topics include: Introduction to trauma system, soft tissues, burns, chest, head and spine.

Time is allowed in the course for discussion and practical application of medical response to active shooter principles. Upon completion, students would be able to identify injury patterns and formulate a treatment plan for the trauma patient.

P500 covers the fundamental principles and concepts of EMS Operations and Special Considerations.

Topics include: Introduction to the principles of abuse/assault, the geriatric patient, and those with special needs. Ambulance operations and special circumstances will also be covered in this course.

P600 provides students with a comprehensive review of paramedic program material. Students are offered a variety of strategies to pull together the pieces from their paramedic program to prepare them to take the National Registry written and psychomotor skills examinations.

F100 is the first phase of clinical assignments and allows the student to grow and develop a better understanding of concepts presented in class and skills lab by providing opportunities to interact with patients and clinical providers in the hospital and ambulance setting.

F200 begins the “Capstone” phase of training allowing the student to work closely with the preceptor to gain confidence and practice as an entry level paramedic by providing opportunities to interact with patients and providers in the prehospital setting.


Working Conditions

Paramedics work all shifts with varying hours, weekends, and holidays. Paramedic work is physically demanding and may be stressful, sometimes involving life-or-death situations. Paramedics provide direct patient care and must be able to demonstrate knowledge (cognitive function), skills (psychomotor function), and to demonstrate professionalism (affective function).


Course cost: $13,500 (Excludes Housing and Car Rental)

This includes:

  • Tuition
  • Paramedic textbook
  • Lab supplies
  • Clinical shirts: 2 polos
  • Uniform shirts: 2 T-shirt
  • 2 photo ID badges
  • Scheduled Clinicals/Field Internship
  • National Registry Skills Exam
  • National Registry Test Prep Course
  • ACLS, PHTLS & PALS Certifications
  • 1st National Registry Cognitive Exam 

This cost does NOT include:

  • Housing
  • Meals
  • Transportation: Cars available HERE
  • Classroom supplies
  • Electronic devices
  • Health insurance

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Admission

The Paramedic Program has a selection process for admission into the program. Students accepted are required to possess or acquire the following:

  • Healthcare Provider CPR certification (throughout the duration of the program)
  • Proof of immunizations and required titers
  • TB tests
  • Physical examination
  • Criminal background check and drug screen.

Students are responsible for all fees incurred for the above listed in addition to tuition. Further details are outlined in the Application Packet.

Registration

Course registration requires a down payment* of $2000.00.  Registered students then receive an application packet to begin gathering the information necessary for its completion. Once the application is completed the student may return the packet by email in a PDF format or mail the packet in within 3 weeks of the first day of class.

*(Down payment requirement is waived to those utilizing GI Bill benefits, please contact us for further details)



Paramedic

The Regional Hospital-Pelham Specialty Training Consortium – Paramedic program offers paramedic training resulting in a program certificate allowing students to sit for the National Registry psychomotor and written examinations. The training program is designed to prepare students to become entry-level paramedics capable of administering emergency care and point of injury management to critically ill or injured patients in out of hospital settings, emergency rooms, and some clinics.


ACCREDITATION/APPROVAL

The Regional Hospital-Pelham Specialty Training Consortium -Paramedic program has been issued a Letter of Review by the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP). This letter is NOT a CAAHEP accreditation status, it is a status signifying that a program seeking initial accreditation has demonstrated sufficient compliance with the accreditation Standards through the Letter of Review Self Study Report (LSSR) and other documentation. Letter of Review is recognized by the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) for eligibility to take the NREMT’s Paramedic credentialing examination(s). However, it is NOT a guarantee of eventual accreditation.

To contact CoAEMSP Executive Office:
8301 Lakeview Parkway Suite 111‐312
Rowlett, TX 75088
214‐703‐8445
FAX 214‐703‐8992
www.coaemsp.org


Pass Rate

2018 – No Graduates during the reporting year.


2019 – Students Enrolled: 12
           Retention: 91.70%
           National Registry Exam Pass Rate: 91%
           Psychomotor Exam Pass Rate: 100%
           Positive Job Placement: 100%

2020 – Students Enrolled: 23
           Retention: 100%
           National Registry Exam Pass Rate: 78.3%
           Psychomotor Exam Pass Rate: 100%
           Positive Job Placement: 100%