Professional Emergency Services
Training Program

Regional Hospital-Pelham Training Consortium

Paramedic Program

Our 2020 training schedule is prepared and includes an aggressive training schedule for paramedic and advanced level providers.

Our schedule includes initial paramedic programs, sustainment courses, refreshers, critical care courses, advanced tactical providers, prolonged field care, cadaver labs and extended care.

The paramedic training program is conducted over 16 weeks and is best suited to the student who is able to make a full time commitment to training. 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.

Paramedic care is the highest of initial emergency responder levels. Utilizing classroom, lab, scenario and clinical rotations the paramedic program builds on skills and information from previous EMT training and experience to create a comprehensive training experience.

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.

Our student profiles cover a wide variety ranging from individuals interested in advancing their EMS careers, military medical providers and some making a commitment to training to qualify for specific jobs.

The role of an advanced health care provider requires a commitment to lifelong 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.

Whether joining us for initial training or returning for further training we are ready to assist you in meeting your training needs. We value your dedication to high quality care and are committed to your medicaleducation needs.

 

A brief summary of the paramedic program follows:

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.

Paramedic coursework is fast paced and can be difficult. Instructors are available to work with students in formal and informal settings. We are dedicated to your success.

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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

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.

Course Format

This program is conducted in an accelerated format and requires a full time commitment to training. Students must have a completely open calendar for the duration of the course. Students should expect to be in classroom, lab, study session, or scheduled for hospital and ambulance shifts on a daily basis.

This format best serves students with experience or exposure to academy style or “pipeline” training such as military, professional firefighters, and experienced EMT’s.

Cost

The cost for the Paramedic Program is 13,500.00. This includes textbooks, lab fees, clinical shirts, scheduling, ACLS, PALS, PHTLS, NREMT psychomotor examination and first attempt NREMT written exam. This price does NOT include housing, meals, transportation, required immunizations, background check, classroom supplies, electronic devices, insurance.

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).

ADMISSION TO THE PROGRAM

The Paramedic Program has a selection process for admission into the program.

Please email your interest in the program to receive an application packet.

Students accepted will be required to possess Healthcare Provider CPR certification throughout the program, show proof of immunizations and required titers, TB test, physical examination, criminal background check, and drug screen. Student is responsible for all fees incurred, in addition to tuition.

Program Goal

Program goal is to prepare competent entry-level Emergency Medical Technician, AEMT, and Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains.

Registration

Phone registration hours Mon-Friday 9am-5 pm. You may also email us your questions.

Contact

mburton@pelhamtraining.com