Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic

About the Program

An Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic is qualified to administer advanced emergency medical care in the pre-hospital setting. Working as a Paramedic on emergency medical response vehicles is a challenging, exciting, and satisfying career. Paramedics are on the front line of medical care for patients who are ill or injured. For the individual who prefers action and variety, there is always a new experience and an opportunity to contribute to the community's quality of life. 

Skills of an Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic include the interpretation of electrocardiograms, defibrillation, intravenous therapy, administration of appropriate medications, endotracheal intubation, and other advanced life support, patient assessment, and patient care techniques. 

The Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP), 1361 Park Street, Clearwater, FL 33756, (727) 210-2350.

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The Programs:

EMT Basic Course (TCA)
Students who complete the EMT basic course and pass their registration exam can be employed as EMTs. Students wishing to apply for the advanced EMT programs must be Licensed EMTs.

EMT-Paramedic (CTS)
Certificate of Technical Studies Curriculum.

Emergency Medical Responder (TCA)
Provides training in initiating immediate lifesaving measures to patients across the pre-hospital spectrum.

Career Opportunities

  • Emergency Medical Technicians-Paramedics are employed in a variety of settings:
  • Government emergency medical services
  • Private emergency medical services
  • Industrial safety services
  • Other emergency response services

Further Educational Opportunities

Educational opportunities for the emergency medical technician-paramedic include the following: 

  • BEMS Instructor for FR, EMTB, EMT-Paramedic
  • Hyperbaric Medicine
  • Critical Care Transport (CCT)
  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
  • CPR Instructor
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)
  • ACLS Instructor
  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)
  • PALS Instructor
  • Basic Trauma Life Support (BTLS)
  • BTLS Instructor
  • Defensive Driving
  • Hazardous Materials
  • Emergency Response Institute
  • Prehospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS)
  • PHTLS Instructor
  • Emergency Response Institute (See Non-Credit Courses)

Please contact the Allied Health Admission Office at (504) 671-6201 for further information.

Paramedic Program Outcomes

The paramedic program is required by the Commission on the Accreditation of Allied Health Education programs to report a three-year average of the following outcomes.

 

2015 2016 2017 3 Year Average

NREMT Cognitive Exam

78%

50%

80%

69%

NREMT Psychomotor Exam

89%

88%

100%

92%

Retention

100%

89%

63%

84%

Positive Placement

78%

50%

80%

69%

Delgado Pass/Fail Results

EMT - Basic

Attempted Exam First Attempt Pass Cumulative Pass Within 3 Attempts Cumulative Pass Within 6 Attempts Failed All 6 Attempts Eligible For Retest Did Not Complete Within 2 Years

47

62%

(29/47)

72%

(34/47)

72%

(34/47)

0%

(0/47)

28%

(13/47)

0%

(0/47)

EMT - Paramedic

Attempted Exam First Attempt Pass Cumulative Pass Within 3 Attempts Cumulative Pass Within 6 Attempts Failed All 6 Attempts Eligible For Retest Did Not Complete Within 2 Years
5

100%

(5/5)

100%

(5/5)

100%

(5/5)

0%

(0/5)

0%

(0/5)

0%

(0/5)

National Results

EMT - Basic

Attempted Exam First Attempt Pass Cumulative Pass Within 3 Attempts Cumulative Pass Within 6 Attempts Failed All 6 Attempts Eligible For Retest Did Not Complete Within 2 Years

44982

68%

(30460/44982)

77%

(34439/44982)

77%

(34610/44982)

0%

(8/44982)

23%

(10365/44982)

0%

(0/44982)

EMT - Paramedic

Attempted Exam First Attempt Pass Cumulative Pass Within 3 Attempts Cumulative Pass Within 6 Attempts Failed All 6 Attempts Eligible For Retest Did Not Complete Within 2 Years
6454

73%

(4683/6454)

82%

(5267/6454)

82%

(5279/6454)

0%

(5/6454)

18%

(1170/6454)

0%

(0/6454)