Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic

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Choose from the Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic or the NEW Emergency Medical Technician-Basic (C.T.S.) Program!

Emergency Medical Technician-Basic

Delgado Community College offers a (1 Semester Course-- EMTE 112--Basic) a training in initiating immediate lifesaving measures to patients across the pre-hospital spectrum. It will provide basic knowledge and skills needed in critical situations utilizing minimal equipment.

The Emergency Medical Technician Basic provides emergency care such as bandages, splints, obstetrical care, cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), administers oxygen and other life-saving techniques.

Students who complete the EMT basic course and pass their National Exam can be employed as EMTs. Students wishing to apply for the advanced EMT programs must be Licensed EMTs.

Official Program Description in the College Catalog


About the Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic 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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Official Program Description in the College Catalog

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.

No graduates during the 2020 reporting year.

 

2018 2019 2020
(completed 2021)
3 Year Average

NREMT Cognitive Exam

67%

33%

75%

58%

NREMT Psychomotor Exam

100%

83%

100%

94%

Retention

82%

78%

46%

69%

Positive Placement

67%

33%

75%

58%

Delgado Pass/Fail Results 2020

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
4

50%

(2/4)

75%

(3/4)

75%

(3/4)

0%

(0/4)

25%

(1/4)

0%

(0/6)

National Results 2020

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
16410

70%

(11406)

85%

(13941)

88%

(114385)

1%

(107)

12%

(1919)

0%

(0)