2020-2021 Catalog 
    Jun 25, 2024  
2020-2021 Catalog [PREVIOUS CATALOG YEAR]

Paramedicine Certificate

The Paramedicine certificate program prepares students for direct entry as paramedics in emergency care, stabilization, and immobilization of victims of illness and injury: recognizing and documenting signs and symptoms of illness and injury, intervening, and evaluating the intervention; performing assessment of basic electrocardiograph rhythm identification; administration of oxygen and medications approved by the Arizona Department of Health Services, office of Emergency Medical Services; advanced airway techniques; use of specific immobilization devices, peripheral, interosseus, and central intravenous techniques, defibrillation, synchronized cardioversion, transcutaneous pacing; and preparing for transportation.

Credit Hours Required: 43

Note: There are special admission requirements for the Paramedicine Program. Call 928.717.7910 for details.

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Paramedicine Certificate Suggested Course Sequence  

Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the Paramedicine Certificate program, the learner will be able to:

  1. Explain the human anatomy and function of the cells in systemic organs. (EMS 261, EMS 262, EMS 263)
  2. Identify the roles, responsibilities, medical, legal and ethical issues that impact decisions within an EMS system. (EMS 261, EMS 262, EMS 263)
  3. Perform patient assessments, analyzing medical history, physical exam and/or mechanisms of injury to formulate a patient treatment plan. (EMS 261, EMS 262, EMS 263, EMS 264)
  4. Describe standards and guidelines that help ensure safe and effective ground and air medical care and transport for all types of incidents. (EMS 261)
  5. Perform all aspects of patient care procedures including communication documentation, administration of medications and readiness of equipment and personnel. (EMS 263, EMS 264)