2022-2023 Yavapai College Catalog 
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2022-2023 Yavapai College Catalog [PREVIOUS CATALOG YEAR]

Paramedicine - AAS

IMPORTANT: Professional Licensure Disclosure  

The Associate of Applied Science in Paramedicine is a nationally accredited program designed to prepare students to become paramedics. This program is a formal education in such paramedicine topics as anatomy and physiology, pathophysiology, cardiology, pulmonary, pharmacology, pediatrics, geriatrics, hematology, and toxicology. Paramedicine builds upon EMT education and includes Paramedic Scope of Practice. Paramedicine is integrated with fire service, law enforcement, ground transport services, flight transport services, search and rescue, hospitals, clinical settings, community paramedicine, and EMS education. There is a Paramedicine Certificate available.

Accreditation: This program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) with the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP) interpreting and enforcing the AAAHEP standards, and is approved by the Arizona Department of Health Services, Bureau of Emergency Medical Services and Trauma Systems.

Credit Hours Required: 60

Note: There are special admission requirements for the Paramedicine Degree Program. Applicants to the Paramedic Cohort must submit a specialized application, take an entrance exam, skills exam, and interview with EMS faculty, Program Director, and Medical Director. Call 928.717.7926 for details.

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AAS General Education Requirements (19 credits)

Note: 1 Select from two different prefixes

Program Goal

The goal of the Paramedicine programs at Yavapai College is to prepare competent entry-level Paramedics in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains with or without exit points at the Advanced Emergency Medical Technician and/or Emergency Medical Technician, and/or Emergency Medical Responder levels

This goal aligns with standards from the Arizona Department of Health Services, Bureau of Emergency Medical Services, United States Department of Transportation National Emergency Medical Services Education Standards, and the Essentials and Guidelines from the Committee on Accreditation of Emergency Medical Services Programs (CoAEMSP).

Program Outcomes

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

  1. Maintain patient, public, personnel, and personal health, wellness, and safety.
  2. Demonstrate personal behaviors consistent with professional standards.
  3. Communicate efficiently and effectively with members of diverse populations in a culturally responsive manner.
  4. Effectively function within a multi-disciplinary healthcare system, recognizing roles, responsibilities, and scope of practice.
  5. Efficiently synthesize and evaluate multiple sources of information.
  6. Perform comprehensive patient assessment.
  7. Develop a working differential diagnosis using multiple sources of information.
  8. Make informed, autonomous decisions in both clinical and uncontrolled settings.
  9. Guide and support the healthcare team, navigating interpersonal dynamics.
  10. Effectively manage patients.