Paramedicine is an allied health profession whose specialty is to provide pre-hospital emergency medical care at the Advanced Life Support (ALS) level. Didactic, clinical and field internships prepare the student to assess and treat a wide variety of medical and traumatic emergencies in the pre-hospital setting. The knowledge and skills acquired through the program will prepare students to meet the professional responsibilities outlined in the paramedic scope of practice per the California Code of Regulations, Title 22, and to meet certification standards for paramedics as outlined by the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT).
The Napa Valley College Paramedic Training Program will prepare students to sit for the NREMT exam for paramedics and for entry level paramedic work with fire protection districts, private ambulance companies, or other Emergency Medical Services providers. The program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (http://www.caahep.org/) upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the EMS Professions (CoAEMSP): Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs, 1361 Park Street, Clearwater, FL 33756.
Program Learning Outcomes
- Sit for the paramedic National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) exam and become accredited as a paramedic, enabling the paramedic to be eligible for licensure in the State .
- Perform competently the roles and responsibilities outlined in the paramedic scope of practice (Title 22, §100145 (2004).
- Obtain employment as an entry-level paramedic with an EMS agency in the Napa or surrounding communities.
|EMT-95||Emergency Medical Technician (Basic)||7|
|HEOC-100||Basic Anatomy & Physiology||3-10|
| Human Anatomy|
and Human Physiology
|EMT-310||EMT-Paramedic I (Didactic)||24|
|EMT-311||EMT-Paramedic II (Clinical & Field Internship)||16|