Paramedic Certificate

Chadwick E. Massie, M.Ed., Paramedic, Coordinator
Phone: (419) 995-8228
Office: TL 162B

Students interested in the Paramedic certificate must be certified as an Ohio EMT.  BHS 1390 Medical Terminology, EMS 1040 EMS Anatomy and Physiology or BIO 1000 Basic Human Structure and Function must also be completed prior to entry into the certificate (min. grade “C”).

Emergency Medical Services Major

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon completion, the student will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate the ability to prioritize decisions and act quickly in the best interest of the patient.
  2. Apply knowledge and skills necessary to treat a variety of patients in many different environments.
  3. Adhere to the ethical and professional standards that govern the EMS profession.
  4. Demonstrate effective communication skills with empathy and compassion.
  5. Systematically collect and analyze patient data to effectively treat mechanism of injury or nature of illness.

With the Paramedic Certificate, students will also be able to:

  1. Meet requirements to take the National Registry Paramedic examination.
  2. Perform all duties of the Paramedic.
  3. Initiate full cardiac monitoring, endotracheal intubation, perform manual defibrillation and synchronized cardioversion, perform appropriate drug therapy, relieve tension pneumothorax, and perform cricothyrotomy when authorized by a medical director.

Technical Standards
See here for details.

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