The paramedicine diploma program prepares students to provide advanced emergency medical care for critical and emergent patients who access the emergency medical system. This individual possesses the complex knowledge and skills necessary to provide patient care and transportation. Paramedics function as part of a comprehensive EMS response, under medical oversight. Paramedics perform interventions with the basic and advanced equipment typically found on an ambulance. The paramedic is a link from the scene into the health care system. The paramedicine diploma program prepares students for employment in paramedic positions in today’s health services field. The paramedic diploma program provides learning opportunities that introduce, develop, and reinforce academic and occupational knowledge, skills, and attitudes required for job acquisition, retention, and advancement. The program provides opportunities to upgrade present knowledge and skills from the EMT/EMT-I 1985/AEMT levels to a paramedic level.
The program is approved by the Georgia Department of Public Health, Office of EMS and Trauma. The EMS program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation for Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Profession (www.CoAEMSP.org).
Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
25400 U.S. Highway 19 North, Suite 158
Clearwater, Florida 33763
Phone: 727- 210-2350
Successful completion of the program allows the graduate to take the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) Paramedic certification examination and apply for licensure with the Georgia State Office of Emergency Medical Services and Trauma (SOEMST) as a paramedic. (Program Length: 5 Semesters Minimum)
In addition to the standard college entrance requirements, those applying to the paramedicine diploma program must hold current certification and/or licensure as an: EMT I/85; EMT I/99; or AEMT. Criminal background checks and drug screens are required based on the requirements for participation in clinical experiences. Prerequisites must be completed by the program deadline. (PSYC 1010 , ALHS 1011 , ENGL 1010 , and MATH 1012 ) Please see the competitive health application at http://www.gwinnetttech.edu/enrollment/forms-documents/ for additional information.
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