Paramedic Certification Program

Arkansas, Texas, and National Registry

This program is designed for students who already hold certification from the state of Arkansas or Texas to be a certified/licensed EMT.

Designed to prepare the EMT for Paramedic certification/licensure. Individualized clinical experience is designed to meet the needs of the person who is employed full-time. The state and national credentialing examinations, hosted at the end of the courses, are optional and are subject to credentialing agencies rules and regulations concerning applications and fees.

Prior to issuance of a completion certificate, the transfer student must submit an official transcript of previous college courses indicating successful completion of equivalent prerequisite courses. Other prerequisites include: current EMT certification/licensure and current American Heart Association Basic Life Support Healthcare Provider completion.

This 12-month certificate program is designed to prepare the EMT for Paramedic certification / licensure in Arkansas, Texas, and National Registry. Individualized clinical experience is designed to meet the needs of the person who is employed full-time. The state and national credentialing examinations, hosted at the end of the courses, are optional and are subject to credentialing agencies rules and regulations concerning applications and fees.

Prior to issuance of a completion certificate, the transfer student must submit an official transcript of previous college courses indicating successful completion of equivalent prerequisite courses. Other prerequisites include: current EMT certification / licensure and current American Heart Association Basic Life Support Healthcare Provider completion.

 

First Semester Hours   Second Semester Hours
EMSP 1338
Introduction to Advanced Practice
3 EMSP 2444
Cardiology
4
EMSP 1356
Patient Assessment & Airway Management
3 EMSP 2434
Medical Emergencies
4
EMSP 2306
Emergency Pharmacology
3 EMSP 2330
Special Populations
3
EMSP 2361
Clinical – Paramedic I
3 EMSP 2362
Clinical – Paramedic II
3
Total 12   Total 14

 

Third Semester Hours      
EMSP 1355
Trauma Management
3
EMSP 2243
Assessment Based Management
2
EMSP 2305
EMS Operations
3
EMSP 2364
Practicum – EMT
3
Total 11
Total Hours 37      

 Please be advised that licensure for this program includes a criminal background check.  If you have a question about this action, please speak to the division dean.

Paramedic Course Descriptions

EMSP 1338 Introduction to Advanced Practice

Fundamental elements associated with emergency medical services to include preparatory practices, pathophysiology, medication administration, and related topics. Prerequisite: Current EMT licensure and current A.H.A.BLS Healthcare Provider certification or equivalent course completion. Concurrent registration with EMSP 1356, EMSP 2306, and EMSP 2361.

EMSP 1355 Trauma Management

Detailed study of the knowledge and skills necessary to reach competence in the assessment and management of patients with traumatic injuries. Concurrent registration with EMSP 1338, EMSP 2243, EMSP 2305, and EMSP 2364. Prerequisites: EMSP 1388, 1356, 2306, 2330, 2361, 2362, 2434, and 2444.

EMSP 1356 Patient Assessment and Airway Management

Detailed study of the knowledge and skills required to reach competence in performing patient assessment and airway management. Concurrent registration with EMSP 1338, EMSP 2306, EMSP 2361.

EMSP 2243 Assessment Based Management

The capstone course of the EMSP program. summative experience covering comprehensive, assessment-based patient care management for the paramedic level. Prerequisites: EMSP 1338, 1356, 2306, 2361, 2444, 2434, 2330, and 2362. Concurrent courses: EMSP 1355, 2305, and 2364.

EMSP 2305 EMS Operations

Knowledge and skills to safely manage multi-casualty incidents and rescue situations; utilize air medical resources; identify hazardous materials and other specialized incidents. Prerequisites: EMSP 2361, EMSP 1338, EMSP 1356, EMSP 2444, EMSP 2434, EMSP 2330, and EMSP 2362. Concurrent registration with EMSP 1355, EMSP 2243, and EMSP 2364.

EMSP 2361 Clinical-Paramedic I

A health-related work-based learning experience that enables the student to apply specialized occupational theory, skills, and concepts. Direct supervision is provided by the clinical professional. Concurrent registration with EMSP 1338, EMSP 1356, and EMSP 2306.

EMSP 2330 Special Populations

Detailed study of the knowledge and skills necessary to reach competence in the assessment and management of ill or injured patients in diverse populations including neonatology, pediatrics, geriatrics, and other related topics. Prerequisites: EMSP 1338, EMSP 1356, EMSP 2306, and EMSP 2361. Concurrent registration with EMSP 2444, EMSP 2434, and EMSP 2362.

EMSP 2306 Emergency Pharmacology

Study of drug classifications, actions, therapeutic uses, adverse effects, routes of administration, and calculation of dosages. Concurrent registration with EMSP 1338, 1356, and 2361.

EMSP 2362 Clinical-Paramedic II

Health-related work-based learning experience that enables the student to apply specialized occupational theory, skills, and concepts. Direct supervision is provided by the clinical professional. Prerequisites: EMSP 1338, EMSP 1356, EMSP 2306, and EMSP 2361. Concurrent registration with EMSP 2444, EMSP 2330, and EMSP 2434.

EMSP 2434 Medical Emergencies

Detailed study of the knowledge and skills necessary to reach competence in the assessment and management of patients with medical emergencies including medical overview, neurology, gastroenterology, immunology, pulmonology, urology, hematology, endocrinology, toxicology, and other related topics. Prerequisites: EMSP 1338, EMSP 1356, EMSP 2306, and EMSP 2361. Concurrent registration with EMSP 2444, EMSP 2330, and EMSP 2362.

EMSP 2444 Cardiology

Detailed study of the knowledge and skills necessary to reach competence in the assessment and management of patients with cardiac emergencies, including single and multi-lead EKG interpretation. Prerequisites: EMSP 1338, EMSP 1356, EMSP 2306, and EMSP 2361. Concurrent registration with EMSP 2330, EMSP 2434, and EMSP 2362.

EMSP 2364 - Practicum

Practical, general workplace training supported by an individualized learning plan developed by the employer, college, and student. Prerequisites: EMSP 2361, EMSP 1338, EMSP 1356, EMSP 2306, EMSP 2444, EMSP 2434, EMSP 2330, and EMSP 2362. Concurrent registration with EMSP 1355, EMSP 2305, and EMSP 2243.

Program Information

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Karen Holt
Health Science Enrollment Management Specialist
(903) 823-3351
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James Smith
EMT Coordinator
(903) 823-3411
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Courtney Shoalmire, MNSc, MSN, RN
Dean of Health Sciences
(903) 823-3142
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