Paramedic is the highest level of pre-hospital care. Paramedics are trained members of the health- care community often responsible for bringing life-saving diagnostic and treatments to the patient at the scene of an emergency. The Paramedic has extensive training in pre-hospital pharmacology, advanced patient assessment, advanced airway and cardiac management, trauma management, and the pathophysiology and management of shock.
The scope of practice of the paramedic is rapidly expanding thus creating a number of new employment opportunities. Our nationally accredited, 1,200 hour, 16-month long Paramedic Program is maintained and supported by clinically experienced EMS Educators and Paramedics. Our Clinical Coordinator organizes the intensive clinical and field rotations at over 50 hospitals and ALS EMS services across New England. Graduates of our program are eligible for 34 college credit hours with Granite State College or 35 credit hours with New Hampshire Technical Institute.
It is NEEMSI’s goal to prepare entry-level Paramedics with the knowledge, practical skills, and behaviors necessary to provide quality patient care. Our program includes Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Pediatric Advanced Life Support, International Trauma Life Support, 12 lead ECG interpretation, capnography, and the latest New Hampshire Transition Modules. Students who successfully complete our paramedic program with an overall average of 80%, are eligible to take the National Registry of EMTs examination and subsequently apply for state licensure. Our program is approved by the New Hampshire state EMS office and we are accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs.
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Paramedic Program Prerequisites:
Current certification at the EMT/AEMT level with minimum of 1 year experience
American Heart Association BLS for Healthcare Provider Card
High School Diploma or GED
Documentation of 100 EMS calls (include 5 QA protected EMS runs)
Letter of recommendations from your service director AND EMS medical director
Paramedic entrance assessment (written exam & BLS skills station)
Documentation of required immunizations
Paramedic Entrance Test
ALS Practical Exam Fee
ALS Written Exam Fee
Students must successfully complete all requirements in order to graduate. Additional information related to clinical rotations can be found in the Clinical Manual for Paramedic Program.
An average grade of 80% or higher on each module
An average pharmacology grade of 80% or higher at each checkpoint
An overall course grade of 80% or higher
Completion of Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) (prior to starting mod 5)
Completion of Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) (prior to starting mod 6)
Completion of International Trauma Life Support (ITLS) (prior to starting mod 8)
Verification of all basic skills competencies
Verification of advanced skills competencies
Completion of a minimum of 348 hours of Hospital clinical rotation with associated skills.
Completion of a minimum of 300 hours Field Internship and Capstone Internship