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Paramedic

Paramedic is the highest level of pre-hospital care.

Description:

Prospective Paramedic Candidate,

Welcome to the New England EMS Institute! NEEMSI has been a part of the EMS community for over 30 years and we continue to pride ourselves in educating all levels of EMS and training many EMS providers throughout New England. I want to take this opportunity to welcome you to our school and provide some information to you regarding the paramedic program process.

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.

Technical Standards

Accreditation:

New England EMS Institute is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP).

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP)
25400 U.S. Highway 19 North, Suite 158
Clearwater, FL 33763
www.caahep.org

Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP)
8301 Lakeview Parkway, Suite 111-312
Rowlett, TX 75088
www.coaemsp.org

Accreditation Statistics:

Retention

2019 - 71.4%

2020 - 97.5%

First Time Pass Rate

2019 - 91.4%

2020 - 96.9%

Positive Job Placement

2019 - 100%

2020 - 100%

Application Process:

After applying with our web form we will send you a list of additional documents and schedule an interview. Admission into our program is not guaranteed the application fee is non-refundable but does apply toward your tuition.

Required Documents:

  • Copy – Current certification card for National Registry of EMT’s (minimum EMT)

  • Copy – Current certification card for American Heart Association BLS for Healthcare Provider

  • Copy – High school diploma or GED

  • Letter of recommendation from chief officer in charge or designee of your current organization.

  • Letter of recommendation from EMS Medical Director

  • If you are not currently affiliated with an Fire/ EMS service email us [email protected]

  • Documentation of a minimum of 50 EMS calls. This can be a printed-out list from TEMSIS

  • Copy – 5 Patient Care Reports (QA Protected) written by the applicant. This can be a printed-out from TEMSIS

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)

  • Pre-Admission Interview

  • Documentation of required immunizations

  • Drug test

Vaccine Requirements:

  • Measles, Mumps and Rubella:

    • Two documented MMR vaccines or

    • Positive Titers for immunity for Measles, Mumps and Rubella

  • Varicella:

    • Two documented Varicella Vaccines or

    • Positive Titer for immunity or

    • Documented date of disease by a provider

  • Hepatitis B:

    • Positive Titer for immunity including but not required 3 series vaccinations or

    • Hepatitis B Declination Waiver (If you elect this, I will send you the Declination to be signed)

  • Tetanus:

    • Tdap or Td within ten years

  • Influenza:

    • Yearly documented influenza vaccine

  • TB testing:

    • 2 step Mantoux test or

    • T-Spot or Quantiferon Gold

    • above within one year

  • COVID-19

Fee Schedule:

Fee Name

Fee

Tuition

$12,000

ACLS HeartCode

$151.00

PALS HeartCode

$151.00

Paramedic Entrance Test

$5

Books

$700 (estimate)

Uniform

Varies

ALS Practical Exam Fee

$225

ALS Written Exam Fee

See www.nremt.org

Books/ Lab Access (Must Be Ordered through NEEMSI)

Paramedic Care- Pearson

My Lab-Pearson

EMS Testing-Platinum ED Group

Platinum Planner- Platinum ED Group

Prehospital Pharmacology- Pearson

Basic Arrhythmias- Walraven

Graduation Requirements:

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.

  1. An average grade of 80% or higher on each module

  2. An average pharmacology grade of 80% or higher at each checkpoint

  3. An overall course grade of 80% or higher

  4. Completion of Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) (prior to starting mod 5)

  5. Completion of Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) (prior to starting mod 6)

  6. Completion of International Trauma Life Support (ITLS) (prior to starting mod 8)

  7. Verification of all basic skills competencies

  8. Verification of advanced skills competencies

  9. Completion of a minimum of 348 hours of Hospital clinical rotation with associated skills.

  10. Completion of a minimum of 300 hours Field Internship and Capstone Internship

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