Emergency Medical Services
What is EMS? Emergency Medical Services are the services that provide pre-hospital treatment and stabilization for seriously ill and injured patients and transport to definitive care.
Emergency Medical Science is the study of the EMS Systems. The student learns how to treat each patient throughout the life span whether medical or trauma. The students will study and put into practice everything that can be done in the pre-hospital setting.
Emergency Medical Technician – Entry Level Care Giver
Advanced EMT – More assessment, knowledge, and skills than EMT.
Paramedic – Highest level of pre-hospital entry level care giver.
(Another way to think of the progression in EMS is like nursing: CNA, LPN, and RN.)
Minimum Expectations goal statements:
Advanced Emergency Medical Technician: “To prepare competent entry-level Advanced Emergency Medical Technician in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains.”
Paramedic: “To prepare competent entry-level Paramedics in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains with or without exit points at the Advanced Emergency Medical Technician and/or Emergency Medical Technician, and/or Emergency Medical Responder levels.”
The Brunswick Community College Emergency Medical Science program is completing the Letter of Review by the Committee on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) upon recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP).
To contact the CAAHEP:
9335 113th St. N. • #7709
Seminole, FL 33775
To contact the CoAEMSP:
8301 Lakeview Parkway • Suite 111-312
Rowlett, TX 75088
This degree program allows students who already hold a North Carolina Paramedic Certification or National Registry Paramedic Certification to bridge to an Associate of Applied Science in Emergency Medical Science. The program give those Paramedics credit for their certification and the more than 1000 hours already completed.
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