Paramedic

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Program Cost

REGISTRATION FEE (Non-Refundable) $ 150.00
BOOKS, SUPPLIES, FISDAP $ 1,000.00
BACKGROUND CHECK (must be within a year of previous) $ 50.00
ACLS, PALS, PHTLS, AMLS CERT FEE $ 500.00
T-SHIRT AND UNIFORMS $ 150.00
TUITION $ 6100.00
TOTAL COURSE PRICE $ 7,950.00

*Supplies include 2 T-shirts, 2 school polo shirts, student handbook, clinical handbook, FISDAP access and school issued ID

METHODS OF PAYMENT – VISA/MC – cardholder must be present in order to process this form of payment. CANNOT BE USED AS DEBIT.
OR
Cashiers’ Checks or Money Orders ONLY accepted. The $150.00 registration is non-refundable and must be paid to secure your spot in the course.

Payment can be made as follows:

( ) Full payment at signing of enrollment agreement.

( ) Minimum payment of $2000.00 on first day of class with remaining amount paid in three (3) monthly installments to Southeastern Medical Academy.

FINANCIAL AID: Financial aid is not available.

All prices for the program are as printed herein. There are no carrying charges, interest charges or service charges connected with the programs.

Paramedic Program Objectives
The Paramedic Program will demonstrate personal behaviors consistent with professional and employer standards and expectations for an entry-level paramedic. To successfully complete the classroom/lab sections and clinical components of the program, the student in the paramedic program will be able to:
1. Understand the roles and responsibilities of the entry-level paramedic.
2. Demonstrate the understanding of the medical/legal aspects of pre-hospital emergency care
3. Comprehend the legal components of a medical patient care report and convey medical information accurately for a continuation of care
4. Prepare the correct medication dose and administration routes for a pre-hospital patient
5. Understand the importance of vascular access in a pre-hospital setting
6. Comprehend basic pathophysiology of the airway and respiratory system
7. Understanding ECG interpretation and treatment for cardiac arrhythmias
8. Possess an understanding of the various body systems and disease processes associated with each
9. Ability to provide emergency care to the trauma patient
10. Discuss the complications associated with pre and post term labor
11. Demonstrate the ability to care for the neonate and pediatric patient in an emergent setting
12. Understand the components associated with response to Mass Casualty Incidents
13. Must complete all chapter exams with an 75% or higher
14. Complete ACLS, PALS, PHTLS and AMLS
15. Complete all hour requirements for Hospital and Field externships
16. Complete the cognitive and psychomotor objectives associated with externship rotations

Prerequisites
1. Must successfully complete the American Heart Associations’ Healthcare Provider CPR course
2. Must be eligible to take the EMT-Basic certification exam.
3. ALL STUDENTS MUST BE A STATE OF FLORIDA EMT BY THE COMPLETION OF PHASE 1 AS DEFINED BY THE PROGRAM DIRECTOR
Special Requirements
Prospective students need to be aware that the Paramedic program and career requires that students are physically able to complete all necessary tasks, such as, bending, stooping, working on their knees for extended periods, working in dangerous environments, doing CPR for extended periods, lifting and carrying persons and equipment in excess of 175 pounds, and other tasks requiring manual dexterity and strength. Students should also be aware that prospective employers normally require criminal and personal background checks; therefore, any criminal record or serious offenses on driver licenses may exclude certain employment opportunities.

Program Content
This course is based on guidelines set by the most current United States Department of Transportation (DOT), particularly the 2010 Emergency Medical Technician – Paramedic National Standard Curriculum. The course consists of four (4) sections including Paramedic I (PM001), Paramedic II (PM002), Paramedic III (PM003) and Paramedic IV (PM004). The student will complete 320 classroom hours, 230 lab hours (PM001 and PM002), 200 clinical hours in a hospital setting (PM003), and 360 hours of ride time with an Advanced Life Support unit (PM004). One Clock hour is equal to 50 minutes of instructor lead training followed by an appropriate break.

Program Description
The Paramedic Program set forth by Southeastern Medical Academy is based on the most up to date curriculum set forth by the United States Department of Transportation. The program consists of 1110 contact hours using three (3) objectives for teaching; Cognitive, Affective and Psychomotor domains. The program consists of 4 modules including didactic, lab, hospital, and field externships. The program prepares the graduate to function in an emergency setting at an advanced level and able to demonstrate this advanced knowledge in patient assessments for adults and pediatrics, administration of various emergency medications, EKG monitoring, and advanced skills in an emergent setting. The Paramedic Program will prepare the student to take the Florida State Paramedic and/or National Registry exam. Upon successful completion of the program a Diploma is granted.
The course numbering system begins with the letters PM followed by an abbreviation of the module name and a number starting with 001 for Paramedic I and going up to 004 for Paramedic IV.
Course Descriptions
Paramedic I (PM001) Lecture This module will consist of EMS Preparatory, EMS Systems, Roles and responsibilities of the Paramedic, work force safety and wellness, EMS Research, Public Health, Medical/Legal aspects, Ethics, EMS Systems Communications, Documentation, 4 hour mandatory HIV/AIDS Education, Pathophysiology, Human Life Span Development, Emergency Pharmacology, Drug calculations, Intravenous Access and medication administration, Airway management and ventilation, Scene size-up, Primary and secondary assessment, Therapeutic communication, history taking, patient monitoring technology, pulmonology, Cardiology, Neurology, Endocrinology, Immunology, Gastroenterology, Urology and Nephrology, Toxicology and Substance Abuse, Hematology, Infectious Disease and Sepsis, Psychiatric and behavioral disorders, Diseases of the eye, ears, nose and throat, non-traumatic musculoskeletal disorders, Trauma and Trauma systems (including Trauma scored methodology), Blunt trauma, Penetrating trauma, Hemorrhage and shock, Soft tissue trauma, Burn trauma, Orthopedic trauma, Thoracic trauma, Abdominal trauma, Head facial neck and spinal trauma, Nervous system trauma, Environmental trauma, Special considerations in trauma, Gynecology, Obstetrics, Neonatology, Pediatrics, Geriatrics, Abuse neglect and assault, The challenged patient, Acute interventions for the chronic patient, Ground ambulance operations, Air medical operations, Multiple casualty incidents and incident management, Rescue awareness and operations, Hazardous materials, Crime scene awareness, Rural EMS and Responding to terrorist attacks
Clock Hours: Lecture: 320 Lab: 0 Co-REQUISITE: PM002, PM003 and PM004
Paramedic II (PM002) Laboratory. This module will consist of all psychomotor requirements of the program. It will run concurrent to PM001 and will enhance the cognitive portion of the program. Students will receive all skill sheets required to complete this portion of the program in his/her student manual. Upon completion of the program, the students will receive a comprehensive practical exam that must be passed with an 80% or above to pass this module.
Clock Hours: Lecture: 0 Lab: 230 Co- REQUISITE: PM001, PM003 and PM004
Paramedic III (PM003) Hospital Externship This module will consist of the necessary hours and necessary cognitive objectives required in for certification. *Note: Cognitive/psychomotor objectives must be completed through PM003 and PM004 clock hours combined.
Clock Hours: Externship: 200 CO-REQUISITE PM001, PM002, PM004
Paramedic IV Field Externship (PM004) This module will consist of the required clock hours and cognitive objectives necessary for certification. *Note: Cognitive/psychomotor objectives must be completed through PM003 and PM004 clock hours combined.
Clock Hours: Externship 360 CO-REQUISITE PM001, PM002, PM003

Program Length
The Paramedic program is 1110 total hours in length. The class will be conducted twice a week for a total of 12 contact hours. Students will complete 200 hours of clinical rotation in a hospital setting and will complete 360 hours of ride along time with an Advanced Life Support unit. The students will not only be required to complete the clock hours of the externship, but complete cognitive objectives as outlined in the student manual. Additional time may be necessary to complete the requirement. The clock hours listed however is a minimum. The program will be completed in approximately 11 months. The reason for approximation is to allow for holiday days or other days with no class. Upon completion of the program and all other graduation requirements, graduates are eligible to take the State of Florida Paramedic exam for state certification.
Disclosures
The student registration fee of $150.00 is non-refundable. The student supply fee of $1000.00 will provide each student with a Student Manual, a Hospital Manual, Field Internship Data Acquisition Project (FISDAP) student access, all textbooks and online resources. This supply fee is non-refundable. A non-refundable fee of $50.00 is charged for a criminal background check (background valid for one year). Students must complete a 10-panel drug screen. Results will remain strictly confidential. These results can be documented by a Florida Licensed physician on the student physical form or physician’s form but must specify results and 10-panel drug screen. Students must return the academy issued photo ID card to receive a diploma or to receive a refund upon withdrawing or dismissal.
Students will not be admitted to the institution if their background check shows a felony conviction or a conviction for a crime involving moral turpitude or illegal drug dealing.
Students will be required to complete all class requirements and maintain a grade point average of % 80 (B) or better to take the final practical and written examinations. Upon successful completion of the program and meeting all course requirements and financial obligations, the student will be issued a diploma.
Students who receive a Paramedic diploma from Southeastern Medical Academy will be eligible to take the Florida Paramedic Examination.
In order to practice as a Paramedic in the State of Florida, students must become certified by the State of Florida Bureau of Emergency Medical Services. To become certified, students must pass a written exam given by the Bureau of EMS. Students wishing to practice in another state, must comply with that state’s regulatory policy.

Course Hours
Classes will be held for 12 hours per week.
NOTE: Certain circumstances may require schedule changes.