Paramedic

EMS135 - 470.00 Hours

Description

Do you want to advance your Emergency Medical Service (EMS) career to the next level? The TEEX Paramedic Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP) which allows our paramedic students to test for the National Registry. Based on the National Standard Curriculum core competencies, this course meets or exceeds minimum hours and content established by DSHS.

This fast-paced day course includes:

  • 150 hours of online co-requisite courses
  • 320 hours classroom lectures and hands-on skills
  • 240 hours of hospital experiences
  • 240 hours of EMS experiences
  • 120 hours of Capstone EMS Internship

Students successfully completing didactic and clinical components of this program are eligible to receive a course completion certificate and take the National Registry Cognitive and Psychomotor exams.

A slower-paced night class, EMS130, is also available.

Please note: Background checks are required for clinical and field rotations. Certification by the Texas Department of State Health Services or other certifying entity is independent of the TEEX EMS program and its training.

All classes are pending approval from the Texas Department of State Health Services.

 

Schedule

  • Details
    1/13/2020 - 5/18/2020
    College Station TX
    FP  EMS135  76
    $4700.00
  • Details
    1/14/2020 - 5/19/2020
    College Station TX
    FP  EMS135  75
    $4700.00
  • Details
    8/10/2020 - 12/11/2020
    College Station TX
    FP  EMS135  77
    $4700.00
  • Details
    8/11/2020 - 12/10/2020
    College Station TX
    FP  EMS135  78
    $4700.00

This schedule is subject to change without notice. If you have not received confirmation of the class prior to the class start, please contact the division at (866) 878-8900 or esti@teex.tamu.edu to get the latest schedule.

Description

Do you want to advance your Emergency Medical Service (EMS) career to the next level? The TEEX Paramedic Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP) which allows our paramedic students to test for the National Registry. Based on the National Standard Curriculum core competencies, this course meets or exceeds minimum hours and content established by DSHS.

This fast-paced day course includes:

  • 150 hours of online co-requisite courses
  • 320 hours classroom lectures and hands-on skills
  • 240 hours of hospital experiences
  • 240 hours of EMS experiences
  • 120 hours of Capstone EMS Internship

Students successfully completing didactic and clinical components of this program are eligible to receive a course completion certificate and take the National Registry Cognitive and Psychomotor exams.

A slower-paced night class, EMS130, is also available.

Please note: Background checks are required for clinical and field rotations. Certification by the Texas Department of State Health Services or other certifying entity is independent of the TEEX EMS program and its training.

All classes are pending approval from the Texas Department of State Health Services.

 

Prerequisites

  • Current American Heart Association HealthCare Provider or American Red Cross Professional Rescuer CPR card
  • Current EMT, EMT-Intermediate, AEMT certification

Course Completion Requirements

General

  • At least 17 years of age (must be 18 to become certified)
  • A valid driver's license
  • High school diploma or GED
  • A negative tuberculosis (TB) test within six months of the class start date
  • Proof of two measles - mumps - rubella (MMR) vaccinations
  • TDAP (proof of vaccination within last 10 years)
  • Be in the process of completing (or have completed) the hepatitis-B vaccination three-shot series
  • Varicella (chicken pox), proof of two vaccinations at any time or proof of disease
  • Current flu vaccination
  • Current criminal history background check covering the last seven years
  • Proof of health insurance coverage
  • Meningitis vaccination (10 days prior to the first day of class) if under the age of 30
  • Required to submit to a drug screening

Course textbooks and materials

Textbooks

You will be required to purchase the course textbooks (co-requisite online and didactic). Currently, the class is using the Jones & Bartlett / AAOS textbooks:

  • Nancy Caroline's Emergency Care in the Streets - 8th Edition (2 volume set)
  • Calculations for Medication Administration Paramedic
  • Anatomy and Physiology Paramedic 2nd Edition
  • Pathophysiology Paramedic
  • Essential Medical Terminology - 4th Edition 

You must order the textbook/Navigate package from Jones & Bartlett. This package includes: 2-volume textbook, all 4 online textbooks, the online Navigate system login, and the NR test prep. The package cost is approximately $645.00 for all the above listed materials. Buy it here.

If package is not ordered from the publisher additional charges may apply.

Equipment

  • sphygmomanometer (blood pressure cuff)
  • stethoscope
  • pocket mask with a one-way valve

These are available at most medical supply stores.

Classroom Uniforms

All EMS students attending a TEEX EMS program course at any level will be required to purchase and wear uniforms. Uniforms will consist of:

  • a light blue Class B uniform shirt
  • navy blue uniform-style pants
  • closed-toe black polishable boots or shoes (non-tennis type)

You can also purchase as many t-shirts as you would like to be worn under the Class B uniform shirt; these can be worn during skills practice. These items can be purchased from Barker Productions online at www.barkerproductions.com or by visiting the gift shop in building 11 of the Brayton Fire Training Field.

Clinical Uniforms

  • Clinical shirts and ID's will be provided to you and are part of your course fees.

Attendance Requirements

Class attendance is an essential part of the education process and participants in TEEX courses are expected to attend all class sessions and field exercises. This course requires participants to attend a minimum of 90% of the didactic hours as a component of successful course completion. This means you are allowed to miss a maximum of 28 hours of classroom time to still be eligible to continue to the next phase of training. During the course, your instructor will review any additional attendance requirements, for example a field exercise that cannot be missed.

Topics

Advanced airway management +Advanced patient assessment +Automatic External Defibrillator (AED) +Cardiac monitoring +Fluid therapy +Medication administration +Trauma/Shock +Medical emergencies+Hazardous Materials (HazMat)+Pharmacology

Suggested Audience

Individuals who wish to pursue a career as a paramedic and are certified as an:

  • Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)
  • EMT-Intermediate
  • Advanced Emergency Medical Technician (AEMT)

Continuing Education and Professional Credits

Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE)+ACE

Other Information

Details

This 18-week course meets two-to-three days a week (Monday, Wednesday, and every third Friday or Tuesday, Thursday, and every third Friday) from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m..

The total hours for the class are 1070 hours and are divided into:

  • 150 hours of online co-requisite*
  • 320 hours of didactic/lecture
  • 240 hours of clinical rotations
  • 240 hours of ambulance experiences
  • 120 hours of Capstone EMS Internship 

The hospital and ambulance rotations begin during the classroom portion of the class. You will have up to four months after the last day of class to complete all clinical, and ambulance internship requirements.

* The online co-requisite courses are:

  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Pathophysiology
  • Calculations for Medication Administration
  • Medical Terminology

Access to these co-requisite online courses will be given prior to the start of classroom activities, once payment of 10% of the course fee is made. This 10% deposit is nonrefundable.

ACE information

The TEEX EMT-Paramedic programs have been approved for Semester Credit Hours through the American Council on Education (ACE). ACE recommends, in the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 23 semester hours in Health Science, Allied Health, Emergency Medical Care, or Paramedical Science.

Government Programs

Post 9/11 GI Bill Benefits® For information contact Veteranservices@teex.tamu.edu or call (877) 833-9638

Contact Information

Customer Care

EMS Programs
Phone: (979) 458-2998 | Tollfree: (866) 878-8900

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