work under the direction of a physician through written standing orders,
and radio communications. Paramedics have advanced knowledge of normal
human physiology, pathophysiology of acute and chronic disease,
pharmacology, and electrocardiology. They use this knowledge to recognize,
assess and appropriately manage emergencies of acutely ill or injured
patients before they arrive at the hospital.
curriculum consists of classroom instruction with a skills laboratory;
in-hospital clinical practice; and a supervised field internship to
prepare students for the National Registry EMT-Paramedic Exam, and
entry-level Paramedic practice.