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Paramedic Education

 

The Paradise Valley Community College Paramedicine Education Program engages the student with classroom and laboratory instruction, and hospital clinical rotations and field internship.  The program awards credit hours which can be applied to an Associate’s degree in a number of related disciplines, and awards a certificate completion (CCL).

The PVCC Paramedicine Education Program is nationally accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP).  The program received its first accreditation in September, 2013.  The PVCC Paramedic Education Program maintains national accreditation by adhering to standards established by CAAHEP and the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP).

The Profession

The Paramedic is an allied health professional who provides advanced emergency medical care for critical and emergent patients.  The Paramedic is an integral member of a comprehensive emergency medical services (EMS) response team who works in consort with other emergency services and allied healthcare professionals.  The Paramedic functions with medical direction.

The Paramedic has the complex knowledge, skills, and critical thinking obtained through prescribed formal education in the applied sciences.  The scope of practice includes advanced assessment, ECG analysis and interpretation, advanced cardiac life support, a broad range of invasive skills, pediatric life support, and delivery of emergency pharmacologic agents to reduce morbidity and mortality associated with medical emergencies and trauma.  The Paramedic participates in community health, safety, education programs, and EMS research.

CAAHEP Accreditation Status

The PVCC Paramedic Education Program is nationally accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP).  The program maintains national accreditation by adhering to standards established by CAAHEP and the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP).  The PVCC Paramedic Education Program remains in good standing with CAAHEP and CoAEMSP with the next scheduled accreditation cycle and site visit to be completed in 2024.

Refresher Courses:

For more information on upcoming offerings, please contact the PVCC EMT/FSC/Paramedic Office at 602-787-6782.