Paramedic Program

Goals & Objectives

The goal of the St. Vincent paramedic program is "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 Medial Responder levels."
CPR administered to training dummy

Overview of Training Curriculum

A paramedic is the highest trained pre-hospital health care professional. Emergency paramedic training is the logical next step for those who aim to learn how to apply advanced life support (ALS), especially in cardiovascular and pharmacology medical emergencies. This program includes certifications in ACLS, PALS, PHTLS, and AMLS.

Course content includes, but is not limited to, modules in the following areas:

  • Roles and responsibilities of the EMT-P
  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Medical terminology
  • Cardiovascular pathophysiology
  • Cardiac arrhythmias
  • Pharmacology
  • Central nervous system
  • Pathophysiology
  • Trauma management
  • OB/GYN
  • Pediatrics
  • Medical emergencies
  • Psychiatric emergencies
Hospital clinical experiences include, but are not limited to, the following areas:

  • Emergency department
  • Labor and delivery
  • Newborn intensive care
  • Respiratory therapy and intensive care
  • Ambulance internship is provided on hospital-sponsored medic units
  • Admission