Paramedic

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Allied Health and Nursing

Automobile accident injuries, heart attacks, near drowning, unscheduled childbirths, poisonings and gunshot wounds all demand urgent medical attention. Paramedics, also called EMT-Ps (emergency medical technician-paramedics), give immediate care and often transport the sick or injured to medical facilities. Paramedics determine the nature and extent of a patient’s injuries or illness while also trying to determine whether the patient has epilepsy, diabetes or other pre-existing medical conditions.

Following strict guidelines, they give appropriate emergency care. They perform basic and advanced emergency skills to open airways, restore breathing, control bleeding, treat for shock, administer oxygen, immobilize fractures, bandage wounds, assist in childbirth, manage emotionally disturbed patients, treat and assist heart attack victims, Give initial care to poison and burn victims and use manual defibrillators to provide life saving shocks to patients in cardiac arrest.

Paramedics have the training required to offer the most advanced extensive pre-hospital care, such as administering drugs orally and intravenously, interpreting electrocardiograms (EKGs), performing endotracheal intubations and using monitors and other complex equipment.

Educational Opportunities in Paramedics

Certificate of Proficiency in Emergency Medical Services-Paramedic
This program provides students with advanced level of knowledge and skills in the field of emergency medicine. LCCC’s Paramedic Program is accredited by the Ohio Division of Emergency Medical Services (OH 319).

Note: For admission to the certificate of proficiency in emergency medical services – paramedic program, students need to complete the LCCC course, emergency medical technician basic (EMSB 101), or an equivalent.

Paramedic to Nursing Program An Accelerated Paramedic to RN Program

This program prepares graduates to function as registered nurses in hospitals, nursing homes and other health care agencies. Upon completion of the program, the graduate is eligible to take the NCLEX examination for licensure as a registered nurse.

Other Related Opportunities in Allied Health

Other Educational Opportunities through LCCC’s University Partnership

The University of Akron
Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN Completion Program)
The University of Akron nursing program prepares students to provide patient care, to direct others in giving care and to become members of comprehensive health care teams. 

Bachelor of Science in Emergency Management
The field of emergency management continues to develop rapidly as disasters and major emergencies become more frequent and responses to such emergencies become more complex. In addition, federal and state legislation affecting emergency planning and preparedness has increased the demand for well-educated individuals in all levels of government, business and industry. Emergency managers generally develop an area of technical expertise, which then is augmented with advanced education. The combination of fire protection technology or environmental health and safety with advanced courses in emergency management and other liberal arts courses provides our graduates with the necessary technical background and analytical skills to handle crisis situations successfully.

Youngstown State University
Bachelor of Science in Applied Science in Allied Health
The baccalaureate degree is intended to serve professional health-related, associate degree graduates who wish to upgrade their academic credentials. The program provides students additional knowledge, skills, attitudes and values that will enhance their career mobility in the health-care setting. The program is based on a two-plus-two concept where the associate-degree courses provide the technical education for the first two years of the baccalaureate-degree program.

Following graduation with an associate’s degree, the student articulates directly into the plus-two component of the program. The plus-two component consists of a core of multi-disciplinary courses, student-selected minor and general University requirements.

Master of Health and Human Services
The Master of Health and Human Services and Certificate in Health Care Management is a collaborative program between the College of Health and Human Services and the Williamson College of Business Administration.

Certificate in Health Care Management
The Certificate in Health Care Management is a collaborative program between the College of Health and Human Services and the Williamson College of Business Administration.

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