- College/University: Century College
- Award: Certificate
- Credits: 12
- Delivery: Face-to-face where some online courses may be available or required.
- Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Certified
About this Program
This program is designed to meet an increasing demand for Community Paramedics, locally, regionally, and nationally. Candidates are experienced field paramedics that have chosen to expand their knowledge and skill base. The program prepares the experienced paramedic to continue working in the out of hospital setting and to recognize, treat, and refer patients to community health resources. Community Paramedics will also be referred to a patient�s residence by their primary care provider to follow up on such medical problems as wound care, cardiac issues, diabetes, medication management, and provide seasonal immunizations. Patients generally do not qualify for home care nursing. This replaces the �house call� from years past. This is a logical progression of this career path, as paramedics encounter these patient�s every day and have little if any training in the area of community health. Demand is rapidly increasing in Minnesota, and around the country. The curriculum is prescribed by the North Central EMS Institute and has been adopted by the Minnesota Emergency Medical Services Regulatory Board. This is a collaboration and joint consortium between Century College and Inver Hills Community College.
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