Welcome to First Response's Paramedic-Hybrid program (Orlando, Florida)
This Paramedic course is broken into three parts Didactic, Psychomotor Skills, and Clinical. Students must maintain an 80% to prevent being put on academic probation as well as fulfill the weekly participation requirements. These requirements are set to help with retention of information and to ensure success at the State level of testing. Students that are successful at First Response are self-motivated and problem solvers, which happens to be natural instinct for EMS professionals. Instructors and Doctors are incorporated into a student’s training to guide mentor and mold students will they attend as well as teach anything taught in a classroom or from a lecture is performed online in the way of PowerPoint presentations, video lectures, homework assignments and research exams. In addition, there are weekly instructor/student chat rooms covering scenario training, documentation and legally scenarios. In the chat rooms, the students can question the instructor on course material. All students are required to attend a minimum of 5 chat rooms before completing the course but are encouraged to attend as many as they wish.. At the conclusion of the online bookwork, the student will take a proctored final exam.
Psychomotor Skills After successfully completing the final exam the student will be eligible RSVP for their Exit Session skills event. These sessions are posted months in advanced on the School Calendar please refer to this prior to enrollment in order to effectively plan your education. Paramedic skills training consists of 2 labs of skills each lab is 2 training sessions and 1 Testing session. These sessions are two days each and are held at our facility. Where Students will be asked to view all of the skills training videos contained in the course prior to attending the practice session. In addition the students are required to memorize the steps on each skills sheet prior to attending the sessions to help facilitated practice on skills, extrication practice, and scenario and skills testing
First Responses Paramedic programs are built around the fact that technology plays an essential role in today’s learning environment, That’s why we've taken steps to equip our students in these programs with the tools they need to learn and succeed
Paramedics receive more advanced training to perform more difficult pre-hospital medical procedures. Paramedics have advanced training in the administration of intravenous fluids, the use of manual defibrillators to give life saving shocks to a stopped heart, and the application of advanced airway techniques and equipment to assist patients experiencing respiratory emergencies. In addition, paramedics provide extensive pre-hospital care on the scene of an accident or other life-threatening situation. Paramedics also may administer drugs orally and intravenously, interpret electrocardiograms (ECGs), perform endotracheal intubations, and use monitors and other complex equipment.
This course offers you a convenient schedule, the ability to learn from home, and access to faculty during on-line office hours. This course is ideal for the technological savvy and strongly self-motivated student.
If you prefer in-person, classroom-based instruction, please see our traditional Paramedic program, which is offered on weekday, weeknight, and weekend schedules.
Most fire departments prefer hiring candidates who have already met state certification requirements for firefighter, emergency medical technician and paramedic. Paramedics work for fire departments, ambulance services and hospital emergency units. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics 2006-2007 Occupational Outlook Handbook, job openings in these careers are expected to grow by as much as 27 percent by 2014.
The 1,112 hour Paramedic Certification Program includes classroom instruction, hospital rotations with an emphasis on emergency department experience, and emergency ambulance experience.Upon completion of this program, all students will be eligible to take examinations for certification as:
Florida State Paramedic
In addition, students will be given the opportunity to earn credentials in:
Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)
Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)
Prehospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS)
At First Response our mission is to provide the best possible EMS training and develop future EMS professionals by accepting nothing short of excellence in every aspect of our performance, this is not a catch phrase - it is a fundamentally held belief, and to fully realize that mission we understand that we must embody certain attributes and principles that are sometimes lacking in the industry.
Possible occupations for a graduate students are: 29-2041
Paramedic Admission Requirements In order to be eligible for registration students must be 18 years old and possess all of the following
Provide a valid State ID card or Driver’s License
Be at least 18 years of age by Graduation
Be financially capable of covering the cost of the course
Provide a copy of a High School Diploma, G.E.D. or College Transcript
Be free of any felony convictions
Be, and remain, drug and substance abuse free
Be Florida EMT-Basic certified by the end of Phase-1 (Medic students ONLY)
Be able to obtain and/or provide proof of the following:
AHA HCP CPR that must remain current throughout entire course (available at the School for $55 (not included in Tuition)
Mandatory 10-panel Drug Screening and Background Investigation conducted at Orientation ($55 (not included in Tuition))
Up-to-date Shot Record showing: MMR, Hep-B, Varicella, PPD/TB, Tetanus and FLU vaccines. (Refer to Vaccination and Medical Testing Requirements Form provided at Orientation)
Solid black, closed-toed boots, watch with a second hand or easily read digital readout, stethoscope, safety glasses, and Trauma shears (not included in the Tuition)
Submit a statement (on the School approved form) signed by a Physician proclaiming you are of sufficient health to participate in the chosen course and are free of any communicable diseases
Ability to comply with the requirements for EMS personnel set forth in the Americans with Disabilities Act
Able to participate in clinical rotations at various hours/days
Isaiah 6:8 “Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, ‘Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?’ And I said, ‘Here am I. Send me!’” First Response Training Group Phone: (407) 730-7999 Email: Info@FirstResponseTrainingGroup.com