The Three Rivers College Paramedic program is a hybrid of online curriculum and hands-on training. With this program, students only need to be on campus one day a week for skills and high-fidelity simulation training.
Both general education and paramedic courses are included in the program of study. Clinical internship experiences are planned in local healthcare facilities under direct guidance of experienced preceptors.
Admission Criteria: To become an eligible applicant, individuals must:
- Be a Missouri licensed EMT, AEMT, or be eligible to obtain a Missouri License.
- Have current Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers status.
- Take the guided self-placement questionnaire or have current placement examination scores.
Career and Technical Education. 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 Medical Technician, and/or Emergency Medical Responder levels.
The Paramedic program of Three Rivers College is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP).
Paramedic courses begin in August. Students must meet certain criteria for internship practice in agencies, including, but not limited to, random or for-cause drug screenings.
- Provide a safe, supportive, and effective environment for each pre-hospital encounter.
- Manage emergency situations using sound judgment and protocol/procedures to respond in an efficient manner.
- Demonstrate knowledge of the legal aspect of EMS (ex. HIPAA), and local policy limits, to all patient encounters while recognizing and accepting personal responsibility for one’s actions, or lack of action, in the practice of emergency medicine.
- Communicate in a professional manner with all members of the health care team.
- Utilize knowledge of normal/abnormal anatomy and physiology and pharmacology in pre-hospital emergency care.
CAAHEP Accredited Paramedic Programs and CoAEMSP Letter of Review (LoR) Programs track and report outcome measures annually to the Committee on Accreditation for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP).
The most current CoAEMSP Annual Report was for the calendar year 2020.
The most recent success rate for the National Registry of EMT Paramedic/State Cognitive exam was 55.6%.
The most recent positive placement rate for graduates was 66.7%. Positive placement is defined by the CoAEMSP as ‘Employed full or part-time in a related field and/or continuing his/her education and/or serving in the military’. Positive placement is measured at completion of the program.
The most recent retention rate was 90%.
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