|Faculty:||Police and Public Safety Institute (Ottawa Campus)
|Field of Study:||Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)
|Description:||This accredited three-term Ontario College Graduate Certificate program is designed to train CURRENT PRIMARY CARE PARAMEDICS (PCP) in all aspects of advanced care paramedicine. Students build on their existing knowledge and skills to develop greater critical-thinking processes, increased leadership qualities, and master advanced skills in respiratory care, cardiac care, pharmacology, trauma care, obstetrics and pediatrics care and medical emergencies.
The program is comprised of three components: a didactic and scenario practice portion which is scheduled three days per week for 13 weeks; one hospital clinical practicum which is approximately 200 hours spread over the second and third semesters; and a preceptorship (400-600 hour paramedic practicum) which is scheduled over a 20-week period. Students must take a comprehensive written examination and oral board examination with the program medical director at the end of the practicum. The authority to practise as an advanced care paramedic student (ACP) is contingent upon certification by a medical director.
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