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Many certificate programs within Medical Sciences are now available at zero cost, thanks to Care Forward Colorado. Students in these programs get free tuition, fees, books, materials and necessary vaccinations. Any other financial aid could be used on top of that for living expenses, technology needs, or other related costs.
No special applications are necessary to enter the program. Just register for classes and you’ll be reimbursed.
Qualifying programs include:
The 2020 success rate for the National Registry of EMT Paramedic Cognitive exam was 100%.
The 2020 positive placement rate for paramedic graduates was 100%.
The choice to attend Paramedic school is a significant commitment. In 2020, the retention rate was 92.9%.
Pikes Peak State College's Emergency Medical Service program sets you up for success in your career.
Introduces the paramedic student to concepts in assessing and meeting the emergency care needs of the neonate, pediatric, geriatric and special needs patient. This course focuses on epidemiology, pathophysiology, assessment and treatment of these patient groups. Common medical and traumatic presentations are addressed. Relevant psychosocial and ethnocultural concepts and legal and ethical implications are integrated throughout.
Introduces the paramedic student to the advanced practice of prehospital care. This course covers professional behavior, medical ethics, legal issues, patient assessment, therapeutic communication, clinical decision making, and basic and advanced airway management. This course discusses EMS’s role in the healthcare continuum, professional communication, patient care documentation, IV fluid therapy and resuscitation, and the application of evidence based medicine. A brief overview of human anatomy, physiology and pathophysiology is included.
Focuses on an integrated study of the human body including the histology, anatomy and physiology of each system. Examines molecular, cellular, and tissue levels of organization plus integuments, skeletal, articulations, muscular and nervous systems. Includes a mandatory hands-on laboratory experience covering microscopy, observations, and dissection. This is the first semester of a two-semester sequence.
Provides the Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) student with the knowledge and skills to provide appropriate emergency care and transportation of a patient who has suffered a traumatic injury. The concepts of kinematics and the biomechanics of trauma, along with pathophysiology and injury patterns will provide the student with the ability to assess and manage the trauma patient.
Upon completion of the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) degree program, you should be able to:
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Colorado Resource for Emergency and Trauma Education (CREATE) Grant
CREATE assists private and public organizations in improving and expanding the emergency medical and trauma system in Colorado. This grant program is intended to provide funding to EMTS agencies for education and training of emergency medical and trauma service providers working in Colorado only.
National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT)
The national certification agency for pre-hospital care providers. This is your first stop for initial EMS certification.
Follow the link for directions on obtaining a Colorado State EMS certification. Initial Colorado State certification requires a National registry certification in addition to this online application.Colorado EMS Online Application
The branch of the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment responsible for certifying Colorado pre-hospital providers. This website serves a references for all things EMS in Colorado.
The Pikes Peak State College Paramedic Program 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).
Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP)
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Emergency Medical Services
Kimberly Whitten-Chung, M.Ed., NRP
Ben Roberts, AAS., NRP
Carley Lehman, MS, NREMT
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