Associate of Applied Science in Paramedical Medicine

The Associate Degree of Applied Science in Paramedical Medicine is a degree completion program requiring a total of 60 credit hours. Upon completion of 33 credit hours in general studies Spalding University will award 27 credit hours for completion of an approved paramedic certificate program utilizing the United States Department of Transportation, Emergency Medical Technician Paramedic: National Standard Curriculum. The paramedic certification program with, both didactic and clinical experiences, provides high quality education in the "art and science" of pre-hospital advanced life support emergency medical care. In addition, the student must hold current National Certification as a Paramedic.

The 27 credit hours awarded for previous successful completion of the scientific aspects of the paramedic program includes anatomy and physiology, principles of microbiology, theory of patient assessment, management and operations assessment, theory of paramedic fundamentals to include airway management and ventilation; medical, OB/GYN, neonatal, behavior and trauma emergencies; and emergency medical services operations. Also, the credit recognizes other content related to care and needs of special populations, legal and ethical aspects of basic and advanced life support, field management of out of hospital emergencies, and clinical experience in immediate hospital care of emergencies.

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