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FAQS-COMMUNITY PARAMEDIC PROGRAM

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Community Paramedic Program FAQS

What is an EMT-CP?

The Community Paramedic will respond to identified health needs in underserved communities, ultimately improving the quality of life and health of rural and remote citizens and visitors. Roles will include: Outreach; wellness; health screening assessments; health teaching; providing immunizations; disease management, including a thorough understanding of monitoring diabetes, congestive heart failure and other high cost diseases and the methods and medications used to treat them; recognition of mental health issues and referral into the existing mental health care system; wound care; safety programs; and, functioning as physician extenders in rural clinics and hospitals in communities that have them.


When is the next class?
Contact Kai Hjermstad at 952.995.1313 or kai.hjermstad@hennepintech.edu to find out the next start date.

How many credits?
Participants will earn 12 credits. The program includes 112 hours of classroom instruction with 64 hours of classroom instruction (face-to-face, or via Interactive TV), 48 hours of online format/D2L and 196 hours of clinical training. Clinicals will be set up in your area.

Our program Includes guest leacturers who are experts in their field, expanded and enhanced national community paramedic curriculum, and diverse clinical rotation opportunities.

Can I attend if I live outside the Twin Cities?

The Hennepin technical College community Paramedic program includes 64 hours of classroom time, but that doesn't mean you need to reserve a seat at our campus. Our ITV (Interactive TV) technology works seamlessly with Wi-Fi so students can conveniently attaend classes via their personal computer or laptop.

This exceptional delivery method puts you virtually in our classroom where you will be able to watch instructor lectures, demonstartions, and PowerPoint presentations. You will also be able to easily interact with the instructors and other students.

Who is eligible?
Prerequisite: Currently certified as an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT-P) and have two (2) years of full-time service as an EMT-P, or its part-time equivalent, and a letter of recommendation from paramedic's Medical Director.

How do I register?
Qualified candidates will send a current resume and letter of recommendation from their medical director to kai.hjermstad@hennepintech.edu.

Questions?
Contact Kai Hjermstad at 952-995-1313; kai.hjermstad@hennepintech.edu.




Last updated by lgoff : 2014-12-29 12:52:04