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College of Advanced Health Science & Technology

About the Paramedics/Emergency Medical Technology Programme



In partnership with the Canadian Center for Biomedical Sciences and Allied Health Study, Canada, the College of Advanced Health Science and Technology (CAHST) invites applications from interested individuals for trainee  Paramedics / Primary Care Emergency Medical Technologists.

Paramedics are an important player in any health system and contribute to saving a number of lives, especially in providing pre-hospital intervention. Being a paramedic is all about teamwork. There’s a sense of camaraderie you won’t find in many other jobs. But it takes a special kind of person. You must love to help people because you’ll be dealing with all ages in all kinds of crises. You have to work well under pressure, because you’ll be delivering pre-hospital emergency care in people’s homes, in the middle of busy streets, and/or at industrial sites or in your practice centre.

Trainees learn human anatomy and physiology, patho­physiology, pharmacology and related courses, gain skills in advanced life support procedures, and learn to diagnose and treat patients in a variety of medical and trauma situations. Emphasis is on authentic hands-on training in pre-hospital emergency care, with both hospital and ambulance practicums.

On completion, you are eligible to practice as Emergency Medical Technician/Paramedic and will respond to calls for service as per dispatch instructions, providing assessment, treatment and transportation of ill or injured persons. The EMT will cover standby assignments, as operations require.

You’ll focus on:

  • medical and trauma injuries
  • mental health issues
  • obstetrical emergencies
  • pharmacology
  • physical assessments of various body systems
  • cardiac and respiratory emergencies
  • certifications in
    • geriatric education for EMS
    • International Trauma Life Support (ITLS)
    • Pediatric Education for Prehospital Professionals (PEPP)
    • Health Care Provider Level C Certification (HCP-C)

Lab and Simulation Training – The PCP program emphasizes hands-on learning. You’ll spend about one-third of your time in the classroom, one-third in practical labs and one-third in high-fidelity simulation. State-of-the-art simulation facilities use a wide range of scenarios to help you develop your critical thinking and decision-making skills.

  • Field Practicums – You’ll take the knowledge that you’ve learned in the classroom and put it to work with an emergency medical services (EMS) organization (usually ambulance service) to learn about policies, procedures and documentation; conduct independent patient assessments; and provide treatment using ambulance equipment.
  • Clinical Practicums – During your hospital-based practicum, you’ll conduct independent patient assessments and use hospital equipment to provide treatment. You’ll also learn about hospital policies, procedures and documentation.

To apply now visit the application form page.

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