To prepare competent entry-level Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedics in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains as required by the U.S. DOT, Idaho State and Washington State Emergency Medical Services Bureaus standards.
The Paramedic** is an Allied Health professional whose primary focus is to provide advanced emergency medical care for critical and emergent patients who access the emergency medical system. This individual possesses the complex knowledge and skills necessary to provide patient care and transportation. Paramedics function as part of a comprehensive EMS response, under medial oversight. Paramedics perform interventions with the basic and advanced equipment typically found on an ambulance. The Paramedic is a link from the scene into the health care system. *
* National Emergency Medical Services Education Standards, US Dept of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Jan 2009.