500+ classroom hours/*250 clinical hours/*250 field internship hours
Prerequisites: High school diploma or equivalent, successful completion of an EMT program with eligibility to challenge the National Registry EMT Certification exam or National Registry EMT or AEMT certification, or a state of Michigan EMT-Basic or EMT-Specialist license, college-level anatomy & physiology within the last 5 years or be enrolled in an anatomy & physiology course that satisfies the paramedic course requirement of A&P.
Requirements: Minimum of 18 years of age, current AHA BLS provider or American Red Cross Professional Rescuer CPR card.
This course is designed to prepare the student to deliver emergency care to seriously ill and/or injured patients. This course includes a survey of normal human structure and function and the pathophysiology of many common emergent conditions. The course provides training in physical assessment and history taking, pharmacology including the mechanism of action, metabolism, and excretion of medications, electrophysiology of the heart, and other topics. The course teaches important field clinical skills including advanced airway procedures, intravenous therapy, EKG interpretation, defibrillation, and the safe administration of emergency medications, among others.
The student will be required to complete specified clinical rotations in order to successfully complete the course. Areas of clinical rotation include, but are not limited to, ALS Ambulance, Emergency Department, Respiratory, Labor & Delivery, Psychiatric, Operating Room, Triage, ICU, NICU, Cardiac Care Unit, Anesthesia, and Urgent Care. Upon completion of the didactic component of the course, the student will be required to complete the clinical component of the course, followed by a field internship experience on an ALS Ambulance, where they will act as the lead care provider for patient care. Students who complete this course will be eligible to apply for the National Registry Paramedic Certification examination.
Some core content includes:
- Recognize the nature and seriousness of the patient’s condition or extent of injuries to assess requirements for emergency medical care;
- Administer appropriate emergency medical care based on assessment findings of the patient’s condition providing medications and other various treatments that may include endotracheal tube placement, initiation of an intravenous line(s), cardiac rhythm monitoring and treatment;
- Lift, move, position, and otherwise handle the patient to minimize discomfort and prevent further injury;
- After providing initial care, preparing the patient for transport to an area hospital and continuing care en route; and, performing safely and effectively the expectations of the job description.
- Tetanus and Diptheria toxoid within last ten years;
- Measles, Mumps, and Rubella vaccination*;
- Varicella vaccination or immunity by disease;
- Hep-B vaccination**
NOTE: If born after 1956 the student must have documented proof of vaccine or seropositivity.
ALSO: The series of three Hep-B vaccinations must have been started by the end of the first week of class in order to participate in the clinical experience.
$200 non-refundable registration fee
– secures your seat in the course
$9300 Paramedic course fee
– due in full a week before the start of the course
NOTE: The course fee includes textbook, workbook, MDHHS objectives, blood pressure cuff & stethoscope, safety glasses, full uniform and testing access. Tuition includes certification in the following areas: PHTLS, ACLS, EPC, and BLS (renewal).
Upcoming Course Schedule:
- Future course dates to be determined
Fall 2021 Paramedic Academy – An accelerated course running from September 14, 2021 – December 8, 2022
Our accelerated Paramedic courses are a blended schedule with a significant portion done online, with flexibility for you to work around your current schedule. Tuesdays will be required in-person classroom days, beginning with the first day of class, September 14th. For the last 12 weeks of the course, the students are out of the classroom completing their internship.
Summer 2021 Paramedic Academy – An accelerated course running from July 1, 2021 – October 13, 2022
Our accelerated Paramedic courses are a blended schedule with a significant portion done online, with flexibility for you to work around your current schedule. Thursdays will be required in-person classroom days, beginning with the first day of class, July 1st. For the last 12 weeks of the course, the students are out of the classroom completing their internship.
Class Location: 1279 Cedar St NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503.
No graduates during the 2019 reporting year.
The Life EMS Paramedic program follows and exceeds the U.S. D.O.T. and MDHHS curriculum. This 1000+ hour course prepares the participants to challenge the National Registry written and practical exams for licensure.
Developed by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) this curriculum is designed to enable you to become an effective Paramedic. In addition to the time spent in the classroom, you will have to complete a designated number of clinical hours that are divided among various hospital departments and ambulances.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects a 24% growth (much faster than average) for paramedic employment from 2014 to 2024.
The Life EMS Ambulance Education Centre/Metro Health Hospital Consortium 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).
To Contact CAAHEP
Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
25400 U.S. Highway 19 North, Suite 158
Clearwater, FL 33763
To Contact COAEMSP
8301 Lakeview Parkway, Suite 111-312
Rowlett TX 75088
FAX (214) 703-8992