Paramedic Program

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Paramedic Program

"I was looking for the edge up. I felt that getting an education

here would empower me and help make me a better paramedic."

~ Alex Tull, Health Training paramedic student


"We have a really exceptional group of instructors who push

you to learn more. It's a fun feeling once you relaize that you're

retaining the information you've been putting in."

~ Amanda Portch, Health Training paramedic student


Course Description    

This 1,279 hour, three-quarter time Paramedic Program which allows you to test with National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians and then apply for state certification.  It follows the 2011 National EMS Education Standards. 

This three-phase program consists of 627 hours of intensive, classroom training, 9:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Monday through Wednesday, in the INHS Health Training Facility; followed by a minimum of 292 hours of supervised hospital clinical time; and a minimum of 360 hours of supervised paramedic field internship.  Clinical rotations and field internships are available at a number of approved locations or set up at other location across the Country.   

Credentials obtained:  Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Pediatric Advanced Life Support, and Pre-hospital Trauma Life Support. 

PDF:   Paramedic Job Functionality Analysis  


Application Documents 

Applications must be submitted after candidate has registered and paid for the application fee. To do so, please click here. Upon registration, application will be emailed to you. 

Application Packet


Course Overview

The INHS Health Training Paramedic Program is conducted in three phases.  This three-quarter time program consists of 26 weeks of intensive classroom training at the INHS Training Facility, three days a week from 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.  The second phase consists of a minimum of 278 hours of supervised clinical experience in a hospital setting.  The third phase is a field internship which consists of a minimum of 360 hours working with an approved paramedic preceptor. 

The success of program and it's training is reflective in a 100% pass rate on the National Registry Exam for Paramedics, which has been maintained since the inception of the program in 2012.

Student Policy Manual

Accreditation 
Admission Requirements 
Appeal and Grievance Process 
Articulation 
Attendance 
Cancellation and Refund Policy 
Class Representative 
Course Completion 
Course Descriptions
Didactic & Internship Evaluation Policy 
Discrimination Policy 
Dismissal 
Employment During Class
Facilities         
Graduate Placement 
HIPAA & Confidentiality
Leave of Absence 
Previous Didactic and Clinical Credit Policy 
Promotion and Graduation 
Smoking & Tobacco         
Student Conduct 
Student Counseling and Evaluations 
Student Health
Student Performance Guidelines
Technical Standards 
Testing and Grading Criteria 
Transcripts and Letters of Recommendation 
Tuition 
Uniform and Personal Appearance 
Vacation and Holidays – School Closures 
Withdrawal and Readmission


Important Dates

To register or find out when the next available course is click here

NEXT CLASS: October 23, 2017 - APPLICATIONS ARE CURRENTLY BEING ACCEPTED. 
Applications submitted after June of 2017 may not be eligible for testing, interview or scholarship if course if full. 

Entrance Exam: Ongoing after Paramedic Program application is accepted  
Interviews: Ongoing after application is accepted 
Acceptance: June of 2017  


Accreditation

The St. Luke's Rehabilitation Institute Division of Inland Northwest Health Services 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 Education Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions. Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs 1361 Park Street Clearwater, FL 33756(727) 210-2350 www.caahep.org

Articulation

Students have the opportunity to earn 44 credits for Prior Learning to be used to meet partial requirements for a Bachelor Paramedicine Degree from Central Washington University. 


Attendance

It is essential that attendance in the didactic, lab, clinical, and field internship be top priority for every student who strives to be successful in this Paramedic Program.  Attendance is perceived as a strong work ethic by potential and current employers and reflects dedication to the profession and to patient care. 


Admission Requirements

Applicants must: 

  1. Submit completed  Paramedic Program Application Packet in its entirety along with a $50.00 application fee to be paid through the INHS course registration website.  Incomplete application packets will not be considered.  Click here to be directed to the course registration site. 
  2. Submit completed and signed Criminal Background Check form included in the application packet.  Acceptance into the program is contingent upon an acceptable report from this agency.
  3. Submit a copy of your current driver’s license or state issued identification. 
  4. Submit evidence of high school graduation or its equivalent. 
  5. Submit high school and any post high school transcripts (i.e. technical school, college).
  6. Submit a copy of current state EMT and/or National Registry Basic certificate or advanced level certificates, if applicable. At the time the application is submitted the applicant must have been an EMT for at least one year or one certification period or 1,000 patient contacts at an ALS Agency.  
  7. Submit a copy of a current American Heart Association Healthcare Provider (or equivalent) CPR card.
  8. Submit one letter of reference from the applicant’s immediate supervisor. 
  9. Submit a written or typed essay describing the applicants EMS experience. The essay must be 500 words or less. 
  10. Submit evidence of successful completion (grade of C+ or better) of a 200 level Anatomy & Physiology course or successful completion of an on-line program (non-credit).  The applicants acceptance into the Paramedic Program will be contingent upon successful completion of an Anatomy & Physiology course. All students are encouraged to an Anatomy & Physiology course for credit.   Corexcel online Anatomy & Physiology Course   http://www.corexcel.com/anatomy.physiology.online.htm   
  11. Submit evidence of successful completion (grade of C+ or better) of a Medical Terminology course or successful completion of an on-line program. The applicant's acceptance into the Paramedic Program will be contingent upon successful completion of a Medical Terminology course.    ed2go Medical Terminology: A World Association Approach 

Within one week of the application deadline qualified candidates will be notified of the entrance exam schedule.  All applicants must successfully pass a computer based EMS exam with at least a 70%. This test consists of the following sections: reading comprehension, Basic EMT, Anatomy & Physiology, mathematics and a personality assessment. 

Applicants who are accepted will have to confirm their willingness to attend by registering for the course and paying the minimum amount due to secure their enrollment. The minimum amount due includes books and lab fees

The decision to accept an applicant into the Paramedic Program will be based on the following: 

  •  A complete application packet 
  •  Applicant’s essay 
  •  Passing the computer based exam with at least an 70% 
  •  A personal interview with the INHS Paramedic Program selection committee 
  •  Successful completion of the Anatomy and Physiology course (grade of C+ or better) 
  •  Successful completion of the Medical Terminology course (grade of C+ or better) 

Applicants with active employment by an ambulance or fire service are given priority for entrance into the Paramedic Program. 

All applicants will be notified in writing regarding either their acceptance or their rejection into the Paramedic Program.  
 


Upon Acceptance into the Program

 Paramedic Program students will need to submit complete immunization records to include but not limited to: 

  •  Measles, Mumps and Rubella/Rubeola and
  •  Varicella (if not available, a letter stating when you had the actual illness or titer results)
  •  TB test results (results must be within the immediate past six months)  
  •  Hepatitis B Series (if not completed, documentation of starting the series) 
  •  Tetanus 

Projected Fees

NOTE:  These expenses are to help the paramedic student anticipate some of the costs associated with the INHS Health Training Paramedic Program.  It is an estimate only and does not include the expenses associated with incidentals, travel, etc.  These expenses are subject to change without notice. 

Tuition and Books:

Non-Refundable Application Fee click here to pay

Tuition, Textbooks, and additional fees click here to see pricing.


Scholarship Information

Scholarships are available because of a generous donation from Providence Health Care Community Benefit. Students are not eligible to apply until they have been accepted into the course. Please know the scholarship application will be submitted to an independent review board consisting of community members, INHS staff and Providence representatives. All applications will be anonymous; with all identifying information withheld. Please click here to download the scholarship application. Completed applications can be returned to the Administrative Office at 501 N. Riverpoint Blvd., Suite 245, Spokane, WA 99202. 

Scholarships for the October 2017 course may not be available after June of 2017. Please get your course application in early.


Required Textbook  

  1.  Brady Paramedic Care,4th edition 7 volumes (available in e-text) 
  2.  myBradylab Online Access 
  3.  Brady Prehospital Emergency Pharmacology, 7th edition  
  4.  Aehlert’s ECG’s Made Easy, 5th edition  
  5.  Aehlert’s The 12 Lead ECG in Acute Coronary Syndrome, 3rd edition  


      



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