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Advanced Care Paramedic

Advanced Care Paramedic Ontario College Graduate Certificate

What is Advanced Care Paramedic?

This one year program is designed to provide paramedics with advanced knowledge and skills for practicing emergency health care and to prepare them to function as a leader in emergency situations. Graduates of the program will have demonstrated the ability to safely and competently care for patients of all ages and administer advanced medical treatment measures. The program is comprised of classroom instruction, skills and patient simulation labs, clinical placement and field placement.

Accredited by the Canadian Medical Association

Program Outline 2016-2017

Major:
PARM
Length:
1 Year
Effective Dates:
2016-2017
Delivery:
3 Semesters
Credential:
Ontario College Graduate Certificate
Location:
Barrie
Start:

Fall - Barrie

Contact:
Amy Wilson
Email:
Amy.Wilson@GeorgianCollege.ca
Phone:
705-728-1968 ext. 1173

This one year program is designed to provide paramedics with advanced knowledge and skills for practicing emergency health care and to prepare them to function as a leader in emergency situations. Graduates of the program will have demonstrated the ability to safely and competently care for patients of all ages and administer advanced medical treatment measures. The program is comprised of classroom instruction, skills and patient simulation labs, clinical placement and field placement.

The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to:

  • interact professionally with patients and others, adhering to relevant provincial and federal legislation and codes of conduct


  • collaborate with a broad range of personnel such as employers, Primary Care Paramedics, Critical Care Paramedics, Communications Officers, firefighters, police officers, physicians, allied health professionals and others


  • lead an inter-disciplinary team to ensure optimal patient care


  • provide complete and accurate reports, in compliance with current legislation, regulations, standards and established policies and procedures


  • analyze patient assessment findings critically, and infer a provisional diagnosis, using relevant theory and practices and complying with current legislation, regulations, standards, best practices and established policies and procedures


  • evaluate patient condition continuously, anticipating changes and adapting interventions to provide safe and optimal care


  • justify an intervention plan in accordance with ACP Medical Directives, best practices, evidence-based medicine and clinical findings


  • perform basic and advanced life support skills safely and competently, including controlled medical acts, in accordance with established standards and Medical Directives


  • employ preventative and therapeutic interventions, while maintaining safety of self and others, to promote optimal well-being of the patient, in compliance with current legislation, regulations, standards and established policies and procedures


  • formulate strategies for self-evaluation and for improving proficiency in the practice of paramedicine.
Fall Intake - Barrie

Sem 1 | Sem 2 | Sem 3

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Fall | Winter | Summer

2016 | 2017 | 2017

- Two-year Ontario College Primary Care Paramedic diploma, and a current Advanced Emergency Medical Care Attendant (A-EMCA) license or equivalent

- A minimum 2,000 hours or 1 year experience in an urban EMS setting, or equivalent, is required.

Applicants must meet the following requirements to be eligible for admission to this program:

- Two-year Ontario College Primary Care Paramedic diploma, and a current Advanced Emergency Medical Care Attendant (A-EMCA) license or equivalent. A minimum 2,000 hours or 1 year experience in an urban EMS setting, or equivalent, is required.

8 Mandatory Courses

1 Internship

Applicants will be selected based on EMS experience, resumé, reference letter(s) and selection testing in Primary Care Paramedic Theory:

- Resume containing information about your academic background, related work experience, volunteer experience and extracurricular activities, etc., including detailed EMS experience.

- Reference letter from a Base Hospital and/or Medical Director

- Selection testing in primary care paramedic theory will be done at this time;

- If English is not your first language, refer to the English Language Proficiency Policy.

To graduate from this program, a student must attain a minimum of 60% or a letter grade of P (Pass) or S (Satisfactory) in each course in each semester. The passing weighted average for promotion through each semester and to graduate is 60%.

Mandatory Courses

PARM1000 Advanced Pharmacology
PARM1001 Advanced Patient Care Theory 1
PARM1002 Advanced Care Paramedic Skills
PARM1003 Advanced Patient Care Theory 2
PARM1004 Advanced Professional Practice
PARM1005 Advanced Patient Care Simulation
PARM1006 Unifying Concepts in Paramedicine
PARM1007 Clinical Practice
Internship
PARM1008 Field Internship

A current advanced care EMCA licence is required to work as a Paramedic in Ontario. International applicants are required to complete the Ontario equivalency process. Please contact the Ministry of Health and Longterm Care for information regarding the equivalency process.

Completion of college immunization record is required for field placements.

In order to provide quality practicum placements, students will be placed in a variety of agencies or services in the region serviced by the campus. While every effort is made to arrange placements in the planned sequence, placements are dependent upon availability and may need to be completed at a later date. Students are required to provide their own transportation.

** CRIMINAL REFERENCE CHECK **

Placement agencies require an up-to-date clear criminal reference check and vulnerable sector check prior to going out on placement. Students should obtain their criminal reference three months prior to placement; checks conducted earlier may not be considered current. As some jurisdictions require longer lead-time for processing, please check with the program coordinator to ensure you allow for sufficient turn-around time. It is the students responsibility to provide the completed document prior to placement start.

NOTE: Individuals who have been charged or convicted criminally and not pardoned will be prohibited from proceeding to a clinical or work placement.

View the Advanced Care Paramedic articulations on the Credit Transfer Centre page.

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Advanced Care Paramedic, County of Simcoe

Program:

Advanced Care Paramedic

Year:

2011


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For inquiries please contact the appropriate person below.

Contact:
Amy Wilson
Phone:
705-728-1968 ext. 1173

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