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UH EMS - Institute Paramedic Programs

Welcome to the University Hospitals EMT-Paramedic Program. The EMT-Paramedic education program at University hospital is committed to preparing high quality individuals to be effective and compassionate paramedics in accordance with the standards established by the U.S. Department of Transportation and the State of Ohio.

The University Hospitals Geauga Medical Center Paramedic program has been issued a Letter of Review by the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP). This letter is NOT a CAAHEP accreditation status, it is a status signifying that a program seeking initial accreditation has demonstrated sufficient compliance with the accreditation Standards through the Letter of Review Self Study Report (LSSR) and other documentation. Letter of Review is recognized by the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) for eligibility to take the NREMT's Paramedic credentialing examination(s). However, it is NOT a guarantee of eventual accreditation.

To contact CoAEMSP: 8301 Lakeview Parkway Suite 111‐312 Rowlett, TX 75088 214‐703‐8445 FAX 214‐703‐8992 www.coaemsp.org

A paramedic is a highly trained healthcare professional that works in emergency medical situations. Paramedics provide advanced levels of care for medical emergencies and trauma. The majority of paramedics work for public and private emergency medical service ambulances, emergency response vehicles, fire departments or in specialized mobile intensive care units. Some paramedics may undertake hospital-based roles, such as hospital Intensive Care Units, Critical Care Units and Emergency departments.
Paramedics can perform as field practitioners, providing extensive out-of-hospital treatment and diagnostic services under a medical control of a physician and under written medical protocol. Paramedics can provide:
  • Advanced Life Support monitoring, and defibrillation
  • 12 lead interpretation
  • External cardiac pacing
  • Cardiac medication administration
  • Chest needle decompression
  • IV access including intraosseous administration
  • Cricothyrotomy
  • Tracheal Intubation
as well as basic medical care and transport. If you are interested in becoming a Paramedic click below and review our upcoming classes.

If you are interested in becoming a Paramedic click below and review our upcoming classes.