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Emergency Medical Services

Emergency Medical Services

Wor-Wic’s emergency medical services program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP), 25400 U.S. Highway 19 North, Ste. 158, Clearwater, Fla., 33763, 727-210-2350, www.caahep.org, upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP), 8301 Lakeview Parkway, Suites 111-312, Rowlett, Texas, 75088, 214-703-8445, www.coaemsp.org.

Designed to provide students with the knowledge and competencies required to administer emergency pre-hospital care, this program follows national and state protocol standards that allow graduates to take national and state certification examinations. Additional affiliation requirements with a Maryland fire or EMS agency are required for Maryland certification as an emergency medical technician, cardiac rescue technician or paramedic.

The emergency medical technician -- intermediate (EMT-I) certificate program is designed to prepare graduates to work as cardiac rescue technicians (CRTs) at the intermediate level. The emergency medical technician -- paramedic (EMT-P) certificate program is for those with a CRT certification. This program is designed to prepare graduates to work as paramedics, to assume leadership positions in the field and to transfer to a four-year institution to complete a bachelor’s degree.

Due to the limited number of spaces available in these programs, selection is on a competitive basis. Interested individuals must follow the procedures in the emergency medical services admission information packet, which is available in the emergency medical services department, in the admissions office or on the college website. In order to be considered for admission into the EMT-I program that begins in the summer, or the EMT-P program or the associate of applied science degree program that begins in the fall, prospective students must complete the admission requirements by the last Friday in May. Students who want to register for EMS 101 and/or EMS 151 are not required to complete these requirements. In order to graduate with a certificate or associate degree, students must obtain a grade of “C” or better in all emergency medical services courses.

Accreditation Information

Wor-Wic’s Emergency Medical Services program is accredited by the Maryland Institute for Emergency Medical Services Systems (MIEMSS).

Approval for national accreditation through the CoAEMSP (Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions) which belongs under the umbrella of the CAAHEP (Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs) is expected by May 2014.

Paramedic Outcome Data

Per accreditation requirements, the EMS program is required to publish a three year review-window average results of the outcomes for pass rates, retention and positive placement. The program has the following pass rates: National Registry Written Exam: 72%; National Registry Practical Exam: 100%; State Written Examination: 100%. The program had an 87% Retention rate and a 72% Positive Placement (Employment).

Intended Learning Goals

Graduates of these programs should be able to:

  1. Critically analyze and assess medical intervention needs for emergency patients;
  2. Integrate assessment findings to formulate a safe, field treatment plan for all patient population types; and
  3. Perform emergency medical treatment as determined by the field treatment plan.

For additional information about the emergency medical services program, contact Daniel Webster, Assistant Instructor of Emergency Medical Services.

Program Outlines

Please check the current catalog to ensure up-to-date course schedule outline and descriptions.

Emergency Medical Services Admissions Requirements and Procedures

Students are admitted to the A.A.S. and certificate emergency medical services (EMS) programs only during the summer. Because of limitations of health care facilities for clinical and field rotations, admission into the emergency medical services programs is restricted and selection is on a competitive basis. All admissions documentation for the EMS programs must be submitted by the last Friday in May. Candidates are selected based on recommendations, placement test scores, and prior education. Preference is given to residents of Wicomico, Worcester and Somerset counties. Meeting the admissions requirements for the program does not guarantee admission into the program.

In order to be considered for admission into the EMT-I program candidates must:

  1. Be an EMT prior to the start of class.
  2. Be 18 years of age or older by the start of clinical rotation in the fall of the emergency medical technician - intermediate program.
  3. Take the placement assessments (except for candidates who have a bachelor's or higher degree, college transfer students who are eligible for transfer credit for ENG 101 and/or MTH 103 or a higher lever mathematics course, or who have received Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) subset scores of at least 500 or American College Testing (ACT) subset scores of at least 21 within the past two years). Applicants must be eligible to enroll in ENG 096 and MTH 092 or better to be considered for the EMS program.
  4. Complete a Program Enrollment Application.
  5. Sign a Criminal Background Statement form. Felony conviction may prohibit state and national certification and admission into the program.
  6. Complete an Agency Recommendation Form. If currently affiliated, have completed by your affiliated agency. If not currently affiliated, have completed by your EMS 101/EMS 151 instructor.
  7. Have a valid driver's license.
  8. Meet the functional job analysis standards for EMTs, which can be found on the EMS Department's website under the Student Resources link.
  9. Provide documentation of current certification in CPR for health care providers.

Prior to beginning clinical rotations, students must complete a background check, drug screen, and submit a health record completed by a physician (within the last 12 months) validating that the student meets the technical standard of good physical and mental health, a shot record (or titer) with proof of immunity to measles, mumps, rubella, and varicella, proof of current tetanus vaccination, complete Hepatitis B series (or declination statement), annual negative tuberculin test (completed within the last four months), and annual flu shot.

The admissions packets are available for download, or they may be obtained by calling the admissions office at 410-334-2895 or the ems department at 410-572-8740.

Credit for Current Emergency Medical Services Certification

Students entering the college with current EMT, CRT (EMT-I), or Paramedic (EMT-P) certifications may be able to earn college credit for the emergency medical services courses with the appropriate documentation. Students with these certificates who are requesting college credit for the EMT, EMT I, and/or EMT-P courses must complete and submit to the director of admissions at Wor-Wic Community College the following form:

Readmission Procedures

The policy guidelines for readmission of a previously admitted and enrolled student will occur under the following conditions.

  1. Readmission is dependent upon the space available in the program.
  2. In order to receive consideration for readmission, the student must obtain a Request for Readmission into the Emergency Medical Services Program formAdobe Portable Document Format (PDF) icon and submit the completed form, a new affiliation form and a new recommendation form to the college by the last Friday in May.
  3. All current admission criteria must be met for readmission consideration.

Gainful Employment Disclosures

51.0904 Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)

In compliance with federal gainful employment disclosure requirements, Wor-Wic provides prospective students with on-time completion rates, median loan debt and other information related to certificate programs.

Emergency Medical Services Certificates

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