Levels of PreHospital Care
Emergency Medical Responder (EMR)
Also known as a First Responder, EMR’s comprise the vast majority of pre hospital providers. In fact a large percentage of volunteer EMS agencies respond at the EMR level. EMR’s could be your mechanic, insurance agent, or even the farmer you waved at on the way to work. EMR’s are trained to perform specific skills that preserve life in emergency situations until more advanced levels of care arrive on scene. EMR’s are a vital piece of the EMS System.
PAEMS offers their students a hybrid EMR course designed to fit into today’s busy life. There will be 56 hours of online lectures, videos, quizzes, and exams along with 24 hours of in class skills mastery.
Anyone interested in this level of practice must be at least 16 years of age, if they are between 16 and 18 years of age they would be a Provisional EMR and must respond with a licensed EMR until they turn 18 years of age. This is a great level for those interested yet apprehensive about becoming an EMT.
Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)
The face of pre hospital emergency care, the EMT has the knowledge and skills to care for and transport the critically ill and injured. The EMT has a vast array of medications and treatments that they can perform in an emergency situation that save lives. EMT’s may be a part of a volunteer and/or paid Ambulance and Fire Department.
PAEMS offers their students a hybrid EMT course designed to fit into today’s busy life. There will be 120 hours of online lectures, videos, quizzes, and exams along with 80 hours of in class skills mastery. One night per week for 20 weeks.
Anyone interested in this level of practice must be at least 18 years of age, have a high school diploma or equivalent, and a clean felony record.
The Paramedic is the highest level of pre hospital care. A paramedic is a highly trained healthcare professional who responds to emergency calls for medical help in the field. Paramedics mainly work as part of the emergency medical services (EMS), most often in ambulances or on fire apparatus. The Paramedic is an autonomous provider who has a complex set of protocols to follow.
PAEMS offers their students a hybrid Paramedic course designed to fit into today’s busy life. Online lectures, videos, quizzes, and high stakes exams along with one day per week in class skills mastery. The Paramedic student will attend Anatomy and Physiology, ACLS, PALS, and ITLS courses during their didactic portion of the course.
The Paramedic student has in hospital clinical rotations in the ED, OB, Surgery, and other areas designed to allow them to perform skills in a supervised setting on live patients. Once the Paramedic student becomes competent in performing their skills they will master them on an ambulance treating real patients in an emergent situation under the watchful eye of one of our Field Training Instructors. Once all aspects of the course are complete the student will meet with the Medical Director to be approved to sit for the NREMT examinations.
“The Peoria Area EMS/ OSF St. Francis Medical 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 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 examinations. However, it is Not a guarantee of eventual accreditation.”
To contact CoAEMSP Executive Offices: 8301 Lakeview Pkwy Suite 111-312 Rowlett, TX 75088 coaemsp.org (214)703-8445
2020 Course Schedules and Registration Forms
Course Registration Submission
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|Peoria Area EMS System
Attn: Danelle Geraci
304 E. Illinois Ave.
Peoria, IL 61603 (309)624-4638
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