Paramedic Academy

Next Paramedic Courses:

Fall Semester 2017 Nov. 4 2017 Night Class T/Th 6:00p-10:00p & alternating Saturdays 8:00a-5:00p, 17 mo.

Spring Semester 2018 March Day Class T/Th 9:30a-5p, 13 mo.

*You must hold a current NREMT or TDSHS EMT certification to enroll

Jurisprudence

If you are interested in taking an online Jurisprudence class, you can do so by calling 512-255-3687 or register online here.

This is a new requirement for all licensed EMS providers renewing after Sept. 1, 2017.

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EMTS Academy is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP).

Online EMT Information

Online EMT classes are offered 3 times per year with classes starting January, May and September.


Class:  Sept. 5 2017 through Dec. 15 2017 Online EMT

Note: You must meet in person at Texas State University Round Rock Nov.27 through Dec. 14 and attend 3 clinical/field rotations between Dec. 6-14. Course completion certificates are issued Dec. 15.

NOTE:
Taking an online class is more laborious than an in-person EMT class, requiring additional study time, as well as more communication with the instructor.  Because of this we will limit enrollment and have a clear start and end date.  We also will limit online classes to the EMT level. We continue to have the student’s best interest in mind and quality patient care as our priority.  This course is for Texas residents to prepare for Texas certification.

Online EMT Course Information

Requirements for enrollment:

In addition to the school’s course enrollment requirements (See requirements), the student will also need to have daily computer access with a compatible operating system, daily email access, the ability to stay in the Round Rock/Austin area for the final exam, skills training and clinical/field rotations during the last 2.5 weeks of the course.

The final exam will be administered on Nov 27 onsite in Round Rock, Texas 78665.

 

Final Exam Date: Nov 27

Skills Sessions: Nov 27 through Dec 5

Clinical / Field internship Rotations: Available dates are Dec 6 through Dec 14; no Sundays, onsite in Round Rock, Texas 78665.

Course Completion Certificates Issued: Dec 15

 

System Requirements:

For Operating Systems Windows XP, compatible browsers are:

  • Firefox
  • Chrome
  • Internet Explorer 9 and 10

For Operating Systems Windows 7 and 8, Windows Vista, Mac OSX, iOS devices (tablets and phones), Android devices (tablets and phones), compatible browsers are:

  • Chrome  (This is downloadable for free from the internet.)

 

The online course consists of: 

Required reading, essays, timed module exams and quizzes, homework assignments, student to student discussion assignments, and a 50% minimum attendance required during the weekly live or recorded instructor webinar hours.  Students will also be required to check in weekly via email with study path updates.  It is important the instructor knows where the student is in their study path at all times.

Reports are generated by the online program that allow us to measure study time and completion of all assignments, quizzes and exams.  There are also points of reference for the student and instructor to keep the student on track.

Web-based tutor:
An instructor has been assigned to the online learning course.  The instructor will answer email Monday through Friday and will be available for Q&A sessions.   Live lectures will be recorded and available on Moodle for the student to access at any time.


Online tutoring can be arranged with the instructor should the student experience difficulty with the material.

The administrative offices will be available to the student M-F 9a-5p.  In addition, tech support is available for any issues through the online platform.  Should the primary instructor not be available, a second instructor will be assigned the daily responsibilities.

In addition to the following resources listed below, our LMS system also contains the PowerPoint for each chapter, chapter objectives, and supplemental homework.

Additional Resources:

  • EMT-B Orientation and Expectations PowerPoint
  • Class Forum
  • Class Schedule
  • Syllabus
  • Student HandBook
  • Student Handbook PowerPoint
  • How To Pass This Course
  • Clinical/Field Internship Information
  • WilCo EMS Station Map
  • Clinical and Field Internship Forms
  • Clinical Lecture PowerPoint
  • Algorithms/Flow Charts for Patient Emergencies
  • Attendance
  • NREMT Account Set Up
  • News forum
  • Affective Domain
  • Exam Objectives
  • Online EMS/Fire Radio Traffic
  • Homework PowerPoint
  • Grade Book


This online program contains the e-text version of their textbook with the ability to take notes and highlight online.

Here is a sample of the lessons 1 through 6:

Read
Prehospital Emergency Care:

  • Chapter 1, "Emergency Medical Care Systems, Research, and Public Health" (pp. 1–16)
  • Chapter 2, "Workforce Safety and Wellness of the EMT" (pp. 17–38)
  • Chapter 3, "Medical, Legal, and Ethical Issues" (pp. 39–55)
  • Chapter 4, "Documentation" (pp. 56–71)
  • Chapter 5, "Communication" (pp. 72–91)
  • Chapter 6, "Lifting and Moving Patients" (pp. 92–117)

View
Online Lesson Presentations for each chapter.

Discuss

  • Discussion 1.1: Introductions
  • Discussion 1.2: EMS Services and Quality Control
  • Discussion 1.3: Interpersonal Communications
  • Discussion 1.4: EMT Safety and Well-Being
  • Discussion 1.5: EMT Legal Issues

Discussion Example:  Objectives

    • Give examples of ways you can avoid each of the following tort claims:
    1. abandonment, b. assault, c. battery, d. false imprisonment/kidnapping, e. defamation
    • Give examples of ways you can protect yourself legally in transport and transfer situations
    • Describe situations in which the EMT might be mandated to make a report, such as suspected abuse, crimes, and infectious diseases

Discussion Overview
This discussion forum explores legal issues and situations that the EMT must be aware of including mandatory reporting.
Deliverables
Your participation in the discussion forum, including the following:

    • Responses to the initial questions
    • Responses to at least two other students' posts


Step 1 Post your responses.
Respond to the following questions and, if appropriate, include personal experience as part of your answers.

    • What specific situations require an EMT to report them to the proper authorities?
    • How can an EMT prevent claims of abandonment, assault, battery, false imprisonment, and defamation while performing his or her duties?


Step 2 Read and respond to other students' posts.
Read other students' posts and respond to at least two of them.
Use your personal experience, if it's relevant, to support or debate other students' posts. If differences of opinion occur, debate the issues professionally and provide examples to support opinions.


Assignments

  • Assignment 1.1: EMT Roles and Responsibilities
  • Assignment 1.2: Refusals and Advance Directives
  • Assignment 1.3: Organ Donors
  • Assignment 1.4: EMT Documentation and Communication
  • Assignment 1.5: Analyzing the PCR
  • Assignment 1.6: Journal Lesson 1

 

Assessments

  • Quiz 1.1
  • Quiz 1.2
  • Quiz 1.3

If you feel you are able to meet the rigorous demands of a quality online EMT course, please This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it to go over these requirements for pre-approval prior to enrolling online.