What is a Community Paramedic?
A Community Paramedic responds non-emergently to assist patients in connecting to health care resources, managing their health and medical problems, performing home safety evaluations and education, and performing health assessments in the home. Community Paramedics are educated to find resources for patients, educate them, and function as part of the public health system including immunizations and disease surveillance.
Who is eligible to participate?
Participants must be currently certified paramedics with at least one year of experience in paramedic practice.
Program Features and Benefits
About the program
This non-credit program provides 120 hours of instruction and CE credit. The program is completely online. This program takes core paramedic knowledge and expands it across many areas including: pharmacology, patient assessment, the health care system, chronic medical conditions, health maintenance, injury and illness prevention, and many others.
Why earn a Community Paramedic Certificate?
Admission requirements for the Community Paramedic program
PRIOR TO THE FIRST DAY OF CLASS STUDENTS WILL NEED TO HAVE OBTAINED AND/OR SUBMITTED THE FOLLOWING:
Required registration documents:
The items below will need to be copied, scanned, and emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
The UCCS Community Paramedic Program course(s) are approved for continuing education units. Beth-El College of Nursing & Health Sciences at University of Colorado Colorado Springs is an approved provider of continuing education units by extension of the Children's Hospital of Colorado, an accredited approver and recognized CE Training Group by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment - Emergency Medical and Trauma Services Division. Provider#: CO-049.
Notice concerning transferability of Continuing Educational Units (CEUs) to those operating outside the State of Colorado.
UCCS Beth-El College of Nursing & Health Sciences cannot guarantee CEUs will transfer to other states outside of Colorado. Non-credit courses from UCCS Beth-El College of Nursing & Health Sciences will not be honored for admission to an advanced-degree program, except in limited circumstances. For this reason, it is the students' responsibility to make certain that their attendance in this non-credit program will meet their educational goals. This may include contacting an institution to which a student may seek to transfer after attending UCCS Beth-El College of Nursing & Health Sciences non-credit course offerings to determine if the CEUs or non-credit certificate will transfer.
In the case of the Community Paramedic Program, many EMS agencies throughout the nation will likely honor the CEUs obtained through our program. Students should check with their individual agency to ensure CEU's will be recognized.
NHSC 2000 Community Paramedicine
Dates: Starting 8/25
Tuition & Fees: $1500 (includes 120 hrs of CEUs)
Chris Hendricks, RN, NREMT-P, MSN, CEN, CFN, Capt USAF
Community Paramedic Coordinator email@example.com
Paramedic and nurse Chris Hendricks has been in critical care emergency medicine since 1994. He first volunteered with the Ortley Beach First Aid Squad and soon entered paramedic school at Ocean County College. He has worked at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, a level 1 trauma center, and for Pridemark, where he was a field instructor for six years. He is the creator of the PEAT Scale (Physical Environment Assessment Tool), a tool used by a number of EMS agencies to rate and grade a patient's home environment for safety.
In 2005 Mr. Hendricks received his first nursing degree and has worked on telemetry and in the ICU and ER. He is a commissioned officer in the Air National Guard as a flight nurse and works in the emergency room at Medical Center of the Rockies. He has certifications in ACLS, TNCC, ENPC, CEN, PALS and forensic nursing (CFN). He received his MSN in 2011. Mr. Hendricks has had a number of articles published in EMS Magazine and on their web site. He has appeared as a guest on webcasts and operates two web sites, one dedicated to nursing and the other to EMS. He was a contributing author to the Brady Paramedic Care fifth edition and is the Community Paramedic Program Coordinator at the Beth El College of Nursing and Health Sciences at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs.
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Last Updated: February 25, 2014