Hartford Healthcare's Center for Education, Simulation, and Innovation (CESI) is proud to offer this initial paramedic training program and to continue Hartford Hospital's 15 year tradition of providing top quality initial paramedic training. The program consists of four (4) 15-week semesters providing comprehensive coverage of anatomy and physiology, pharmacology, out-of-hospital advanced life support care for traumatic and medical emergencies, scene management, and Emergency Medical Service (EMS) operations. The intensive curriculum meets or exceeds the current National EMS Education Standards and is approved by the State of Connecticut Department of Health, Office of Emergency Medical Services. Upon successful completion of all four semesters, students are qualified to sit for the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) Paramedic Examination, the licensing exam recognized by the State of Connecticut. This program is accredited by the Committee on Accreditation of Programs for the EMS Professions (CoAEMSP).
The first semester is comprised of three (3) individual courses. Students are required to attend and successfully complete each course before moving on to the next semester. The semester tuition of $2000 includes enrollment in all 3 courses.
EMTP 101: Material covered includes EMS system design, well-being of the paramedic, medical/legal concerns, basic pathophysiology and pharmacology. Basic life support skills are reviewed and advanced life support skills are introduced. The course includes classroom time as well as on-line and other take-home assignments. Classes meet at CESI each Monday and Friday from 6pm-10pm.
A&P1: Introduces students to the study of anatomy and physiology including fundamentals of biochemistry and cellular physiology, the tissue level of organization, and body systems such as the integumentary, musculo-skeletal, nervous, and endocrine systems. This course focuses particularly on the direct implications for advanced life support care providers. The course includes classroom time as well as on-line and other take-home assignments. Class meets at CESI each Wednesday from 6p-10p.
EMTP110: The Paramedic Clinical Experience includes one (1) eight-hour clinical shift per week in the Emergency Department at Hartford Hospital. Students will perform skills as they become credentialed under the supervision of hospital staff. Students self-schedule clinical time based on shift availability and traditional hospital shift times (7a-3p, 3p-11p, or 11p-7a).
- Students must possess and maintain (throughout the program) a valid State of Connecticut Certification as an EMT or AEMT as well as professional rescuer CPR from a recognized training organization.
- Upon enrollment but prior to the start of class, students will be required to provide immunization records and proof of health insurance.
- Students will be required to take English Comprehension and Basic Math competency exams. Students will receive information about scheduling exams after they enroll.
Students will be required to purchase textbooks, uniforms, and other required material to participate in the program. Information on purchasing options will be provided upon enrollment in the program.Students are required to have their own laptop.
Please direct any questions about the paramedic training program to Tessa.Harrington@hhchealth.org or Paramedic.Training@hhchealth.org