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Emergency Medical Services
Welcome to the Emergency Medical Services Program
 

Emergency Medical Services (EMS) is a branch of medicine known as the "Prehospital Care Providers."  Emergency Medical Personnel are trained to administer medical care to the sick and injured in pre-hospital situations.

 

 

Goal

 

To prepare competent entry-level Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedics in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains, with exit points at the Advanced Emergency Medical Technology (intermediate), and Emergency Medical Technician/Basic and Emergency Medical Responder/First Responder levels. 

 

For more information about the paramedic employment, statistics, and technical skills refer to link:

 

http://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/29-2041.00

 

 

 

The EMS Program offers: 

 

 

Emergency Medical Responder

 

The primary focus of the Emergency Medical Responder is to initiate immediate lifesaving care to critical patients who access the emergency medical system. This individual possesses the basic knowledge and skills necessary to provide lifesaving interventions while awaiting additional EMS response and to assist higher level personnel at the scene and during transport. Emergency Medical Responders function as part of a comprehensive EMS response, under medical oversight. Emergency Medical Responders perform basic interventions with minimal equipment. 

 

Description of the Profession

 

 The Emergency Medical Responder's scope of practice includes simple skills focused on lifesaving interventions for critical patients.  Typically, the Emergency Medical Responder renders on-scene emergency care while awaiting additional EMS response and may serve as part of the transporting crew, but not as the primary care giver. 

The Emergency Medical Responder's scope of practice includes simple, non-invasive interventions to reduce the morbidity and mortality associated with acute out-of-hospital medical and traumatic emergencies.  Emergency care is based on assessment findings. Additionally, the Emergency Medical Responder provides care designed to minimize secondary injury and comfort the patient and family while awaiting additional EMS resources.

 

 

 Emergency Medical Technician EMT 

 

The primary focus of the Emergency Medical Technician is to provide basic emergency medical care and transportation for critical and emergent patients who access the emergency medical system. This individual possesses the basic knowledge and skills necessary to provide patient care and transportation. Emergency Medical Technicians function as part of a comprehensive EMS response, under medical oversight. Emergency Medical Technicians perform interventions with the basic equipment typically found on an ambulance. The Emergency Medical Technician is a link from the scene to the emergency health care system.

 

Description of the Profession

 

The Emergency Medical Technician's scope of practice includes basic skills focused on the acute management and transportation of critical and emergent patients.  This may occur at an emergency scene until transportation resources arrive, from an emergency scene to a health care facility, between health care facilities, or in other health care settings.

Emergency Medical Technicians' scope of practice includes basic, non-invasive interventions to reduce the morbidity and mortality associated with acute out-of-hospital medical and traumatic emergencies.  Emergency care is based on assessment findings.

The Emergency Medical Technician level is the minimum licensure level for personnel transporting patients in ambulances. The scope of practice is limited to basic skills that are effective and can be performed safely in an out-of-hospital setting with medical oversight and limited training.

 

 

 

Advanced Emergency Medical Technician 

 

The primary focus of the Advanced Emergency Medical Technician is to provide basic and limited advanced emergency medical care and transportation for critical and emergent patients who access the emergency medical system. This individual possesses the basic knowledge and skills necessary to provide patient care and transportation. Advanced Emergency Medical Technicians function as part of a comprehensive EMS response, under medical oversight. Advanced Emergency Medical Technicians perform interventions with the basic and advanced equipment typically found on an ambulance. The Advanced Emergency Medical Technician is a link from the scene to the emergency health care system.

 

Description of the Profession

 

The Advanced Emergency Medical Technician's scope of practice includes basic and limited advanced skills focused on the acute management and transportation of critical and emergent patients.  This may occur at an emergency scene until transportation resources arrive, from an emergency scene to a health care facility, between health care facilities, or in other health care settings.

 

 

 

Paramedic Certificate/ Paramedic AAS Degree 

 

The Paramedic is an allied health professional whose primary focus is to provide advanced emergency medical care for critical and emergent patients who access the emergency medical system. This individual possesses the complex knowledge and skills necessary to provide patient care and transportation. Paramedics function as part of a comprehensive EMS response, under medical oversight. Paramedics perform interventions with the basic and advanced equipment typically found on an ambulance. The Paramedic is a link from the scene into the health care system. 

 

Description of the Profession

 

The Paramedic's scope of practice includes basic and advanced skills focused on the acute management and transportation of the broad range of patients who access the emergency medical system.  This may occur at an emergency scene until transportation resources arrive, from an emergency scene to a health care facility, between health care facilities, or in other health care settings.

 

 

EMS Program Paramedic Passing Rates

 

LC EMS Progam Paramedic Passing Rates  

Dates  Total Candidates Fail Passed
1st Attempt
Passing Rate
02/01/2018-11/20/2019
5
2
3
60%

12/01/2017-10/31/2018

6 1 1 16%
12/01/2016-11/30/2017 6 4 2 33%
12/01/2015-11/30/2016 8 3 5 62%

12/01/2014-11/30/2015

1 1 0 0%

 

 

Retention Rates

 

Cohort 

# students   applied               

# of students    meet criteria

# students    entered program

# students  qualified not admitted 

 attrition rate  retention rate
2015-2016

 55 

 53

53

2

5.66 92.40%
2016-2017

 88

85

 77

 8

6.49 93.50%
2017-2018

 70

 60

 54

6

7.4 92.50%

 

 

 

Accreditation Agencies

 

The EMS Program is accredited by Texas Department of State Health Services.  

 

Texas Department of State Health Services

1100 West 49th Street

Austin, Texas 78756

Phone: (512) 834-6700 

http://www.dshs.state.tx.us/emstraumasystems/default.shtm

 

 

CAAHEP (Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs)

The Laredo College EMS Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions.

 

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs 

25400 US Highway 19 North, Suite 158

Clearwater, FL 33763

Phone: (721) 210-2350

www.ccahep.org

 

CoAEMSP (Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions)

8301 Lakeview Parkway

Suite 111-312

Rowlett, TX 75088

Phone: (214) 703-8445

Fax: (214) 703-8992

www.coaemsp.org

 

Licensing Agency  

 

Licensure Exam

National Registry of EMT’s

6610 Busch Blvd.

Columbus, Ohio 43229

(614) 888-4484

http://www.nremt.org/