North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Health Service Regulations, announced that Piedmont Community College (PCC) is now credentialed as a North Carolina Advanced EMS Education Institution. This credential also approves PCC to teach Medical Responder (MR), EMT-Basic (EMT-B), EMT-Intermediate (EMT-I), and EMT Paramedic (EMT-P) Initial refresher and continuing education.
A certificate was awarded to PCC from the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Health Service Regulations stating: whereas Piedmont Community College has made a commitment to provide quality EMS educational programs to its students and has demonstrated that it meets all criteria and standards to provide such care as defined by the North Carolina Medical Care Commission, it herby receives approval as an Advanced EMS Education Institution. MR, EMT-B, EMT-I, EMT-P Initial Refresher, and Local CE, valid through June 30, 2020.
“I would like to commend the outstanding work of the Public Safety Training personnel on their dedication to providing this high level of training to the citizens of our community,” commented Dr. Doris Carver, Vice President, Continuing Education at PCC. “It is an honor to receive this credential and accreditation.”
The next EMT Basic course will begin January 9. This program provides instruction on basic life support skills necessary to provide emergency medical care in hospitals, physician offices and EMS systems and is a prerequisite of the Paramedic class.
Paramedic Section I classes will also begins in January. This program is accredited by the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP), as well. This course offers instruction in all phases of prehospital advanced life support. Instruction includes EKG interpretation, as well as skills associated with the treatment and assessment of the cardiac, trauma and pediatric patients. ACLS, PALS & PHTLS are also covered.
Those interested in becoming a paramedic should attend the orientation session at the Public Safety Training Center on October 19 from 6-8 p.m. to learn more about the program.
“Piedmont Community College is one of a few NC community colleges that has been accredited as a CoAEMSP institution. This allows our students, once they pass the Paramedic exam, to be able to work in multiple states without having to re-take a Paramedic program,” shared Carver.
For more information on the upcoming orientation or other EMT courses, contact the Public Safety Training Center team at (336) 694-4013 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Top Photo: PCC President Dr. Walter C. Bartlett with Darron Wood, Dean/Instructor, Public Safety Training, and Dr. Doris Carver, Vice President, Continuing Education