Paramedicine

   Program Description

The EMS Professions diploma is an entry level for the Paramedicine program. Upon completion of the EMS Professions diploma, students will also earn the Emergency Medical Technician and Advanced Emergency Medical Technician certificates, and will be able to fluidly move into the paramedicine program at the diploma level. Successful completion of the program allows the graduate to take the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians AEMT certification examination and to apply for Georgia licensure as an AEMT. 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.

Prior to beginning clinical/internship courses, students must order and pay for a background check and meet background check screening requirements as required by the clinical facility. Cost is approximately $50. The EMT programs require an orientation and a review of education, work experience, and credentials.

The Emergency Medical Technician certificate program prepares students 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. Successful completion of the program allows the graduate to take the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians EMT certification examination and apply for Georgia licensure as an EMT. Criminal background checks are required based on the requirements for participation in clinical experiences.

The Advanced Emergency Medical Technician certificate program prepares students 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. Successful completion of the program allows the graduate to take the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians AEMT certification examination and apply for Georgia licensure as an AEMT.

The Paramedicine program prepares students for employment in paramedic positions in today’s health services field. The program provides learning opportunities that introduce, develop, and reinforce academic and occupational knowledge, skills, and attitudes required for job acquisition, retention, and advancement and provides opportunities to upgrade present knowledge and skills from the EMT-I/AEMT level to the paramedic level. The paramedic program is approved by the Georgia Department of Public Health, Office of EMS and Trauma and is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) upon recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation for Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Profession (CoAEMSP). The paramedic program was established at Lanier Tech in 1983 and has developed clinical partnerships with nine of the areas EMS agencies, Northeast Georgia Health Systems, The Longstreet Clinic and Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. The clinical opportunities provided to students are both extensive and rewarding and allow the graduates to feel confident in their new roles as a paramedic. The program has experienced staff and utilizes many guest speakers who are subject matter experts to provide a solid academic foundation, and the laboratory equipment allows students for extensive opportunities to reinforce their knowledge. The medical director is a board certified emergency physician with over 10 years of clinical practice who also has prior experience as an EMS provider. She is currently serving as the Region 2 EMS medical director and has involvement with the student’s education both in the classroom and in clinical settings. The program has had a 100% pass rate on licensure exams since its inception in 1983 and since 2009 has had a 100% first time pass rate on National Registry of EMT’s written and practical exams, with over 150 students having tested since that time. It has had a 100% positive placement rate and currently the three-year average retention rate is 64.8%.

   Program Advisors

Brandon Carey Paramedicine Technology Instructor Paramedicine
Work Phone: 770-533-7000 Ext: 6982
Eron Sunshine Paramedicine Program Director & Instructor Paramedicine
Work Phone: 770-533-7000 Ext: 6965
Stockton Trotman Paramedicine Instructor Paramedicine
Work Phone: 770-533-7000 Ext: 6987