The Cataldo Ambulance EMT program offers comprehensive outcomes based curricula designed to prepare graduates who are competent and compassionate critical thinkers committed to lifelong learning. The EMS Programs utilize a combination of competency-based didactic (classroom) portion and performance based laboratory portion that will prepare the student to take either state or national certification examinations.
The program uses up-to-date textbooks and state-of-the-art laboratory equipment to promote optimal learning experiences and to assure graduates are well versed in current EMS practice.
The Program seeks to instill in graduates a respect for and value of individuals of all cultural, ethnic, religious, socioeconomic backgrounds and age groups.
The Program is committed to graduating students who are competent entry level health care providers. It is expected that graduates will demonstrate empathy and caring in patient treatment as they utilize critical thinking and problem-solving abilities in the application of their skills.
The Program strives to instill in graduates a commitment to lifelong learning and professional development. It is expected that graduates of the EMS Program will continue to enhance their skills through continuing education.
The faculty of the program are all experienced EMS professionals and each faculty member is committed to ongoing development and improvement of all aspects of the program. This continuing development is vital in assuring that each program’s academic curricula are of the highest quality and reflective of current practice.
The EMT initial training program will run over sixteen weeks . The Student is expected to attend all classes and complete all work as assigned by the Instructor / Coordinator. The course is divided into 6 modules consisting of ten didactic areas:
- Introductory Material
- Patient Assessment
- Airway Management
- Shock And Resuscitation
- Medical Emergencies
- Traumatic Emergencies
- Special Patient Populations
- EMS Operations
- Advanced Life Support Techniques