Understand, apply and evaluate clinical information relevant to the role of an EMT This will be accomplished by a comprehensive course of exam and skill practical competencies, culminating in being prepared to pass the State/National Examination.
Demonstrate technical proficiency in all medical skills necessary to fulfill the roll of entry level EMT-B. This evaluation will be completed by a final comprehensive exam, hospital clinical rotations and field externship evaluations. Demonstrate personal behaviors consistent with professional and employer expectations for an EMT-B. Upon successful completion of the course, the student will have met State of Florida minimum requirements to take the State Certification exam.
The EMT-Basic course requires a minimum of 300 program hours, broken down as follows:
Provide the EMT-P student with intensive “hands-on” training in all Advanced Life Support (ALS) skills required to be a competent Paramedic provider. Emphasize teamwork, communication skills and professionalism throughout the course. Provide state-of-the-art EMS training technology to enhance the student’s comprehension and learning.
Upon completion of the program the student will be competent and prepared to successfully complete the State of Florida Paramedic Certification exam. FIRST RESPONSE will ensure that the program and staff are providing the most current instructional theory, material and practices to our students and meet, or exceed, the State of Florida and National Registry Paramedic certification requirements.
The EMT-P course requires a minimum of 1,112 program hours, broken down as follows:
712 Didactic and Lab hours
250 Ambulance/Rescue hours
150 Hospital hours subdivided into
ER, OR, ICU, OB, PEDS, ALF, Acute Care Clinic, Dialysis Center, and Medical Examiner (subject to availability)
PROGRAM Previous OUTCOMES:
NREMT/State Written Exam Pass Rate: 88
Retention Rate: 77
Positive (Job) Placement Rate: 90 Note:
There were no graduates during the 2020 reporting year.
The standard of firefighter training as required by Florida State Statute 633 and Florida Administrative Codes 69A-37 and 69A-62 to be a Volunteer Firefighter is the completion of Part I of the State of Florida Minimum Standards Course. A significant portion of this training can now be completed through a blended learning approach that combines both “on-line” and practical skill components. The on-line portion can be taken in lieu of the traditional classroom lecture and satisfies most of the required academic objectives. Validation of this training is met by retaining copies of quiz scores and final evaluation upon completion of the on-line program.
First Response offers all AHA (American Heart Association) courses as well as all NAEMT (National Association of EMT's) courses such as:
The Associate of Science Degree in Nursing (ASN) Program is comprised of 72 credit hours, which include theory, lab, and clinical rotation experience.
This experience will cover medical, surgical, obstetric, pediatric, geriatric and psychiatric nursing. Reinforcement of basic skills in English, Mathematics, and Sciences appropriate for the job preparatory program will occur thorough didactic instruction and applied laboratory procedures/practice.
This program is designed to prepare the graduate to utilize and apply the nursing process to provide nursing care to clients across the life span in a variety of settings.
Upon successful completion of either program, the graduate will receive an
Associate of Science Degree in Nursing and will be eligible to take the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN).
The objectives of the Associate of Science in Nursing Degree (ASN) Program are to provide the knowledge, clinical skills, nursing values, meanings, and experience necessary for an entry-level professional nursing position.
The Associate of Science in Nursing Degree Bridge Program allows Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN) and licensed Paramedics the opportunity to apply their education and skills towards an ASN. LPNs and Paramedics enter the program at the beginning of