Pararescue Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) - Paramedic Course


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PDS: ORD DATE ADDED: 4/25/2005
AFSC: 1T2X1, 4N0X1 (space avail) DATE UPDATED: 12/22/2014
SECURITY: Unclassified
LENGTH: 145 AETC Trng Days
ORG/PGM: Air Education and Training Command / Technical Training
CLASS FREQ: 4-6 classes per year

Course Description:
The Pararescue EMT-Paramedic builds on and expands the EMT-Basic graduates knowledge gained in the EMT-Basic prerequisite course. EMT-Paramedic provides the student with more in-depth knowledge on body systems and responses to treatment protocols. The student receives: advanced instruction on managing medical/trauma patients; extensive training in a wide-range of advanced skills such as: medications administration techniques/concerns, drug dosage calculations/contraindications, intravenous therapy for all ages, advanced life support in conducting and interpreting electrocardiograms (EKGs), electrical intervention supporting cardiac functions, performing advanced endotracheal intubations in airway management, and relief of tension pneumothorax. The overall goal is to provide EMT-Paramedic trained pararescuemen/AF Medical Technicians (4N0X1) with the necessary emergency medical skills to function independently in an ever-changing medical emergency environment. In addition, EMT-Paramedic training fosters the philosophy of independence in the application of Pararescue Specific Medicine (peacetime or in combat) in the follow-on Pararescue Apprentice training. Students will test after completing EMT-Paramedic training for National Registry EMT-Paramedic certification.

Prerequisites: Secret clearance by class start date. Must have completed Pararescue Indoctrination Course and Air Force Combat Dive Course - Open Circuit. Pararescue trainees will be scheduled for the following courses either before Pararescue EMT-B/P training or after, depending on alignment of class start dates upon completion of AF Combat Dive Course: Airborne Parachutist; Army Military Freefall Parachutist or
contracted Navy Military Freefall Course; Underwater Egress Training; and Combat Survival Training. Must be Health Care Provider Basic Life Support qualified and possess a current National Registry EMT-Basic certification. Students must be on
official aeronautical, parachute, and SCUBA dive orders. Initial Flying Class III (IFC III) flight physical and physiological training must be current upon reporting for training and remain current for at least 30 days after scheduled graduation.

Course EMT-Paramedic is currently a contracted course with third party post secondary educational institutions. ALL students who receive tuition from the US government will be required to sign a Disclosure of Education Records agreement authorizing the release of educational record information to the USAF Pararescue Paramedic Program staff to include the Program Director, Medical Director, Clinical Coordinator and instructors. This disclosure is to fulfill obligations under Family Education Rights Protection Act (FERPA) which
is a Federal law that applies to educational agencies and institutions that receive funding under a program administered by the U. S. Department of Education. The statute is found at 20 U.S.C. § 1232g and the Department's regulations are found at 34 CFR Part 99.

Registration Instructions: EMT-P Program Director and staff will handle all registration procedures for this training. <span style="color: red">Students with current National Registry EMT-Basic and Paramedic certifications <span style="font-weight: bold">may</span> bypass this course provided they can produce EMT-B/P certification required documents and are current with their certifications.</span>
Students will be required to update their immunizations as required by medical training facilities in support of clinical training. Students may be requested to have finger prints and
additional background checks conducted if required by training institutions/facilities.

Any student with a felony conviction must receive formal permission from the National Registry EMT (NREMT) to attend EMT-Basic and Paramedic programs before enrollment in Course EMT-Basic) or Course EMT-Paramedic.
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