College of Health Sciences

Emergency Medical Services Program

WELCOME TO THE EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES PROGRAM AT DIXIE STATE UNIVERSITY!

The Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Program is designed to prepare students for career opportunities in prehospital emergency care, such as ambulance, fire department, search and rescue, law enforcement and volunteer service. Prehospital emergency care involves a wide scope of activities such as recognition and management of patients with heart disease, trauma, burns, poisoning, alcohol and drug abuse, childbirth, acute psychiatric disorders, and other medical emergencies.

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Program Outcomes

OUR MISSION

The goal of the Dixie State University Emergency Medical Services Program is to prepare competent entry-level paramedics in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and effective (behavior) learning domains, with or without exit points at the emergency medical responder, emergency medical technician, and advanced emergency medical technician levels.

PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES

At the successful conclusion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate ability to perform an appropriate primary/initial assessment of the ill or injured patient in the pre-hospital setting.
  • Complete an appropriate secondary/focused history and physical exam in the pre-hospital setting.
  • Formulate an appropriate treatment plan to include administration of IV fluids and/or pharmacological medications as needed.
  • Demonstrate appropriate solutions to ethical situations in the pre-hospital setting.
  • Analyze the basic pharmacological background and actions of drugs, regulations, human body systems, pharmacokinetics, and drug calculations.
Certification

Dixie State University Emergency Medical Services Program students who complete the Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) course, Advanced Emergency Medical Technician (AEMT) course, or Paramedic program are eligible to apply for corresponding testing and certification through the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT).

The National Registry, established in 1970 as a non-profit organization, is the Nation’s Emergency Medical Services Certification organization, centered on protecting the public and advancing the EMS profession. The National Registry’s mission is to provide a valid, uniform process to assess the knowledge and skills required for competent practice by EMS professionals throughout their careers, and to maintain a registry of certification status.

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs

Email: mail@caahep.org

Phone: 727-210-2350

Fax: 727-210-2354

Address:

25400 US Highway 19 North, Suite 158
Clearwater, FL 33763

The Dixie State University Emergency Medical Services Program is accredited through the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP).

www.caahep.org 

Contact

Malinda Whipple

Program Director

Email: Malinda.Whipple@dixie.edu

Phone: 435-879-4950

Office: Taylor 206

Rachel Stewart

Academic Advisor

Email: Rachel.Stewart@dixie.edu

Phone: 435-652-7695

Office: HPC 339

Kathryn Preiss

Administrative Assistant

Email: Kathryn.Preiss@dixie.edu

Phone: 435-879-4820

Office: Taylor 207/HPC 322