The paramedic program offered by Braxton is based on the curriculum set forth by the United States Department of Transportation. This 1136 hour program uses 3 objectives for teaching; Cognitive, Effective, Psycho-motor. The student must successfully pass each phase of the Paramedic program, which covers, didactic, hands on training, hospital rotations, and field internship.The following objectives have been established for the EMS Department of Braxton concerning the Paramedic Program. The Paramedic course is a diploma program. After successful completion of the program requirements set forth by Braxton the student may be eligible to sit for the cognitive exam.
The Paramedic is an allied health professional whose primary focus is to provide advanced emergency medical care for critical and emergent patients who access the emergency medical system. This individual possesses the complex knowledge and skills necessary to provide patient care and transportation. Paramedics function as part of a comprehensive EMS response, under medical oversight. Paramedics perform interventions with the basic and advanced equipment.