Program Type - Emergency Medical Technician / Paramedic
Program Location - MCC Public Safety Training Facility
TO BE ALLOWED TO TAKE THE FINAL PRACTICAL EXAM AND STATE WRITTEN CERTIFYING EXAM FOR EMT-P, YOU MUST MEET ALL OF THE FOLLOWING CRITERIA:
1. You must have attended all sessions or completed the instructor's approved make-up. If a class is missed, or you have not mastered the material, you must make arrangements with the Instructor to make up the material. MAKING UP MISSED WORK IS THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE STUDENT - NOT THE INSTRUCTOR.
2. You must have an overall class average of 75%. In addition, you must pass each of the division exams with a 75% You will only be allowed one retest for each division exam. Any quiz which you receive less than 75% must be retaken until you can achieve a 75% or a total of three retests are given. Your first grade will stand as your mark in the records. Retests are likely to be different questions on the same topics.
3. You must pass the ACLS portion of the program. Failure of the ACLS portion will result in failure of the EMT-P Program.
4. You must have completed all clinicals and Field Training by 5 p.m. on March 31, 2002 and have submitted all appropriate paperwork on this date.
5. All Practical Skill sheets must be completed and submitted to the instructor by close of business day, March 31, 2002.
6. Maintain professional and appropriate conduct as outlined in the MCC Policy Manual throughout the entire program.
7. Provide adequate documentation of current immunizations and insurance coverage as requested by the instructor and MCC Health Services.
8. Maintain your EMT-A Certification and CPR card throughout the program, without lapse.
In addition, you must pass all stations at the final basic practical exam to be allowed to take the final written exam. If you fail 2 (two) or less stations, up to 2 (two) retests of each failed station are allowed. Failing more than 2 (two) stations is an automatic failure from the program. You must pass all of the advanced practical exam stations to be allowed to take the final written certification exam.
One of the most important traits of an EMT-P is the ability to accept responsibilities. The course faculty is responsible for presenting course materials and handing out reading and study assignments. It is the student's sole responsibility to put adequate study time and effort into learning the material. If you are having problems with the material presented, it is your responsibility to bring this to the attention of your instructor. Every effort will be made to give you the assistance you need, but the ultimate responsibility rests with you. We have additional books that present materials in a different manner from the main text. In some areas we have additional assignments, handouts, etc., that may make subjects clearer.
There is more material to present than is possible to cover in the allotted class time. It is very important to do all reading and homework assignments before coming to class. The lectures will be much more meaningful if you read the material first.
Medicine is not an exact science. If you require a program where everything is black and white, this program may not be for you. There will be several areas where there is no single right answer or method of accomplishing a task. Often you will have to make decisions based on circumstances, your patient's condition and what you have available at the moment, understanding "why", and the basis for "how". You may find areas where the textbook contradicts itself or where it is very vague on an issue. You will also find doctors that radically disagree with each other and lecturers who have different opinions on the same subject. The protocols under which EMT-Ps operate are constantly being revised. Sometimes what was the right way last year is no longer the correct way this year. Attempt not to overreact if a disagreement occurs. Refer contradictions or differences to your Instructor if you are confused. He will attempt to guide you based on current national, state and local guidelines. If he does not know the answer to your question, he will make every effort to find the answer.
This class is the 10th MCC EMT-P Program. We have worked very hard to provide you with special training experiences outside the PSTF. Your conduct and appearance will decide the future of our next classes and the acceptance of Paramedics in the area. During any activity associated with the Paramedic Program, you are required to be dressed appropriately, have a neat and clean appearance, wear in a visible location above the waist, your MCC ID Badge picture forward, and will use language and conduct consistent with a Health Care Professional.
Available in the PSTF Library is the Oath of Geneva and the NYS DOH Chapter VI, Title 10, Part 800. Failure to comply with these documents will result in termination from the program.
WE ARE LOOKING FORWARD TO A CLASS THAT IS BENEFICIAL AND ENJOYABLE TO ALL. THE MAIN OBJECTIVE OF THE TEACHING STAFF IS TO HELP IN IMPROVING THE LEVEL OF PATIENT CARE THAT CAN BE DELIVERED IN THIS AREA. THANK YOU ALL FOR TAKING THE TIME TO ENTER THIS PROGRAM.
Your signature below acknowledges that you have read, understand, and will honor these documents. Please submit the signed contract to the Instructor.
EMT-P Student Name (Print) __________________________________________
EMT-P Student (Signature) _____________________________ Date________
Witness Name (Print) __________________________________________
Witness (Signature) __________________________________________
Course Sponsor _________________________________________Date ________
Updated: December 1, 2000