The Pre-Hospital Emergency Care Program
NOTE: There is a physical test for this program that MUST be completed before the March 1st SRAM application deadline.
The Emergency Medical Services (EMS) system, of which paramedics are a part, is a complex health care system made up of personnel, equipment, and resources established to deliver aid and emergency medical care to the comunity. It comprises of both prehospital and inhospital care.
The roles and responsibilities of the paramedic in this system have changed dramatically in the past 10 years. Advanced Pre-Hospital Emergency Care is an enormous responsibility for which the paramedic must be mentally, physically and emotionally prepared.
Students must realize that they will be responsible for providing not only competent Pre-Hospital Emergency Care but also emotional support to patients and families. Students also need to realize that during their careers as paramedics they will be exposed to many kinds of physical and emotional stress. They will face situations involving infectious diseases, fear, physical danger, death and dying.
They must thus become familliar with the use of equipment and strategies that will help them remain physically and emotionally safe and healthy. By understanding safe practices, they will be better able to avoid harm from violent people, roadway hazards and infectious diseases.
They will also be able to make appropriate choices about how they live rather than having a physical or emotional injury make that decision for them. They will also learn how they can take action to prevent illness and injury, not only in their own lives but in those of their co-workers and the patients they encounter.
Pre-Hospital Emergency Care :
A three-year career program offered at John Abbott College for the first time in Fall 2008. For further information, please consult our Pre-Hospital Emergency Care brochure or come see us at the Open House on: Wednesday, February 6, 2013.
NEXT PHYSICAL TESTING: February 8, 2013 (CONFIRMED)
Here are links to the admissions-related requirements that are specific to this program:
NOTE: FOR FEBRUARY TESTING ONLY WE ACCEPT APPLICATIONS AT THE PHYSICAL TESTING SESSION, since the Open House is the same week as the test.
The Pre-Hospital Emergency Care Program Information:
If you are a graduate of an AEC, or want to challenge for a DEC
John Abbott College does testing for Recognition of Acquired Competencies (RAC). Please contact us