Emergency Medical Services provide a vital link between the patient and the emergency room. These personnel become the “eyes and ears” for the physician, rapidly assessing and administering appropriate care and maintaining communications with the emergency facility. The EMT-Basic courses provide a basic medical background in pre-hospital emergency medicine. The Advanced-EMT courses provide advanced skills that build on the EMT-Basic courses including trauma management, patient assessment and airway management. Upon successful completion of each level, students will be eligible to take the National Registry EMT examination which credentials the Emergency Medical Technician (EMT-B, AEMT, Paramedic).
The Emergency Medical Services field offers a vast range of opportunities in the medical profession. Emergency Medical Services are used by ambulance providers, fire-rescue, hospitals, industry, military, voluntary services, nursing homes, sport organizations, and other recreational entities.
The Vernon College Emergency Medical Services program courses are approved by the Texas Department of State Health Services. Standards and curriculum have been established by the U.S. Department of Transportation and the National Highway Administration and are incorporated into the program.
The paramedic program of Vernon College holds a Letter of Review from CoAEMSP which has been suspended as of August 30, 2016. Additionally, Vernon College has voluntarily requested a withdrawal of its request for accreditation of its paramedic program.
To contact CoAEMSP:
8301 Lakeview Parkway Suite 111-312
Rowlett, TX 75088
For further information contact:
Paul Vogt - EMS Program Coordinator
(940)696-8752 ext. 3233
Century City Center
4105 Maplewood Avenue
Wichita Falls, TX 76308