Upon completion of the Emergency Medicine Paramedic program at RCTC, students will achieve the following outcomes:

  • Know the principles underlying the profession of paramedicine, including anatomy, physiology, pathology, pharmacology and disorders recognized and treated by paramedics.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the modalities and skills used in emergency medical services and the ability to assess objectively the evidence for their effectiveness.
  • Acquire skills for life-long, self-directed learning to update their knowledge of the practice of paramedicine after completion of their formal studies.
  • Acquire the practical skills needed to work as a competent paramedic delivering emergency medical services.
  • Assume responsibility for independent judgment in making sound decisions regarding patient management.
  • Apply these skills to appropriate, safe, effective and compassionate patient care.
  • Understand the use of quality improvement techniques to enhance the accuracy and appropriate of patient care for the paramedic.
  • Practice both independently and collaboratively as part of a clinical teams and health care systems.
  • Practice according to the ethical principles and legal requirements of the profession of paramedicine and of Mayo Clinic.
  • Demonstrate cultural competency, respect for diversity and the ability to practice in diverse healthcare settings in a multicultural society.
  • Exhibit appropriate skills of interpersonal communication with patients and other members of the health team.
  • Assume the multifaceted roles of an active professional, including practitioner, educator, researcher, collaborator, advocate and lifelong learner.
  • Understand the responsibilities of all health care workers to contribute to enhancing health and welfare of society.
  • Promote advancement of emergency medical services through practice, education and research.

For more information on this program please visit the Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences site at: http://www.mayo.edu/mshs/careers/emergency-medicine


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Rochester Community and Technical College
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Rochester Community and Technical College, a member of Minnesota State.
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