Emergency Medical Technician – Paramedic

Embrace the opportunity to help others in emergency medical situations with a career that is both challenging and rewarding. If you’ve been searching for a Paramedic training program, there is no better time than now to start your journey and train to become a Paramedic! Beginning your EMT paramedic training at Dorsey Emergency Medical Academy could help you take the next step in your career.

Paramedic training at Dorsey Emergency Medical Academy is designed to help students acquire theoretical knowledge, communication skills, and technical skills that could be put into action in your day-to-day duties working in emergency medical services. A well-trained paramedic could be the difference between life and death for a patient. By providing students with a structured learning experience, the EMT Paramedic training program could provide the students with the fundamentals to save lives in emergency medical situations.

In addition, training in paramedic school coupled with paramedic licensure is becoming the minimum requirement to qualify for various related careers, such as an entry-level position as a firefighter.


Paramedic Training in Michigan

Dorsey Emergency Medical Academy offers paramedic classes in Michigan at multiple locations. Find the location that would best suit you:

Madison Heights
Madison Heights, MI Campus | Dorsey Emergency Medical Academy
Jackson
Jackson, MI | Dorsey Emergency Medical Academy
Bay City
Bay City, MI Campus | Dorsey Emergency Medical Academy
Woodhaven
Woodhaven, MI Campus | Dorsey Emergency Medical Academy

Your Next Step: Begin Paramedic Training at Dorsey Emergency Medical Academy

Dorsey Emergency Medical Academy’s paramedic classes in Michigan are designed to build on the knowledge and skills a student has learned during their EMT-Basic training. As a part of EMT paramedic training, students can gain even more knowledge on the pathophysiology of the human body.

Paramedics typically perform skills such as intravenous access, endotracheal intubation, cardiac monitoring, and electrical therapy, medication administration, pleural decompression, and emergency airway access. Having the opportunity to strengthen these skills and techniques during paramedic school could give you the confidence and competitive edge you may need if you become an Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic.

Students who successfully complete the Paramedic training program at Dorsey Emergency Medical Academy will certify to take the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) examination EMT-P.

Paramedic Classes in Michigan that Could Prepare Your for a New Career

The paramedic training program offered at Dorsey Emergency Medical Academy covers topics that will be vital to your career as an EMT Paramedic. Listed below are some topics covered in our paramedic classes in Michigan:

  • Preparatory
  • Airway/Respiratory
  • Patient assessment
  • Trauma
  • Special considerations
  • Clinical experience
  • And more!

Throughout these classes, you will have the support of our experienced instructors. In addition to classroom instruction, as part of the Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic program in Michigan, students at Dorsey Emergency Medical Academy are required to complete an average of 500 hours of clinical experience (ambulance/emergency room). Our paramedic courses paired with your hands-on clinical experience could be a stepping stone in your journey to becoming a Paramedic!

We also require students in the Paramedic training program to obtain skill and team leadership benchmarks. The specifics on all requirements will be discussed further during orientation. Students in the Paramedic training program in Michigan are required to obtain immunizations as required in accordance with OSHA regulations or proof of their prior administration.


Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic Career | What Your Future Could Hold

Completing your paramedic training can lead to a rewarding career working to respond to emergencies, transporting patients, and assisting in patient care for the sick or injured. Paramedics are often called to help in emergency situations such as car accidents, injuries caused by an act of violence, and natural disasters.

Although specific Paramedic duties may vary based on the state in which they are licensed, a Paramedic typically does the following:

  • Respond to 911 calls for emergency medical assistance
  • Assess a patient’s condition and determine a course of treatment
  • Provide first-aid treatment or life support care to sick or injured patients
  • Transport patients safely in an ambulance
  • Transfer patients to the emergency department of a hospital or other healthcare facility`
  • Report their observations and treatment to physicians, nurses, or other healthcare facility staff
  • Document medical care that is given to patients1

There will always be a need for individuals with EMT paramedic training and people’s lives often depend on a Paramedic’s quick reaction and care. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of emergency medical technicians (EMTs) and paramedics is projected to grow 7% from 2018 to 2028, which is faster than the average for all occupations 2. In addition, according to the Michigan Department of Technology, Management, and Budget, Bureau of Labor Market Information and Strategic Initiatives, employment of EMTs and Paramedics in the State of Michigan is projected to grow 16.2% from 2016 to 20263.


Paramedic Classes in Michigan

Dorsey Emergency Medical Academy’s Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic program has classes starting soon at the following locations:

Paramedic program classes in Madison Heights, MI

July 27, 2020
September 14, 2020

Paramedic program classes in Woodhaven, MI

June 10, 2020
September 8, 2020

Paramedic program classes in Bay City, MI

September 14, 2020

Paramedic program classes in Jackson, MI

September 14, 2020

 

*All classes allow for a 3-week late enrollment.  Call us today to speak with a member of our team!

 

The Dorsey Emergency Medical Academy – Paramedic Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP).

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  1. Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, EMTs and Paramedics, on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/emts-and-paramedics.htm#tab-2 (visited April 20, 2020)
  2. Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, EMTs and Paramedics, on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/emts-and-paramedics.htm#tab-6 (visited April 20, 2020)
  3. Michigan DTMB, Bureau of Labor Market Information and Strategic Initiatives, Long-Term Occupational Employment Projections (2016-2026) Michigan Statewide, EMTs and Paramedics (SOC Code: 29-2041), https://milmi.org/ (visited April 20, 2020).

 

CoAEMSP Annual Reporting

The Paramedic program offered at Dorsey Emergency Medical Academy is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP).

In accordance with CoAEMSP guidelines, the following are from the 2018 Annual Report submitted by Dorsey Emergency Medical Academy:

National Registry/ State Written Exam: 70%

Retention:  72.4%

Positive Placement:  71.4%