Welcome to American Medical Academy’s Paramedic Program. The Paramedic program offered at AMA is committed to preparing high quality individuals to be effective and compassionate paramedics. Students will obtain the knowledge base and training to recognize signs and symptoms of illness and injury through providing emergency medical care. Students upon completion of the paramedic program will be prepared to make quick decisions based on classroom, laboratory, clinical and field experience.
The Paramedic program offers a higher level of skills set and knowledge to render advance life support techniques in a prehospital setting. Upon successful completion of this program, all students will be eligible to take examinations for certification as:
- Florida State EMT- Paramedic
- Nationally Registered EMT- Paramedic
In addition, students will be given the opportunity to earn credentials in:
- American Heart Association:
- Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)
- Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)
- National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians:
- Pre-Hospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS)
The advanced-level curriculum is intended to prepare students to function on an Ambulance, Fire Rescue Department, Aero Medical Service in a pre-hospital setting, Hospital Emergency Room or other medical facilities. Paramedics perform all skills at the BLS leveling, in addition to invasive advanced skills such as IV’s, medicine administration, interpretation of heart rhythms-EKG and advanced airway management. Further training in emergency medical services is necessary to meet all of the requirements before a student will be issued an EMT-Paramedic Diploma. Upon successful completion of course, students will be eligible to take the Florida State Licensing Examination for Licensure at the Paramedic Level.
Jorge Anzardo, B.S., PMD.