Preparing to serve on the frontline of emergency medicine

Primary Care Paramedic

The ambulance races down the street, lights flashing, sirens blaring, it catching the attention of everyone around. You, however, are wondering what’s happening inside the ambulance.

In addition to responding to emergency medical situations, Primary Care Paramedics use critical thinking skills to provide high caliber, pre-hospital care, in fast paced situations.

Train in all Areas of Pre-Hospital, Emergency Care

As a paramedic student in BizTech College, Mississauga, you will:

  • Prepare yourself in all areas of emergency medical care.
  • Equip yourself with the clinical skills to respond to medical emergencies.
  • Learn how to communicate with patients and their family, accordingly.

Program Details

  • Program Credential

Diploma

  • Program Duration

60 Weeks

1692 Hours

  • Program Status

Registration Open

Your Career

Paramedic School in Mississauga

As an accelerated and comprehensive paramedic course in Canada, BizTech College’s paramedical course will prepare you to meet the demand on the healthcare system. As a result you may qualify for one of the 10,500 new paramedic jobs, to open up across Canada through 2024.

An extensive paramedic course in Ontario, BizTech College’s paramedical course prepares you to explore a variety of career paths. Subsequently, you may qualify for roles such as:

  • Regional (Municipal) EMS Responder
  • Land Ambulance EMS
  • Special Event Paramedic
  • Film Medic
  • Industrial Medical Responder
  • Private Transfer Paramedic

Source: jobbank.gc.ca

As a critical part of the healthcare system, paramedics are responsible for performing pre-hospital emergency medical and acute patient care, in addition to transporting patients to hospitals for further medical attention.

Duties and Responsibilities

As a Primary Care Paramedic you may perform some or all of the following duties:

  • Assess extent of injuries or medical illnesses of trauma victims, patients with respiratory disease and distress, overdose as well as poisoning victims, industrial accident victims and other ill or injured individuals to determine emergency medical treatment;
  • Administer pre-hospital emergency care, such as oxygen therapy, cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), spinal immobilization, bandaging and splinting, to patients;
  • Establish and maintain intravenous treatment (IV), apply adjunctive equipment for ventilation and circulation complications, administer medications and provide other advanced emergency treatment to patients;
  • Transport patients by air, land or water to a hospital or other medical facility for further medical care;
  • Document and record nature of injuries and illnesses as well as treatment provided;
  • Assist hospital personnel with the provision of medical treatment, if necessary;
  • Maintain ambulances and emergency care equipment and supplies;
  • Participate in continued career training/education and professional development;
  • May assist with triage of emergency patients.

As one of the most comprehensive paramedic programs in Ontario, BizTech College’s Primary Care Paramedic diploma prepares you with the knowledge and skills required to not only confidently administer pre-hospital, primary care but also preform emergency medical interventions. The strong career skill-set you gain here will qualify you for paramedic jobs in ambulatory health care services as well as local, municipal and regional ambulance services.

BizTech College’s paramedical course prepares you to meet Ontario’s recognized standards (A-EMCA) and join any ambulance service within the province. As a result, you may qualify for a number of paramedic jobs.

Learning Outcomes

  • Multi-faceted Skills A unique combination of classroom, lab together with EMS training will help you gain a solid, versatile career skill set.
  • In-depth Knowledge You will specialize in wounds management, rescue procedures, First Aid and CPR plus defibrillation, in addition to basic patient care.
  • High Demand Placement You will learn first-hand from qualified professionals, in a fast-paced setting, during your clinical placement.

BizTech College’s paramedical course will help you gain in-depth knowledge and competitive skill-set in the following areas:

  • Understand critical medical terminology required to perform paramedical duties.
  • Be familiar with the anatomy and physiology of the human body.
  • Have a clear understanding of the basics of pharmacology.
  • Understand the operational, legal, ethical and psycho-social aspects of being a paramedic.
  • Provide patient care in a variety of forms (from basic to emergency).
  • Perform patient assessments and complete corresponding documentation.
  • Identify patient trauma as well as provide trauma management.
  • Provide symptom relief and medical guidance.
  • Safely operate an ambulance or EMS vehicle.
  • Patient communication skills training.

 [H2] Clinical Placement

As a BizTech College Primary Care Paramedic student you have the opportunity to receive hands-on, situational training, supervised by qualified paramedic professionals, in a real-world, clinical setting. Our partnerships with local ambulance services provide you with the opportunity to work alongside highly qualified professionals in a fast-paced, urban setting.

Providing a smooth transition into the workforce, a clinical placement is a critical part of your paramedical course. During your placement, you will have the opportunity to foster meaningful connections with potential employers, which can serve you well as you search for paramedic jobs upon graduation.

Continuing Education

Unlike many paramedic courses in Canada, as a BizTech College student, you have the opportunity to apply your paramedic training to a nursing degree, at Davenport University. The credits you earn with a BizTech College Primary Care Paramedic diploma can put you on the fast track to growing your healthcare career, and make you more versatile healthcare professional.

Students looking to enroll in our Primary Care Paramedic program must first meet the following paramedic course requirements:

  • High school diploma or equivalent (must have taken biology and mathematics)
  • Successful completion of the Wonderlic test
  • Clean criminal record and vulnerable sector screening checks
  • Immunization record as per the program requirement
  • Personal interview