National EMS Academy Restructures Paramedic Program

August 17, 2012- The National EMS Academy, a nationally-accredited EMS training facility, is now offering the Anatomy and Physiology portion as a separate prerequisite of their paramedic program.

NEMSA is introducing the new education standards for paramedic training, which increase the paramedic course hours from 1060 to 1260 hours. The additional 200 hours are for lecture and added patient simulations. Due to the increase in hours, the mandatory Anatomy and Physiology class will be offered separately, and must be taken before the 12-month paramedic class starts in January. 

The Anatomy and Physiology class will begin on August 30th and will be offered at the Alexandria, Baton Rouge, Covington, Gretna, Houma, Lafayette, and Lake Charles campuses. Students will earn four college credits upon completion of the two-day a week course.

“We are excited to introduce the new education standards to our paramedic students,” says Paramedic Program Manager Greg Mullen. “I think that the increase in hours will be extremely beneficial to their overall learning experience in the program.”

If interested in enrolling or for more information, please contact the National EMS Academy or South Louisiana Community College.

NEMSA is a division of Acadian and offers entry-level, continuing education, and refresher courses for a number of EMS career pathways, including EMTs and Paramedics. NEMSA is also an authorized American Heart Association Training Center for CPR and ECC courses. 

Since 1971, Acadian has been committed to providing the highest level of emergency medical care and transportation possible. In the past decade, the company has expanded to include a diverse suite of services in health, safety, and transportation. Acadian’s six divisions are Acadian Ambulance Service, Acadian Monitoring Services, Air Med, Executive Aircraft Charter Service, National EMS Academy and Safety Management Systems.

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