Health Training: It Matters Where Paramedics Train

April 06, 2017
Michelle Ensminger, Vocational Educational Coordinator
Paramedic students

The daily job-on and off the clock-of a paramedic is lifesaving, life altering and nothing short of heroic. The hundreds of hours these health care professionals train, study and learn shows the intensity of this career path for the more than  200,000 men and women  taking on this challenge.  

Being first to arrive on scene, caring for the sick and seriously injured in need of emergency medicine is the critical role of paramedics. Training, experience and mentoring are also vital components of the profession. INHS Health Training is now taking applications for an upcoming class beginning October 23, 2017.

Those looking to enter the profession should look for the following characteristics in the training program:

  • Program accreditation -  INHS Health Training has been accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP)
  • Certifications obtained after the course - Students enrolled with INHS Health Training receive Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Pediatric 
    Advanced Life Support, and Prehospital Trauma Life Support certifications
  • Course hours are well balanced between classroom instruction/clinical training/field internships - This three-phase program consists of 600 hours of intensive, classroom training in the INHS Health Training Facility followed by a minimum of 292 hours of supervised hospital clinical time and a minimum of 360 hours of a supervised paramedic field internship.
  • Staff is professional, experienced and approachable - Instructors at INHS Health Training offer years of experience in the field and in the classroom, helping students every step of the way become successful EMS providers. 
  • Dedicated training space with necessary equipment - The INHS Health Training Facility offers students the latest equipment ready to exemplify real-life scenarios like the  Laerdal SimMan 3G, a wireless adult training manikin, and the SimJunior, an interactive pediatric simulator.
  • 100% Pass rate - our graduates' first-time pass rate for NREMT exam is 100%.

To join the next class of paramedics signing up to take the challenge of an EMS career, visit  INHS Health Training Course Registration  before June 2017. 


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