BCI (Students will need to obtain a BCI check upon entering the program. If you have questions or concerns about this, contact the admissions office at 773-7716)
Immunization records (Students will need documentation of full immunization to participate. Specific information about the requriements can be obtained during orientation).
Applicants should have some field experience as an EMS provider.
Entrance exam and interview (applicants will be required to take a written EMT test to determine baseline knowledge and also attend an oral interview to determine suitability for this program)
Tuition, uniform shirt, lab & clinical fees, ACLS, and access to the online classroom ALL INCLUDED IN TUITION. $6500 tuiton is for 2014 only to introduce our new paramedic format. The next course will be priced approximately 50% higher.
We are so confident in our program graduates that as of April 2014, 911Programs is offering a 100% money-back guarantee on your tuition if you cannot pass the NREMT Exam. If you would like more details, inquire by email or phone.
NREMT Exam pass rates for our Paramedic graduates:
2008: 40% first time (national average 61%), 100% by third time (national average 79%)
2009: 100% first time (national average 70%)
2010: (no students completed tesing in this year)
2011: 100% first time (national average 69%)
To be announced
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This program has been re-built from the ground up to meet the growing educational needs of the modern paramedic. This course will be taught by physicians, nurses, and paramedics with high degrees of clinical experience only. This is an intense course designed for EMS professionals who are capable of serious commitment. Applicants will be required to submit a letter of intent including all relevant education experiences and EMS experience. Select candidates will be contacted for a personal interview with the Program Director, Clinical Coordinator, and Student Services Advisor to determine eligibility for entrance into the program. Strict polices regarding attendance, attire, and conduct should be expected. Comprehensive information delivered by highly experienced clinicians in an academic environment is what students can expect. In addition, labs will include many clinical procedures including:
Airway Management: airway opening, suction, ventilation, adjuncts, EOA, DLA, LMA, LTA, OEI, digital intubation, nasal intubation (blind and facilitated), needle and sugical cricothyrotomy (pig lab), commercial cric
Vascular Access: peripheral venous access, jugular venous access, central line management, intraosseaous, intro to phlebotomy, fingerstick glucose analysis
Medication Administration: PO, PR, IM, SC, SL/buccal, inhalation, ET, IV bolus, IV infusion, RSI, math for medication
History and Physical Examination: vital signs including heart and lung sounds, history taking, advanced physical examination techniques, aggressive trauma assessment, advanced abdominal exam (Rosving's sign, McBurney's sign, Psoas sign, Obturator sign), cranial nerve assessment and reflexes
Trauma Management: supine and seated spine immobilization, traction splinting, shock management, advanced hemorrhage control techniques, wound care, sterile technique and sterile dressing changes, and safe patient lifting techniques (taught by a physical therapist)
Approximately 50% of the didactic portion is in the laboratory and some of that will be conducted in our Sim Lab with a high-fidelity manikin providing a realistic experience with computer-aided feedback and video review.
Course content and conduct is derived from and/or complies with:
The National EMS Core Content
The National EMS Scope of Practice
The National EMS Education Standards
The Rhode Island Division of EMS guidelines to conduct EMS training programs
The following physical materials are provided by the Program to each student
Paramedic Textbooks TBA
BLS for Healthcare Providers – Student Manual, American Heart Association, 2010 version (library loan)
The following distributive materials may be viewed online or downloaded and/or printed by the student
Students are required to sign a statement acknowledging and accepting all program policies pertinent to the course of instruction.
This course uses the following formats for instruction (percentage of classroom hours/percentage of total hours) [hours are approximate]
Classroom style lectures: 270 hours
Laboratory sessions: 270 hours
Distributive learning & assignments (approx 2 hours per lecture & 1 hour per lab): 270 hours
Written and practical examinations: 8 hours
Clinical internship: 400 hours minimum
Field internship: 100 hours minimum
TOTAL HOURS: 1318 of which 540 are in the classroom
The following formats are available and optional
Group study sessions
Online group discussions
Private and group tutoring/mentoring (not covered in tuition)
Distributive Learning and Assignments
This course uses distributive learning and assignments to foster an academic environment and provide students additional resources to enhance learning. Distributive resources may include but are not limited to:
Additional reading material such as handouts, charts, and relevant EMS-related articles or research
Handouts consistent with powerpoint presentations used during lectures
Media including video, animations, photos, models, etc.
Self-assessment quizzes, scenarios and case studies, discussion questions, and critical thinking questions
Students are expected to complete all distributive learning for a class session PRIOR TO the class session
Location and Times
Location: 911Programs Warwick Classroom 175 Metro Center Blvd Unit 1
Times: Except as otherwise noted, didactic portion is Monday/Wednesday/Friday 9am-4pm (with 1 hour lunch break)
HISTORY: 911Programs began in 1991 as New England Academy of Prehospital Medicine, a non-profit corporation created to educate the public in CPR and to provide basic EMT courses in southern Rhode Island.
NEAPM was dissolved and reformed into New England Medical Resources to provide both basic and advanced EMS courses. The EMS education climate changed significanlty in 2002 and NEMR was closed. The company was re-structured and opened under the name 911Programs to provide not only EMS courses but also allied health education with an eventual plan to expand into other vocational areas.
Currently, 911Programs is the fastest growing career technical school in Rhode Island.
COURSES: Currently, 911Programs offers day and evening courses in 12 different programs plus 10 other courses including recertification. All regular programs (i.e phlebotomy, CNA, EMT...) are taught on-site but short courses (i.e. continuing education, refresher...) can be done completely or partially online.
FACULTY: The faculty at 911Programs is carefully selected from among the best providers in Rhode Island. To teach for 911Programs, staff members must not only be qualified and experienced clinicians, but also excellent and experienced instructors.
911Programs monitors instructor performance, takes into account student feedback, and provides mentoring to improve performance in the classroom.
FACILITY: As of September 2013, the school will be occupying an 8800 square foot facility in the heart of Warwick, close to the malls and highways where students will enjoy plenty of parking, lecture and lab space, student resource and dining areas, and a school store.
We take our students' care very seriously. While our aim is to make our website easy to understand, and navigate we know there are times when you may need a bit of assistance.
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Send your inquiries to:
175 Metro Center Blvd
Warwick, RI 02886
Directions to 911Programs Warwick
911Programs is located at 175 Metro Center Blvd in Warwick. We are in the building with RI Telephone. We occupy the left side of the building (our sign is not yet installed).
From the North:
Take 95 south and get off at the Jefferson Blvd exit (exit 15). Head south. Take a right at the stoplight at Kilvert St / Coronado Rd. Take a left onto Metro Center Blvd.
From the South:
Take 95 north and take exit 13 (Airport Connector). Get off at Jefferson Blvd. Go Left onto Jefferson Blvd. Take a left at the stoplight at Kilvert St / Coronado Rd. Take a left onto Metro Center Blvd.