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Emergency Medical Services (EMS)

Thank you for your interest in the NorthShore Highland Park Hospital Emergency Medical Services (EMS) educational programs. NorthShore offers initial education for Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT) and Paramedics.

Our Mission
NorthShore University HealthSystem Highland Park Hospital EMS System is committed to being the premier provider of EMS education based upon innovative, effective and professional processes.

Our Goal
To prepare competent entry-level Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains. Competence includes knowledge (facts, figures, concepts, and ideas), understanding (relationships among these, the context, what is important), skills (analysis, decision-making, communication, getting results, building teams) and intuition (timing, methods and processes, staffing, and approaches). (Burke & Cooper, 2013)

The EMT and Paramedic courses include instruction in the didactic, clinical, and field environments while meeting or exceeding the educational and competency standards of the current USDOT/NHTSA Educational Guidelines. The EMT and Paramedic programs are affiliated with the College of Lake County.

NorthShore Highland Park Hospital Paramedic Education program is accredited by the Commission on the Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP).

For additional information regarding either the EMT or Paramedic programs, contact us at 847.480.3758 or email mpettineo@northshore.org

 

Program Success Rate

EMT Program Outcome Summary
Year State/National Exam Pass Rate Program Retention
2018 Pending 92% (11/12)
2017 100% 80% (12/15)
2016 100% 76% (13/17)
 
Paramedic Program Outcome Summary
Year State/National Exam Pass Rate Program Retention Positive Placement
2018 Pending 67% (8/12) Pending
2017 100% 92% (12/13) 92% (11/12)
2016 100% 83% (10/12) 100% (10/10)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Burke, R.J., & Cooper, C.L. (2013). The Fulfilling Workplace The Organization's Role in Achieving Individual and Organizational Health Psychological and Behavioural Aspects of Risk (pp. 1 online resource (347 p.)). Retrieved from http://WISC.eblib.com/patron/FullRecord.aspx?p=1114093