LSTI’s paramedic program is designed to train Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT-Basic) to provide full scope of advanced life support procedures to ill and injured patients. This course is designed to help the participant develop an understanding of human anatomy and physiology, disease pathology, advanced airway management, pharmacology, IV therapy, cardiology and trauma care.
The course includes a review of normal human structure and function and the elements of many common emergent conditions. This course provides training in physical assessment and history taking, pharmacology including the mechanism of action, metabolism, and excretion of medications, electrophysiology of the heart and other topics. This course teaches the student important field clinical skills including endotracheal intubation, intravenous line placement, EKG interpretation, defibrillation, and the safe administration of emergency medications, and more. The student will also be offered ACLS and PALS Full Provider certification and be required to complete specified clinical rotations in order to successfully complete the course. Students who complete this course will be eligible to challenge the National Registry certification examination for EMT Paramedic.
The LSTI Paramedic Program is offered an average 4 times per year; these courses are split between our Southfield and Taylor campuses. The lecture and lab courses run 44 weeks, meeting twice a week, including 2 weeks of Capstone. Students enrolled in our Paramedic program are required to complete 648 hours of classroom training in addition to State requirements for at least 500 total hours of clinical experience comprised of a minimum 250 hours of hospital clinicals and 250 hours of EMS field experience/internship. Program specifics will be discussed during the orientation process. Cognitive and psychomotor testing is required to demonstrate competency to challenge the NREMT exam.
- Must be at least 18 years old to apply for a license with MDHHS after program completion
- Must be a high school graduate or have your GED
- Must be a licensed or certified as an EMT or EMT-S (AEMT) (proof of which must be submitted with registration)
- Current BLS for Healthcare Provider Card
Students in the Paramedic Program at LSTI are required to obtain immunizations as required in accordance with OSHA regulations of proof of their prior administration.
- Negative TB test within one year
- Proof of immunity to MMR & Varicella (Titers required)
- Proof of immunity to HepB (Titers required) or signed HepB Declination
- Other lab tests and proof of current health insurance coverage may be required
- The cost for these tests will be the students responsibility, in addition to regular tuition
The LSTI Paramedic Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the EMS Professions (CoAEMSP).
The purpose of this course is to train Specialist level and Basic level Emergency Medical Technicians to provide a full scope of advanced life support procedures to ill and injured patients. This course is designed to help the student develop an understanding of human anatomy and physiology, disease pathology, advanced airway management, pharmacology, IV therapy, cardiology and trauma care.
The LSTI Paramedic program is geared to prepare you for the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) certification exam, State of Michigan licensure and to become an EMS professional. Students who successfully complete this course meet MDHHS requirements for a Paramedic license.
Course applications are submitted to MDHHS for approval.
This course is designed for individuals looking to enhance their career in EMS as well as healthcare professionals looking to enhance their employment opportunities. Successful completion of this course will offer participants job opportunities in Hospital Emergency Departments, Mobile Intensive Care Units, Cardiac Cath Labs, Urgent Care Clinics, Municipal and Private EMS Agencies and other healthcare environments.
Over 649 classroom/Lab hours
Hospital Clinical Hours:
EMS Field Internship Hours:
Capstone Classroom/Lab Hours:
- Demonstrate entry-level competency in the psychomotor domain of paramedic education
- Demonstrate entry-level competency in the cognitive domain of the paramedic education
- Demonstrate entry-level competency in the affective domain of paramedic education
CoAEMSP Annual Reporting
The LSTI Paramedic Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP).
In accordance with COAEMSP guidelines, the following are from the 2017 Annual Report submitted by Life Support Training Institute:
- NREMT Pass Rates: 65.7%
- Retention: 46.6%
- Positive Placement: 100%
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Please note that tuition covers the cost of all academic student expenses including enrollment fee, E-books, lab fees, uniform fees, ACLS & PALS Certification, NREMT CBT Exam voucher (x1) as well as state-of-the-art computer adaptive testing platforms through Platinum Education, Inc. which will prepare all students to take the computer-based NREMT exam. We have NO HIDDEN FEES!.
(Southfield Location) 25400 West 8 Mile Road, Southfield Michigan 48033, (Taylor Location) 26150 Northline Taylor MI 48180
50% of Course Total, Full Tuition
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Life Support Training Institute
• Must be at least 18 years old to apply for a license with MDHHS after program completion
submitted to MDHHS for approval
Payments for services rendered at LSTI will be consistent with current LSTI Financial Policy. The LSTI Payment Plan is offered for initial EMS education courses only (MFR, EMT-B, EMT-S, EMT-P and EMT-I/C) and comprises the following:
Initial payment of 50% of course fee payable at time of registration.