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EMT-Paramedic training program commences at Lancaster Campus

LANCASTER, Ohio (Oct. 11, 2006) -- Ohio University Lancaster Campus is now home to the EMT-Paramedic Training Academy.  The first class of students met Oct. 2.

Instructors and students represent area fire and medic departments and units.  Students qualified for the program with EMT Basic certification and by passing a national standards test and completing an interview process.

According to Nanciann Rosier, director of the Center for Adult Learning at Ohio University Lancaster Campus and administrator for the program, students will take courses in anatomy and physiology, the role of the paramedic, patient assessment, trauma, airway management, and cardiac care. 

Instructors in the program include Brian Archer, Jeffrey Bevan, Donna Breining, Rich Charles, Ricky Hoffman, Steve Maffin, and Michael Smith.  Thomas Vajen, M.D., is the program’s medical director. 

Since the program is accredited by the State of Ohio, Department of Public Safety, EMS, students who complete the program may take the national certification exam.  Linda Mirarchi, Ph.D., conducted the program review for the State and will oversee curriculum, record keeping, affiliation agreements, and partnerships. 

The current group of students will finish the program in June.  Anyone interested in the next EMT-Paramedic Training class should contact Maryann Lape in the Center for Adult Learning at 654.6711, ext. 249, or via e-mail at lape@ohio.edu.  Interviews and testing will be conducted in the spring.

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Media Contact: Jennifer LaRue, (740) 654-6711 or larue@ohiou.edu

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