LC-CFRS Accredited Paramedic Program
Loudoun County Combined Fire and Rescue System Paramedic Program
The Loudoun County Fire and Rescue Paramedic program at the Oliver Robert Dubé Fire and Rescue Training Academy is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs upon recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP).
Paramedic Program Goal
To prepare competent entry-level Paramedics in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains with or without an exit point at the Advanced Emergency Medical Technician level.
Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
25400 US Highway 19 N., Suite 158
Clearwater, FL 33763
8301 Lakeview Parkway
Rowlett, TX 75088
|Enrollment Year||Enrollment Date||Graduation Date||Total Enrollment Student Number||National Registry
|Student Retention Rate||Student Placement Rate|
|2018||3/6/2018||9/30/2018||12 AP||91%||11/12 91%||100%|
|2017||9/21/2017||3/31/2018||8 AP||100%||7/8 88%||100%|
|Rotations (Minimum Hours)||AEMT||Paramedic||Credit for Prior Experience|
|Pediatric Emergency Department||8||32||24|
|Trauma (ER Shadowing Trauma Physician)||8||8|
|Intensive Care Unit||16||8|
|Cardiac Cath Lab||8||8|
|Labor and Delivery||16||8|
|Field (ALS Unit NOT including Capstone)||24||60||0|
|Skills (Number Successful)|
IV medication admin
|IM or SQ Injection||2||2||2|
|Inhaled Medication (MDI, Nebulizer)||2||2||2|
|Oral intubation *||5||2|
|IV Access **||35||50||25|
|Ventilation (Not intubated)||5||2|
|Team Leader (Capstone Experience Only)||5****||50||25|
|Team Member (Done during field hours)||5****|
|Patient Complaint Assessments (Number Assessed)|
|Trauma - All ages (total)||30||15|
|Trauma - Pediatric||2||6||3|
|Trauma - Adult||2||6||3|
|Trauma - Geriatric||2||6||3|
|Medical - All ages (total)||60||30|
|Medical - Pediatric||2||12||6|
|Medical - Adult||2||12||6|
|Medical - Geriatric||2||12||6|
|Stroke and/or TIA||2||1|
|Acute Coronary Syndrome||2||1|
|Respiratory Distress and/or failure||5||2||1|
|Hypoglycemia or DKA or HHS||2||1|
|Toxicological Event and/or OD||2||1|
|Altered Mental Status||5||2||1|
|Obstetrics - Delivery ***||2||1|
|Age Group Assessments (Number Assessed)|
Newborn (birth to 1 month)
Infant (1 month to 11 months)
Toddler (1 year to 3 years, 11 months)
Pre-School (4 years through 5 years, 11 months)
School-age (6 years through 12 years, 11 months)
Adolescent (13 years through 17 years, 11 months)
Adult (18 years through 64 years)
Geriatric (at least 65 years)
Special Considerations for Clinical Requirements
[*] After the students have exceeded the required number of operating room rotation hours by eight hours, oral intubations may be performed on an advanced mannequin capable of facilitating interactive airway scenarios (e.g., SimMan) at the discretion of the course coordinator and program director.
[**] Paramedic students must start at least two in each age group: pediatric, adult, and geriatric.
[***] If the student has exceeded the minimum number of Labor and Delivery hours by four, but still does not have the minimum two deliveries observed, the requirements may be substituted with high-fidelity obstetric delivery scenarios, at the discretion of the program director and medical director.
[****] Team member calls can be ALS or BLS but the patient must be transported. Team Leader calls must all be ALS. See Part 4: Field Experience for further information.
[*****] AEMT students will spend the first 8-10 hour shift in the Adult ED starting IVs and administering medications without focusing on patient assessments.
Credit for Prior Experience
Students participating in the ‘Paramedic Program – Advanced Placement’ must complete the full clinical requirements of the Paramedic program as shown above. However, if the student falls into one of the following descriptions, they may apply for Credit for Prior Experience:
- A student in the Advanced Placement program who completed their initial Intermediate level training at the Loudoun County Fire and Rescue Training Academy, and successfully precepted in Loudoun under the Direct Pathway (as detailed in LCCFRS EMS Policy #14).
- A student in the Advanced Placement program who did not complete their initial Intermediate level training at the Loudoun County Fire and Rescue Training Academy, but can show evidence of their Intermediate program being from a school accredited by CAAHEP/CoAEMSP, and who successfully precepted in Loudoun under the Direct Pathway (as detailed in LCCFRS EMS Policy #14)
If a student completed their precepting under the Accelerated Pathway in EMS Policy #14, they will not be authorized to apply for Credit for Prior Experience, and will need to complete the full clinical requirements of the Paramedic program.
Procedure for Credit for Prior Experience
Any student in the Paramedic Program – Advanced Placement who wishes to apply for Credit for Prior Experience needs to submit a letter to the Paramedic Program Director and Operational Medical Director requesting the Credit for Prior Experience. After approval from the Program Director and Operational Medical Director, the student will be authorized to complete the clinical hours, skills and assessment requirements as shown in the Credit for Prior Experience Column in the Clinical Requirements Chart.