Did you know that central Ohio’s only hospital or health system-based EMS school is right here at OhioHealth Grant Medical Center?
The school, located on the Grant campus, was founded in 1983 and has been entirely supported by Grant, and now by OhioHealth, since day one. It’s run by OhioHealth Emergency Medical Services and offers both emergency medical technician (EMT) and paramedic classes.
Recently, the school reached a meaningful milestone – its 100th paramedic class. The 19 students started class on Friday, September 2, and will graduate in November 2017.
We provide many unique learning opportunities for our students, said Holly Herron, DNP, RN, Paramedic, system EMS program director. We are able to provide a great variety of experiences, and that leads to a more rounded education for our students, meaning it’s easier for them to apply those skills and succeed when it’s time for their certification exam.
The nationally-accredited paramedic school currently has a 100 percent pass rate for the exam, which is well above both the state and national average. Since the school was founded, it has graduated over 2,000 paramedics.
As a health system-based program, it offers students many advantages that come along with the real-life, hands-on setting a hospital provides. Students spend approximately 50 hours in the Emergency Department at Grant with their clinical instructor, performing tasks like drawing blood for lab work and starting IVs. They even have the opportunity to observe traumas and work on skills like intubation in our operating rooms – experiences that paramedic students wouldn’t normally have. They spend time in many other areas of the hospital, including Labor and Delivery and the ICU, to get a sense of what patients they may treat are experiencing and what patients experience after paramedics deliver them safely to the hospital.
We’re proud of our graduates and what they’re able to achieve, said Barb Dean, BSN, RN, OhioHealth EMS program manager. Many of them have gone on to become high ranking officers or fire chiefs in the central Ohio community. OhioHealth continues to make important contributions to the education of those who keep our communities safe, and that’s something we’re proud of.
Human Anatomy and Physiology Now Available
A hybrid online/on-site course designed for students who need human anatomy & physiology as a prerequisite for paramedic school. To complete the course, students are expected to have basic reading, writing, and math skills.
This is a self paced course that the student starts and completes on their own schedule. It requires the successful completion of 20 chapter assignments, and a midterm and final exam. Chapter assignments are completed online and testing is completed onsite in the OhioHealth Grant Medical Center computer lab.
Visit our EMS Education, Paramedic School page at: OhioHealthEMS.com for additional information
All Grant EMT and Paramedic School classes and hospital clinicals are cancelled for Jan 6 and 7, 2014. Students scheduled for Field (EMS) Clinicals at fire and EMS departments on Jan 6 or 7, may choose to complete their scheduled clinical or to re-schedule the clinical.
Coming Soon: Human Anatomy and Physiology online!
A hybrid online/on-site course designed for students who need human anatomy & physiology as a prerequisite for paramedic school.
To complete the course, students are expected to have basic reading, writing, and math skills. This is a self paced course that requires the successful completion of 20 chapter assignments, and a midterm and final exam. Chapter assignments are completed online and testing is completed onsite in the OhioHealth Grant Medical Center computer lab.
More information is coming soon. Watch for details at: OhioHealthEMS.com
OhioHealth Grant Medical Center/Franklin County Firefighters EMS Education program marks 30 years.
This month, the OhioHealth Grant Medical Center/Franklin County Firefighters EMS Education program marks 30 years of training central Ohio emergency medical technicians and paramedics in one of Ohio’s few hospital-based programs. The program was founded in December 1983 and has grown to become one of the largest and most respected training programs in the country. Having graduated more than 1,800 paramedics and hundreds of EMT’s, many of its graduates are serving area fire departments, government-based EMS programs and private ambulance services and hospitals. The students can complete EMT training in four and a half months and paramedic training in 12 to 14 months.
For more information about this and other LifeLink EMS Programs, visit: OhioHealthEMS.com
Our next night paramedic class starts on January 7th. Typically, classroom sessions are held on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 1800-2200 hrs and some weekend days. Class runs approximately 14 months. For more information, visit our EMS Education page at:
We’ve had interest in a RN-to-Paramedic program for some time and now a new program is available. Watch for information coming soon to our web site at: GrantLifeLink.com
Update 2012-04-12: We hope to have everything in place for our classes later this year. As information becomes available, we’ll make more announcements and add information to the web site. Thanks for the great interest!