Emergency Medical Services

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EMS Mission

EMS Department is committed to educating and training paramedic professionals in all the skills needed in Emergency Medical Services, while maintaining high quality standards for community service and conducting competent and ethical EMS related research.

EMS Vision
To be recognized as the best national educational leader in Emergency Medical Services.

EMS Goals

1. Raise the level and optimize academic achievement for each student.
2. Increase community awareness of EMS role & importance in saving lives and patient centered care.
3. Attract, develop, and retain exemplary faculty members.
4. Ensure effective, efficient, and continuous quality improvement systems.

OBJECTIVES

Upon graduation from the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Program as an effective caregiver, the Paramedic should be able to demonstrate critical thinking by using the knowledge and skills he learned to create & construct the following competencies:
o    Physically, mentally, and emotionally prepared to provide Emergency Medical Care; respond to the scene in a safe and timely manner and assess the scene of a medical or trauma emergency considering issues of safety.
o    Participate in personal and professional development programs.
o    Exercise personal judgment in case of interruption in medical direction caused by communication failure or in cases of immediate life-threatening conditions where such emergency care has been specifically authorized in advance.
o    Practice their job as a team in compliance with legal, ethical, and professional standards.
o    Be active in the local community by supporting efforts and assuming a leadership role to improve primary care and citizen involvement in the Emergency Medical Service System.
o    Achieve excellence and improve quality work of the department.
o    Encourage departmental research work.
o    The program is committed to attract motivated and skilled new faculty with high qualifications and also improve skills/abilities of faculty already working in the program.

Brief about the department

Bachelor EMS program:      (Male only)
Study in this program consists of 5 years, one year preclinical, three clinical years plus one-year internship, using departmental labs and simulation equipment and mannequins, by the end of program the student will be licensed for BLS, ACLS,PALS and ITLS programs. The program is accredited from Saudi commission for health specialties.

Diploma program:      (Male only)
Study in this program consists of three and half years, one year preclinical, 2 clinical years plus six months internship, it is only for military students, by the end of program the student will be licensed for BLS, ACLS, and military & civilian ITLS programs. The program is accredited from Saudi commission for health specialties.  

Bridging program:     (Male only)
Study in this program consists of two and half years, two clinical years plus six months internship, (Additional semester may be added to Low GPA students)

The study in all programs covers all the needed competency and skills by the EMS specialist to practice his job with high level of excellence and adequacy, covering all situations, which he may face as Trauma, medical emergency, cardiology, Rescue, different Scene hazards and Disasters.