Community Paramedic classes to begin at ENMU-R in January

October 31, 2012 • Local News

EMT students work a mock emergency and lift an injury ‘victim’ onto a gurney during class at ENMU-R, Tuesday. Mark Wilson Photo

Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell is partnering with United Healthcare to undertake a new project that will better serve the medical needs of rural parts of New Mexico.

The Community Paramedic Program was discussed at a press conference held at the campus Tuesday afternoon. The program will prepare students to respond to indentify health needs and help serve in underserved communities. Curriculum development is scheduled to begin Nov. 1, with plans of being implemented in the first class in January. Roles of the community paramedics will include health screening assessments, providing immunizations, and disease management. Participants in the program must be licensed EMT paramedics with at least five years experience.

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