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Community Paramedicine Education

Community Paramedicine Series

NAEMT’s Community Paramedicine course series focuses on the knowledge and skills that paramedics need to succeed as community paramedics. As paramedics are increasingly depended upon to provide preventive as well as emergent and urgent care, these courses are outstanding education for all paramedics. The series is also designed to prepare paramedics to take the IBSC Community Paramedic certification (CP-C) exam.

The courses within the series may be taught individually or combined to create a semester-long community paramedicine program. Individual courses within the series include:

  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Wellness and Nutrition
  • Hospice and Palliative Care
  • Mental Health and Substance Abuse
  • Geriatrics
  • Pediatrics/Children with Special Health Care Needs
  • Endocrine Disorders
  • Respiratory Disorders
  • Cardiovascular Disorders
  • Neurologic Disorders
  • Role of the Community Paramedic in Mobile Integrated Health

All approved NAEMT training centers are eligible to offer the courses in the Community Paramedicine series. Course materials consisting of the Instructor Guide, Course Lessons, Patient Simulations, Course Schedule, and Final Exam will be available at no cost to training centers in the secured documents folder in the NAEMT Education Portal. 

Instructor eligibility for any of the courses in the Community Paramedicine series will be:

  • licensed at the paramedic level or above; and
  • either a current CAAHEP-accredited paramedic program instructor, AMLS instructor, IBSC-certified Community Paramedic, or Military Medical Specialties (Air Force Independent Duty Medical Technician, Special Operations Forces Medic and Navy Independent Duty Corpsman). 

Faculty interested in becoming approved to teach any of the forthcoming courses in the Community Paramedicine series should complete the NAEMT Instructor Application.