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Principles of Ethics and Personal Leadership

Principles of Ethics and Personal Leadership (PEPL) is a 16-hour course that provides EMS and Mobile Healthcare (MHC) practitioners at all levels with the necessary knowledge and skills to effectively interact with patients and their families, other medical personnel, co-workers, supervisors and community residents at large. The course covers topics and skills in the following areas: 

  • Personal and professional values and beliefs

  • Understanding the concept of "service beyond self

  • Personal responsibility for ethical decision making

  • Strategies for conflict resolution

  • Serving as an ambassador for the profession, agency, and community

Through course presentation, dialogue, and learning activities, including written and video case studies, students will explore the importance of ethics and personal leadership, identify their leadership roles in civic life as individuals, family members, professionals, and members of the community, and practice the skills important to the exercise of personal, ethical leadership.

This course is appropriate for EMTs, paramedics, other mobile healthcare practitioners, and emergency responders. PEPL is accredited by CAPCE and recognized by NREMT. Upon successful completion of this course, students receive a certificate of completion, wallet card good for 4 years, and 16 hours of CAPCE credit.