Learn the latest techniques that EMS administrators are using to manage emergency medical teams with the online public administration degree with an EMS Administration concentration. At Point Park University, we offer EMS professionals the advanced education they need to move into leadership roles. The online Bachelor of Science in Public Administration — EMS Administration degree can help you successfully reach the next phase in your career.
This fully online public administration degree program offers the skills community leaders are looking for in EMS professionals, including risk reduction, new regulations and performance management. Further certification is available through our partnership with the National Fire Academy. At Point Park, we know experience is the best instructor; that’s why our online public administration degree courses are developed by EMS professionals for EMS professionals. You’ll learn the latest strategies and techniques used across the country so you are ready for the EMS needs of the future. Our online public administration degree program is flexible enough for working EMS professionals, and our supportive environment is designed to help you go further.Request Info
PADM 303 – Policy and Decision Analysis
This course will cover quantitative, qualitative and mixed-methods approaches to defining, structuring, analyzing and evaluating policies and decisions in government and non-profit agencies. Pre-requisites: PADM 210 and MATH 150 (or greater) or permission of the instructor.
Students applying for entry into Point Park University’s B.S. in Public Administration – EMS Administration program must meet the following requirements:
Advanced emergency medical technicians (EMTs) are first responders for patients outside of health care facilities. They usually work under paramedics or nurses and are responsible for providing primary care such as basic life support, airway management, patient assessment and automatic defibrillator usage. Advanced EMTs must be able to remain calm under pressure and must possess superior judgment.
Also called “deputy chiefs” or “directors,” EMS administrators are upper-level managers who oversee EMS organizations. They are charged with ensuring that the large-scale performance of their organizations is successful and may also respond to emergencies when they involve mass casualties or several agencies working in tandem. EMS administrators generally report to boards of directors.
EMS field training officers oversee paramedics-in-training when they begin to work in the field. They are responsible for providing field orientations, ensuring that their charges understand policies and procedures, and assessing trainees. EMS field training officers are ideally experienced both in EMS and training, and they have excellent knowledge of the local systems in which they work.
Ambulance managers, also known as “operations managers,” serve as leaders of ambulatory services within their areas. They may monitor the overall level of care provided by their department, develop mass emergency plans, appoint support managers and other staff, prepare budgets, maintain relationships with other relevant departments, serve as the face of their department to the media and much more.
Emergency services directors are administrative professionals charged with overseeing the emergency or ambulatory services within a municipality. They may be responsible for creating policies, regulations and work methods, preparing budgets, providing guidance and leadership for changing operations, performing public relations, preparing work schedules for employees and more. Emergency services directors must be well-versed in emergency medical care procedures and duties.
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