Emergency Medical Services

Emergency Medical Services

Emergency Medical Services (EMS) refers to the delivery of prehospital care to injured and ill patients. This care is provided through our affiliated agencies that provide both advanced life support and basic life support. We offer EMT and paramedic continuing education, and skill refresher courses. For more information about educational opportunities, please call 317-355-2434.

As a certified supervising hospital and training institution, Community Health Network supervises EMS/fire agencies in Marion, Hamilton and Johnson counties providing medical direction and educational opportunities with the expertise of our EMS educational staff and two talented and dedicated physicians acting as medical directors.

Community Health Network offers EMS education programs for EMTs/paramedics to our affiliated providers as well as the general public. By offering both initial training and continuing education Community Health Network helps affiliated providers fulfill all requirements set forth by the Indiana EMS Commission and National DOT standards.

Upcoming Training Programs

Paramedic Refresher Course
July 7 - 13, 2020

The Paramedic Refresher course provides 40 hours of continuing education that meets the objectives of the National EMS Education Standards and the National Continued Competency Program (NCCP) recertification standards defined by National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians. The daily schedule is as follows:

  • Day 1 - ACLS
  • Day 2 - AMLS
  • Day 3 - PHTLS
  • Day 4 - EPC/PACLS
  • Day 5 - Skills

Cost/Registration: Cost is $300. Register online below! For questions, or to register for individual dates, please contact Andy Hall at 317-355-2434 or emseducation@eCommunity.com.

Paramedic Refresher - Online Registration

Paramedic Education Program
August 2020 - October 2021

We are now accepting applications for the Paramedic course beginning August 2020. Application deadline is July 20, 2020.

Community Health Network’s Paramedic program has been accredited since 2008 by the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the EMS Professions. Community currently has a 100 percent pass rate for the National Registry Board Exam.

The paramedic training program will be approximately fourteen (14) months in length (August 4, 2020 through October 31, 2021). The program will be broken down into didactic, clinical, and internship components. The first two modules (Clinical Anatomy and Medical Physiology) of the course will be pre-requisite to entering the core program. Classes will be held on Tuesdays, Thursdays and occasional Fridays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Community Hospital East, 1500 N. Ritter Ave, Indianapolis. Clinical and internship rotations will be scheduled outside of, and in addition to, the classroom hours.

Applicants are required to be a current EMT. Selection is based on the TABE exam (basic high school knowledge) and an EMT exam. The application process also includes a personal interview, letters of recommendation and physical exam. All applicants who meet the pre-requisites and the application requirements will be scheduled for the pre-testing and the interview steps of the application process.

The curriculum meets or exceeds the NES national standards and will prepare the student to sit for the National Registry written and practical exams.

For more information, contact emseducation@eCommunity.com.

Cost: Tuition for this course is $4500.00, which includes one course each of ACLS, AMLS, PHTLS and EPC/PALS.

Apply: To apply, fill out the online form below. You will then receive additional application materials in your email inbox, which you may fill out and return to finalize your application.

Paramedic Course Application

Outcomes

Paramedic Program Outcomes-2018

CAAHEP Accredited Paramedic Programs track and report outcome measures annually to the Committee on Accreditation for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP).

The most current CoAEMSP Annual Report was for the calendar year 2018.

The most recent success rate for the National Registry of EMT Paramedic/State Cognitive exam was 100%.

The most recent positive placement rate for graduates was 100%. Positive placement is defined by the CoAEMSP as ‘Employed full or part-time in a related field and/or continuing his/her education and/or serving in the military’. Positive placement is measured at completion of the program.

The most recent retention rate was 41.2%.

Paramedic Program Outcomes-2017

CAAHEP Accredited Paramedic Programs track and report outcome measures annually to the Committee on Accreditation for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP).

The most current CoAEMSP Annual Report was for the calendar year 2017.

The most recent success rate for the National Registry of EMT Paramedic/State Cognitive exam was 100%.

The most recent positive placement rate for graduates was 100%. Positive placement is defined by the CoAEMSP as ‘Employed full or part-time in a related field and/or continuing his/her education and/or serving in the military’. Positive placement is measured at completion of the program.

The most recent retention rate was 56%.