NEW EMS MANAGEMENT
CERTIFICATE INTRODUCED AT
Westchester Community College is offering a new program designed to prepare Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics for management positions. The one-year EMS Management Certificate Program is aimed at future leaders in the field of emergency medical services; between 25-30 students are expected to be enrolled in the program’s first year.
According to Prof. Stephen J. Nardozzi of Goldens Bridge, who chairs the college’s Department of Prehospital Emergency Medical Service, the Certificate in EMS Management will provide students with the knowledge, skills, and experience needed to effectively coordinate a response to emergency situations. The program develops the EMT or paramedic’s management level perspective and ability to assume responsible positions that affect procedures and influence policy.
Many highly experienced
EMTs and paramedics lack a formal educational background. This new program
offers these professionals a chance to look at the larger picture and to
participate in critical thinking and planning exercises within the context
of a systems approach to
“Graduates will be
better prepared to participate in planning and decision-making within the
EMS System,” says Nardozzi, who is a past president of the Goldens Bridge
Volunteer Fire Department. He also serves as a guest lecturer at the
University of the West Indies in