Program Expectations - Benchmark Exams

The paramedic program is a taught in a linear or sequential model.  Knowledge and skills that are taught in the beginning of the program are foundational.  As the program continues to build, all previous skills and knowledge must be maintained. Please see below the various methods Weber State uses to verify immediate and longstanding competencies. Should a student not achieve each of the competencies below, progression in the program is stopped
 
  • Clinical Expectations
    • Cardiac Catheterization lab experience must be completed by end of Fall semester
    • 80% of ED time must be completed by end of Fall semester
    • 50% of OR time must completed by end of Fall semester
    • 100% of Psychiatric must time completed by February 21
    • 65% of OB time must be completed by February 21
    • All clinical requirements shall be completed one week prior to Spring Commencement
  • Field Internship
    • Unless there are extenuating circumstances, field internship must be completed prior to the first day of the Summer semester. Extensions will not exceed the first 7 week block of the next semester
  • Major Paramedic Evaluation Events by Course

    PAR 2000             Introduction to Paramedic
    • 22 open book quizzes           
    •  3 secure (proctored) unit exams
    •  1 final exam – 75% required on no more than two attempts
     
    PAR 3010             Cardiac and Medical Emergencies
    • 16 open book quizzes           
    •  5 secure (proctored) unit exams
    •  2 EKG/ACLS Treatment exams
    •  1 EKG/ACLS Treatment Exam Benchmark (must be passed on no more than 3 attempts)
    •  1 final exam – 75% required on no more than two attempts
     
    PAR 2030             Special Populations
    •  9 open book quizzes             
    •  1 secure (proctored) unit exams
    •  1 EKG Exam
    •  1 final exam – 75% required on no more than two attempts
     
    PAR 2020             Trauma Emergencies
    •  9 open book quizzes             
    •  1 secure (proctored) unit exams
    •  1 EKG Exam
    •  1 final exam – 75% required on no more than two attempts
     
    PAR 2040             Paramedic Clinical I (Skill Lab)
    • Cardiac Team Management Benchmark (must be passed on no more than 3 attempts)
    • Pediatric Team Management Benchmark (must be passed on no more than 3 attempts)
    • PAR 2040 Comprehensive Benchmark Exam (must be passed with 80% on no more than 2 attempts)
    • Mock National Registry Exam – 9 stations (must pass 5 of 9 to progress)
    • IV/Med Administration
    • Trauma Assessment
    • ET
    • Supraglottic
    • Oral Scenario
    • Peds IO
    • Peds ET
    • Static Cardiac
    • Dynamic Cardiac                              

                   
    PAR 2100             Advanced Paramedic Practice
    • PowerPoint Assignment
    • 2 EKG Exams
    • 1 EKG Competency Exam Benchmark (must be passed with 80% on no more than 2 attempts)
    • ACLS Verification Exam Benchmark (must be passed with 84% on no more than 2 attempts)
    • PALS Verification Exam Benchmark (must be passed with 84% on no more than 2 attempts)
    • Oral Examination Boards Benchmark with Dr. Apfelbaum (must be passed on no more than 2 attempts)
    • PAR 2040 Comprehensive Benchmark Exam (must be passed with 80% on no more than 2 attempts)
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