A PHRN performs advanced Emergency Medical Service (EMS), and may perform additional nursing skills as a member of the crew of ground ambulance or Quick Response Service (QRS), or aeromedical Advanced Life Support (ALS) services.
The course will provide knowledge and skills required to prepare RNs to function as an entry level Prehospital Registered Nurse (PHRN). Emphasis is on the role of the PHRN, the recognition, assessment, and management of medical and traumatic emergencies. The PHRN primarily provides prehospital care to a variety of patients with medical and trauma related illnesses and injuries.
Objectives to be reached and major topics covered
- To provide a comprehensive didactic knowledge base, skill training, and field experience to the licensed RN to perform patient assessment and evaluation in the prehospital setting.
- To provide the RN with the clinical experiences to establish management priorities for the patient experiencing sudden illness or trauma.
- To provide a variety of clinical and field experiences that will enable the RN to develop confidence and encourage independence in the care of patients before they reach the hospital environment.
PHRN is a 7 credit course offered through the Math/Science/Allied Health Division and the EMS division of Public Safety Center.
Clinical and ALS Field Experiences
We utilize a number of classroom / clinical lab facilities as well as an ambulance simulator to pose realistic challenges to students. Clinical and preceptor sites offer a variety of field experiences - from the busy, urban environment of Pennsylvania's capital city, to the more relaxed pace of the Pennsylvania Dutch and Amish communities. Each provides different learning encounters and produces a more versatile and employable paramedic.
Faculty and staff
Our staff is comprised of seasoned paramedics, nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, physicians, and an array of subject matter experts to ensure that students receive the most contemporary and practical knowledge and information. Each one is committed to making the educational experience the best it can be by sharing their wealth of knowledge and field experience, and encouraging students to think and exchange ideas.
For further information
Contact the HACC Shumaker Public Safety Center office at 717-780-2458 or 800-222-4222, ext. 212458