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In keeping with its mission and goals, and in compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Medical Campus promotes an environment of respect and support for persons with disabilities and will make reasonable accommodations. The definition of individuals with disabilities are those who currently have, have a record of having, or are regarded as having a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activity. Major life activities include caring for oneself, performing manual tasks, walking, seeing, hearing, breathing, and working.

In order to fulfill the requirements of the First Responder/EMT/Paramedic Certificate Program at Miami Dade College, students must be able to meet the physical demands associated with the profession. Examples of these requirements include but are not limited to the following:

Code: F = frequently O = Occasionally NP = Not Present


  Physical Demands

Code

Comments

Standing

F

Very little time is spent sitting down except for writing reports.  Aptitude required for work of this nature are good physical stamina, endurance, and body conditions that would not be adversely affected by lifting, carrying and balancing at times.  Motor coordination is necessary for the well being of the patient, the First Responder/EMT/Paramedic and the co-worker over uneven terrain.

Walking

F

Sitting

O

Lifting (up to 125 pounds)

F

Carrying

F

Pushing

F

Pulling

F

Balancing

F

Climbing and balancing are required for safe transport of the patient and equipment.  Patients are often found injured or sick in locations where removal is possible only through the First Responder/EMT/Paramedic’s stooping, kneeling, crouching and crawling. 
Transporting life saving equipment, arm extension, handling carefully patients in fragile conditions, feeling to assess vital signs are part of the nature of this position.

Climbing

F

Crouching

F

Crawling

F

Stooping

F

Kneeling

F

Reaching

F

Fingering

F

Feeling

F

Talking

F

Responding to patients, physicians, and co-workers through hearing is necessary in transmitting patient information and following directions.  Sight is used to drive vehicles, distinguish landmarks and visually inspect patients.

Hearing

F

Seeing

F

Communicating

F


Individuals applying for admission, progression to clinical courses, and graduation from a program in Nursing and Health Sciences must be able to meet the physical and emotional requirements of the academic program. In addition, students admitted to the programs in Nursing and Health Sciences must possess the following qualities:

  • The emotional maturity and stability to approach highly stressful human situations in a calm and rational manner.
  • The ability to make clinical judgment using critical thinking
  • The ability to adhere to ethical standards of conduct as well as applicable state and federal laws
  • The ability to provide effective written, oral, nonverbal communication with patients and their families, colleagues, health care providers, and the public
  • The ability to successfully complete all requirements needed to receive BLS/ACLS certification as defined by the American Heart Association

Because of the unique responsibilities involved in all Allied Health professions, each department reserves the right to require that the student who appears to be unsuited for any program therein withdraw from the program and be guided into another curriculum of study at the college.

An individual who poses a direct threat to the health or safety of others or themselves may be denied admission, progression or graduation. The college's determination that a person poses a direct threat will be based on an individualized assessment that relies on current medical evidence or on the best available evidence to assess the nature, duration, and severity of the risk and the probability that the potential injury will actually occur.

 

All Medical Campus students must complete the FDLE Waiver and Statement form.This form is to authorize dissemination to Miami Dade College - Medical Campus of any national criminal history record that may pertain to you.

In addition, all program students must complete a "background check" through the identified MDC agent https://ibrinc.com/mdc/select and cleared by the 1st day of class. Depending on your program of study an additional background check may be required. In addition, prior to entry into a clinical site, some clinical sites will require more frequent background checks and clearance.

Successful completion of the MDC level two background check process or completion of a MDC nursing/health sciences program does not guarantee a graduate's eligibility for participation in the professional credentialing process or for related employment. Credentialing agencies and health care employers may have additional eligibility criteria not required by an educational institution. Individuals who have been arrested or convicted of any felony crime during the last 15 years are strongly urged to inquire directly of the licensing board in the jurisdiction in which they intend to practice.

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