For program preparation, the following books are mandatory. The publisher's textbooks may be bought in advance of the program, but the Paramedic Curriculum is a special order item that will be discussed at the Orientation and is specifically printed for each class.
~ Anatomy and Physiology for Prehospital Providers by AAOS, 2nd Ed. (2015) (May be purchased after EMS 1) Must read prior to program entrance .
~ Mosby's Paramedic Textbook, 4th Edition (may be purchased after EMS 1)
There are other supportive textbooks for the Paramedic Program upon acceptance that will be discussed at the program Orientation. Do not worry about studying advanced information such as cardiology prior to the program. The most important focus for your preparation should be improving your grasp of your EMT knowledge, medical terminology, math and basic anatomy and physiology.