New River CTC instructor publishes manual

“Practical Anatomy and Physiology – Labs for the Advanced Level Provider” written by Paula Johnson, New River Community and Technical College instructional specialist of emergency medical services, has recently been released through Kendall Hunt Publishing Company.
“This manual was written specifically for emergency medical responders because they must act quickly with precision and accuracy,” said Johnson. “My goal was to provide a clear understanding of anatomy and physiology for paramedics to help prepare them to provide the best patient care possible during chaotic situations.”
Johnson was contacted by Kendall Hunt during the fall of 2015 and asked to write the 250+ page, full color manual. The text includes dynamic laboratory projects, application exercises and case studies.
New River CTC offers both an Associate of Applied Science in Emergency Services and a Certificate of Applied Science in EMT/Paramedic. At Johnson’s direction, the EMT/paramedic curriculum includes a balance of paramedic and college level courses to provide students with the knowledge and skills needed to prevent and reduce mortality and morbidity due to illness and injury.
The EMT/paramedic program is offered at the Greenbrier Valley Campus, Nicholas County Campus and the Raleigh County Campus. Graduates of New River CTC’s program have a 100% job placement rate.
For further information about the EMT/paramedic program at New River CTC, visit or contact Johnson at 304-929-2450 or


Paula Johnson
Paula Johnson