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Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

Nassau County Emergency Medical Services Academy | Evaluated Learning Experience

Emergency Medical Technician-Critical Care Refresher Course

Location: 
Nassau County EMS Academy, 300 Winding Road, Old Bethpage, New York; previously, Nassau County EMS Academy, 600 Newbridge Road, East Meadow, New York.
Length: 

Version 1: 72 hours (24 weeks). Version 2: 93 hours. 

Dates: 

Version 1: March 1994 - March 2016. Version 2: April 2016 - Present.  

Instructional delivery format: 
Traditional classroom model
Learner Outcomes: 

Version 1 and 2: Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: appropriately assess and correctly treat single or multiple systems trauma patients in any given situation; appropriately assess and correctly treat patients suffering from a medical emergency including conditions involving the respiratory system, cardiovascular system, nervous system, muscular system, skeletal system, integumentary system, endocrine system, digestive system, genitourinary systems, and reproductive system; discuss the principles used in treating medical emergencies involving pediatrics, obstetrics, neonates, shock, behavioral disorders, toxicology, alcoholism and drug abuse, geriatrics, anaphylaxis, and infectious diseases; perform the following skills at the appropriate time in the correct situation: airway control and ventilation, endotracheal intubation; intravenous cannulation, administration of medications by intravenous, intramuscular or subcutaneous route, defibrillation, EKG interpretation, application of pneumatic anti-shock garment (PASG), fixation and traction splinting, bandaging, spinal immobilization and use of other devices appropriate to the care of the sick and injured; demonstrate disentanglement of a patient, packaging and removal from the scene, radio communications with medical control and use of report writing skills; discuss and demonstrate the roles and responsibilities of the EMT-CC in performing both the emergency and operational aspects of the job.

Instruction: 

Version 1 and 2: This course reviews the content of the EMT-CC course, updates any changes in medical techniques and practices, and covers current trends and issues. This course covers all techniques of the advanced emergency medical care currently considered within the responsibilities of the EMT-CC as well as all operational aspects of the job that the student will be expected to perform. Emphasis is placed on recognition of the symptoms of illness and injuries, and application of proper procedures of advanced emergency care. Demonstration and practice are carefully integrated with the didactic portion. Graduates of the course are entitled to sit for the NYS EMT-CC Examination to re-certify as EMT-CCs. Prerequisite: NYS certification as EMT-CC.

Credit recommendation: 

Version 1: In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category OR in the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours (2 lecture, 1 laboratory) in Health Sciences, Allied Health Sciences, or Emergency Medical Care (11/96) (10/01 revalidation) (11/06 revalidation) (4/14 administrative review). Version 2: In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category OR in the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours (2 lecture, 1 laboratory) in Health Sciences, Allied Health Sciences, Emergency Management, Emergency Medical Care, or Nursing (4/16 revalidation). NOTE: The credit recommended for this course is not considered duplicative of the credit recommended for Emergency Medical Technician - Critical Care. If both courses are taken at Nassau County EMS Academy, a total of 13 semester hours (9 lecture, 4 laboratory) are recommended. Also, credit should only be awarded once for completion of this refresher course; subsequent completion of this course should not be awarded credit. 

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