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Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

Nassau County Fire Police EMS Academy at Nassau University Medical Center | Evaluated Learning Experience

NYS Certified First Responder

Location: 
Nassau County Fire Police EMS Academy at Nassau University Medical Center, 2201 Hempstead Turnpike, Building B, 2nd Floor, East Meadow, New York.
Length: 

Version 1: 71 hours (13 weeks). Version 2: 104 hours (13 weeks) includes 28 lab hours.

Dates: 

Version 1: June 2004 - July 2015. Version 2: August 2015 - Present.

Instructional delivery format: 
Traditional classroom model
Learner Outcomes: 

Version 1 and 2: Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: describe basic human anatomy and physiology; explain the rationale and describe fundamentals of pre-hospital care and treatment of the sick and injured; perform assessment, including scene size-up, initial patient assessment, physical exam, and patient/family questioning; treat patients suffering from trauma or medical emergency; perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation and automatic external cardiac defibrillation, and clear an obstructed airway; recognize the signs, symptoms and treatment of shock and external hemorrhage; perform immobilization techniques; prepare a mother for cephalic delivery; provide care to a newborn; demonstrate basic disentanglement of a patient, packaging and preparation for removal from the scene of an emergency; file a standardized NYS Patient Care Report; describe the roles and responsibilities of the first responder in performing both emergency and operational aspects of the job; demonstrate proper use and care of emergency equipment.

Instruction: 

Version 1 and 2: This course is designed to provide the basic education needed by first responders to provide patient care in the pre-hospital setting. The course covers all techniques of emergency medical care currently considered within the responsibilities of first responders, as well as the operational aspects of the job that students are expected to perform. Demonstration and skill practice are integrated into the didactic instruction. The curriculum consists of seven modules: preparatory, airways, patient assessment, cardiac arrest and CPR, illness and injury, childbirth and children, and operations. In addition, the following areas are covered: CPR re-certification, overview of the pediatric patient, care of newborn, neonate resuscitation, rapid takedown, rapid extrication, and helmet removal. Graduates of this course are entitled to sit for the NYS Certification Examination for First Responder.

Credit recommendation: 

Version 1: In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 2 semester hours in Health Science, Allied Health Sciences, Emergency Medical Care, or Nursing (7/05) (7/10 revalidation). Version 2: In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 2 semester hours in Health Science, Allied Health Sciences, or Emergency Medical Care (8/15 revalidation).

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