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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 Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)

Formerly NYS Emergency Medical Technician - Basic (EMT-B)
Course Category: 
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: 186 hours (27 weeks); includes 10 hours of clinical observation. Version 2: 172 hours (27 weeks) includes 10 hours of clinical and ambulance rotations.

Dates: 

Version 1: September 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: discuss basic human anatomy and physiology; discuss the rationale and fundamentals of pre-hospital care and treatment of the sick and injured; perform a primary and secondary patient survey by evaluating and treating a patient with suspected respiratory or circulatory distress and performing cardiopulmonary resuscitation and clearing an obstructed airway; demonstrate proper use of automated external defibrillator; recognize the signs, symptoms and treatment of shock, internal hemorrhage, and external hemorrhage, central nervous system disorders and deficiency, and types and degree of burns; perform immobilization techniques; on an obstetrical manikin, prepare a mother for a cephalic birth; demonstrate the procedure for dealing with an emotionally disturbed patient; demonstrate basic disentanglement of a patient, packaging, and removal from the scene; discuss patient safety and care at the scene and during transport; file a standardized NYS Patient Care Report; discuss the role and responsibilities of the EMT in performing both the emergency and operational aspects of the job; demonstrate appropriate diagnostic and emergency treatment procedures; and demonstrate the proper use and care of emergency equipment.

Instruction: 

Version 1 and 2: This course is designed to provide the basic education needed by emergency medical technicians to provide patient care in the pre-hospital setting. The course covers all techniques of emergency medical care presently considered within the responsibilities of the emergency medical technician as well as all operational aspects of the job which students are expected to perform. Emphasis is placed on recognition of symptoms of illnesses and injuries and application of proper procedures of emergency care. Demonstration, practice, and clinical observation are carefully integrated into the didactic portion. The curriculum consists of seven modules: pre-hospital environment; airway and ventilation; assessment; medical emergencies; trauma; pediatrics; operations.

Credit recommendation: 

Version 1: In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category OR in the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 6 semester hours in Health Sciences, Allied Health Sciences, or Emergency Medical Care (7/05) (7/10 revalidation). Version 2: In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category OR in the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 6 semester hours in Health Sciences, Allied Health Sciences, Emergency Management or Emergency Medical Care (8/15 revalidation).

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