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National College Credit Recommendation Service

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 EMT - Critical Care Refresher

Location: 
Nassau County Fire Police EMS Academy at Nassau University Medical Center, 2201 Hempstead Turnpike, Building B, 2nd Floor, East Meadow, New York.
Length: 
148 hours (maximum number of hours; actual number determined by results of initial challenge exam*).
Dates: 
January 2004 - Present.
Instructional delivery format: 
Traditional classroom model
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: appropriately assess and correctly treat a single or multiple systems trauma patient in any given situation; appropriately assess and correctly treat a patient 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: 

This course reviews the content of the NYS EMT- Critical Care 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 students are 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 this 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: 

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category OR in the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours (2 lecture, 1 clinical) in Health Sciences, Allied Health Sciences, Emergency Management, or Emergency Medical Care (7/05) (7/10 revalidation) (8/15 revalidation). NOTE: The credit recommended for this course is not considered duplicative of the credit recommended for EMT - Critical Care.

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