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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 EMT - Paramedic

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: 1,400 hours (13 months) includes 412 hours didactic, 192 hours laboratory skill practice, 546 hours clinical and 250 hours field internship. Version 2: 1,400 hours (13 months) includes 464 hours didactic, 172 hours laboratory skill practice, 514 hours clinical, and 250 hours field internship.

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: 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 system, 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, chest decompression, emergency cricothyrotomy, application of pneumatic antishock 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; and discuss and demonstrate the roles and responsibilities of the paramedic in performing both the emergency and operational aspects of the job.

Instruction: 

Version 1 and 2: This program is designed to provide the advanced education needed by paramedics to administer patient care in the pre-hospital setting. This program covers all techniques of advanced emergency medical care presently considered within the responsibilities of the paramedic as well as all operational aspects of the job which students are expected to perform. Emphasis is placed on recognition of symptoms of illness and injuries, and application of proper procedures of advanced emergency care. Demonstration, practice, clinical, and field experiences are carefully integrated with the didactic portion. The curriculum consists of eight divisions: preparatory, airway management, patient assessment, trauma, medical, special considerations, assessment based management, operations. Graduates of the program are entitled to sit for the New York State Paramedic Certification Examination.

Credit recommendation: 

Version 1: In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category OR in the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 37 semester hours in Allied Health Sciences distributed as follows: 25 lecture, 8 clinical, and 4 field experience.(7/05) (7/10 revalidation). Version 2: In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category OR in the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 37 semester hours in Allied Health Sciences, Emergency Management, Emergency Medical Services, Health Science, Occupational Safety and Paramedic Science distributed as follows: 25 lecture, 8 clinical, and 4 field experience (8/15 revalidation) (8/20 revalidation). 

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