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National College Credit Recommendation Service
New York City Fire Department | Evaluated Learning Experience
1. CPR Instructor (INS 200) (Course 1)
2. Basic Life Support AHA Instructor Course (INS 200) (Course 2)
Version 1: 32 hours (4 days). Version 2: 32 hours (4 days); in addition, participants complete a formally supervised and evaluated 8 hour classroom teaching demonstration. Version 3: 16 hours (2 days). Version 4: Course 1: 8 hours. Course 2: 15 hours.
New York City Fire Academy, Randalls Island, New York (through December 1997); Fort Totten, Bayside, New York (beginning January 1998).
Version 1: March 1990 - December 1999. Version 2: January 2000 - May 2005. Version 3: June 2005 - June 2021. Version 4: July 2021 - Present.
Instructional delivery format:
Traditional classroom model
Version 1, 2, 3, and 4: Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: teach the CPR-Basic Life Support Providers Course; offer instruction in Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation and home safety tips for infants and children; develop a comprehensive understanding in basic Cardio-Pulmonary anatomy and physiology and methods to prevent mortality from respiratory complications or other causes of sudden death; effectively conduct all BLS (basic life skills) courses offered by the American Heart Association (AHA) and present all required course information via video format; analyze and evaluate students' skills performances and provide remediation where appropriate; process all required AHA paperwork culminating in the issuance of certification cards.
Version 1: Major topics include: review of CPR-BLS Providers Course, role of the CPR instructor, nature of the teaching/learning interaction, motivation, teaching psychomotor skills, lesson planning, audio-visual aids, mannequin maintenance and decontamination, fielding questions, practical skills evaluation. Students practice didactic and psychomotor skills topic presentations. Version 2, 3 and 4: All topics included in Version 1; additionally, public access defibrillation programs.
Version 1: In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 1 semester hour in Educational Methods (5/95). Version 2: In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 2 semester hours in Educational Methods (5/00 revalidation). NOTE: Participants must have successfully completed the 8-hour post-course classroom teaching demonstration to qualify for this credit recommendation. Version 3 and Version 4: In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category OR in the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 1 semester hour in Educational Methods, Health Science, Emergency Medical Services Administration, or Fire Science Administration, or Physical Education (10/07 revalidation) (6/11 revalidation) (7/16 revalidation). NOTE: Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) Instructor (INS 400), CPR Instructor (INS 200), and Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) Instructor (INS 401) overlap in content. The maximum credit recommendation for any combination of these courses is 3 semester hours. NOTE: For version 4, CPR Instructor (INS 200) and Basic Life Support AHA Instructor Course (INS 200) must be completed.