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Advanced Emergency Medical Technician - Paramedic Basic Course (PRH 300)

Location: 
Fort Totten, Bayside, New York.
Length: 

Version 1: 1,115 hours (34 weeks); includes 655 hours didactic, 260 hours clinical, and 200 hours field internship. Version 2 and 3: 1,245 hours (34 weeks); includes 801 hours didactic, 244 hours clinical, and 200 hours field internship. Version 4: 1,100 hours. Version 5: 1,662 hours (40 weeks) includes 912 didactic and 750 field and clinical hours. Version 6: 1,663.75 hours (40 weeks); includes 885 didactic and 750 field and 306.25 clinical hours. 

Dates: 

Version 1: May 1990 - July 1993. Version 2: August 1993 - September 2000. (Intentional gap between Versions 2 and 3.) Version 3: January 2004 - December 2006. Version 4: January 2007 - January 2012. Version 5: February 2012 - June 2016. Version 6: July 2016 - Present.

Instructional delivery format: 
Traditional classroom model
Learner Outcomes: 

Version 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6: 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.Students render pre-hospital care at an advanced level. 

Instruction: 

Version 1, 2, 3, and 4: 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 the student will be 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 six divisions: pre-hospital environment, preparatory, trauma, medical emergencies, obstetrics/gynecology, and behavioral emergencies. In addition, an expanded treatment of anatomy and physiology of the human body systems is included, as is a section on incident command. Graduates of the program are entitled to sit for the New York State Certification Examination and the New York City Medical Advisory Committee (MAC) Examination. Version 5 and 6: All of the above plus augmented instruction in cardiology for medical emergencies and trauma approach with enhanced interactive scenario based activities.

Credit recommendation: 

Version 1 and 2: In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category or in the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 37 semester hours in Paramedic Science (26 lecture, 6 clinical, and 5 field experience). An additional 17 semester hours is recommended as elective credit in Allied Health Science or as general elective credit (1/91) (3/96 revalidation). Of the 54 semester hours, 3 semester hours may be assigned as Anatomy and Physiology or Human Biology (no laboratory included) and 2 semester hours may be assigned as Medical Terminology.  Further, some colleges with nursing degree programs may consider waiving the first semester of nursing courses up to 7 semester hours for individuals who have successfully completed this program. NOTE: Credit should not be given for this program and the Advanced Emergency Medical Technician - Paramedic Upgrade (MUP) program. However, the credit recommendation for this course is not considered duplicative of the Advanced Emergency Medical Technician - Paramedic Refresher Course. NOTE: (This note applies to individuals who exercise this option before December 31, 1995) Credit in Paramedic Science (37 semester hours) is recommended for study prior to May 1990 if the individual has re certified as a Paramedic after May 1990. Credit for Paramedic Science (37 semester hours) and elective credit (17 semester hours) is recommended for study prior to May 1990 if the individual has re certified as a Paramedic after May 1990 and has successfully completed all written exams required in the FDNY-EMS (formerly NYC EMS) Advanced Emergency Medical Technician - Paramedic Basic Course offered after May 1990.  NOTE: (This note applies to individuals who exercise this option after January 1, 1996) Credit in Paramedic Science (37 semester hours) is recommended for study between January 1984 and April 1990 if the individual has re certified as an Advanced Emergency Medical Technician (AEMT) IV through the FDNY-EMS (formerly NYC EMS) after May 1990. Version 3: In the lower division baccalaureate/associates degree category, 37 semester hours in Paramedic Sciences or Emergency Medical Services Technologies (12/04 - review conducted by the American Council on Education). Version 4: In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category or in the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 37 semester hours in Paramedic Science or Emergency Medical Services Technology (26 lecture, 6 clinical, and 5 field experience). Version 5 and 6: In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category OR in the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 43 semester hours in Paramedic Science or Emergency Medical Services Technology (34 lecture, 8 clinical/field). An additional 1 semester hour may be used for health and physical education (6/11 revalidation) (7/16 revalidation). NOTE on Version 4, 5, and 6: Advanced Emergency Medical Technician - Paramedic Basic Course, Advanced Emergency Medical Technician - Paramedic Refresher Course, Advanced Emergency Medical Technician - Paramedic Upgrade (MUP), and Training and Orientation Program (TOP) - Paramedic overlap in content. The maximum total credit recommendation for any combination of these courses is 43 semester hours.

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