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EMS Medical Upgrade Program (MUP) (PRH 302)

Formerly Emergency Medical Service: Medic Upgrade Program (MUP) (PRH 302)
Formerly Advanced Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic Upgrade (MUP)
Location: 
Fort Totten, Bayside, New York.
Length: 

Version 1 and 2: 98 hours (2.5 weeks). Version 3: 112 hours (3 weeks).Version 4: 176 hours (3.5 weeks). Version 5: 210 hours (5.5 weeks). 

Dates: 

Version 1: February 1996 - December 1998. Version 2: January 1999 - October 2006. Version 3: November 2006 - November 2011. Version 4: December 2011 - May 2018. Version 5: June 2018 - Present.

Instructional delivery format: 
Traditional classroom model
Learner Outcomes: 

Version 1, 2, 3, and 4: Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: appropriately assess patients; make appropriate treatment decisions; make appropriate transportation decisions; and record a detailed log of all field activities. Version 5: Same as Versions 1-4, with: operate within the regional medical protocols published by the New York City Regional Emergency Medical Advisory Council providing agressive pre-hospital care using current pharmacological forumulary. 

Instruction: 

Version 1: This course is designed for individuals employed by FDNY-Emergency Medical Service Division as EMTs who have completed paramedic training outside the Department and are about to begin working as paramedics. The course covers Advanced Life Support (ALS) equipment inventory, ALS assessment principles, ALS documentation, introduction to FDNY-EMS ALS operations, issues of quality assurance, paramedic roles and responsibilities in FDNY-EMS as presented by the Medical Director of Training and Telemetry Rotation. The course includes lecture; scenario testing, involving medical, trauma, and cardiac arrest scenarios in a simulated clinical setting before and following the field component; a field component involving the course participant as a member of a paramedic unit in the field; a field diary, including properly formatted patient assessment, histories, presumptive diagnoses, treatments, and follow-up at the emergency department; and case study presentations, for which course participants prepare a research paper on an advanced level medical condition or treatment modality for peer presentation and critique. Prerequisite: New York State certification as a Paramedic. Version 2, 3, 4, and 5: This course covers Advanced Life Support (ALS) equipment inventory, ALS assessment principles, ALS documentation, introduction to FDNY-EMS ALS operations, issues of quality assurance, paramedic roles and responsibilities in FDNY-EMS. The course includes lecture; scenario testing, involving medical, trauma, and cardiac arrest scenarios in a simulated clinical setting before and following the field component; a field component involving the course participant as a member of a paramedic unit in the field; a field diary, including properly formatted patient assessment, histories, presumptive diagnoses, treatments, and follow-up at the emergency department; and case study presentations, for which course participants prepare a research paper on an advanced level medical condition or treatment modality for peer presentation and critique. Prerequisite: New York State Paramedic certification.

Credit recommendation: 

Version 1 and 2: In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category OR in the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 2 semester hours in Paramedic Science, Allied Health Sciences, or Health Science (3/96) (10/01 revalidation). NOTE: Credit should not be given for this course and the Advanced Emergency Medical Technician - Paramedic Basic Course. Version 3: In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category OR in the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 6 semester hours in Paramedic Science, Allied Health Sciences, or Health Science (10/07 revalidation). Version 4: In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category OR in the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 9 semester hours in Paramedic Science, Allied Health Sciences, or Health Science (6/11 revalidation) (6/18 revalidation). Version 5: In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category OR in the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 11 semester hours in Paramedic Science, Allied Health Sciences, or Health Science (6/18 revalidation). NOTE: On Version 3 and 4: 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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