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New York City Fire Department | Evaluated Learning Experience

CPR Instructor (INS 200)

New York City Fire Academy, Randalls Island, New York (through December 1997); Fort Totten, Bayside, New York (beginning January 1998).
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 1: March 1990 - December 1999. Version 2: January 2000 - May 2005. Version 3: June 2005 - Present.
Instructional delivery format: 
Traditional classroom model
Learner Outcomes: 

Version 1, 2, and 3: 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, manikin maintenance and decontamination, fielding questions, practical skills evaluation. Students practice didactic and psychomotor skills topic presentations. Version 2 and 3: All topics included in Version 1; additionally; public access defibrillation programs.

Credit recommendation: 

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: 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 Instructor, CPR-Instructor, and Pediatric Advanced Life Support Instructor overlap in content. The maximum credit recommendation for any combination of these courses is 3 semester hours.