Active Learning Experiences - EMS Academy
Descriptions and credit recommendations for all evaluated learning experiences
- Formerly Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) Instructor Refresher (INS 400R)
Version 1: 150 hours (over 4 weeks). Version 2: 202.5 hours (5 weeks).
Version 1: January 2008 - May 2015. Version 2: June 2015 - Present.
Version 1: Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: identify and apply the cornerstones of leadership; assess public perception and expectations of their new role; compare and contrast leadership strategies; discuss differences in social and leadership skills; identify expectations and strategies of professional communication; use tactical communication skills to elicit voluntary compliance in difficult situations; define emotional control, deflector phrases and apply these principles in real-life scenarios; use the strip phrase-link word-goal phrase approach; identify trigger phrases commonly encountered with the public and subordinates when under stress; practice active listening skills and attending behaviors; utilize communication techniques to create empathy, regain control, clarity and modification and reduce resistance; describe the four levels of appeal; describe and practice the eight essential steps to communicating with people in distress; compare assertive versus aggressive behaviors; apply adult learning concepts to motivate and eliminate barriers to learning; mediate when needed and evaluate subordinate staff; demonstrate mastery of the new responsibilities and fundamental requirements for success as a Lieutenant; and communicate effectively within proper channels and chains of command. Version 2: Students will be able to: successfully lead EMTs and Paramedics on the sciences of 911 emergencies in order to facilitate care for the sick or injured; analyze situations and make informed decisions based on the situation; effectively manage any mass casualty incidents, including, but not limited to: fires, car accidents, explosions, or marine accidents; effectively communicate with co-workers, subordinates, and the general public; analyze safety considerations when operating in dangerous incidents; perform administrative functions pertaining to ambulance in-servicing and availability, uniform inspections, and various reports for superior officers; and determine the need for gathering reports when situations arise with crews, patients, and the public.
Version 1: This course combines lectures with scenario-based practice incorporating the basic concepts of The One Minute Manager, by Ken Blanchard and prepares candidates for leadership as well as procedural requirements as lieutenants. Version 2: This course has been expanded in the following areas: MCI Management curriculum, simulated exercises, small group discussion and workshops on leadership principles. Hours for field rotation and internships have increased. Methods of instruction include: study guides, supplemental readings, quizzes, homework, and updated textbooks.
Version 1: In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category OR in the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 6 semester hours in Fire Service Administration, Management and Supervision or Communications OR in the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category OR in the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in Management/Supervision or Fire Service Administration and 3 semester hours in Communications (7/10). Version 2: In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category OR in the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 7 semester hours in Fire Service Administration, Management and Supervision or Communications OR in the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category OR in the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 4 semester hours in Management/Supervision or Fire Service Administration and 3 semester hours in Communications (6/15 revalidation).
- Formerly Certified First Responder-Defibrillation (CFR-D) Program (PRH 100)
Version 1, 2, 3, and 4: Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: describe basic human anatomy and physiology; explain the rationale and describe fundamentals of pre-hospital care and treatment of the sick and injured; perform a primary and secondary patient survey by evaluating and treating a patient suffering from trauma or a medical emergency; perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation and clear an obstructed airway; defibrillate a patient in ventricular fibrillation; recognize the signs, symptoms and treatment of shock and external hemorrhage; perform immobilization techniques; prepare a mother for cephalic delivery; provide care to a newborn; demonstrate basic disentanglement of a patient, packaging and preparation for removal from the scene of an emergency; file a standardized NYS Patient Care Report; describe the roles and responsibilities of the first responder in performing both emergency and operational aspects of the job; and demonstrate proper use and care of emergency equipment.
- Formerly Certified First Responder-Defibrillation (CFR-D) Refresher Program
Version 1, 2, and 3: 24 hours (2.5 weeks). Version 4 and 5: 29 hours (over 2 weeks).
Version 1: September 2002 - September 2007. Version 2: October 2007- October 2012. Version 3: November 2012 - May 2015. Version 4 and 5: June 2015 - Present.
Version 1, 2, and 3: Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: serve under a certified instructor coordinator as a certified laboratory instructor in either an Emergency Medical Technician or Advanced Emergency Medical Technician course. Version 4 and 5: Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: arrange the modular set up for an EMT basic course; explain the role of a certified lab instructor in EMS instruction; identify different ways in which students learn and be able to apply multiple teaching techniques when instructing EMS lab skills; explain the importance of communication in learning in order to communicate effectively with students and facilitate productive feedback sessions following EMS lab skill practice; design and run effective EMS lab skill scenarios; apply basic moulage techniques in EMS lab skill scenarios; analyze and critique student performance in EMS lab skills in the classroom and on New York State Practical Skills Exam; and differentiate among nuances in these evaluations and effectively participate in EMS instruction as a Certified Lab Instructor.
Version 1, 2, and 3: Major topics include: teaching adult learners, teaching BLS lab skills, overview of psychomotor objectives in the EMT-B curriculum, lab skills demo-trauma, medical, pediatric, medical and pediatric cardiac arrest, medical administration devices, upper airway adjuncts and suction, mouth to mask with /supplement oxygen and supplemental oxygen administration, and completion of 36-hour internship. Version 4 and 5: In addition to instruction listed in previous versions, this version replaces lecture hours with hands on activities, scenarios, and role plays.
Version 1, 2, and 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 (10/07) (5/12 revalidation). NOTE: Advanced Cardiac Life Support Instructor, Certified Instructor Coordinator, Certified Lab 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. Version 4 and 5: In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category OR in the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 2 semester hours in Educational Methods, Health Science, Emergency Medical Services Administration, or Fire Science Administration (6/15 revalidation). NOTE: Upon successful completion of NYS Certification, one additional semester hour is recommended for the 36-hour internship.