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New York City Fire Department | Evaluated Learning Experience

Emergency Medical Technician - Basic Course (PRH 200)

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

Version 1: 264 hours (8 weeks); includes 16 hours of field experience. Version 2: 287 hours (8.5 weeks); includes 14 hours of emergency room clinical experience and 80 hours field internship. Version 3: 247 hours (6.5 weeks); includes 16 hours of field rotations and 80 hours field internship. Version 4: 479 hours (12 weeks); includes hours for EVOC, which is recommended for college credit separately and not considered as part of this credit recommendation. Version 5: 593 hours (11 weeks). 

Dates: 

Version 1: January 1990 - June 1994. Version 2: July 1994 - December 1998. Version 3: January 1999 - September 2007. Version 4: October 2007 - October 2011. Version 5: November 2011 - Present.  

Instructional delivery format: 
Traditional classroom model
Learner Outcomes: 

Version 1: Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: discuss basic human anatomy and physiology; discuss the rationale and 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 with suspected respiratory or circulatory distress and performing cardiopulmonary resuscitation, automatic external cardiac defibrillation, and clearing an obstructed airway; recognize the signs, symptoms and treatment of shock, internal hemorrhage, and external hemorrhage, central nervous system disorders and deficiency, and types and degree of burns; perform immobilization techniques; on an obstetrical manikin, prepare a mother for a cephalic birth; demonstrate the procedure for dealing with an emotionally disturbed patient; demonstrate basic disentanglement of a patient, packaging, and removal from the scene; discuss patient safety and care at the scene and during transport; file a standardized NYS Patient Care Report; discuss the role and responsibilities of the EMT in performing both the emergency and operational aspects of the job; demonstrate appropriate diagnostic and emergency treatment procedures; demonstrate the proper use and care of emergency equipment. Version 2, 3, and 4: Students will be able to: discuss basic human anatomy and physiology; discuss the rationale and 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 with suspected respiratory or circulatory distress and performing cardiopulmonary resuscitation and clearing an obstructed airway; recognize the signs, symptoms and treatment of shock, internal hemorrhage, and external hemorrhage, central nervous system disorders and deficiency, and types and degree of burns; perform immobilization techniques; on an obstetrical manikin, prepare a mother for a cephalic birth; demonstrate the procedure for dealing with an emotionally disturbed patient; demonstrate basic disentanglement of a patient, packaging, and removal from the scene; discuss patient safety and care at the scene and during transport; file a standardized Ambulance Call Report; discuss the role and responsibilities of the EMT in performing both the emergency and operational aspects of the job; demonstrate appropriate diagnostic and emergency treatment procedures; demonstrate the proper use and care of emergency equipment; demonstrate proper use of semi-automatic defibrillator. Version 5: Includes outcomes covered in Version 4, with the addition of 120 hours which includes medical terminology, anatomy and physiology, plus 37.5 hours of scenario-based training training and physical training. NOTE: Content and scope exceeds state requirements of an basic EMS course.

Instruction: 

Version 1: This course is designed to provide the basic education needed by emergency medical technicians to provide patient care in the pre-hospital setting. The course covers all techniques of emergency medical care presently considered within the responsibilities of the emergency medical technician 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 illnesses and injuries and application of proper procedures of emergency care. Demonstration, practice, and clinical observation are carefully integrated into the didactic portion. The curriculum consists of four divisions: basic life support, trauma care, medical/environmental, and operations; and six practical skills areas: patient assessment, airway management and oxygen, bleeding control and fracture management, traction and splinting, spinal immobilization, and shock management. In addition, the following areas are emphasized: medical terminology, medical emergencies, pathophysiology, pediatric emergencies, hazardous materials awareness. Graduates of the course are eligible to sit for the New York State EMT Certification Examination. Version 2: Same as Version 1; in addition, basic life support includes defibrillation and there is additional emphasis on pediatrics and critical trauma care. Version 3 and 4: This course is designed to provide the basic education needed by emergency medical technicians to provide patient care in the pre-hospital setting. The course covers all techniques of emergency medical care presently considered within the responsibilities of the emergency medical technician 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 illnesses and injuries and application of proper procedures of emergency care. Demonstration, practice, and clinical observation are carefully integrated into the didactic portion. The curriculum consists of seven divisions: preparation, airway, patient assessment, medical emergencies, trauma, infants and children, operations; and six practical skills areas: patient trauma assessment, patient medical assessment, cardiac arrest management, airway management, spinal immobilization, and fracture immobilization. In addition, the following areas are emphasized: medical terminology, medical emergencies, critical trauma care, pathophysiology, hazardous materials awareness. Graduates of the course are eligible to sit for the New York State EMT Certification Examination.  Version 5: Includes topics covered in Versions 3 and 4, plus an added 120 hours which includes medical terminology, anatomy and physiology and 37.5 hours of scenario-based training and 46 days of physical training. NOTE: Content and scope exceed state requirements of a basic EMS course.

Credit recommendation: 

Version 1: In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category or in the upper division  baccalaureate degree category, 6 semester hours in Health Sciences, Allied Health Sciences, or Emergency Medical Care (1/91). Version 2 or 3: In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category or in the upper division  baccalaureate degree category, 8 semester hours in Health Sciences, Allied Health Sciences, or Emergency Medical Care (3/96 revalidation) (10/01 revalidation). NOTE: The credit recommendation for this course is not considered duplicative of the Emergency Medical Technician - Refresher Course. NOTE: Credit of 6 semester hours is recommended for study completed through NYC EMS (now FDNY-EMS) between January 1984 and December 1989 if the individual has completed the Emergency Medical Technician Refresher Course through FDNY-EMS (formerly NYC EMS) and received re certification as a New York State EMT after 1/90. Credit of 3 semester hours is recommended for study completed through NYC EMS (now FDNY-EMS) prior to January 1984 if the individual re certified as a New York State Emergency Medical Technician through FDNY-EMS (formerly NYC EMS) after January 1990. Version 4: In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category or in the upper division  baccalaureate degree category, 6 semester hours in Health Sciences, Allied Health Sciences, or Emergency Medical Care (10/07 revalidation). Version 5: In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category or in the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 10 semester hours in Health Science, Allied Health, or Emergency Medical Services; or the credit may be distributed as follows: 3 semester hours in Anatomy and Physiology, 3 semester hours in Physical Education, 3 semester hours in Allied Health or Emergency Medical Services, and 1 semester hour in EVOC (7/10 revalidation) (7/16 revalidation). NOTE: Emergency Medical Technician - Basic Course, Emergency Medical Technician - Refresher Course, and Training and Orientation Program (TOP) - EMT overlap in content. The maximum total credit recommendation for any combination of these courses is 10 semester hours.

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