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Emergency Medical Technician - Basic Challenge Refresher (PRH 200R)

Formerly Emergency Medical Technician- Refresher Course (PRH 200R)
Location: 
Fort Totten, Bayside, New York.
Length: 

Version 1: 91 hours (2.5 weeks). Version 2, 3, and 4: 75 hours (2 weeks). Version 5: 37.5 (1 week) - 75 hours (up to 5 weeks) (Hours vary depending on skill level of students).

Dates: 

Version 1: January 1990 - December 1998. Version 2: January 1999 - September 2007. Version 3: October 2007 - October 2012. Version 4: November 2012 - May 2015. Version 5: June 2015 - 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 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: 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 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: Students will be able to: identify, assess, treat and transport sick and injured victims in the pre-hospital setting to an appropriate medical facility; perform Basic Life Support skills such as patient Assessment, CPR, Basic Airway Management and oxygen therapy, medication administration, and spinal and extremity immobilization; recognize signs and symptoms patients will be exhibiting in order to properly treat them, if appropriate; conduct a patient interview; prepare a Patient Care Report (PCR); and present the patient and all pertinent information to the medical facility staff. Students are expected to pass the New York State Department of Health Certification Examination.

Instruction: 

Version 1: This course reviews the content of the Emergency Medical Technician - Basic Course, updates any changes in medical techniques and practices, and covers current trends and issues. 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 is 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 this course are eligible to re certify as EMTs by sitting for the New York State EMT Re certification Examination. Prerequisite: New York State certification as an Emergency Medical Technician. Version 2, 3, 4, and 5: 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 this course are eligible to re certify as EMTs by sitting for the New York State EMT Re- certification Examination. Prerequisite: New York State certification as an Emergency Medical Technician.

Credit recommendation: 

Version 1 and 2: In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category OR in the upper division  baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in Health Sciences, Allied Health Sciences, or Emergency Medical Care (3/96) (10/01 revalidation). NOTE: The credit recommendation for this course is not considered duplicative of the Emergency Medical Technician - Basic Course. NOTE: Students may only be awarded credit once for this course. Version 3: In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category OR in the upper division  baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in Health Sciences, Allied Health Sciences, or Emergency Medical Care (10/07 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. Version 4: In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category OR in the upper division  baccalaureate degree category, 4 semester hours in Health Sciences, Allied Health Sciences, or Emergency Medical Care or 2 semester hours in Health Sciences, Allied Health Sciences, or Emergency Medical Care and 2 semester hours in Physical Education (5/12 revalidation) Version 5: In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category OR in the upper division  baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in Health Sciences, Allied Health Sciences, or Emergency Medical Care or 2 semester hours in Health Sciences, Allied Health Sciences, or Emergency Medical Care and 1 semester hour in Physical Education (6/15 revalidation). NOTE:  Course content overlaps with Emergency Vehicle Operators (VEH 203) and Probationary EMT School (PRH 201). The maximum total credit recommendation for any combination of these 3 courses is 13 semester hours. 

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