New York City Fire Department | Evaluated Learning Experience
Emergency Medical Technician - Basic Course for Civilian and Other Government Agencies (PRH 200C)
387.5 hours (24 weeks).
January 2016 - Present.
Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: master the skills and knowledge to provide, understand, and show competency in treating patients in the pre-hospital setting; render on-the-scene, immediate medical care to patients in emergency situations, such as motor vehicle accidents and heart attacks; remain calm in a crisis; assess an emergency scene; work to stabilize the sick or injured; perform a thorough and concise assessment of patients and look for signs and symptoms of illness or injuries; control bleeding; apply splints; assist with childbirth; perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR); and perform other basic life support procedures.
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 students are 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. NOTE: Content and scope exceed state requirements of a basic EMS course.
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. Credit may also 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 (7/16) (6/21 revalidation). NOTE: Emergency Medical Technician - Basic Course (PRH 200), Emergency Medical Technician - Basic Challenge Refresher Course (PRH 200R) , and Probationary EMT School (PRH 201) overlap in content. The maximum total credit recommendation for any combination of these courses is 10 semester hours.