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New York City Fire Department | Evaluated Learning Experience

Probationary EMT School (PRH 201)

Formerly Training and Orientation Program (TOP) - EMT (PRH 201)
Location: 
Fort Totten, Bayside, New York.
Length: 

Time requirements vary depending upon background of class participants. EMT-TOP (for individuals being hired by FDNY-EMS Academy as EMTs who received their EMT training elsewhere): Version 1: 97.5 hours (13 days). Instructional time does not include refresher time for Emergency Vehicle Operators Course (EVOC) (VEH 203). Credit is recommended for EVOC separately. Version 2: 337 hours (46 days).  Instructional time includes refresher hours and EVOC hours. Credit is recommended for EVOC separately and Refresher separately; therefore, please refer to the explanatory note at the end of this exhibit. Version 3: 360 hours (48 consecutive days). Version 4: 477 hours (13 weeks). 

Dates: 

Version 1: January 1984 - September 2006. Version 2: October 2006 - October 2011. Version 3: November 2011- June 2016. Version 4: July 2016 - 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: prepare a standardized patient care report; discuss the role and responsibilities of the EMT in performing both the emergency and operational aspects of the job; properly use and care for emergency equipment; operate safely at track rescues; identify, discuss, and function under multiple casualty incident conditions; categorize, treat, and transport a patient at the scene of a multi-casualty incident; recognize unsafe conditions at the scene of all calls and make proper decisions to ensure personnel safety; transfer, lift, and transport patients in all types of carrying devices; take necessary blood borne pathogens precautions; recognize and identify hazardous materials or potentials thereof; use the proper techniques of infectious waste disposal and personal protection in cases of known and unknown communicable diseases; identify and discuss Right to Know Law and how it operates; and apply and function under the operating guide procedures.Version 4: Students will be able to: outline and discuss FDNY operating guide procedures and protocols for New York City; become qualified on operating department vechicles (according to Vehicle Traffic Laws and department guidelines); effectively integrate all aspects of patient care in a simulated pre-hosptial setting by assimilating practical skills and knowledge together to evaluate and treat simulated patients during various case presentations; review proper lifting techniques with patients and equipment to minimize injury and ensure safe transport. At the conclusion of this refresher program, students will have received required training to successful sit for the NYS certifying exam for Emergency Medical Technician. 

Instruction: 

Version 1, 2, 3, and 4: This program is designed to provide a bridge between training programs and work in the field, as well as an orientation to FDNY-EMS policies and procedures. Topics include: program orientation; medical-legal, patient assessment; vital signs; anatomy and physiology; cardiovascular anatomy and physiology; cardiovascular emergencies; respiratory anatomy and physiology; respiratory emergencies; soft tissue injuries; shock and MAST; head, neck, and spine injuries; chest, abdomen, and groin injuries; communicable and infectious disease control procedures; extremity trauma; medical emergencies; ambulance operations; patient care documentation and history taking; domestic violence; environmental emergencies; critical incident stress management; trauma intervention; stress and burnout; behavioral emergencies; triage (simple triage and rapid treatment); IV maintenance; emergency medical action plan; multiple casualty incidents; track safety; hazardous materials awareness; blood borne pathogens; AIDS and HIV awareness; on-scene personnel safety; pediatric emergencies; OB/GYN lifts and carries; kinematics; EMT-Defibrillation; critical trauma care; airway maintenance and oxygen therapy; history taking; FDNY-EMS operating guide procedures; communications orientation; special operations; respiratory fit testing; Right to Know; personnel and union representatives issues. Prerequisite: Employment with FDNY-EMS as a New York State certified EMT and a valid NYS driver's license. 

Credit recommendation: 

Version 1: In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 2 semester hours in Health Sciences, Allied Health Sciences or Emergency Health Sciences (3/96) (10/01 revalidation). Version 2: 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 Health Sciences (10/07 revalidation). Version 3: In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category OR in the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 5 semester hours as follows:  2 semester hours in Physical Education, 1 semester hour in Emergency Vehicle Operation, 2 semester hours in Health Science, Allied Health, and Emergency Medical Services (6/11 revalidation). NOTE: Rather than deduct the instructional hours for Emergency Vehicle Operators Course (EVOC) (VEH 203) and EMT Basic Challenge Refresher (PRH 200R), which have separate credit recommendations, the hours for this course and the resulting credit recommendation are reflected in full to benefit those individuals who do not complete these other learning experiences. Care should be taken not to award duplicate credit. Also refer to the next note. NOTE: Emergency Medical Technician - Basic Course (PRH 200), Emergency Medical Technician -  Basic Challenge Refresher (PRH 200R), and Training and Orientation Program (TOP) - EMT overlap in content. The maximum total credit recommendation for any combination of these courses is 13 semester hours. Version 4: In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category OR in the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 10 semester hours as follows: 4 semester hours in Physical Education, 1 semester hour in Emergency Vehicle Operation (EVOC), 5 semester hours in Health Science, Allied Health, or Emergency Medical Services (7/16 revalidation).  NOTE: Emergency Medical Technician - Basic Course (PRH 200) and Emergency Medical Technician - Basic Challenge Refresher (PRH 200R) overlap in content. The maximum total credit recommendation for any combination of these courses is 13 semester hours. NOTE: Emergency Vehicle Operators (VEH 203) and Emergency Medical Technician - Basic Challenge Refresher (PRH 200R) overlap in content. The maximum total credit recommendation for any combination of these 3 courses is 13 semester hours. 

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