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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

New York City Police Department | Evaluated Learning Experience

ESU NY State Emergency Med Technician - Basic Course

Formerly Emergency Medical Technician - Basic; Emergency Medical Technician - Defibrillation (EMT-D); Emergency Medical Technician
Course Category: 
Location: 
Emergency Service Unit, Flushing Meadow Park, Corona, NY (through July 1995); Floyd Bennett Field, Brooklyn, NY (beginning August 1995).
Length: 

Version 1, 2 and 3: 120 hours (3 weeks). Version 4: 136 hours (3.5 weeks). Version 5: 150.5 hours (4 weeks); includes 8 hours of clinical rotation. Version 6: 188 hours (5 weeks); includes 16 hours of clinical rotation. 

Dates: 

Version 1: July 1983 - March 1993. Version 2: April 1993 - August 1994. Version 3: September 1994 - December 1998. Version 4: January 1999 - December 1999. Version 5: January 2000 - May 2017. Version 6: June 2017 - Present. 

Instructional delivery format: 
Traditional classroom model
Learner Outcomes: 

Version 1 and 2: 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 3, 4, 5 and 6: All outcomes in Version 1 and 2; in addition, demonstrate proper use of semi-automatic defibrillator.

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. The course leads to NYS certification as an Emergency Medical Technician. Version 2: All topics in Version 1; in addition, critical trauma care skills, pre-hospital pediatric trauma care skills, hazardous materials, blood-borne pathogens and universal precautions, gunshot wounds, blunt trauma, and auto extrication. Version 3 and 4: All topics in Version 2; in addition, defibrillation of cardiac arrest victims. Version 5 and 6: 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: critical trauma care skills, pre-hospital pediatric trauma care skills, hazardous materials, blood-borne pathogens and universal precautions, gunshot wounds, blunt trauma, and auto extrication, automated external defibrillation. Graduates of the course are eligible to sit for the New York State EMT Certification Examination.

Credit recommendation: 

Version 1: In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category OR in the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 4 semester hours in Health Science, Allied Health Sciences, or Emergency Medical Care (7/88). Version 2, 3, 4 and 5: In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category OR in the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 6 semester hours in Health Science, Allied Health Sciences, or Emergency Medical Care (3/93 revalidation) (4/98 revalidation) (6/03 revalidation) (5/08 revalidation) (5/13 revalidation). Version 6: In the lower division baccalaureate / associate degree category OR in the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 11 semester hours in Health Science, Allied Health Sciences, Emergency Management, or Emergency Medical Care (6/17 revalidation).

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