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New York Presbyterian Hospital - Emergency Medical Service | Evaluated Learning Experience

Emergency Medical Technician - Paramedic Challenge Refresher Course

Location: 
New York Presbyterian Hospital EMS Training Center, 421 East 70th Street, New York, New York.
Length: 
Version 1: 123 hours (4 to 12 weeks). Version 2: 100 hours (maximum) (4 to 12 weeks).
Dates: 
Version 1: September 1996 - December 2000. Version 2: January 2001 - December 2013.
Learner Outcomes: 
Version 1 or 2: Appropriately assess and correctly treat a single or multiple systems trauma patient in any given situation; appropriately assess and correctly treat a patient suffering from a medical emergency including conditions involving the respiratory system, cardiovascular system, nervous system, muscular system, skeletal system, integumentary system, endocrine system, digestive system, genitourinary system, and reproductive system; discuss the principles used in treating medical emergencies involving pediatrics, obstetrics, neonates, shock, behavioral disorders, toxicology, alcoholism and drug abuse, geriatrics, anaphylaxis, and infectious diseases; perform the following skills at the appropriate time in the correct situation: airway control and ventilation, endotracheal intubation; intravenous cannulation, administration of medications by intravenous, intramuscular or subcutaneous route, defibrillation, EKG interpretation, application of pneumatic antishock garment (PASG), fixation and traction splinting, bandaging, spinal immobilization and use of other devices appropriate to the care of the sick and injured; demonstrate disentanglement of a patient, packaging and removal from the scene, radio communications with medical control and use of report writing skills; discuss and demonstrate the roles and responsibilities of the paramedic in performing both the emergency and operational aspects of the job.
Instruction: 
Version 1: This course reviews the content of the Advanced Emergency Medical Technician - Paramedic Basic Course, updates any changes in medical techniques and practices, and addresses current trends and issues.  This course covers all techniques of advanced emergency medical care presently considered within the responsibilities of the paramedic as well as all operational aspects of the job which the student is expected to perform. Emphasis is placed on recognition of symptoms of illness and injuries, and application of proper procedures of advanced emergency care. Demonstration and practice are carefully integrated with the didactic portion. The curriculum consists of six divisions: pre-hospital environment, preparatory, trauma, medical emergencies, obstetrics/gynecology, and behavioral emergencies. Graduates of the program are entitled to recertify as an Advanced Emergency Medical Technician (AEMT) IV by sitting for the New York State Certification Examination and the New York City Medical Advisory Committee (MAC) Examination. (Prerequisite: New York State certification as a Paramedic.) Version 2: This course reviews the content of the Advanced Emergency Medical Technician - Paramedic Basic Course, updates any changes in medical techniques and practices, and addresses current trends and issues.  This course covers all techniques of advanced emergency medical care presently considered within the responsibilities of the paramedic as well as all operational aspects of the job which the student is expected to perform. Emphasis is placed on recognition of symptoms of illness and injuries, and application of proper procedures of advanced emergency care. Demonstration and practice are carefully integrated with the didactic portion. The curriculum consists of 8 divisions: preparatory, airway management, patient assessment, trauma, medical, special considerations, assessment based management, operations. Graduates of the program are entitled to recertify as an Advanced Emergency Medical Technician (AEMT) IV by sitting for the New York State Certification Examination and the New York City Medical Advisory Committee (MAC) Examination. (Prerequisite: New York State certification as a Paramedic.)
Credit recommendation: 
Version 1 or 2: In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category or in the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 4 semester hours in Paramedic Science, Allied Health Sciences, or Health Science (11/97) (5/03 revalidation) (5/08 revalidation). NOTE: The credit recommendation for this course is not considered duplicative of an Advanced Emergency Medical Technician - Paramedic Basic Course.

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