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Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

Northwell Health Emergency Medical Institute | Evaluated Learning Experience

Emergency Medical Technician - Original

Formerly Emergency Medical Technician - Basic Course
Location: 
Northwell Health, Lake Success, NY.
Length: 

Version 1: 121 hours (18 weeks): includes 10 hours of clinical rotations. Version 2: 151 hours (22 weeks): includes 10 hours of clinical rotations. Version 3: 167 hours (23 weeks): includes 20 hours of clinical rotation. Version 4: 191 hours (27 weeks): includes 20 hours of clinical rotation and 9 hours online learning. Version 5: 239 hours (27 weeks): includes 20 hours of clinical rotation and 9 hours online learning. 

Dates: 

Version 1: May 1997 - October 2000. Version 2: November 2000 - March 2006. Version 3: April 2006 - July 2012. Version 4: August 2012 - March 2018. Version 5: April 2018 - Present. 

Instructional delivery format: 
Hybrid course/exam
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 New York State 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 and 3: All outcomes in Version 1; in addition, demonstrate proper use of semi-automatic defibrillator. Version 4 and 5: All outcomes in Version 1, 2, and 3 but with a deeper understanding and knowledge. Additional topics include: therapeutic communication, emergency management,and emergency preparedness.

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 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 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. Graduates of this course are entitled to sit for the New York State EMT (Emergency Medical Technician)  Certification Examination. Version 2: All topics in Version 1; in addition, defibrillation of cardiac arrest victims. Version 3: 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 six divisions: airway management/basic life support, initial assessment for trauma and medical, medical emergencies, trauma, infants and children, and ambulance operations/geriatrics/MCI and incident commands; and six practical skills areas: patient assessment, airway management and oxygen, bleeding control and fracture management, traction and splinting, spinal immobilization, and shock management. Graduates of this course are entitled to sit for the New York State EMT Certification Examination. Version 4 and 5: This course is designed to provide the basic education needed by EMTs to provide patient care in a pre-hospital setting. The course covers all techniques of emergency medical care presently considered within the scope of practice of an Emergency Medical Technician, as well as all operational aspects that students are expected to perform. Emphasis is placed on recognition of symptoms of illnesses and injuries and clinical observations are carefully integrated into the didactic portion.The curriculum consists of eleven divisions: Introduction/Basic Cardiac Life Support, Prepatory, Pharmacology, Airway Management, Patient Assessment, Shock, Medical Emergencies, Trauma, Special Patient Populations, EMS Operations, and Evaluation/Assessment. Students also participate in airway management/oxygen administration, bleeding control/shock management, traction and splinting, fracture management, spinal immobilization, shock management,emergency childbirth, pediatric immobilization and more. Graduates of the program are entitled to sit for the New York State Emergency Medical Technician Certification Examinations.

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 Sciences, Allied Health Sciences, or Emergency Medical Care. Version 2 and 3: In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category OR in the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 6 semester hours in Health Sciences, Allied Health Sciences, or Emergency Medical Care (1/03) (3/08 revalidation). Version 4: In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category OR in the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 9 semester hours in Health Sciences, Allied Health Sciences, or Emergency Medical Care (3/13 revalidation). Version 5: In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category OR in the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 12 semester hours in Health Sciences, Allied Health Sciences, or Emergency Medical Care (4/18 revalidation).

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