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Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

Northwell Health Emergency Medical Institute | Evaluated Learning Experience

Paramedic - Refresher

Formerly Advanced Emergency Medical Technician - Paramedic Refresher Course or EMT - Paramedic Refresher
Location: 
Northwell Health, Lake Success, NY.
Length: 

Version 1 and 2: 132 hours (maximum number of hours; actual number determined by results of initial challenge exam). Version 3: 93 hours (maximum; actual number determined by results of initial challenge exam).

Dates: 

Version 1: September 1997 - August 2003. Version 2: September 2003 - March 2006. Version 3: April 2006 -  Present.

Instructional delivery format: 
Hybrid course/exam
Learner Outcomes: 

Version 1, 2, and 3: Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: 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, chest decompression, emergency cricothyrotomy, 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 students are 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. In addition, an expanded treatment of anatomy and physiology of the human body systems is included, as is a section on incident command. Graduates of the program are entitled to recertify as an Advanced Emergency Medical Technician (AEMT) IV by sitting for the New York State Examination. Prerequisite: New York State certification as a Paramedic. Version 2 and 3: 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 students are 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. In addition, an expanded treatment of anatomy and physiology of the human body systems is included, as is a section on incident command. Graduates of the program are entitled to recertify as an Advanced Emergency Medical Technician (AEMT) IV by sitting for the New York State Examination. Prerequisite: New York State certification as a Paramedic. 

Credit recommendation: 

Version 1, 2, 3, and 4: 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, Emergency Management or Health Science (1/03) (3/08 revalidation) (3/13 revalidation) (4/18 revalidation). NOTE: Credit is recommended only for those individuals who have either passed all areas of the initial challenge exam or those who have been successfully retested by the course sponsor in all areas in which remediation was required as indicated by the results of the initial challenge exam. Credit is only recommended once. NOTE: The credit recommendation for this course is not considered duplicative of Paramedic - Original.  

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