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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

Inactive Learning Experiences - EMS Academy

Descriptions and credit recommendations for all evaluated learning experiences

Location:
New York City Fire Academy, Randalls Island, New York (through December 1997); Fort Totten, Bayside, New York (beginning January 1998).
Length:

Version 1 and 2: 16 hours (2 days).

Dates:
Version 1: March 1990 - December 1999. Version 2: January 2000 - May 2005.
Objectives:

Version 1 and 2: Provide basic life support in cardiac and respiratory emergencies.

Instruction:
Version 1: Emergency cardiac care; cardiovascular and respiratory systems; risk factors and prudent heart living; one and two rescuer CPR; airway management; special resuscitation situations; pediatric basic life support; ethical and legal considerations; safety. Version 2: All topics included in Version 1; in addition, introduction to public access defibrillation programs.
Credit recommendation:

Version 1 and 2: In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 1 semester hour in Health Science or Physical Education (5/95) (5/00 revalidation).

Location:

Fort Totten, Bayside, New York.

Length:

22.5 hours (1 week).

Dates:

September 2014 - March 2016.

Objectives:

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: effectively respond to and manage a Mass Casualty Incident as part of the command structure; identify and describe roles and responsibilities of the various key positions under the ICS Command structure; review effective radio communication strategies while also familiarizing new terminologies and techniques within the ICS; collaborate and cooperate with the Incident Commanders while ensuring the safety and well being of the EMS units under her/her command; define the role of Fire Chief Officers and how they can assist in acquiring resources needed for the Medical Branch; and apply communication strategies and tactics learned during classroom and tabletop exercises.

Instruction:

This course focuses on reviewing strategies and tactics needed to successfully manage the Medical Branch of any Multiple Casualty Incident. This joint training initiative gives EMS Officers and Fire Officers the opportunity to interact and learn each other’s roles and responsibilities at Multiple Casualty Incidents through classroom lectures, tabletop exercises, and radio communication drills as well as easel workgroups. Prerequisite: Emergency Medical Service Officer.

Credit recommendation:

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 1 semester hour in Emergency Management/Leadership, Fire Service Administration, Emergency Medical Services, or Incident Command (6/15).

Location:
Fort Totten, Bayside, New York.
Length:
Time requirements vary depending upon background of class participants. Instructional time listed below does not include refresher time or EVOC time. Credit is recommended for EVOC separately. Cadet-TOP (for new graduates of the FDNY-EMS sponsored EMT course): 97.5 hours (13 days).
Dates:
January 1984 - October 2006.
Objectives:

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.

Instruction:

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.

Credit recommendation:
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).

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