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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

Nassau County Emergency Medical Services Academy | Evaluated Learning Experience

Emergency Medical Technician-Basic

Basic Emergency Medical Technician

Version 1: 121 hours; includes 10 hours of clinical rotations. Version 2: 136 hours; includes 10 hours of clinical rotations. Version 3: 139 hours; includes 10 hours of clinical rotations. 

Nassau County EMS Academy, 300 Winding Road, Old Bethpage, New York; previously, Nassau County EMS Academy, 600 Newbridge Road, East Meadow, New York.

Version 1: August 1994 - December 1998. Version 2: January 1999 - March 2016. Version 3: April 2016 - Present.

Instructional delivery format: 
Traditional classroom model
Learner Outcomes: 

Version 1, 2 and 3: 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 defibrillation, 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 1, 2 and 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 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, and shock management. In addition, the following areas are emphasized: medical terminology, medical emergencies, pathophysiology, pediatric emergencies, hazardous materials awareness, pediatrics, and critical trauma care. Graduates of the course are entitled to sit for the NYS EMT Certification Examination.

Credit recommendation: 

Version 1 and 2: 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 (11/96) (10/01 revalidation) (11/06 revalidation) (4/14 administrative review). Version 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, Emergency Management, or Emergency Medical Care (4/16 revalidation) (8/21 revalidation). NOTE: It is not recommended that cumulative credit be awarded for this course and Certified First Responder. If credit has already been awarded for Certified First Responder, it is recommended that 4 semester hours of credit be awarded for Emergency Medical Technician - Basic.