Nassau County Fire Police EMS Academy at Nassau University Medical Center | Evaluated Learning Experience
NYS Advanced Emergency Medical Technician (AEMT)
August 2020- present.
Upon successful completion of the course, students will: appropriately assess and correctly treat a single or multiple systems trauma patient; 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 systems, 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, placement of advanced airways; intravenous cannulation, administration of medications by intravenous, intramuscular or subcutaneous route, electrical therapy, fixation and traction splinting, and spinal immobilization; 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 AEMT in performing both the emergency and operational aspects of the job.
This program is designed to provide the advanced education needed by AEMT's to administer patient care in the pre-hospital setting. This program covers all techniques of advanced emergency medical care presently considered within the responsibilities of the AEMT 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 illness and injuries, and application of proper procedures of advanced emergency care. Demonstration, practice, clinical, and field experiences are carefully integrated with the didactic portion. Graduates of this course are entitled to sit for the NYS AEMT Certification Examination.
In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 8 semester hours in Health Sciences, Allied Health Sciences, Emergency Management or Emergency Medical Care, or Emergency Medical Services (8/20).