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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

Nassau County Fire Police EMS Academy at Nassau University Medical Center | Evaluated Learning Experience

NYS EMT - Paramedic Refresher

Course Category: 

Version 1: 132 hours (maximum number of hours; actual number determined by results of initial challenge exam*). Version 2: 135 hours (maximum number of hours; actual number determined by results of initial challenge exam*).

Nassau County Fire Police EMS Academy at Nassau University Medical Center, 2201 Hempstead Turnpike, Building B, 2nd Floor, East Meadow, New York.

Version 1 and 2: September 2004 - Present.

Instructional delivery format: 
Traditional classroom model
Learner Outcomes: 

Version 1 and 2: Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: appropriately assess and correctly treat single or multiple systems trauma patients in any given situation; appropriately assess and correctly treat patients suffering from medical emergencies, 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;and discuss and demonstrate the roles and responsibilities of the paramedic in performing both the emergency and operational aspects of the job.


Version 1 and 2: This course reviews the content of the NYS EMT - Paramedic 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 eight 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 EMT-Paramedic by sitting for the New York State Examination. Prerequisite: New York State certification as a Paramedic.

Credit recommendation: 

Version 1 and 2: 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 Medical Services, or Health Science (7/05) (7/10 revalidation) (8/15 revalidation) (8/20 revalidation). NOTE: The credit recommendation for this course is not considered duplicative of the credit recommended for an EMT - Paramedic.