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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

New York City Fire Department | Evaluated Learning Experience

Certified First Responder Refresher Program (PRH 100R)

Formerly Certified First Responder-Defibrillation (CFR-D) Refresher Program
Course Category: 

Version 1: 32 hours (4 days). Version 2: 33 hours (4 days). Version 3: 34 hours (5 days).

Fort Totten, Bayside, New York.
Version 1: February 1997 - May 2005. Version 2: June 2005 - May 2007. Version 3: June 2007 - 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: describe basic human anatomy and physiology; explain the rationale and describe 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 suffering from trauma or a medical emergency; perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation and clear an obstructed airway; defibrillate a patient in ventricular fibrillation; recognize the signs, symptoms and treatment of shock and external hemorrhage; perform immobilization techniques; prepare a mother for cephalic delivery; provide care to a newborn; demonstrate basic disentanglement of a patient, packaging and preparation for removal from the scene of an emergency; file a standardized NYS Patient Care Report; describe the roles and responsibilities of the first responder in performing both emergency and operational aspects of the job; and demonstrate proper use and care of emergency equipment.


Version 1, 2, and 3: This course reviews the content of the Certified First Responder - Defibrillation (CFR-D) course, updates any changes in medical techniques and practices, and covers current trends and issues. The course covers all techniques of emergency medical care currently considered within the responsibilities of the first responder as well as the operational aspects of the job that students are expected to perform. Demonstration and skill practice are integrated into the didactic instruction. The curriculum consists of two divisions: basic life support and trauma/medical orientation; and three skills areas: patient assessment, airway and oxygen, bleeding control and fracture management. In addition, the following areas are covered: CPR re certification, overview of the pediatric patient, care of newborn, neonate resuscitation, rapid takedown, rapid extrication, helmet removal, and defibrillation. Graduates of this course are eligible to re certify by sitting for the New York State certification examination for First Responder with the capability of performing defibrillation.

Credit recommendation: 

Version 1, 2, and 3: In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 1 semester hour in Health Science, Allied Health Sciences, Emergency Medical Care (5/00) (5/07 revalidation) (6/11 revalidation) (7/16 revalidation) (6/21 revalidation). NOTE: Care should be taken to avoid awarding duplicate credit for refresher courses.