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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

New York Presbyterian Hospital - Emergency Medical Service | Evaluated Learning Experience

High Risk Neonatal Pediatric Critical Care and Transport Program

120 hours (includes 64 hours of clinical rotations).
New York Presbyterian Hospital EMS Training Center, New York, New York.

January 2003 - December 2014.

Learner Outcomes: 
Communicate effectively with receiving MD prior to transport; retrieve an accurate patient report from sending facility; identify all needed equipment for transport; perform a thorough patient assessment; describe physical finds that would be present in particular diagnoses/pathologies; perform a thorough patient assessment; check existing medication infusions; determine the need for mechanical ventilation; assess efficacy of existing mechanical ventilation; document all appropriate findings, including vent settings, medication concentrations, rates, and all essential lab, echo, and X-ray results; troubleshoot any problems that may arise during transport.
Operations, including logistics, communication, documentation, polices and procedures, standards of care, and ambulance operations; high risk obstetrics; fetal circulation; respiratory/mechanical ventilation; neonatal resuscitation; pediatric advanced life support; congenital heart defects; congestive heart failure; thermoregulation; gastro-intestinal disorders; sepsis/shock; pediatric and neonatal pharmacology; central vascular access techniques, including Brovia catheters, umbilical venous lines, percutaneous intravenous catheters, and subclavian and jugular lines; assessment techniques and treatment modalities for pediatric and neonatal medical and traumatic neurological disorders.
Credit recommendation: 
In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category or in the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 4 semester hours in Health Science, Allied Health Sciences, or Emergency Medical Care (5/03) (5/08 revalidation). NOTE: This course encompasses the instruction included in Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS), which is also recommended for credit. It is not recommended that credit be awarded for both PALS  and the High Risk Neonatal Pediatric Critical Care and Transport Program. If credit has already been awarded to a student for PALS, it is recommended that 3 semester hours of credit be awarded for the High Risk Neonatal Pediatric Critical Care and Transport Program.