EMS Course Descriptions


Certified First Responder

EMS101 - EMS First Responder
This course is for non-ambulance professional rescuers who are first to arrive at an emergency medical scene to provide prehospital care. Topics covered are patient assessment, CPR review, airway, shock, wound management, full body immobilization, and initial treatment for other medical emergencies. Students successfully completing this course are eligible for New York State Department of Health Certified First Responder certification. Twenty-four instruction hours, nineteen laboratory hours.

EMS109 - EMS First Responder Recert
This course is for students who wish to update their knowledge and skills learned in EMS 101. In addition to assessment and treatment updates, the students will prepare for recertification as a New York State Certified First Responder by visiting topics of patient assessment, airway management, circulatory emergencies, trauma, and selected medical emergencies. Thirteen instruction hours, two laboratory hours. Pre and/or co requisite: EMS 101 or equivalent.


Emergency Medical Technician

EMS110 - Emergency Medical Technician
This course is designed to provide rescuers with the emer- gency medical knowledge and skills necessary to care for the sick and injured in a pre hospital setting. Topics include the recognition and treatment of respiratory and circulatory emergencies, trauma, medical emergencies, environmental in- juries, emergency childbirth, and psychological emergencies. Students successfully completing this course are eligible to take the New York State certification exam for emergency medical technicians. Forty-six instruction hours, fifty- seven laboratory hours.

EMS118 - EMT-Basic Core Review
This program is designed for NYS Certified EMTs to meet their recertification needs in reviewing the core material of the EMT Basic Curriculum. Material is presented in areas including: Airway,Patient Assessment, Medical Emergencies, Behavioral Problems, Trauma, Obstetrics, Pediatrics, and Contemporary Issues in EMS. This course meets NYS requirements for 24 hours of core reviews described in the NYS COH EMS Recertification through Continuing Education.

EMS119 - EMT-Recertification
This course is for individuals who are certified as emergency medical technicians and need recertification and updating for the purpose of maintaining their competency in providing emergency medical care. The course presents students with both a review and update of the topics covered in the Emergency Medical Technician course (EMS 110). Recent changes in the prehospital emergency medical care field are emphasized. Twenty-five instruction hours, twenty-one laboratory hours.

 


Paramedic

EMS270 - Introduction to Paramedicine
This course is designed to prepare a person to care for the sick and injured at an advanced level of care. Persons must be currently certified as a Basic EMT to be accepted in this course. This course covers topics that include basic anatomy and physiology, pharmacology, respiratory emergencies, venous access and medication administration, airway management, medical documentation, cardiac emergencies, pediatric emergencies, caring for the elderly, and medical emergencies. This course prepares persons to be competent entry-level practitioners and upon successful completion are eligible to take the New York State certifying exam for EMT- Intermediate. Prerequisite: EMS110.

EMS271 - Medical Care in Paramedicine
This course builds on the medical concepts learned in Introduction to Para medicine. Topics include advanced patient assessment techniques, surgical airway procedures, cardiac care, including external pacing and cardio version, 12-lead EKG interpretation, and advanced medical care. Additional emphasis is placed on the EMT-P working as a team member and identifying the limitations of para medicine in the emergency medical setting. Prerequisite: EMS 270 and permission from the EMS Department.

EMS272 - Adv Trauma Issues-Paramedicine
This course presents material on the advanced concepts in trauma care needed for delivery of emergency medical care at the EMT-P level of practice. Current issues and techniques are covered. Specific topics include surgical airway techniques, chest decompression, advanced treatment for hypoper- fusion, and special immobilization techniques. Work is also accomplished in the use of the Unified Incident Management System and working with rescue personnel in delivery of care to patients who are entrapped. Prerequisite: EMS 270 and permission from the EMS Department.

EMS239 - Paramedic Clinical/Field Exp I
This course provides the paramedic student with an opportunity to apply previously learned knowledge and skills in a supervised clinical setting. Rotations in this course include the emergency department, IV team, morgue, and pre hospital experience. One hundred forty experiential hours. Must be currently enrolled in the paramedic certification program. Prerequisite: EMS 234.

EMS240 - Paramedic Clinical/Field ExpII
This course provides the paramedic student with an opportunity to apply previously learned knowledge and skills in a supervised clinical setting. Rotations in this course include the emergency department, medical and surgical intensive care, pediatrics, and pediatric intensive care, labor and delivery, psychiatric, and prehospital experience. One hundred eighty-four experiential hours. Must be currently enrolled in the paramedic certification program. Prerequisite: EMS 235.

EMS171 - Critical Trauma Care
This course contains practical and lecture material showing state-of-the-art assessment and treatment techniques for multiple system trauma victims. The course exposes the EMT to patient priority assessment and management concepts that are needed for successful outcomes for victims of life threatening trauma. Topics include rapid extrication, kinetics of trauma, expanded primary survey, the Golden Hour, and trauma centers.

EMS236 - Advanced Cardiac Life Support
This course prepares students for certification by the American Heart Association in Advanced Cardiac Life Support. It provides a systematic approach to the management of life threatening cardiac and respiratory emergencies. Nine and one-half instruction hours, nine and one-half laboratory hours. Must be a physician, physician's assistant, registered nurse, advanced level pre hospital care provider, or student of these disciplines. Prerequisite: EMS 235.

EMS246 - Pediatric Advanced Care
This course presents concepts in advanced airway management and resuscitation of pediatric patients in the emergency setting. Specific topics include special pharmacology for pediatric patients, interosseous infusion, and cardiac resuscitation of pediatric patients. Completion also leads to eligibility for PALS certificate from the American Heart Association. Prerequisite: EMS 270 or equivalent.

EMS249 - Paramedic Recertification
Emphasis is on knowledge review and update needed by paramedics for recertification. New techniques and knowledge will be presented where appropriate. Fifty- seven instruction hours, nineteen laboratory hours. Must be certified as a paramedic.


EMS Recertification

EMS109 - EMS First Responder Recert
This course is for students who wish to update their knowledge and skills learned in EMS 101. In addition to assessment and treatment updates, the students will prepare for recertification as a New York State Certified First Responder by visiting topics of patient assessment, airway management, circulatory emergencies, trauma, and selected medical emergencies. Thirteen instruction hours, two laboratory hours. Pre and/or co requisite: EMS 101 or equivalent.

EMS118 - EMT-Basic Core Review
This program is designed for NYS Certified EMTs to meet their recertification needs in reviewing the core material of the EMT Basic Curriculum. Material is presented in areas including: Airway,Patient Assessment, Medical Emergencies, Behavioral Problems, Trauma, Obstetrics, Pediatrics, and Contemporary Issues in EMS. This course meets NYS requirements for 24 hours of core reviews described in the NYS COH EMS Recertification through Continuing Education.

EMS229 - EMT Critical Care Recert
Emphasis in on knowledge and skill review and update needed by EMT-Critical Care technicians for recertification. New techniques and knowledge will be presented where appropriate. Thirty-three instruction hours, twenty-four laboratory hours. Must be certified as an EMT-Critical Care.

EMS249 - Paramedic Recertification
Emphasis is on knowledge review and update needed by paramedics for recertification. New techniques and knowledge will be presented where appropriate. Fifty- seven instruction hours, nineteen laboratory hours. Must be certified as a paramedic.


Continuing Medical Education

EMS171 - Critical Trauma Care
This course contains practical and lecture material showing state-of-the-art assessment and treatment techniques for multiple system trauma victims. The course exposes the EMT to patient priority assessment and management concepts that are needed for successful outcomes for victims of life threatening trauma. Topics include rapid extrication, kinetics of trauma, expanded primary survey, the Golden Hour, and trauma centers.

EMS246 - Pediatric Advanced Care
This course presents concepts in advanced airway management and resuscitation of pediatric patients in the emergency setting. Specific topics include special pharmacology for pediatric patients, interosseous infusion, and cardiac resuscitation of pediatric patients. Completion also leads to eligibility for PALS certificate from the American Heart Association. Prerequisite: EMS 270 or equivalent.

EMS236 - Advanced Cardiac Life Support
This course prepares students for certification by the American Heart Association in Advanced Cardiac Life Support. It provides a systematic approach to the management of life threatening cardiac and respiratory emergencies. Nine and one-half instruction hours, nine and one-half laboratory hours. Must be a physician, physician's assistant, registered nurse, advanced level pre hospital care provider, or student of these disciplines. Prerequisite: EMS 235.

 

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