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Course Descriptions

EMS 118 - EMT-Basic Core Review

3 Credits

This course is designed for New York State Certified EMTs to meet their recertification needs in reviewing the core material of the EMT Basic Curriculum. Material is presented in areas of Airway, Patient Assessment, Medical Emergencies, Behavioral Problems, Trauma, Obstetrics, Pediatrics, and Contemporary Issues in EMS. This course meets New York State requirements for 45 hours of core review described in the NYS Department of Health EMS Recertification through Continuing Education. This course will also cover the "Mandatory Optional Topics" of Weapons of Mass Destruction and Geriatrics.

Prerequisite: EMS 110 or EMS 119

Course Learning Outcomes
1. In the setting of a periodic recertification course, generalize the use of a standardized assessment method, identify common medical emergency conditions and provide required medical interventions based on common protocols with equipment available in the basic prehospital care environment.
2. In the setting of a periodic recertification course, apply critical thinking techniques to identify appropriate actions to prevent injury and to articulate a series of actions to properly manage the situation.
3. Describe changes in the practice of prehospital emergency medical care that have occurred during the time since their last certification and articulate how they will impact their practice of prehospital care

Course Offered Fall; Spring

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Intersession 2024
Spring Semester 2024