Emergency Medical Technician Refresher

Program Description

The primary focus of the Emergency Medical Technician Refresher is to provide review and remediation of basic emergency medical care and transportation for critical and emergent patients who access the emergency medical system. The program will provide students who have met all requirements for completing an EMT program and need additional instruction and reinforcement for success on the New York State exam.

Course Content

Orientation for EMT ALHE 3100

This course will provide students with situational awareness and emergency medical services (EMS) systems.

Course Pre-requisites: none

Course Outline:

  • Understand EMS systems
  • Know history of EMS
  • Learn Roles/responsibilities/professionalism of EMS personnel
  • Understand quality improvement
  • Understand patient Safety

Method of Instruction: Blended Learning

Workforce Safety and Public Health Awareness; CALS 1000

This course is designed for students to become familiar with the overall aspects of workforce safety and wellness; understand legal issues and matters affecting infectious diseases.

Course Pre-requisites: none

Course Outline:

  • Understand standard safety precautions
  • Use personal protective equipment
  • Maintain stress management/deal with death and dying
  • Understand and apply preventative measures to avoid work-related injuries
  • Apply proper techniques for lifting and moving of patients
  • Understand disease transmission
  • Understand and practice wellness principles

Blended Learning- Lecture and online learning materials will be presented in this course

HazMat Awareness

This course will give students an awareness of hazardous materials.

Course Pre-requisites: none

Course Outline:

  • Understand risks and responsibilities of a cold zone
  • Understand other related special incidents

Method of Instruction: Blended Learning

Trauma

This course will provide fundamental knowledge of basic emergency care and transportation based on assessment findings for an acutely injured patient.

Course Pre-requisites: none

Course Outline:

  • Understand and apply trauma scoring to assess and manage the patient
  • Know and understand rapid transport and destination issues
  • Determine transport mode

Blended Learning- Lecture and online learning materials will be presented in this course

Medical Emergencies and Overview

This course will provide fundamental knowledge of basic emergency care and transportation based on assessment findings for an acutely ill patient.

Course Pre-requisites: none

Course Outline:

  • Understand the difference between medical emergencies and trauma emergencies
  • Name the various categories of common medical emergencies
  • Describe the evaluation of the nature of illness
  • Understand and apply assessment of the patient
  • Explain the importance of transport time and destination selection for the patient

Blended Learning- Lecture and online learning materials will be presented in this course

CPR/First Aid/AED ALHE 1950 (If expired)

CPR Professional Rescuer

Course Pre-requisites: none

Blended Learning- Lecture and online learning materials will be presented in this course

Responding to Special Patient Populations

This course applies a fundamental knowledge of the growth, development, and aging processes as well as assessment findings to provide basic emergency care and transportation for a patient with special needs.

Course Pre-requisites: none

Course Outline:

  • Understand and be familiar with the various classifications of special patient populations: obstetrics, neonatal, pediatric, geriatric, and patients with special challenges

Blended Learning

Orientation to FEMA Incident Command System

This course will introduce students to FEMA’s Incident Command System (ICS), which is a standardized, on-scene, all-hazards incident management approach.

Course Pre-requisites: none

Course Outline:

  • Allows for the integration of facilities, equipment, personnel, procedures and communications operating within a common organizational structure.
  • Enables a coordinated response among various jurisdictions and functional agencies, both public and private.
  • Establishes common processes for planning and managing resources

Technology Based; Technology Enhanced

EMT Review Session

This course is designed to provide students with review of the course and practice of skills necessary for the EMT certification process.

Course Pre-requisites: Completion of all required courses.

Course Outline:

  • Practice of hands-on skills
  • Develop strategies for successful test taking
  • Understand the procedures and policies related to the certification examination

Blended Learning; Technology Enhanced

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook

Rochester EOC 2019-2020 Placement Rate for Completed Students

Program Requirements

Diploma or HSE; Physical; Two Prof. References; NYS Driver License; Social Security Card; Criminal
background check required upon program completion; Ability to lift 150 lbs up to applicant’s waist; Interview; May require 2 PPDs within one year; NOTE: Jan 2017 class: MUST be 18+ yrs of age by May 31, 2016

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