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EMCR 125 EMS Management (3-0) 3hrs.

This course is intended to provide information that will enable persons just entering the profession or expanding their roles to have the ability to work with emergency management issues. The course provides an overview of the characteristics, functions and resources of an integrated system and how various emergency management services work together in an integration of resources and capabilities. Emphasis will be placed on how this system is applied to all hazards for all government levels, across the four phases and all functions of emergency management. Also included is instruction on federal requirements for meeting the NIMS objectives. Prerequisite: Open to all EMS/Fire providers, or with permission of instructor. B View Course SyllabusAdobe Acrobat, PDF


EMCR 130 Certified First Responder 2 hrs.

This course offers basic training to the professional rescuer who arrives first on the scene of a medical emergency. The purpose of this course is to improve the quality of emergency medical care to patients in the pre-hospital setting by personnel involved in on-scene rescue. B View Course SyllabusAdobe Acrobat, PDF


EMCR 135 Certified First Responder Refresher 1 hr.

This course is designed for individuals who have been certified by NYS Department of Health as a Certified First Responder for the purpose of maintaining their competency and certification in providing emergency medical care. This course reviews the basic training to the professional rescuer who arrives first on the scene of a medical emergency. The content reviews the concepts and materials covered in the CFR Original course. After successful completion of this course, students are eligible to take the NYS DOH BEMS Certification Examination. Recertification is required every three (3) years. Prerequisite: Proof of certification as a CFR. B View Course SyllabusAdobe Acrobat, PDF


EMCR 146 Introduction to Paramedicine 5 hrs.

This initial course established the parameters that a paramedic operates within the pre-hospital setting. Topics include roles and responsibilities of a paramedic, medical and legal considerations, EMS communications and documentation. This course provides students with a general overview and principles of anatomy and pathology along with life span development. The paramedic student will be provided with the fundamentals of pharmacology including routes of drug absorption, administration, distribution, bioformation and elimination, dosage calculations, and packaging. This course also begins to establish the parameters that a paramedic operates within the pre-hospital setting. During this course students will begin clinical requirements in communications and morgue labs. Prerequisites: Student must be accepted into the Paramedic Certification Program. Must hold a minimum certification of NYS Basic EMT and maintain that certification throughout the entire program. View Course SyllabusAdobe Acrobat, PDF


EMCR 156 Paramedic Airway & Patient Management 7 hrs.

This course is the second in a series of courses leading to eligibility for certification as a New York State Paramedic. The course covers the anatomy and physiology of the respiratory system and airway. Emphasis on oxygen therapy and advanced and difficult airway management techniques will be covered during this portion of the program. Endotracheal intubation, paralytics and surgical airways are some of the procedures taught. Topics will also include anatomy of the vascular system with emphasis on the pathophysiology of shock. The student will be provided with a solid understanding of patient assessment which is the foundation for providing quality patient care. Clinical requirements required in this portion of the program will be the operating room labs, burn trauma, emergency departments and phlebotomy labs. Along with these clinical requirements, the student will begin a field internship with approved advanced life support agencies and designated preceptors. Prerequisites: Must be accepted into the Paramedic Certification Program. Must hold minimum certification of Basic EMT and must maintain that certification throughout the entire program. EMCR 146. Prerequisites: Must be accepted into the Paramedic Certification Program. Must hold minimum certification of Basic EMT and must maintain that certification throughout the entire program. EMCR 146. View Course SyllabusAdobe Acrobat, PDF


EMCR 166 Paramedic - Cardiology 6 hrs.

This course established the parameters that a paramedic operates within the pre-hospital setting. Topics will include cardiac emergencies. Basic anatomy, physiology, pathophysiology of the heart, and identification of arrhythmias are presented along with the appropriate pre-hospital management modalities. Twelve lead ECG interpretations, pharmacotherapy, defibrillation, cardioversion, and pathophysiology of more common cardiovascular diseases which will be covered. Also, the student will be prepared for certification by the American Heart Association in Advanced Cardiac Life Support along with Pediatric Advanced Life Support, which includes care for the pediatric and neonate patients. During this course of the semester, the student will continue clinical requirements in coronary care units and emergency departments shadowing physicians and nurses. Students will continue the necessary requirements for field clinical experience as they continue to ride with approved advanced life support agencies and their preceptors. Prerequisite: Must be accepted into the Emergency Medical Technician Paramedic Certification Program. Must hold a minimum certification of Basic EMT and must maintain that certification throughout the entire program. EMCR 146, 156. View Course SyllabusAdobe Acrobat, PDF


EMCR 176 Paramedic - Medical Emergencies 7 hrs.

This course is the fourth in a series that covers the parameters that a paramedic operates within the pre-hospital setting. Topics include medical emergencies frequently covered in the pre-hospital setting, with an emphasis on pathophysiology and management. Topics include abdominal, genitourinary, neurological, behavioral, and respiratory emergencies. Topics also will include basic anatomy, physiology and pathophysiology of the endocrine system, including allergies, anaphylaxis, toxicology, hematology, pulmonology and infectious diseases. Also covered will be behavioral and environmental emergencies. During this course, students will be required to complete clinical requirements in pediatric emergency departments, pediatric intensive care units, obstetrics, medical/surgical intensive care units, adult care and emergency departments shadowing with physicians and nurses. Students will also be required to continue the necessary requirements for field clinical experience they receive while riding with approved advanced life support units and preceptors. Prerequisites: Student must be accepted into the Paramedic Certification Program. Must hold a minimum certification of the Basic EMT and must maintain that certification throughout the entire program. Must have a minimum of one year EMS field experience. EMCR 146, 156, 166. View Course SyllabusAdobe Acrobat, PDF


EMCR 186 Paramedic - Trauma 13 hrs.

This course is the last in a series that covers the parameters that a paramedic operates within the pre-hospital setting. The student will study trauma to the various body systems, including burns, along with the kinematics and mechanism of injury. Students will also be prepared for certification in International Trauma Life Support. This course will also include scene management in various situations. Areas covered include providing care to geriatric patients with emotional and psychological emergencies and addressing emergency care to patients involved in abuse, assault and domestic violence. Students also will study ambulance and rescue operations, along with the Medical Incident Command System. During the course, students will be required to complete all remaining clinical requirements, along with the necessary requirements for field clinical experience by riding with approved advanced life support units and preceptors. At the end of this semester, the student will meet with the Paramedic Review Committee to determine eligibility to take the New York State Department of Health Practical and Written Exam. Prerequisite: Students must be accepted into the Emergency Medical Technician Paramedic Certification Program. Must hold a minimum of the Basic EMT and must maintain that certification throughout the entire program. EMCR 146, 156, 166, 176. View Course SyllabusAdobe Acrobat, PDF


EMCR 195 Paramedic I 16 hrs.

The Paramedic I course establishes the parameters that a paramedic operates within while in the pre-hospital setting. The Paramedic’s scope of practice includes basic and advanced skills focused on the acute management and transportation of the broad range of patients who access the emergency medical system. This may occur at an emergency scene until transportation resources arrive, from an emergency scene to a health care facility, between health care facilities, or in other health care settings. In some communities, Paramedics provide a large portion of the out-of-hospital care and represent the highest level of out-of-hospital care. In communities that use emergency medical dispatch systems, Paramedics may be part of a tiered response system. In all cases, Paramedics work alongside other EMS and health care professionals as an integral part of the emergency care team. The Paramedic’s scope of practice includes invasive and pharmacological interventions to reduce the morbidity and mortality associated with acute out-of-hospital medical and traumatic emergencies. Emergency care is based on an advanced assessment and the formulation of a field impression. The Paramedic provides care designed to minimize secondary injury and provide comfort to the patient and family while transporting the patient to an appropriate health facility. Topics include roles and responsibilities of a paramedic, medical and legal considerations, EMS communications and documentation. This course provides students with a general overview and principles of anatomy and pathology along with life span development. Students are also provided with the fundamentals of pharmacology including routes of drug absorption, administration, distribution, bioformation and elimination, dosage calculations and packaging. Also covered will be anatomy and physiology of the respiratory system and airway. Emphasis on oxygen therapy and advanced and difficult airway management techniques will be covered during this program. Endotracheal intubation, paralytics and surgical airway are some of the procedures taught. Topics will also include anatomy of the vascular system with emphasis on the pathophysiology of shock. The student will be provided with a solid understanding of patient assessment which is the foundation for providing quality patient care. Additional topics will include cardiac emergencies, basic anatomy, physiology, pathophysiology of the heart. Identification of arrhythmias is presented along with the appropriate pre-hospital management modalities. Twelve lead ECG interpretations, pharmacotherapy, defibrillation, cardioversion and pathophysiology of more common cardiovascular diseases will be covered. With this the student will be prepared for certification by the American Heart Association in Advanced Cardiac Life Support along with Pediatric Advanced Life support, which includes care for the pediatric and neonate patients. During this course students will be required to perform clinical requirements in communications, morgue labs, operating room labs, phlebotomy labs, coronary care units, as well as shadowing nurses and physicians in emergency departments. Along with the above clinical requirements, the student will begin a field internship with approved advanced life support agencies and designated preceptors. Prerequisites: Must hold a minimum certification of a NYS EMT and maintain that certification throughout the entire program. Student must be accepted into the Paramedic Certification Program. B View Course SyllabusAdobe Acrobat, PDF


EMCR 196 Paramedic II 16 hrs.

The Paramedic II course continues from Paramedic I covering the parameters that a paramedic operates within while providing appropriate care in the pre-hospital setting. Topics include medical emergencies frequently covered in the pre-hospital setting, with an emphasis on pathophysiology and management. Topics on abdominal, genitourinary, neurological, behavioral and respiratory emergences will be instructed. Included will be basic anatomy, physiology and pathophysiology of the endocrine system, including allergies, anaphylaxis, toxicology, hematology, pulmonology and infectious diseases. Also covered will be behavioral and environmental emergencies. Also included in this course the student will study trauma to the various body systems, including burns, along with the kinematics and mechanism of injury. Students will also be prepared for certification in International trauma Life Support. Also covered will include scene management in various situations. Topics included will be providing care to geriatric patients emotional and psychological emergencies, patients with disabilities and addressing emergency care to patients involved in abuse, assault, and domestic violence. Students will study ambulance and rescue operations, along with the Medical Incident Command System. During this course students will be required to complete clinical requirements including pediatric emergency departments, pediatric intensive care units, obstetrics, medical/surgical intensive care units, adult care and emergency departments shadowing with physicians and nurses. Also, students will be required to complete all remaining clinical requirements, along with the necessary requirements for field clinical experience by riding with approved advanced life support units and preceptors. At the end of this semester, the student will meet with the Paramedic Review Committee to determine eligibility to take the New York State Department of Health Practical and Written Exam. Prerequisites: Must hold a minimum certification of a NYS EMT and maintain that certification throughout the entire program. Student must be accepted into the Paramedic Certification Program. Student must have successfully completed Paramedic I. B View Course SyllabusAdobe Acrobat, PDF


EMCR 200 Emergency Medical Technician - Original (1-3-2) 6 hrs.

The Emergency Medical Technician course prepares the EMT student to provide pre-hospital assessment and care for patients of all ages with a variety of medical conditions and traumatic injuries. Areas of study include an introduction to emergency medical services systems, roles and responsibilities of EMTs, anatomy and physiology, medical emergencies, trauma, special consideration for working in the pre-hospital setting, and providing patient transportation. B View Course SyllabusAdobe Acrobat, PDF


EMCR 205 Emergency Medical Technician - Refresher (1-3) 2 hrs.

The content reviews the concepts and materials covered in the EMT Original course such as preparing the EMT student to provide pre-hospital assessment and care for patients of all ages with a variety of medical conditions and traumatic injuries. Areas of study include an introduction to emergency medical services systems, roles and responsibilities of EMTs, anatomy, and physiology, medical emergencies, trauma, special considerations for working in the pre-hospital setting, and providing patient transportation. This course is designed for individuals who have been certified by NYS Department of Health as EMTs for the purpose of maintaining their competency in providing emergency medical care. Recertification is required every three (3) years. After successful completion of this course students are eligible to take the NYS certification exam. Prerequisite: Proof of certification as an EMT. B View Course SyllabusAdobe Acrobat, PDF


EMCR 251 EMT Paramedic Refresher (6-0) 5 hrs.

This course is designed for individuals who have been certified by NYS Department of Health as an Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic for the purpose of maintaining their competency in providing advanced adult and pediatric life support. The content reviews the concepts and materials covered in the Paramedic course. After successful completion of this course students are eligible to take the NYS certification practical and written exams. Recertification is required every three (3) years. Persons will only be able to receive college credit for this course once. Prerequisite: Proof of certification as a paramedic or RN/PA with special criteria is required. Call the EMS office at (315)789-0108 for further details regarding specific criteria. View Course SyllabusAdobe Acrobat, PDF


EMCR 260 Critical Care Emergency Medical Transport - Paramedic (5.5-2.5) 6hrs.

The Critical Care Emergency Medical Transport course is designed to prepare paramedics and nurses to function as members of a critical care transport team. Critical patients that must be transported between facilities require a different level of care from hospital or emergency field patients. Participants will gain an understanding of the special needs of critical care patients during transport, become familiar with the purpose and mechanisms of hospital procedures and equipment, and develop the skills to maintain the stability of hospital equipment and procedures during transport. CEEMTP is open to any paramedic or nurse who has a current professional license/certification and a recommended minimum of one year experience in that role. View Course SyllabusAdobe Acrobat, PDF


EMCR 261 Critical Care Emergency Medical Transport - Paramedic Refresher 1 hr.

The CCEMTP certificate and renewal are valid for three years. Part of this renewal process is to provide documentation of thirty-six (36) credits of continuing education (CE) as the ALS level with an emphasis in critical care. One of the ways to obtain continuing education is to attend the CCEMTP original program offered. Lectures and labs are broken into the following modules: Critical Care Environment, Breathing Management, Surgical Airway Management, Hemodynamic Management, Cardiac Management, Pharmacological Management, GI,GU and Renal Management, Neurological Management, Complications of Transport and Special Considerations. A student could arrange through the EMS Programs Coordinator to attend the various modules to gain the required continuing education credits. The student would receive written documentation as to the modules attended with the appropriate credits. The student only need attend the hours needed for the refresher. Prerequisite: Current CCEMTP certification. View Course SyllabusAdobe Acrobat, PDF


EMCR 300 Advanced Emergency Medical Technician - Original 4 hrs.

This course is a more complex course designed for professional rescuers who are interested in expanding and building on their knowledge and skills in the pre-hospital setting. The primary focus of the Advanced Emergency Medical Technician is to provide basic and limited advanced emergency medical care and transportation for critical and emergent patients who access the emergency medical system. This individual possesses the basic knowledge and skills necessary to provide patient care and transportation. Advanced Emergency Medical Technicians function as part of a comprehensive EMS response, under medical oversight. Advanced Emergency Medical Technicians perform interventions with the basic and advanced equipment typically found on an ambulance. The Advanced Emergency Medical Technician is a link from the scene to the emergency health care system. The Advanced Emergency Medical Technician’s scope of practice includes basic, limited advanced and pharmacological interventions to reduce the morbidity and mortality associated with acute out-of-hospital medical and traumatic emergencies. Emergency care is based on assessment findings. Additionally, Advanced Emergency Medical Technicians provide care to minimize secondary injury and provide comfort to the patient and family while transporting the patient to an emergency care facility. Competencies include early recognition, assessment, treatment of the patient and use of advanced airway management and intravenous infusions, defibrillation and designated pharmacological interventions. Prerequisite: Must hold current NYS Emergency Medical Technician certification and maintain that certification throughout this entire course. F View Course SyllabusAdobe Acrobat, PDF


EMCR 305 Advanced Emergency Medical Technician - Refresher 2 hrs.

This course is designed for individuals who have been certified by the NYS Department of Health as an Advanced Emergency Medical Technician for the purpose of maintaining their competency in providing emergency medical care. The content reviews the concepts and materials covered in the Advanced Emergency Medical Technician – Original course. After successful completion of this course, students are eligible to take the NYS DOH Bureau of Emergency Medical Services certification exam. Recertification is required every three (3) years. Persons will only be able to receive college credit for this course once. Prerequisite: Proof of certification as a NYS Advanced Emergency Medical Technician F View Course SyllabusAdobe Acrobat, PDF


EMCR 310 Advanced EMT - Intermediate (1-3) 4 hrs.

This course is a more complex course designed for professional rescuers who are interested in expanding and building on their knowledge and skills in the pre-hospital setting. A heavy concentration in the area of trauma evaluation and rapid field evaluation and intervention are covered. Competencies include early recognition assessment, treatment of the patient and use of advanced airway management and intravenous infusions. The Advanced EMT-Intermediate will be able to provide advanced pre-hospital care to acutely ill or injured patients by ambulance services and mobile advanced life support units under medical control. Pre-requisite – student must be currently certified as a NYS Basic EMT and must maintain such certification for the duration of this course. B View Course SyllabusAdobe Acrobat, PDF


EMCR 315 Advanced EMT-Intermediate Refresher (1-3) 2 hrs.

This course is designed for individuals who have been certified by the NYS Department of Health as an Advanced EMT-Intermediate for the purpose of maintaining their competency in providing emergency medical care. The content reviews the concepts and material covered in the AMET-Intermediate Original Course. After successful completion of this course, students are eligible to take the NYS DOH BEMS certification exam. Recertification is required every three (3) years. Prerequisite: Proof of certification as an EMT-I. F View Course SyllabusAdobe Acrobat, PDF


EMCR 320 Advanced EMT Critical Care (2-3-2) 6 hrs.

This course is designed to prepare the student to administer many Advanced Life Support (ALS) procedures on patients in the pre-hospital setting. This course builds upon the EMT-D and EMT-Intermediate courses. The student that successfully completes the didactic, clinical and field internship will be eligible to sit for the NYS certifying exam. The EMT-Critical Care will work under the direction of medical control physicians to provide one of the highest levels of pre-hospital care available in New York State. Prerequisites: Current NYS Certificate as an Advanced EMT-Intermediate through the Advanced EMT-Intermediate course or Advanced EMT-Intermediate Refresher course. Must maintain certification throughout entire course. Pretesting will be required for all students that enroll in the course. B View Course SyllabusAdobe Acrobat, PDF


EMCR 325 Advanced EMT Critical Care Refresher (3-1) 3 hrs.

This course is designed for individuals who have been certified by the NYS Department of Health as an Emergency Medical Technician - Critical Care for the purpose of maintaining their competency in providing emergency medical care. The content reviews the concepts and materials covered in the Critical Care course. After successful completion of this course, students are eligible to take the NYS certification exam. Recertification is required every three (3) years. Persons will only be able to receive college credit for this course once. Prerequisite: Proof of certification as a Critical Care Technician. B View Course SyllabusAdobe Acrobat, PDF


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