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Emergency Medical Services Provider, Certificate


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Degree: Certificate
HEGIS Code: 5299
Curriculum Code: 2186
Campus Location: North and South

Health Sciences Division

Prerequisite: Basic EMT offered at: North, South

Program Description

The Emergency Medical Services Provider Certificate Program is designed for both the career and volunteer provider.

This new certificate will require students to complete the SUNY general education courses which are available at all campuses. This certificate will also ensure that the student completes core development courses in math, science, humanities, social science, EMT and other fields to be better rounded students and lifelong learners.

The Emergency Medical Services Provider certificate, in conjunction with successful completion of the Paramedic certificate, will enable the student to receive a SUNY Associate of Applied Science degree.

Accreditation

  • American Heart Association Basic Life Support Healthcare Provider
  • New York State Health Department, Bureau of Emergency Medical Services, Basic Emergency Medical Technician

Licensure Compliance Statement

Graduates meet the requirements for National Registry and New York State Department of Health EMT Licensure Exams.  Other states may have different educational requirements for program completion and Licensure requirements. SUNY Erie EMT Program has not made a determination of whether the curriculum meets the educational requirements for EMT Licensure in states other than in New York. If seeking Licensure in a state other than New York, please review the requirement of that State's EMT Licensure. To search a particular State's EMT Licensure, go to the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians website at  https://www.nremt.org/rwd/public/states/state-ems-agencies.

Special Admission Requirements/Prerequisites

  • Individuals must be 17 years old to receive New York State EMT certification.
  • Applicants must be physically fit in order to provide pre-hospital emergency medical care.
  • Applicants must not have any felony convictions or current charges.

Program Competencies

Upon completion of EMT course or courses, the graduate will prove competency in those skills pertinent to his/her level of training as indicated below: (See notes for explanation.)  

  • Introduction Demonstrate a principal understanding of the content, ranging from but not limited to medical terminology, anatomy & physiology, and techniques for lifting and moving patients related to the Emergency Medical Technology services.
  • Airway Management Demonstrate fundamental didactic knowledge & technical competence to manage airway  complications.
  • Patient Assessment Demonstrate fundamental didactic & technical competence for conducting a patient assessment.
  • Medicine Demonstrate fundamental didactic knowledge & technical competence to manage medical emergencies, to include but not limited to medication administration, cardiac defibrillation.
  • Trauma/Shock/Resuscitation Demonstrate fundamental didactic knowledge & technical competence to manage patients with traumatic injuries.
  • Special Patient Populations Demonstrate fundamental didactic knowledge & technical competence to manage special populations to include pediatrics, geriatrics, bariatric & technology dependent patients (ie. to include but not limited to ventilators, tracheostomies).
  • EMS Operations Demonstrate a principal knowledge of the role of EMS operations.

Curriculum

Total Degree Credits: 29

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