SUNY Code: 20434
- High school degree or HSE (High School Equivalency) with completion of all developmental English and math courses.
- See co-requisite courses listed in ‘Department Notes.’
Career Opportunities/Further Education: Micro-credential completion provides eligibility to take the New York State Bureau of Emergency Medical Services certification exam and the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technician’s Exam. Upon passing the NYS EMT exam, EMTs can begin working on an ambulance in NYS.
Additional course work will prepare students to recognize a hazardous materials event, work within the national incident command system for disasters and mass casualty incidents, perform triage, and learn the state laws regarding operation of an emergency vehicle.
Successful completion of the Emergency Medical Technology Exam Qualification micro-credential provides eligibility to take the New York State Bureau of Emergency Medical Services certification exam and the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technician’s Exam. Upon passing the NYS EMT exam, EMTs can begin working on an ambulance in NYS.
The program includes classroom lessons, hands-on skills labs, and case-based scenarios practiced on simulation mannequins and patient actors. A minimum of ten patient contacts will be gained during ride-along ambulance observations, emergency department observation, and urgent care settings.
Students learn OSHA infectious disease control practices, medical legal aspects of EMS response, and basic airway management and oxygen administration skills. Students also become certified in American Heart Association Basic Life Support Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and Automated External Defibrillation (AED). Students will practice lifting and moving patients, splinting, bleeding control, spinal motion restriction, and basic pharmacology skills including the usage of intranasal naloxone, intramuscular epinephrine, the Epi-Pen, metered-dose inhaler and nebulized albuterol, and sublingual nitroglycerin.
Additional coursework will prepare students to recognize a hazardous materials event, work within the national incident command system for disasters and mass casualty incidents, perform triage, and learn the state laws regarding operation of an emergency vehicle.
Admission Criteria include:
- High school degree or HSE (High School Equivalency)
- Completion of all developmental English and math courses
Upon completion of the micro-credentialed Emergency Medical Technology Exam Qualification program, students will be able to:
recognize potential scene hazards including hazardous materials incidents;
identify potentially life threatening medical and traumatic emergencies;
lift and move patients ergonomically, deploying emergency moves, urgent moves, and non-emergency moves;
- perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation including the use of an AED and positive pressure ventilation with a bag valve mask;
administer oxygen and administer medication via the oral, intramuscular, metered dose inhaler, nebulizer, nasal atomizer, and sublingual routes;
perform case-based assessment and patient management scenarios of both medical and trauma patients;
identify and meet the needs of special populations patients such as pediatrics, bariatrics, geriatrics, and patients with disabilities;
follow National Incident Management Systems (NIMS) principles for responding to disasters and mass casualty incidents;
pass the NYS EMT skill evaluation.
- The co-requisite courses are free and do require a computer and internet access. The co-requisite courses are:
NYS Mandated Reporter training for Child Abuse and Neglect, 2 hour course.
FEMA IS-100: Introduction to Incident Command System, 2 hour course.
FEMA IS-700: National Incident Management Systems, 3.5 hour course.
Hazardous Materials First Responder Awareness Level, 4 hour course.
- All safety protocols must be followed in clinical and laboratory settings.
- Students are responsible for providing transportation to off-campus clinical and field sites. A minimum of 10 hours and 10 documented patient contacts are required.
- Because of the critical nature of the profession, deviations from professional conduct may adversely affect the patient’s well-being. Therefore, the department reserves the right to immediately remove the student from didactic, laboratory and clinical course work and/or dismiss that student from the program if the department determines that the student has acted in an unprofessional manner or if the student is unable to provide safe clinical practices.
Total Credits: 8.0