New York State Emergency Medical Technician, Basic
This course is designed to provide rescuers with the emergency medical knowledge and skills necessary to care for the sick and injured in a pre-hospital setting. Topics include the recognition and treatment of respiratory and circulatory emergencies, trauma, medical emergencies, environmental injuries, emergency childbirth, and psychological emergencies. Students successfully completing this course are eligible to take the New York State certification exam for emergency medical technicians. Eighty instruction hours, seventy-two laboratory hours.
Municipal and Volunteer Fire Department, EMS Units, and Industrial Health/Safety Systems
The textbook being used is the Emergency Medical Technician – Aehlert 2nd Edition (McGraw Hill). The cost of the textbook will be $80 and can be purchased through the OER Department or from any book store. New York State Department of Health provides tuition reimbursement (when available) for students from NYS EMS agencies who successfully complete approved courses and become certified. If the student does not qualify for State tuition reimbursement, the student will be responsible for paying the $775 tuition.