Paramedic Challenge Refresher Program:
St. John’s University EMS Institute has adopted the National Emergency Medical Services Educational Standards. All courses, EMT basic, EMT refresher, Paramedic basic, and Paramedic refresher will now have incorporated the new educational materials for the National EMS Educational standards.
The EMT and Paramedic Basic will have it incorporated into the respective programs and the EMT Refresher will have 5, 3.5 hour mandatory Transition topics and Paramedic Refresher’s will have 6, 3.5 hour lectures that will also encompass NEW ALS skills, these transition topics meet or exceed the required material for the National EMS Educational standards. This is especially required for individuals who are looking to become or refresh their National Registry Certification.
All our EMT and Paramedic refreshers will still have a challenge component incorporated so students can challenge out their skills and exam topics. CPR Is a mandatory requirement for all basic and refresher courses
All students in the basic and refresher course will be required to take the following FEMA on line course and show proof of them taking the course in order to complete the basic or refresher program.
IS-100.b - Introduction to Incident Command System
IS-5.a An Introduction to Hazardous Materials
IS-700.a NIMS, An Introduction
FEMA Transcript Request Form
NOTE: All Paramedic Refresher students will now be required to test their skills to the National Registry standards. For a preview of the skills required for testing, please click on the link below.
Skills Testing Sheets
ALS and BLS Skills Testing Matrix
The paramedic challenge refresher program uses both written and practical examinations to uncover areas of weakness in didactic knowledge and practical skill proficiency. The student will only be required to attend the sessions that are mandatory and the sessions related to the topics that student's demonstrated weakness in.
As an example, if the student did not do well in the Medical Emergencies section of the examination and they were unsuccessful at the Patient Assessment skill station the student would be required to attend the lecture and skills session. The EMT-P certification is good for three years. The paramedic refresher program course is designed to review skills and didactic information to prepare the student for the New York State written and practical exams.
All our EMS programs now use interactive on-line learning allowing the student to be able to take quizzes and exams at their leisure and in their home or using our computer center located at the Dr. Bartilucci Center. Students are required to have computer access for all our courses.
Student's currently affiliated with a NYS EMS agency are eligible for NYS voucher reimbursement for the Paramedic Refresher only. Additional rules and regulations of the paramedic refresher will be outlined the fist day of class.
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