EMT-B Original

The Emergency Medical Technician Basic (EMT-B) Original Program is a rigorous 192 hour program, and is offered three times a year. The courses are divided into extensive didactic instruction, lab sessions, and a required ambulance Internship.

Overview

Our lecturers and lab instructors are Physicians, Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners, Paramedics and Specialty Lecturers. We strive to mirror the information as if it was being presented in a medical school setting. The labs are completed at the school to make the student proficient in the various skills the EMT needs to know, before going out in the field.

The students take the skills they have learned in the classroom and complete clinical rotations to master these skills. The clinical rotations are completed on 911 Basic Life Support (BLS) ambulances, throughout Queens, Manhattan, Brooklyn, and the Bronx.

In order to facilitate the Ambulance Internship process, St. John's University’s EMS Institute uses an electronic tracking system for student's clinical records and scheduling needs. This is included in the book and supply fee. You can see what FISDAP is all about by visiting www.fisdap.net

Once you have completed the New York State EMT Basic Program the student will be eligible to sit for the New York State Certification Examination. This certification is only good for three years. The EMT must take an EMT Refresher course before the three year time frame expires. Typically this is completed just six months prior to the expiration date, but can be completed sooner.   

The EMT Program follows the New York State Department of Health Guidelines and National Registry Guidelines.

All our EMS programs use an interactive on-line Learning Management System (LMS) allowing the student to be able to take quizzes at their leisure and in their home or using our computer center located at the Dr. Bartilucci Center.

Additional Information

All students will be required to have their FEMA certificates by the first day of orientation. This is a pre-requisite for all EMT Basic Original classes beginning 2019.  They must be brought in on a paper copy; NO electronic FEMA certificates sent to us will be accepted.

This is a New York State Department of Health, Bureau of Emergency Medical Services Requirement. The student will complete each online course, then take the final exam. If they get a passing grade, the will be emailed a link from FEMA to down load their certificate. This must be printed out, and brought in the night of orientation.

IS-100.C: - Introduction to Incident Command System

IS-5.A: An Introduction to Hazardous Materials

IS-700.B: NIMS, An Introduction to the National Incident Management System

Admissions

Must be 17 years or older by the New York State written certification exam.

The EMT-B program is open enrollment, there is no screening exam. You must have a copy or your high school diploma or GED or college transcript (preferred). The documents must be brought in the night of orientation along with all three of your FEMA certificates.

Complete the Application for Emergency Medical Services Certification (DOH-65), including affirmation regarding criminal convictions

  • Successfully complete an approved New York State EMT-B course
  • Achieve a passing score on the practical and written certification examinations
  • Must be at least 17 years of age by the end of the month in which they are scheduled to take the written certification examination
  • Knowledge and Skills required show need for high school or equivalent education
  • Ability to communicate effectively via telephone and radio equipment
  • Ability to lift, carry and balance up to 125 pounds (250 pounds with assistance)
  • Ability to interpret oral, written and diagnostic form instructions
  • Ability to use good judgment and remain calm in high stress situations
  • Ability to be unaffected by loud noises and flashing lights
  • Ability to function efficiently without interruption throughout an entire work shift
  • Ability to calculate weight and volume ratios
  • Ability to read English language, manuals and road maps
  • Ability to accurately discern street signs and addresses
  • Ability to interview patients, patient family members and bystanders
  • Ability to document, in writing, all relevant information in prescribed format in light of legal ramifications of such
  • Ability to converse, in English, with coworkers and hospital staff with regard to the status of the patient
  • Possesses good manual dexterity with ability to perform all tasks related to the highest quality patient care
  • Ability to bend, stoop and crawl on uneven terrain
  • Ability to withstand varied environmental conditions such as extreme heat, cold and moisture
  • Ability to work in low light situations and confined spaces
  • Ability to work with other providers to make appropriate patient care decisions

Please read this section carefully before registering for any EMT Basic course.

There is no payment plan for the EMT class The tuition for Emergency Medical Technician Program is $1150.00. Because of the overwhelming interest of students wanting to join our program, a deposit of $150.00 nonrefundable, which will be credited towards the tuition, and must be paid within 1 week of registering for the class..

Students utilizing a Verification of Membership form, NYS DOH-3312 from a NYS EMS agency must have a completed form submitted within 2 weeks of registering for the class. This will guarantee a seat for the student.

There will also be additional costs for text books and associated equipment that is necessary for the student to function in the clinical setting that must be paid with the deposit for the class.

We do reserve the right to revise tuition and fees without prior notice if it becomes necessary.

Please note: Students should have their own health insurance. St. John’s University or its affiliates are not responsible for and illness or injury of the student.

Text Books used within the EMT-B Original Course:
AAOS Emergency Care and Transportation of the Sick and Injured 11th ED.
AHA 2015 BLS for Healthcare Providers

Program Curriculum Overview (PDF)

Please note: If classes fill before the registration end date, we close the course.

EMT Basic Course Spring 2020-1

  • NYS Course # PENDING
  • Registration Deadline: Wednesday, January 08, 2020
  • Orientation: Wednesday, February 12, 2020
  • Start Date: Wednesday, February 19, 2020
  • NYS Skills Testing: Tuesday, May 19, 2020
  • NYS Exam Date:Thursday, May 21, 2020
  • Course Day: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday
  • Times: 6pm to 10pm

Syllabus

There is no payment plan for the EMT class The tuition for Emergency Medical Technician Program is $1150.00. Because of the overwhelming interest of students wanting to join our program, a deposit of $150.00 nonrefundable, which will be credited towards the tuition, and must be paid within 1 week of registering for the class. If we reach the maximum number of students before registration closes, we will close the course and there will be no late registrations.

For Course registration please click→ How to Register

EMT Basic Course Summer 2020-2

  • NYS Course # PENDING
  • Registration Deadline: Tuesday, April 28, 2020
  • Orientation: Wednesday, May 20, 2020
  • Start Date: Tuesday, June 09, 2020
  • NYS Skills Testing: Tuesday, August 18, 2020
  • NYS Exam Date: Thursday, August 20, 2020
  • Course Day: Monday thru Thursday
  • Times: 6pm to 10pm

Syllabus

There is no payment plan for the EMT class The tuition for Emergency Medical Technician Program is $1150.00. Because of the overwhelming interest of students wanting to join our program, a deposit of $150.00 nonrefundable, which will be credited towards the tuition, and must be paid within 1 week of registering for the class. If we reach the maximum number of students before registration closes, we will close the course and there will be no late registrations.

For Course registration please click → How to Register

EMT Basic Course Fall 2020-3

  • NYS Course # PENDING
  • Registration Deadline: Monday, August 10, 2020
  • Orientation: Wednesday, September 09, 2020
  • Start Date: Monday, September 14, 2020
  • NYS Skills Testing: Tuesday, December 15, 2020
  • NYS Exam Date: Thursday, December 17, 2020 Course
  • Day: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday
  • Times: 6pm to 10pm

Syllabus

There is no payment plan for the EMT class The tuition for Emergency Medical Technician Program is $1150.00. Because of the overwhelming interest of students wanting to join our program, a deposit of $150.00 nonrefundable, which will be credited towards the tuition, and must be paid within 1 week of registering for the class. If we reach the maximum number of students before registration closes, we will close the course and there will be no late registrations.

For Course registration please click →  How to Register

Clinical Rotations

There will also be additional costs for text books and associated equipment that is necessary for the student to function in the clinical setting that must be paid with the deposit for the class.

The EMT-B original student will be required to participate in 24 hours of clinical time and have documented 10 patient contacts, in either, (2) 12-hour tours or (3) 8 hour tours, on a NYC 911 basic life support (BLS) ambulance. All ambulance rotations must be completed before the Final Exam. Each class has an exact date when the ambulance rotations must be completed by. Each student will arrange their own rotation at our Ambulance Sites.

The EMT-B

The EMT curriculum is directly in accordance with the National Emergency Medical Services Educational Standards.

The student must demonstrate competency is assessment of a patient, handling emergencies using Basic Life Support equipment and techniques. Must be able to perform CPR, control bleeding, provide non- invasive treatment of hypoperfusion, stabilize / immobilize injured bones and the spine, manage environmental emergencies and emergency childbirth. Must be able to use a semi-automatic defibrillator. Must be able to assist patients with self-administration or administer emergency medications as described in state and local protocol.

Academic Guidelines

It is very important that all our students have prior knowledge of the requirements of our EMS programs before registration. This will be reviewed on orientation day because we update our Academics Policies for each program. Please review the course syllabus listed under each course on the Courses and Registration tab.

The EMS Institute does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, national origin, religion, age, political beliefs, handicap, or any other factor, in its employment practices or in its policies relating to recruitment of students. The EMS Institute does reserve the right to revise tuition and fees without prior notice if it becomes necessary and revise the guidelines manual as necessary with notification to the student if the modification is done during the class in session.

Where are the classes held?

They are held at the:
Dr. Andrew Bartilucci Center
175-05 Horace Harding Expressway
Fresh Meadows, NY 11365
Directions

What will I learn as an EMT?

We teach to the National Emergency Medical Services Educational Standards. The following sections are whats covered.

  • Foundations of the EMT
  • Airway Management, Respirations, And Artificial Ventilations
  • CPR - Module Cardiac Arrest and CPR
  • Patient Assessment
  • Medical Emergencies
  • Trauma Emergncies
  • Special Populations
  • EMS Operations

Course Requirements

For student to complete the EMT original program they must meet certain criteria. The EMT program involves several phases that must be successfully completed. They include classroom/lab sessions and ambulance field rotations. All students must abide by the rules and regulations set forth in these policies and procedures manual. Violations of the rules and regulation will lead to dismissal from the program. Students must comply with all tuition requirements and must successfully meet all requirements for attendance, written quizzes/exam modules, final exam, interpersonal skills, skill labs, AHA BLS for HCP course and all required online FEMA courses.

The hours for course completion include:

  • 5 hours mandatory orientation
  • 96 lecture and written examination hours
  • 64 lab and practical skills examination hours
  • 24 BLS ambulance rotation hours and 10 patient contacts (minimum)

Upon successful completion of the above hours, your student file will be reviewed by the program director and medical director for complete and accurate documentation. Upon completion of this, the student will be allowed to take the course final written examination. Upon successful completion of the course final written examination, the student will be able to progress towards the NYS practical examinations and the NYS and National Registry written examinations.

Are there exams or quizzes I have to take to pass the course?

YES! You will be required to take a HIPAA quiz (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act), BBP (Blood Borne Pathogens) quiz, four (4) exams, and a CPR (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation) exam, and the class Final Exam. Your HIPAA, BBP, and CPR grades are not calculated in your overall average.  Your Final Exam will encompass all the material you have learned from day one. The Final Exam is allowed a retest if failed, you also need a 80% average taken from your four take home quizzes in order to sit for the Final Exam. You must pass the Final Exam in order to take the new York State Department of Health practical skills and written certification examination.

How are the quizzes and exams administered?

The take home quizzes are administered online and the final exam is administered in school on-line. We utilize an on-line learning program from Jones and Bartlett called Course Navigate and the students have access to this program 24 hours 7 days a week for the duration of the EMT program. This program comes with the cost of the EMT text book. The student is given the quizzes to do over a period of time. The student can download the quizzes and use them as a study aid and submit the answers by the given due date listed on the syllabus.

Any student who fails one of the take home quizzes will be given a retest for that quiz they failed, if the student fails the take home quiz retest they are released from the program. The failing grade from the initial take home quiz will be the grade utilized in the student’s average calculations. All students are required to submit quizzes on time, if not, that quiz is considered incomplete! Any combination of more than 1 take home quiz failures or incomplete quizzes will be an automatic dismissal from the program.

What are the attendance requirements?

Attendance is mandatory for every session in order for the student to get the full benefit from their education. However, if, a student is absent we have established guidelines that must be followed. If the student is absent from any lecture night, that student will be required to make up that lecture at the instructors availability. The student will also be given a writing assignment. Both these requirements must be completed before the end of the learning module it occurred in. I.e.: if you miss the Medical Legal lecture in the preparatory section, you will be required to complete the above before the end of the preparatory module. The maximum allowable sessions missed is 3 (12 hours). If a 4th session is missed or a 4th session is accumulated from absences and or accumulated lateness, the student will be dismissed from the program. Clinical absences are also calculated into the students over all absences.

What will I get at the completion of the program?

Once the student has completed the EMT-B course they will then have to complete the New York State Department of Health practical skills examination, which is administered by the SJU EMS Institute staff at the Dr. Andrew Bartilucci Center. Upon successful completion of the skills testing, the student will be able to sit for the written certification exam, which is also at the Bartilucci Center.  The student will be registered with the NYS DOH by the Instructor so the student doesn’t have to worry about any scheduling. Once the student has successfully completed and passed all the above requirements, they will then be issued a New York State Emergency Medical Technician certification card, which is good for three years. The new EMT must understand that they are required to refresh their EMT card every three years, with an EMT- B Refresher course, in order to keep their certification current, so they may work or volunteer as an EMT.

Is the EMT program covered by Veterans Benefits?

Yes, as long as the veteran is approved by the VA.

Outcomes Assessments

Graduation Year20172016201520142013
NYS Writen Exam First Time Pass Rate99%95%86%81%79%
NYS Practical Exam First Time Pass Rate100%100%100%100%100%