EMT- Paramedic Refresher

The Paramedic Refresher / Challenge program has adopted the National Emergency Medical Services Educational Standards and uses both on-line written and in class practical examinations to uncover areas of weakness in didactic knowledge and practical skill proficiency. 

Overview

The student will only be required to attend those sessions that are mandatory and the sessions related to the challenge exam topics the student failed. 

All rules and regulations of the Paramedic refresher program will be outlined the first session of class as outlined in the Academic Guidelines. These rules and regulations are strictly enforced as per the New York State Department of Health EMS Bureau, St. John’s University, and our accreditation agencies.

Review the Paramedic Refresher Day 1 prerequisites tab below.

NOTE: All Paramedic Refresher students will now be required to test to the National Registry standards as required by the NYS DOH, this does not qualify you to take the national register exam.

For a preview of the 11 skills required for testing, please click on the links below.

Skills Testing Sheets

ALS and BLS Skills Testing Matrix

Contact Us
St. John's University
Emergency Medical Service Institute
Dr. Andrew Bartilucci Center
175-05 Horace Harding Expressway
Fresh Meadows, New York 11365
718-990-8436
[email protected]
Directions

Hours of Operation
Monday-Thursday 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Friday 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Additional Information

All students will be required to have their FEMA certificates by the first day of class. This is a pre-requisite for all refresher classes! If you do not have them with you the first day of class, you will need to reschedule for another program. They must be brought in on a paper copy; NO electronic FEMA certificates sent to us will be accepted.

FEMA Certificates Required for Medic Refresher by day 1 of class.

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

IS-200.C: Basic Incident Command System for Initial Response

IS-5.A: An Introduction to Hazardous Materials

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

Do not email or send any completed FEMA certificates to EMSI. You are to bring these documents in the first day of class.

Student using a NYS Department of Health Verification of Membership must be able to provide a completed form with their agency name and agency code by the first day of class, otherwise the student cannot be enrolled. Students can download this form by clicking on the link below and having it filled out with all appropriate signatures for the first day of class.

DOH-3312 (5/07) Verification of Membership in a NYS EMS Agency

Student who will be paying for this refresher course by either a Bank Check or a Money Order made out to St. John’s University will be required to bring in a payment for $750.00 by the 1st day of class. We do not offer payment plans for the refresher course.

Students who have completed a NYS basic course that have not obtained certification through their initial course and needs to successfully complete a refresher program in order to take the NYS Certification Examination must pay for the refresher course tuition outlined above and attend all lecture sessions. We cannot accept the NYS Department of Health Verification of Membership form NYS DOH-3312 from these students.

Students must be able to provide identification and/or documentation validating that they are or were at one point a certified EMT or EMT-Paramedic. Students will be required to bring with them on the first day of class a copy of a Photo ID (Driver’s License, College ID, Work ID), EMT Certification Card, or documentation from New York State Department of Health, EMS Bureau validating the student’s certification.

Student using a NYS Department of Health voucher must be able to provide their agency name and agency code prior to class, otherwise they cannot be enrolled.

No student will be allowed to take a NYS Refresher course with SJU until they can show either a legible, current / expired or duplicate NYS EMT certification card. We need to know if you’ve been certified at the level of training you are refreshing for. 

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

Text Books used with the Paramedic Refresher Course, purchased separately. 

Emergency Care in the Streets 7th Edition by Caroline (2 volume set) with the associated LMS
AHA 2015 BLS for Healthcare Providers
AHA 2015 Advanced Cardiac Life Support
AHA 2015 Pediatric Advanced Life Support

Paramedic Refresher Course Spring 2020-1

  • NYS Course # PENDING
  • Registration Deadline: Monday, January 13, 2020
  • Start Date: Monday, January 27, 2020
  • CPR/Skills Challenge: Saturday, February 22, 2020
  • NYS Skills Testing: Monday, May 11, 2020
  • NYS Exam Date: Thursday, May 21, 2020
  • Course Day: Monday
  • Times: 9am to 3 pm
  • All class sessions other than the CPR/Skills Challenge Exam will be held on Monday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Syllabus

For Course registration please click →  How to Register

Paramedic Refresher Course Summer 2020-2

  • NYS Course # PENDING
  • Registration Deadline: Tuesday, April 28, 2020
  • Start Date: Tuesday, May 12, 2020
  • CPR/Skills Challenge: Saturday, June 06, 2020
  • NYS Skills Testing: Tuesday, August 11, 2020
  • NYS Exam Date: Thursday, August 20, 2020
  • Course Day: Tuesday
  • Times: 9am to 3 pm
  • All class sessions other than the CPR/Skills Challenge Exam will be held on Tuesday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Syllabus              

For Course registration please click → How to Register

Paramedic Refresher Course Fall 2020-3

  • NYS Course # PENDING
    Registration Deadline: Wednesday, July 29, 2020
    Start Date: Wednesday, August 12, 2020
    CPR/Skills Challenge: Saturday, September 05, 2020
    NYS Skills Testing: Wednesday, November 11, 2020
    NYS Exam Date: Thursday, November 19, 2020
    Course Day: Wednesday
    Times: 9am to 3 pm
  • All class sessions other than the CPR/Skills Challenge Exam will be held on Wednesday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Syllabus             

For Course registration please click → How to Register