Required CPR Testing

Bureau of EMS Policy Statement
Policy Statement # 11-07
Date November 18, 2011
Subject Required CPR Testing
Supercedes/Updates 93-06, 02-04, 06-02

Required CPR testing for all CFR and EMT/AEMT original and refresher courses.

The new guidelines for cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) were published in the American Heart Association Guidelines 2010 for CPR and ECC. The State EMS Council has voted to adopt these new standards for all NYS EMS Courses and Public Access Defibrillation entities. Any other policy statements or SEMAC Advisories concerning CPR and/or PAD entities are still in effect unless otherwise stated.

Please Note: For all courses starting on or after January 1, 1994, the sponsor must conduct, and the student must successfully pass, CPR testing prior to admission to the State final practical skills examination.

In order to be admitted to the State final practical skills examination all CFR, EMT and/or Advanced EMT students must pass CPR testing based on the criteria published in the American Heart Association's "Guidelines 2010 for CPR and ECC". Testing must include adult and infant obstructed airway procedures, adult 1 and 2 rescuer CPR, child and infant CPR. All documentation pertaining to CPR must become apart of the student files.

The course sponsor may use CPR educational materials from the American Heart Association, American Red Cross, National Safety Council or other equivalent educational material which meets the AHA Guidelines 2010.