The Emergency Medical Responder (EMR) course is designed to prepare the individual to work as an EMR and initiate immediate life-saving care to those in need who have accessed the EMS system. The EMR has the basic working knowledge and skills necessary to function at that level and provide life-saving care while awaiting for additional EMS resources. The course prepares attendees to perform patient assessment, airway management, cardiopulmonary resuscitation, automated external defibrillator, oxygen administration, bandaging, splinting, hemorrhage control, childbirth, and spinal immobilization. As well, the EMR can assist higher level EMS personnel at the scene and during transport. The EMR is an integral part of the comprehensive Emergency Medical System who functions under medical direction and oversight to provide basic interventions with minimal resources.
Emergency Medical Responder training is a 54 contact hour course. It prepares participates to administer out-of-hospital emergency medical care and may be appropriate for people working, or looking to work, as a:
- Ski Patroller
- Security Personnel
- Police Officers