Emergency Medical Responder – Initial

Prerequisites:  This course shall have no formal pre-requisite.  The individual should have no history of a disabling medical condition, which may be sufficient reason for disqualification.

Course Length: 40 hours - Course length shall vary depending on the number of delegates.  The total course time includes breaks and meals.

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Course Objective

The curriculum provides the knowledge and skills necessary to provide immediate lifesaving interventions while awaiting additional EMS resources to arrive.

Course Design

  • Power Point© / Lecture / Audio Video / Visual Aids
  • Textbook – Emergency Medical Responder: First of Scene, 11th Ed.
  • Demonstrations
  • Practical Exercises

 Successful Course Completion

  • Requires a minimum score of 70% or better.
  • Learners must successfully complete the psychomotor exam.

Course Content Summary

  • Classroom
  • Practical’s

Breaks:  10-15 minutes (approximately every 1.5 hours)                                                      

Course Topics - Day 1

Lecture:

  • Bureau Portal Training
  • Intro to EMS Systems
  • Legal & Ethics
  • Wellness & Safety
  • Medical Terminology & Anatomy
  • Patho
  • Lifting & Moving
  • Communication
  • Documentation
  • Airway Management

Skills:

  • O2 Administration
  • Vital Signs – Blood Pressure, Pulse, Respiratory Rate, Airway adjuncts, and Bag Valve Mask

 Course Topics - Day 2

Review:

  • Practice skills learned the previous day

Exam

  • Exam #1

Lecture:

  • Oxygen Therapy
  • Medical History
  • Patient Assessment
  • Cardiac.Emergencies
  • Respiratory Emergencies
  • Medical Emergencies
  • Environmental Emergencies

Skills:

  • Medical Assessment & AED
  • Practice skills learned from the previous day

Course Topics - Day 3

Review:

  • Practice skills learned the previous day

Exam

  • Exam #2

Lecture:

  • Soft-Tissue Injuries
  • Shock
  • Muscle & Bone Injuries
  • Head & Spine Injuries
  • Chest & Abdominal Emergencies
  • General Safety
  • Mild Cognitive Impairment

Skills:

  • Skills: Trauma Assessment
  • Practice skills learned from the previous day

Course Topics - Day 4

Review:

  • Practice skills learned the previous day

Lecture:

  • Pregnancy & Childbirth
  • Pediatrics
  • Geriatrics (Including Dementia and Alzheimer’s)

Skills:

  • Skills: Trauma Assessment
  • Practice all acquired skills

Final Review

  • Question & Answer Session

Exam

  • Exam #3
  • Psychomotor Exam

Training Center Provided Material

  • Course Materials

Delegate Requirements

  • None

Reference Material / Documents

Nationally Registered Emergency Medical Responder: First of Scene, 11th Edition

American Heart Association (Healthcare Provider/BLS Provider)

  • Course ID #: MA252

Date

Apr 22 2024

Time

7:30 am
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