Emergency Medical Responder
Instructional Hours: 72.00
Course Objective: To provide students with the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to begin assessment and care for injured or ill patients. Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to provide immediate medical care to critically ill or injured patients until personnel with advanced training arrive.
Course Description: Major topics covered in this course are an introduction to the EMS system; legal aspects of care, equipment, tools, and supplies; general anatomy and patient assessment; respiratory system, resuscitation, and CPR; aids to resuscitation and oxygen administration; management of bleeding, shock, and soft tissue injuries; management of fractures and spinal injuries; environmental emergencies and care of burns; care of special patients including obstetric, pediatric, and elderly; and special incidents including triage, water accidents, and gaining access to and moving patients. Methods of instruction include lecture, online activities, discussion and team-focused practical exercises.
Successful Completion: Students must attend required classroom sessions, complete all assigned online and classroom activities and homework assignments, demonstrate proficiency in the practical skills evolutions and obtain a score of 70% or better on the final in-class written and practical examinations in order to be eligible to take the NREMT written examination and MFRI administered practical examination required for certification.
There are no prerequisites for this course.