Emergency Medical Responder
Old Course Code: FRB

Instructional Hours: 51.00


Objective: To provide skills necessary to begin, at the emergency location, assessment and care for injured or ill patients.

Learning Outcome: 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 to assist those personnel. Students must successfully complete a skills proficiency record, the MIEMSS written examination with a score of 70% or better and the practical examination.

Course Content: Major topics covered in the 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: Lecture, discussion, classroom exercises, audio/visual material, skills testing, written and practical examinations and graded skill evaluations.

There are no prerequisites for this course.