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Emergency medical responder

  • Technical guidance on emergency response


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Course provides the knowledge and skills necessary in an emergency to help sustain life, reduce pain, and minimize the consequences of injury or sudden illness in a pre-hospital setting.

Course provides the knowledge and skills necessary in an emergency to help sustain life, reduce pain, and minimize the consequences of injury or sudden illness in a pre-hospital setting.

Course is for those providing emergency response: firefighters, law-enforcement officers, and emergency medical services personnel.

Meets the paramedic association of Canada National Occupational Competency Profile for the practitioner level of emergency medical responder (EMR).

DURATION
  • 80 to 120 hours.
INSTRUCTOR
  • Red Cross Advanced Emergency Care Instructor or Emergency Care Instructor Trainer; in some jurisdictions the Instructor must be a licensed practitioner.
PREREQUISITES
  • Standard First Aid with CPR Level C; pre-course assignment.
COMPLETION REQUIREMENTS
  • 100% attendance, skill demonstration, 2 evaluated scenarios, and 80% min. passing grade on written exam.
CERTIFICATION
  • 3-year certification in Emergency Medical Responder, CPR Level HCP, and AED.
RECERTIFICATION
  • 40 hours; includes CPR Level HCP.
COURSE CONTENT
  • Part 1- Preparing to Respond:
    • The responder;
    • The emergency scene;
    • Preventing disease transmission.
  • Part 2 - Establishing Priorities of Care:
    • Anatomy and physiology;
    • Assessment;
    • Respiratory emergencies;
    • Airway and ventilation;
    • Circulatory emergencies;
    • Bleeding;
    • Shock;
    • Pharmacology.
  • Part 3 - Traumatic Injuries:
    • Soft tissue injuries;
    • Musculoskeletal injuries;
    • Head and spine injuries;
    • Chest, abdominal, and pelvic injuries.
  • Part 4 - Medical Emergencies:
    • Sudden illnesses;
    • Poisoning;
    • Heat- and cold- related emergencies.
  • Part 5 - Special Populations and Situations:
    • Special populations & crisis intervention;
    • Childbirth;
    • Reaching and moving patients;
    • Multiple casualty incidents;
    • Transportation.
    • Includes CPR HCP.
      Includes any other content required by specific legislation.
    PARTICIPANT MATERIALS
    • Red Cross Emergency Care text;
    • Red Cross Emergency Care Workbook;
    • Certification card and optional wall certificate.