Emergency Medical Responder – Red Cross


Emergency Medical Responder 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)  Upon successful completion, students can apply to write the NOC Exam for licensure.

Pre-requisite - Standard First Aid with CPR Level C; pre-course assignment (to advance from First Responder)

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 Includes CPR HCP

Part 3 – Traumatic Injuries Includes any other content required by specific legislation > 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

Course Fees include - Red Cross Emergency Care text, Red Cross Emergency Care Workbook

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