Emergency Medical Responder

Emergency Medical Responder
Note: course is not regularly offered. For more information, contact Jeff Watts (jwatts@shaw.ca)

About this course

  • 44 hour course
  • 3-year certification in Emergency Medical Responder
  • Includes CPR Level HCP (Health Care Provider)
  • Includes AED (Automated External Defibrillation) certification (where local legislation permits)
  • Conducted by a certified Red Cross First Responder Instructor or Emergency Medical Responder Instructor
  • [note*] – extensive homework is required each night

Course Content

  • The Responder and Responsibilities (Medical Control)
  • The Emergency Scene
  • Preventing Disease Transmission
  • Human Body Systems including Musculoskeletal Anatomy
  • Primary and Secondary Assessment including Chest Auscultation and Pulse Oximetry
  • Respiratory Emergencies
  • Airway and Ventilation
  • Circulatory Emergencies
  • Bleeding
  • Shock (Septic, Neurogenic, Cardiogenic, Hypovolemic, Anaphylactic)
  • Soft tissue injuries
  • Musculoskeletal injuries
  • Head and spine injuries
  • Chest, abdominal, and pelvic injuries
  • Sudden illnesses
  • Poisoning
  • Heat- and cold-related emergencies
  • Special populations
  • Childbirth
  • Crisis intervention
  • Reaching and moving people
  • Multiple casualty incidents
  • Communications (Radio and Documentation) and Transportation
  • Minimum 80% passing mark for written exam
  • Two practicums (one medical and one trauma)