The Emergency Responder course prepares the EMR student to provide emergency prehospital assessment and care for patients of all ages with a variety of medical conditions and traumatic injuries. Areas of study include an introduction to emergency medical services systems, roles and responsibilities of EMRs, anatomy and physiology, medical emergencies, trauma, and special considerations for working in the prehospital setting.
Teaching-learning methods in this course may include, but are not limited to, assigned readings, presentations, discussion, critical thinking exercises, labs, and class activities. Evaluation procedures include quizzes, written examinations, and assignments.
Supplemental information to assist in your learning will be posted on Course Compass. Please check Course Compass frequently.
At the completion of this program you should be able to:
1. Describe the roles of EMS in the health care system.
2. Demonstrate the professional attributes expected of EMRs.
3. Perform the roles and responsibilities of an EMR with regard to personal safety and wellness, as well as the safety of others.
4. Perform the duties of an EMR with regard for medical-legal and ethical issues, including functioning under medical direction and within the scope of practice.
5. Apply principles of anatomy, physiology, pathophysiology, life-span development, and therapeutic communications to the assessment and management of patients.
6. Identify the need for and perform immediately life-saving interventions to manage a patient’s airway, breathing, and circulation.
7. Assess and manage patients of all ages with a variety of complaints, medical conditions, and traumatic injuries.
8. Apply principles of emergency medical services operations, including considerations in ambulance and air medical transportation, multiple casualty incidents, gaining access to and extricating patients, hazardous materials incidents, and responding to situations involving weapons of mass destruction.
Le Baudour, C. Emergency Medical Responder First on Scene. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Education.
Course Completion Requirements:
Successful completion of this course requires adherence to course policies, maintaining a course average of 80 % with a minimum score of 60 % on each in-class examination, a minimum score of 76 % on the course final examination, and successfully demonstrating all required skills.