Emergency Medical Responder
Course Length: 48 Hours
Course Dates: 03/11/2012-03/16/2012
Based on recognized first responder guidelines, this course provides training in the skills needed to provide the first patient contact in the emergency medical services system. Fire fighters, police officers and other emergency services personnel are often the first on the scene of emergency calls and have a responsibility to know what to do. Through instruction in patient assessment, patient care, legal aspects, terminology, diagnostic signs, life threatening emergencies and many other topics, the First Responder will be better prepared to provide better care for the patient.
Prerequisite: Must provide proof of current status for Healthcare Provider through the American Heart Association or an equivalent agency. This must include adult and pediatric CPR, as well as the use of an Automated External Defibrillator. Must possess a valid driver’s license.
Special Notes: To ensure the total number of class hours are met, this course will begin on Sunday evening at 6:00pm. The remaining class hours will be Monday through Friday from 8:00am until 5:00pm, with evening sessions on Tuesday and Thursday from 6:00pm until 9:00pm each evening.
This is a required course for Intermediate Certification and was once called "First Responder".