Emergency Medical Responder (80 hours, Red Cross)

What we offer

Participants will learn and demonstrate all knowledge and skills needed to provide appropriate patient assessments, interventions, and ongoing care, including the transportation of a patient to a healthcare facility. Course content may vary depending on jurisdictional requirements and, in addition, follows the National Occupational Competency Profiles (NOCP) as defined by the Paramedic Association of Canada. Participants will be engaged in dynamic training techniques including video, media presentations, skills demonstrations, practice sessions, discussions, and scenarios based on real-life situations.

Prerequisites

Participant must be certified in Standard First Aid, with CPR level C and AED

Upon completion

Successfully demonstrate the required skills
Minimum 75% mark for written, closed book, knowledge evaluation
Successfully complete two evaluated scenarios (one medical and one trauma)
Attend and participate in 100% of the course

Certification

3-year certification in Emergency Medical Responder (digital certificate issued upon successful completion)

Course content

  • The professional responder
  • Responding to the call
  • Infection prevention and control
  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Assessment
  • Airway management and respiratory emergencies
  • Circulatory emergencies
  • Shock
  • Hemorrhage and soft tissue trauma
  • Musculoskeletal injuries
  • Chest, abdominal and pelvic injuries
  • Head and spinal injuries
  • Acute and chronic illnesses
  • Poisoning
  • Environmental illnesses
  • Pregnancy, labour, and delivery
  • Special populations
  • Crisis intervention
  • Reaching, lifting, and extricating patients
  • Transportation
  • Multiple-casualty incidents
  • Pharmacology
  • Marine environment
  • Workplace
  • Includes any other content required by specific legislation

Participant materials

Canadian Red Cross Emergency Care for Professional Responders Reference Text
Canadian Red Cross Emergency Care for Professional Responders Workbook (optional)

Course duration

Note: as the COVID-19 situation continues the EMR course is reduced to eight (8) days as some of the material is delivered as virtual training.

Course hours

8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Fee

Payment must be made when registering for courses. We reserve the right to cancel seven days prior to any course in which the minimum registration is not achieved.

Price

$1,065.01 plus HST

Scheduled Dates

  • 15 – 18 & 22 – 25 March 2021 (eight days)
  • 06 – 09 & 12 – 15 April 2021 (eight days)
  • 07 – 10 & 14 – 17 June 2021 (eight days)
  • 12 – 15 & 19 – 22 July 2021 (eight days)
  • 13 – 16 & 20 – 23 September 2021 (eight days)
  • 12 – 15 & 18 – 21 October 2021 (eight days)
  • 15 – 18 & 22 – 25 November 2021 (eight days)

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