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EMS University

Emergency Medical Responder Course

Formerly titled, First Responder, in addition to the EMT Program, you can also become certified as an Emergency Medical Responder. This course consists of introductory material into the EMS system and components relating to medical practice in the prehospital field. EMRs understand a great deal relating to both medical and trauma situations, including how to deal with cuts, burns, bites, stings, heart attacks, stroke, diabetes, etc.

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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
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