Emergency Medical Responder


Course provides the knowledge and skills that are necessary in an emergency to help sustain life, reduce pain, and minimize the consequences of injury or sudden illness for those functioning as a member of the health care team in a pre-hospital setting. Course is for those providing a professional level of emergency response including firefighters, law-enforcement officers, and emergency medical services personnel. Includes CPR level HCP and AED. Meets the Paramedic Association of Canada National Occupational Competency Profiles for the practitioner level of emergency medical responder (EMR).


Duration: Minimum 80 hours (40-60-hour upgrade course for current **Red Cross First Responders or equivalent**)
Instructor: Canadian Red Cross Advanced Emergency Care Instructor
Prerequisite: Standard First Aid with CPR Level C
Completion Requirements: 100% attendance, skill demonstration, 2 evaluated scenarios, and 80% min. passing grade on written exam
Certification: 3-year certification in Emergency Medical Responder, CPR Level HCP, and AED


**Must have current First Responder within 1 Year.  Other training may qualify as equivalent to First Responder.**


Course Content:


Part 1 – The Responder
> The responder
> The emergency scene
> Preventing disease transmission


Part 2 – Establishing Priorities of Care
> Human body systems
> Assessment
> Respiratory emergencies
> Airway and ventilation
> Circulatory emergencies
> Bleeding
> Shock

Part 3 – Injuries
> Soft tissue injuries
> Musculoskeletal injuries
> Head and spine injuries
> Chest, abdominal, and pelvic injuries

Part 4 – Medical Emergencies
> Sudden illnesses
> Poisoning
> Heat‐and cold‐related emergencies
> Childbirth

Part 5 – Special Populations and Situations
> Special populations
> Crisis intervention
> Reaching and moving people
> Multiple casualty incidents


Includes CPR HCP.

Includes any other content required by specific legislation


Take-Home Materials: Red Cross Emergency Care Manual
Red Cross Emergency Care Workbook
Certification card and optional wall certificate

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