August 3, 2022 - September 17, 2022
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The Emergency Medical Responder (EMR) course prepares the student to provide prehospital assessment and care for patients of all ages with a variety of medical conditions and traumatic injuries. The satisfactory completion of this course prepares the candidate to test for certification at the EMR level with the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT). The EMR certification is required in order to apply for licensure as a State of New Hampshire Emergency Medical Responder.
Cost To Student:
There is no cost for this program as it is 100% grant-funded. This includes all textbook, audiobook, quizzes, online lectures, skills sessions, and study materials as well as the State BLS Psychomotor Exam.
Current BLS CPR for Health Care Providers must remain current through testing. All students must complete ICS 100, NIMS 700, AWR 160 and Hazardous Materials Awareness before the completion of this course. Previous certifications (version A or later) will be accepted.
The primary focus of the Emergency Medical Responder is to initiate immediate lifesaving care to critical patients who access the emergency medical system. This individual possesses the basic knowledge and skills necessary to provide lifesaving interventions while awaiting additional EMS response and to assist higher level personnel at the scene and during transport. Emergency Medical Responders function as part of a comprehensive EMS response, under medical oversight. Emergency Medical Responders perform basic interventions with minimal equipment.
The Emergency Medical Responder’s scope of practice includes simple skills focused on lifesaving interventions for critical patients. Typically, the Emergency Medical Responder renders on-scene emergency care while awaiting additional EMS response and may serve as part of the transporting crew, but not as the primary care giver.
In many communities, Emergency Medical Responders provide a mechanism to increase the likelihood that trained personnel and lifesaving equipment can be rapidly deployed to serious emergencies. In all cases, Emergency Medical Responders are part of a tiered response system. Emergency Medical Responders work alongside other EMS and health care professionals as an integral part of the emergency care team.
The Emergency Medical Responder’s scope of practice includes simple, non-invasive interventions to reduce the morbidity and mortality associated with acute out-of-hospital medical and traumatic emergencies. Emergency care is based on assessment findings. Additionally, the Emergency Medical Responder provides care designed to minimize secondary injury and comfort the patient and family while awaiting additional EMS resources.
A major difference between the lay person and the Emergency Medical Responder is the “duty to act” as part of an organized EMS response.
In some systems, Emergency Medical Responders serve as a part of the crew on transporting EMS units; however, the EMR is not intended to be the highest level caregiver in such situations. They must function with an EMT or higher level personnel during the transportation of emergency patients. The scope of practice model of an EMRis limited to simple skills that are effective and can be performed safely in an out-of-hospital setting with medical oversight.
After initiating care, the Emergency Medical Responder transfers care to higher level personnel. The Emergency Medical Responder serves as part of an EMS response system that ensures a progressive increase in the level of assessment and care.1
Lancaster Fire Department
Prerequisites must be met at the time of registration. Applicants will be notified within two business days with the status of their applications. Courses where pricing is listed as "Grant Funded" covers tuition only. Overtime/Backfill eligible courses will be specifically noted.
Opens: Thursday June 09, 2022 09:50 Closes: Friday July 29, 2022 16:00