Emergency First Responder / Emergency Medical Responder

Historically, EFR / EMRs have been the medical first responders in rural and remote communities. They are often associated with volunteer emergency services organizations and may be the sole provider of emergency medical services in some communities.

 

EFRs / EMRs may be responsible for initial assessments, the provision of safe and prudent care, and the transport of a patient to the most appropriate health care facility.

 

EFR / EMR may also be utilized by Patient transfer companies or private Emergency Medical Services companies for special events. Most of the courses appear the same in both list s, but the EMR course takes each one into much greater detail.

Course Design and Content

​EMERGENCY FIRST 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

  • Crisis intervention

  • Reaching, lifting and extricating patients

  • Multiple-casualty incidents

 

​EMERGENCY MEDICAL 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

Duration

Emergency First Responder - 80 hrs  

Emergency Medical Responder - 120-140 hours

 

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