Emergency Medical Responder

Course Description

The Emergency Medical Responder (EMR) is an advanced course that meets the National Occupancy Competency Profiles (NOCP) for EMRs. Successful completion allows participants to write provincial exams to work as an Emergency Medical Responder (where permitted).

In provinces that recognize and regulate the EMR qualification, successful participants can find work in rural ambulance services, community response teams, and heavy industrial areas. The course also prepares participants to provide first-line response in isolated communities and remote worksites.

Course Availability
This course is available in the following locations
  • Alberta
  • British Columbia
  • Manitoba
  • New Brunswick
  • Northwest Territories
  • Saskatchewan

What you should know

Duration
Duration
This is a 10-day course
Prerequisites
Prerequisites

Standard First Aid + CPR-C + AED

Contact your local SJA branch for more information on additional pre-requisites or application steps required by your province. 

Course Content
Course Content
  • Wellbeing of the first responder
  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Scene assessment
  • Lifting and moving
  • Advanced patient assessment
  • Airway management
  • Oxygen administration
  • Cardiovascular emergencies, CPR & AED
  • Medical emergencies
  • Head, neck, and face injuries
  • Spinal injuries
  • Environmental emergencies
  • Soft-tissue injuries
  • Muscle and bone injuries
  • Special Rescue situations
  • Paediatric and geriatric patients
  • Bariatric patients
  • Psychological emergencies
  • Substance abuse and overdose
  • Pharmacology
  • Multiple casualty Incidents
  • HazMat
  • Water emergencies
  • Emergency childbirth
Delivery Method
In-class
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