First Responder

Description

The Emergency Medical Responder course prepares the EMR student to provide pre-hospital assessment and care for patients of all ages with a variety of medical conditions and traumatic injuries. Areas of study include an introduction to emergency medical services systems, roles and responsibilities of EMRs, anatomy and physiology, medical emergencies, trauma, and special considerations for working in the pre-hospital setting. Teaching-learning methods in this course may include, but are not limited to, assigned readings, presentations, discussion, critical thinking exercises, labs, and class activities. Evaluation procedures include quizzes, written examinations, and assignments.

Objectives

At the completion of this program you should be able to:

  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 practice.
  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, considerations, multiple casualty incidents, gaining access to and extricating patients, hazardous materials incidents, and responding to situations involving weapons of mass destruction.

Course Attendance Policy:

Student attendance is required at all scheduled classes, including lab sessions. Students may be dropped from the course for excessive absences of any kind. 80 % attendance is mandatory.

Course Completion Requirements

Successful completion of this course requires adherence to course policies, maintaining a course average of 70 %, a minimum score of 70% on the course final examination, and successfully demonstrating all required skills. In order to be eligible to take the Course Final Exam all course requirements must be completed.

Programme Schedule

  1. Adult/Infant/Child CPR/AED
  2. Obtaining Blood Pressures
  3. Components of an EMS System

Well-being of the First Responder

  1. First Responders and Stress
  2. Death and dying
  3. Signs and symptoms of stress
  4. Dealing with stress
  5. Body substance Isolation

Legal and Ethical Issues

  1. Scope and care
  2. Standard of care
  3. Ethical responsibilities
  4. Consent to treat

  1. Position and directional terminology
  2. Body regions
  3. Body cavities
  4. Abdominal quadrants

Lifting and moving patients

  1. Body mechanics and lifting techniques
  2. When to move a patient
  3. Emergency moves

Evaluation: preparatory

  1. Hands on skills
  2. Discussion

Introduction to Airway

  1. Mechanics of breathing
  2. Assessing Airway
  3. Opening the airway
  4. Correcting airway obstructions
  5. Oropharyngeal airways
  6. Suctioning techniques

Practical – Airway

BVM Oxygen Administration

  1. Equipment
  2. Administrative setups
  3. Portable oxygen tanks

Circulation
  1. CPR/AED
  2. Pediatric CPR

Medical Emergencies

  1. Signs and symptoms
  2. Cardiac and respiratory emergencies
  3. Heat and cold emergency
  4. Behavioural emergency
  5. Alcohol and drug emergency
  6. Assisting a patient with certain medications

Bleeding and Soft Tissue injuries

  1. Heart – blood and blood vessels
  2. Bleeding
  3. Shock
  4. Soft tissue injuries
  5. Burns
  6. Industrial accidents

Injuries to muscles and bones

  1. Musculoskeletal systems
  2. Splinting
  3. Specific extremity injuries
  4. Injuries to the head, neck and chest
  5. Application of a C- collar
  6. Spinal Immobilisation

Skills and Practical Review

Emergency child birth and neonatal

  1. Assisting a mother in child birth
  2. Caring for new born

EMS operations

  1. MEDEVAC

Multiple casualty incidents

  1. Understanding and set up
  2. Triage

About This Course

Course IDFirst Responder
StandardE.C.S.I/A.C.E.P/A.A.O.S
Duration4 Days (30 hrs)
Pre-requisiteNone
Cost (TTD)$4,800.00

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