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Emergency Medical Responder Training

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Interested in knowing more than just first aid or want enhanced knowledge in dealing with a medical emergency in your workplace? Then consider Emergency Medical Responder training. As an Emergency Medical Responder (EMR), you may be a member of any of the three emergency services: Ambulance, Fire, or Police, or you may be a specially-trained industrial responder, workplace health & safety member, Occupational Health Nurse, private citizen or public employee.

This course of study is designed to teach you advanced knowledge in dealing with a medical emergency. It provides the knowledge and skill sets needed in an emergency to help maintain life, and reduce mortality and pain both in trauma and sudden illness. This course meets and follows the curriculum requirements of the Paramedic Association of Canada’s National Competency Profile.


The course of study is divided into two semester segments as it is 80 hours in duration.

Course content for semester one includes:
  • Introduction to the EMS system
  • The well being of the EMR
  • Legal and Ethical Issues
  • The Human body
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Lifting and moving patients
  • The airway and ventilation
  • Oxygen safety
  • Circulation
  • Automated External Defibrillation
  • Scene Assessment
  • Patient Assessment
  • Communication and Documentation
  • Cardiac and Respiratory Emergencies

Course content for semester two includes:

  • Other common Medical complaints
  • Geriatric considerations
  • Heat and stroke emergencies
  • Bites and Stings
  • Psychological Emergencies and Crisis Intervention
  • Bleeding and Shock
  • Soft-Tissue Injuries
  • Injuries to the chest, Abdomen
  • Burns
  • Industrial emergencies
  • Injuries to head , face and neck
  • Injuries to the spine
  • Musculoskeletal injuries
  • Child Birth and infants and children
  • EMS operations
  • Hazardous Materials incidents and Emergencies
  • M.C.I. and Incident command
  • Special rescue situations

You must complete both semesters to receive certification. The duration of certification validation is 3 years and is overseen by a qualified medical director.

There is a written test and practical component as part of the evaluation and you must reach a minimum of 75% to pass.

The program includes certification in CPR at the health care provider (HCP) level and Automated External Defibrillation. The certification will be Heart & Stroke association of Canada and is instructed by a certified Heart and stroke instructor. Meets and exceeds OHS regulation in advanced first aid.