Emergency Medical Responder (EMR)

Emergency Medical Responder (EMR)

Emergency Medical Responder (EMR) is a course for individuals that would like beginning knowledge into the emergency medical field. This course is not a prerequisite for EMT-Basic but is good as an introduction to assisting other medical professionals in the field. Course content includes, but not limited to, introduction into EMS, basic airway management, patient assessments, circulation, basic illnesses and injuries, pediatrics, and basic EMS operations. Students will be able to perform these skills during lab practices which include:

  • Scene size-up
  • Airway management including oxygen administration and use of a bag-valve mask
  • Patient assessments including initial and a focused history for medical and trauma patients
  • Basic recognition and care for medical and trauma emergencies
  • AHA BLS Healthcare Provider CPR
  • Basic Ambulance

Upon Successful completion of this program, students will then be eligible to challenge the National Registry Emergency Medical Responder (EMR) exam. The first responder certification will allow you to be a volunteer with various fire and rescue agencies.

All course work is offered as a partnership between The ACADemy, and the Kirksville Area Technical Center (KATC). The KATC is the accredited body, and all continuing education units are offered as a result of their accreditation.