Participants will learn and demonstrate all knowledge and skills needed to provide appropriate patient assessments, interventions, and on-going care, including the transportation of a patient to a healthcare facility. Course content may vary depending on jurisdictional requirements and, in addition, follows the National Occupational Competency Profiles (NOCP) as defined by the Paramedic Association of Canada.
Participants will be engaged in dynamic training techniques including video, media presentations, skills demonstrations, practice sessions, discussions and scenarios based on real-life situations.
Meets the Paramedic Association of Canada National Occupational Competency Profiles for the practitioner level of Emergency Medical Responder (EMR).
This course meets Provincial Medical Oversight (PMO).
- Professionals in emergency medical care who may be responsible for initial assessments, the provision of safe and prudent care, and the transport of a patient to the most appropriate healthcare facility.
- 80-120 hours total
- In Class (85 hours)
- Online/Blended (40 online, 45 in class)
- Standard First Aid with CPR level C (offer two days before the start of the EMR course)
- Successfully demonstrate the required skills
- Minimum 75% mark for written, closed book, knowledge evaluation
- Successfully complete two evaluated scenarios (one medical and one trauma)
- Attend and participate in 100% of the course
- 3-year certification in Emergency Medical Responder
- (digital certificate issued upon successful completion)
- The Professional Responder
- Responding to the call
- Infection prevention and control
- Anatomy and physiology
- Airway management and respiratory emergences
- Circulatory emergencies
- Hemorrhage and soft tissue trauma
- Musculoskeletal injuries
- Chest, abdominal and pelvic injuries
- Head and spinal injuries
- Acute and chronic illnesses
- Environmental illnesses
- Pregnancy, labour and delivery
- Special populations
- Crisis intervention
- Reaching, lifting and extricating patients
- Multiple-casualty incidents
- Marine environment
- Includes any other content required by specific legislation
- Canadian Red Cross Emergency Care for Professional (pdf)
- Responders Red Cross First Aid. The Experience to Make a Difference. Workbook
- Certification cards will be issued from Canadian Red Cross after completing the course and all fees are paid in full at Eastern Safety Services. Certificates will be available from Eastern Safety Services via email.
- Students are responsible to register with PMO once they receive certificates. PMO information packages are available after completing the course.
- Class 4 drivers license can be obtained by the Department of Motor Vehicle at Service NL. Eastern Safety Services do not provide class 4 drivers licence or the training.
- Online blended training is conducted via Zoom in the evening hours combined with 45 hours of in person training at our facilities.