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EMS 1017 - Emergency Medical Responder - Refresher

Credits: 1
Hours/Week: Lecture 1Lab None
Course Description: This course delivers the new National EMS Educational Standards for Emergency Medical Responders adopted by the EMSRB. It is intended as an update for current Emergency Medical Responders (First Responders) seeking re-certification. Renewing AHA Healthcare Provider CPR certification is a component of this course. Successful completion will result in a renewed two-year certification as a Minnesota Emergency Medical Responder. Student must be able to perform physical tasks to complete course requirements. An Emergency Medical Responder (First Responder) who has committed a misdemeanor, gross misdemeanor, or felony may not qualify to regain certification as a Minnesota Emergency Medical Responder.
MnTC Goals
None

Prerequisite(s): Must provide Minnesota Emergency Medical Responder (First Responder) number and valid expiration date. Restriction: A student whose EMR (First Responder) status has expired for greater than one year is not allowed to take the Emergency Medical Responder-Refresher course. Expiration of greater than one year will require taking a complete Emergency Medical Responder course to regain certification in Minnesota.
Corequisite(s): None
Recommendation: None

Major Content
  1. Airway Airway Management Healthcare Provider CPR
  2. EMS Operations Lifting and Moving Patients Transport Operations Vehicle Extrication and Special Rescue Incident Management
  3. Medical Medical Emergencies Poisoning and Substance Abuse Behavioral & Environmental Emergen
  4. Patient Assessment Scene Size-Up Primary Assessment & Secondary Assessment History Taking & Reassessment
  5. Preparatory EMS Systems Workforce Safety and Wellness Medical, Legal and Ethical Issues Communications & Documentation The Human Body
  6. Special Patient Populations Childbirth Pediatric & Geriatric Emergencies
  7. Trauma Bleeding, Shock and Soft Tissue Injuries Injuries to Muscles and Bones

Learning Outcomes
At the end of this course students will be able to:

  1. apply knowledge (fundamental depth, foundational breadth) of general anatomy and physiology to assure a patent airway, adequate mechanical ventilation, and respiration while awaiting additional EMS response for patients of all ages.
  2. use simple knowledge of shock and respiratory compromise to respond to life threats.
  3. recognize and manage life threats based on assessment findings of a patient with a medical emergency while awaiting additional emergency response.
  4. use simple knowledge of the emergency medical services (EMS) system, safety/well-being of the emergency medical responder (EMR), and medical/legal issues at the scene of an emergency while awaiting a higher level of care.
  5. recognize and manage life threats based on simple assessment findings for a patient with special needs while awaiting additional emergency response.
  6. use simple knowledge to recognize and manage life threats based on assessment findings for an acutely injured patient while awaiting additional emergency medical response.


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