Jan 20, 2021
EMS 1017 - Emergency Medical Responder - Refresher Credits: 1
Hours/Week: Lecture 1 Lab 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 seeking re-certification. Renewing AHA BLS Provider 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. A student whose EMR 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.
- Airway Airway Management Healthcare Provider CPR
- EMS Operations Lifting and Moving Patients Transport Operations Vehicle Extrication and Special Rescue Incident Management
- Medical Medical Emergencies Poisoning and Substance Abuse Behavioral & Environmental Emergen
- Patient Assessment Scene Size-Up Primary Assessment & Secondary Assessment History Taking & Reassessment
- Preparatory EMS Systems Workforce Safety and Wellness Medical, Legal and Ethical Issues Communications & Documentation The Human Body
- Special Patient Populations Childbirth Pediatric & Geriatric Emergencies
- Trauma Bleeding, Shock and Soft Tissue Injuries Injuries to Muscles and Bones
At the end of this course students will be able to:
- 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.
- use simple knowledge of shock and respiratory compromise to respond to life threats.
- recognize and manage life threats based on assessment findings of a patient with a medical emergency while awaiting additional emergency response.
- 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.
- recognize and manage life threats based on simple assessment findings for a patient with special needs while awaiting additional emergency response.
- use simple knowledge to recognize and manage life threats based on assessment findings for an acutely injured patient while awaiting additional emergency medical response.
Competency 1 (1-6)
Competency 2 (7-10)
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