Emergency Medical Responder-EMR Course /First Responder

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The EMR (Emergency Medical Responder) is a vital part of the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) system. The EMR is trained to get there first-the point when a difference can be made between life and death.

The training you are about to undergo is focused on just that-the knowledge and skills to save a life, to comfort a patient at the height of crisis, and to provide care that flows seamlessly into the care given by emergency personnel on the ambulance.

The EMR blended program (48 hours total), includes classroom instruction 30 hours, lab time, 5 practical skill stations and a written exam.

We will cover Airway, Cardiac arrest management, Bleeding control, Back boarding, Splinting and Vital signs. Patient assessment is a main focus for this course.

EMR courses are:

  • Day, Weekends and Evening sessions. See calendar for schedules.
  • AHA BLS CPR online access for 2 years. CPR skills only at class. PLEASE bring a copy of your completed Heartcode online certificate to class.
  • Pearson Online program with eText, Multimedia, quizzes, flashcards, audio text, code is available for 2 years. You can access MyLab BRADY from Blackboard Learn, Bright space by D2L, Canvas, or Moodle.
  • Cancellation policy signature required.

EMR students to complete online prior to starting class:

  1. eLearning course begins with a course key. A code will be sent to you prior to start of class, so you can take the BLS CPR online.
  2. This product is NON-REFUNDABLE once redeemed.
  3. You will receive a email from AHA to take the course. Expect the HeartCode®  BLS course to take 2-3 hours online, with an exam. Print the completed certificate and bring to class.
  4. The eLearning component of BLS blended learning, this course uses a variety of eLearning assets such as dramatizations, eSimulations, animations, self-directed learning, and interactive activities to teach students BLS knowledge and skills

EMR students to complete online prior to, or in class:

  1. http://emsrblm.mn.gov – Follow prompts of yes/no. sign in and fill out EMS application for new or refreshing certifications
  2. http://training.fema.gov/is/nims.aspx – FEMA certificates requirement for all new and refreshing students. Do the sections of: 100b, and 700a Print off both certificates and bring to class. No testing of practical skills if this is not completed. If completed just bring in copies

Course Completion Certificates and Eligibilities:

  • Minnesota Department of Health EMR certified for 2 years
  • Minnesota Emergency Medical Services Regulatory Board Certified for 2 years
  • Eligibility to take the National Registry’s EMR exam
  • Eligibility to enroll in the Emergency Medical Technician



1557 Coon Rapids Blvd Suite # 202

Coon Rapids, MN.  55433

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