Emergency Medical Responder (EMR): Coming Soon!
Emergency first responders, also known as emergency medical responders (EMRs) are trained to provide emergency care to victims before other emergency personnel arrive on the scene of an incident.
EMT courses are designed to give students the entry-level knowledge required for pre-hospital emergency care situations. This includes first recognizing how serious a patient’s condition might be and determining the nature of the injuries, then administering appropriate medical care and moving patients in such a way that they are not injured further. Courses often contain basic information about human physiology, legal medical issues, pharmacology, cardiac emergencies, respiratory ailments, substance abuse problems, childbirth, pediatrics and trauma.
Here is a list of concepts commonly explored in refresher courses for first responders:
- Risk assessment
- Crisis management
- Airway management
Employment of emergency medical technicians (EMTs) and paramedics is projected to grow 15 percent from 2016 to 2026. The median annual wages for EMR is $36,110, and hourly $17.36.
Different kinds of financial aid are available to eligible students and eligible programs. Applications and information regarding financial aid resources may be obtained from the counselor.