Emergency Medical Responder


Course provides the knowledge and skills that are necessary in an emergency to help sustain life, reduce pain, and minimize the consequences of injury or sudden illness for those functioning as a member of the health care team in a pre-hospital setting.

Course is for those providing a professional level of emergency response including firefighters, law-enforcement officers, and emergency medical services personnel. Includes CPR level HCP and AED. Meets the Paramedic Association of Canada National Occupational Competency Profiles for the practitioner level of emergency medical responder (EMR).

Duration: Minimum 80-120 hours (depending on jurisdiction); 40-60-hour upgrade course for current Red
Cross First Responders or equivalent Instructor Red Cross Advanced Emergency Care Instructor or Emergency Care
Prerequisites: Standard First Aid with CPR Level C
Completion: 100% attendance, skills demonstration, 2 evaluated scenarios, and 80% min. passing grade on
written exam
Certification: 3-year certification in Emergency Medical Responder, CPR Level HCP, and AED
Recertification: 40 hours; includes CPR Level HCP
Course Content
Part 1 – Preparing to Respond
The responder
The emergency scene
Preventing disease transmission
Part 2 – Establishing Priorities of Care
Anatomy and physiology
Respiratory emergencies
Airway and ventilation
Circulatory emergencies
Part 3 – Traumatic Injuries
Soft tissue injuries
Musculoskeletal injuries
Head and spine injuries
Chest, abdominal, and pelvic injuries
Part 4 – Medical Emergencies
Sudden illnesses
Heat- and cold-related emergencies
Part 5 – Special Populations and Situations
Special populations and crisis intervention
Reaching and moving patients
Multiple casualty incidents
Includes CPR HCP
Includes any other content required by specific legislation

Take-Home Materials
Emergency Care
Emergency Care Workbook
Certification card and optional wall certificate

Please contact us for a quote.

PO Box 188
Summerside PE
C1N 4Y8