First Responder to EMR upgrade course - Pickering, ON

First Responder to EMR upgrade course - Pickering, ON

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Course details:

Red Cross Certified EMR (Emergency Medical Responder) training course.


Swift Response
1815 Ironstone Manor, Unit 14a
Pickering, ON


Duration: 40 hours

This course provides the skills and knowledge to help sustain life, minimize the consequences of injury or sudden illness, and reduce pain in an emergency situation.  The Emergency Medical Responder course is ideal  for first responders such as firefighters, police, and emergency service personnel who function as a member of the health care team in a pre-hospital setting. 

Included in this course is BLS (Basic Life Support) and AED. Swift Response's Emergency Medical Responder course meets the Paramedic Association of Canada National Occupational Competency Profiles for the practitioner level of emergency medical responder (EMR).


Current First Responder certification (received within 1 year)


100% attendance, skills demonstration, two evaluated scenarios, and 80% min. passing grade on written exam


3-year certification in Emergency Medical Responder, BLS, and AED

Course Content   

Part 1 – Preparing to Respond

> The responder
> The emergency scene
> Preventing disease transmission

Part 2 – Establishing Priorities of Care

> Anatomy and physiology
> Assessment
> Respiratory emergencies
> Airway and ventilation
> Circulatory emergencies
> Bleeding
> Shock
> Pharmacology

Part 3 - Traumatic Injuries

> Soft tissue injuries
> Musculoskeletal injuries
> Head and spine injuries
> Chest, abdominal, and pelvic injuries

Part 4 – Medical Emergencies

> Sudden illnesses
> Poisoning
> Heat- and cold-related emergencies

Part 5 – Special Populations and Situations

> Special populations and crisis intervention
> Childbirth
> Reaching and moving patients
> Multiple casualty incidents
> Transportation
> Workplace

Includes BLS
Includes any other content required by specific legislation