EMRG 001 - Emergency Response Fundamentals
Emergency Response Fundamentals focuses on entry-level training required for working in the field of emergency prehospital care. Topics covered include: emergency medical services, patient assessment, basic life support, therapies, trauma and medical emergencies, emergency childbirth, geriatrics, environmental emergencies, special situations and professionalism.
The course combines online-managed self-study of theoretical concepts with mandatory classroom lab days which include lecture and practical components. You’ll be required to complete pre-course work online leading up to the first in-person lab.
EMRG-001 is the first course to complete for the EMR certificate; it is a mandatory prerequisite for EMRG-003 Advanced Emergency Response and EMRG-102 ITLS Basic Provider. It is also a prerequisite to participate in the 16-hour Ride Along which you must complete no later than the end date of the third/last course you take toward EMR Certificate program.
Note: Registration for this course closes seven days prior to the course start date.
Upon successful completion of this course you will be able to:
- Use appropriate medical terminology to describe the anatomy and physiology of the human body and explain anatomy and physiology of the following body systems: nervous, respiratory, cardiovascular, musculoskeletal, integumentary system, gastrointestinal and genitourinary, and the endocrine system;
- Discuss common body responses to disease and the impact the disease may have on patients;
- Perform a primary and reassessment survey;
- Demonstrate the procedure used to obtain: an accurate pulse rate, an accurate respiratory rate and an accurate blood pressure;
- Assess a patient’s condition using skin condition characteristics, pupil characteristics, and using pulse oximetry;
- Obtain an accurate blood glucose level (BGL);
- Obtain a patient’s history using standard procedures;
- Demonstrate patient management skills;
- Manage a critical situation with appropriate intervention;
- Discuss the basic pharmacology behind the medications that may be encountered as a first responder;
- Manage the following: symptoms specific to a poisoning and overdose; common medical emergencies associated with the various body systems; common traumatic emergencies; conditions, illnesses and injuries specific to exposure to hot and cold environments; illnesses and injuries associated with the female reproductive system, pregnancy and childbirth; and illnesses and injuries to the geriatric patient;
- Utilize communication techniques to establish effective relationships with colleagues, patients and the general public;
- Apply the principles of a safe work environment when working as a medical first responder;
- Describe the interventions expected of a medical first responder in a multiple casualty incident (MCI);
- Compare the equipment, vehicles and vehicle operation associated with the transportation of patients in Alberta;
- Develop a strategy to maintain good mental and physical health as a prehospital care practitioner.
You’ll receive a completion card for the Heart & Stroke Basic Life Support Provider training you complete. The completion card is valid for one year. To request a course outline, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
See Student Eligibility & How to Register sections on the EMR Certificate program page for details on EMRG-001 prerequisites and how to submit your proof documentation before registering.
Applies Towards the Following Certificates
- Emergency Medical Responder Certificate of Achievement : Required Courses