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Polaris Training Concepts

Guiding Your Way to Success

Emergency Medical Responder (EMR)

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Emergency Medical Responder
(EMR)

The Emergency Medical Responder (EMR) course is an entry-level emergency medical provider course that will prepare individuals for employment or a volunteer position in a variety of pre-hospital, industrial and first responder settings. The successful completion of an approved EMR course can be a pre-requisite to pursuing training as a Fire Fighter and many Law Enforcement programs.

The EMR course is designed to provide participants with the basic knowledge and skills to manage many medical and trauma-related emergencies. Upon successful completion of this course, graduates are eligible to seek national certification as an Emergency Medical Responder through the National Registry of EMTs.

Program objective:

  • Recognize the seriousness of the patient’s condition or extent of injuries to assess requirements for emergency medical care.
  • Administer appropriate emergency medical care for life threatening injuries relative to airway, breathing and circulation.
  • Perform safely and effectively the expectations of the job description.

Upon successful completion of the course, student will take the practical skills examination at the end of the course which is recognized by the Washington State Department of Health, Office of Community Health Systems. Upon successful completion of the practical skills examination the student will receive a certificate of completion and will then be eligible to take the National Registry of EMTs computer adaptive test (CAT).

Upon successful completion of the National Registry of EMTs computer adaptive test the student will be eligible to apply for certification through the State of Washington.

Method of instruction: Program will be completed onsite in the classroom and during field clinical rotation. Courses are comprised of lecture and lab instruction. Some online coursework is also required, which is performed offsite.

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