Emergency Medical Responder
Provide immediate lifesaving care to critical patients who access the emergency medical services system. EMRs have the knowledge and skills necessary to provide immediate lifesaving interventions while awaiting additional EMS resources to arrive. EMRs also provide assistance to higher-level personnel at the scene of emergencies and during transport. Emergency Medical Responders are a vital part of the comprehensive EMS response. Under medical oversight, Emergency Medical Responders perform basic interventions with minimal equipment.
⦁ Students explore foundational concepts essential for a career as an Emergency Medical Responder. Topics include: history of the EMS system, levels of national EMS providers, credentialing requirements, professionalism, infection control, body mechanics, stress management, communication skills, and legal and ethical issue.
⦁ This program prepares students for the certification National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians
ADMISSIONS POLICIES AND PROCEDURES
Individuals applying for Emergency Medical Responder certification must meet the following requirements:
⦁ Successful completion of a state-approved Emergency Medical Responder (EMR) course that meets or exceeds the National Emergency Medical Services Education Standards for the Emergency Medical Responder
⦁ Candidates must have completed the course within the past two years and the course Program Director must verify successful course completion on the National Registry website.
⦁ Have a current CPR-BLS for "Healthcare Provider" or equivalent credential.
⦁ Successful completion of the EMR cognitive (knowledge) examination and a state approved psychomotor (skills) examination.
⦁ Passed portions of the cognitive and psychomotor exam remain valid for 24 months. For candidates with a course completion date prior to November 1, 2018, passed portions of each examination are valid for 12 months. Provided all other entry requirements are met.
⦁ Some states integrate the EMR psychomotor exam into the EMR course. Candidates should contact their State EMS Office or course instructor for guidance on their local psychomotor exam requirements.
⦁ EMR candidates are not required to be 18 years of age or older
⦁ If the Emergency Medical Responder (EMR) completed an initial educational program more than two years ago, and the candidate is currently state licensed at the EMR level, the candidate must document successful completion of a state-approved EMR refresher course or 12 hours of equivalent continuing education topic hours within the past two years.
⦁ If the candidate is not currently state licensed as an EMR and it has been more than two years from the completion of an approved EMR course, the candidate must complete a new state-approved EMR course prior to applying for National Certification.
⦁ Police or Military service Members
⦁ Hospital Emergency Room Technicians
⦁ Dispatchers Managers of Emergency Response Teams
Estimated Program Course & Fee Sheet:
Application Fee: $40
Lab Fee: $375
Total Cost of Program $1,915
Post Admission Expenses to be Purchased by the Student
⦁ Criminal Background/Drug Screening $99.00
⦁ Medical & CPR documents $30.00
⦁ Physical Exam (cost estimate only) $200.00
⦁ Basic Life Support CPR Course (cost estimate only) $75.00
⦁ The National Registry Emergency Medical Responder (EMR) cognitive exam is a ⦁ computer adaptive test (CAT). The number of items a candidate can expect on the EMR exam will range from 90 to 110. Each exam will have between 60 to 80 ‘live’ items that count toward the final score. The exam will also have 30 ⦁ pilot questions that do not affect the final score. The maximum amount of time given to complete the exam is 1 hour and 45 minutes.
⦁ The exam will cover the entire spectrum of EMS care including: Airway, Respiration & Ventilation; Cardiology & Resuscitation; Trauma; Medical; Obstetrics/Gynecology; EMS Operations. Items related to patient care are focused on adult and geriatric patients (85%) and pediatric patients (15%). In order to pass the exam, candidates must meet a standard level of competency. The passing standard is defined by the ability to provide safe and effective entry level emergency medical care.
⦁ Emergency Medical Responder psychomotor examinations are not administered by the National Registry. All EMR psychomotor exams are administered by either the State EMS Office or at the training institution (with approval and oversight provided by the State EMS Office). EMR course instructors should provide candidates information regarding this examination.
After successful completion of the training course modules and final exam students are eligible to register for and sit for the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians
****** National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians Examination Cognitive Fee $75 TESTING FEE IS NOT INCLUDED IN TUITION************************************
Optional Text Books *NOT REQUIRED
Emergency Care and Transportation for the Sick and Injured 11th edition textbook
Payment is due at the time of registration to secure your seat. Registration and Payment must be received by 5:00 pm EST the day prior to the training date registered or $10 late fee will be applied. Instructor approval is required for all late registrations after 5:00pm EST the day prior to training date.
*Students pay a $40 non-refundable application fee per program enrollment.
*** Tuition based on Florida Residency. Tuition fees are subject to change to comply with state guidelines.
Important: This is a disclosure statement of costs. All prices are approximate and subject to change. This statement is to be used for informational purposes only. Actual costs, fees and expenses are to be verified by the Registration Office.
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