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WFTR 105 - Emergency Medical Responder

Are you thinking about a career in EMS such as firefighting or paramedic services in BC or Alberta? Then look no further! This course will meet all the minimum requirements for entry level prerequisite training for any EMS center in Canada. The OFA student will no longer have to take the added one-day Advanced First Aid for Alberta equivalency. This course will be all you need! Expires every two years.


Hours: 88 (Lecture Hours: 13; Field Experience Hours: 67; Other Contact Hours(Written Exam 3 hours; Pratical Exam 5 hours.): 8)


Total Weeks: 40


Must be 16 years of age

Recommended: Standard First Aid and CPR "C"


Non-Course Prerequisites:

Students must pass a medical prior to certification.





Course Content:
This course covers the following:
- Emergency Medical Responder
- Human Anatomy
- Patient Assessment
- Rescue Scene Assessment
- EMS System
- Primary Survey
- Patient Immobilization
- Oxygen Therapy
- Airway & Obstructions
- Breathing Emergencies
- Cardiovascular Emergencies
- Bleeding Emergencies
- Shock
- Secondary Survey
- Head and Brain Injuries
- Spinal Injuries
- Bone & Joint Injuries
- Chest Injuries
- Abdominal & Genitourinary Injuries
- Medical & Behavioural Emergencies
- Environmental Emergencies
- Facial Injuries
- Poison
- Maternity
- Burns
- Multi-Casualty Incidents
- First Aid Room Techniques
- Activity-Related Soft-Tissue Disorders
- Occupational Dermatitis
- Wound Care
- Communicable Diseases
- Communication, Records & Reports
- Patient Movement & Transport
- Aeromedical Transport
- Legal Requirements
- Pharmacology
- Tubes Maintenance for the EMR


Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion the student will be able to:
- Describe the roles and responsibilities of the Emergency Medical Responder
- List Emergency Medical Responder equipment
- Utilize the standardized EMR Patient Assessment Model
- Perform Immobilization Techniques
- Assess and manage airway emergencies
- Provide oxygen therapy
- Assess and manage respiratory emergencies
- Assess and manage circulatory emergencies
- Conduct a Primary Survey
- Conduct a Secondary Survey and pertinent history taking
- Complete required patient records & reports
- Assess and manage medical emergencies including the unconscious patient, cardiac conditions, respiratory conditions, stroke, diabetes, overdose/poisoning and seizures;
- Manage Trauma Patients including bleeding and shock, head/neck/spine injuries, chest injuries, abdominal injuries, fractures/dislocations, and burns; and
- Identify environmental emergencies including smoke inhalation, carbon monoxide poisoning, hypothermia, hyperthermia, and drowning/near drowning.
- Monitor vital signs
- Administer pre-hospital emergency care including cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), oxygen, bandaging, splinting, and assisting in childbirth and the treatment of trauma patients
- Utilize a semi-automated or automatic external defibrillator
- Assess and manage life-threatening traumatic emergencies
- Assess and manage life-threatening medical emergencies
- Assess patient vital signs
- Monitor patient blood pressure and pulse oximetry
- Conduct chest auscultation
- Perform basic wound and fracture management including the application of a Sager Splint
- Conduct lifting, loading, extrication, and transportation of patients
- Perform emergency childbirth
- Maintain intravenous lines
- Administer the following oral, sublingual, or inhaled medications:
    Nitrous Oxide (Entonox)


Grading System: Pass/Fail


Passing Grade: 70%


Percentage of Individual Work: 100


Text Books:
Textbooks are subject to change.  Please contact the bookstore at your local campus for current book lists.
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