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WFTR 105 - Emergency Medical Responder
Course Details
Course Code:
WFTR 105

Calendar Description:
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.

Date First Offered:

Total Hours: 76
Lecture Hours: 76

This course is offered online:

Must be 16 years of age
Recommended: Standard First Aid and CPR "C"

Non-Course Pre-Requisites:


Rearticulation Submission:

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:
- Epinephrine
- Ventolin
- Nitroglycerin
- Glucose
- Nitrous Oxide (Entonox)
- Aspirin

Grading System:

Passing Grade:

Grading Weight:
Final Exam: 100 %

Course Offered in Other Programs:

Additional Comments:
Students must complete an interim written and practical exam in week one with a 70% passpoint before advancing into the second week of the course. Those students who do not meet the 70% passpoint will not advance into the second week of the course.
During the second week students must meet a 70% passpoint on the final and practical exam.

Text Books:

Required - Unknown, Academy of Emergency Training's
Required - Unknown, Emergency Medical Repsonder: A Student's Guide
Required - Unknown, Emergency Medical Responder
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