Emergency Medical Responder (8336/36 weeks) Course Description
|Suggested Grade Levels:||10–12|
The Emergency Medical Responder (EMR) course prepares the EMR student to provide immediate life-saving interventions for patients of all ages while awaiting additional emergency medical services (EMS) resources. Areas of study include an introduction to EMS systems, roles and responsibilities of the EMR, anatomy and physiology, medical emergencies, trauma, and special considerations for working in the pre-hospital setting. Students must complete a minimum of 85 percent of the didactic and lab aspects of the course, per 12VAC5-31-1501 in the Code of Virginia. Successful completion of all course requirements and instructor endorsement may lead to eligibility to take the Virginia State Psychomotor Exam and the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) EMR cognitive exam. Students must meet the requirements of the Functional Position Description for the Basic Life Support Provider (refer to EMS.TR.14B and 12VAC5-31-1501 in the Code of Virginia).
Career Clusters and Pathways
For federal reporting (choose one)
- Health Science
- Therapeutic Services
Upon completion of the course
- College and Work Readiness Assessment (CWRA+)
- National Career Readiness Certificate Assessment
- Workplace Readiness Skills for the Commonwealth Examination
A combination of the course above and those below, equivalent to two 36-week courses. Students wishing to complete a specialization may take additional courses appropriate to their career pathways.
Check the course description for any course listed below, because some may have a prerequisite.