Emergency Medical Responder

This course is available upon request to agencies with a minimum of six participants. Please contact our office at (509)242-4264 for more information. 


Course Description
  

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. 

This Washington State Department of Health, Office of Community Health Systems “Approved Course” has been designed by INHS to meet or exceed the National Standard Curriculum for Emergency Medical Responder, as developed by the United States Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and amended by the State of Washington. 


Objectives

  • 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. 

Course Content  

Required Hours: 

  • Classroom Hours: 60 (Includes – Didactic, Practical Skills and Examinations)  
  • Internship (Field): 12 

Total Required Hours = 72 
 


Eligibility Requirements

Participants must:  

  • Be 17 years of age at the time of enrollment.  
  • Be physically capable of performing the essential duties of an Emergency Medical Responder.  
  • Hold a current CPR course completion card at the American Heart Association BLS level or the American Red Cross "CPR for the Professional Rescuer” level.  

Application Process

You may apply for admission into the Emergency Medical Responder Course by completing the application.  The application deadline is two weeks prior to the start of the course and a maximum of 24 students will be accepted on a first come-first serve basis. 

Emergency Medical Responder Course Application   

Emergency Medical Responder Application Checklist  

Washington State Background Check 

Out of State Background Check 


Course Tuition

  • The tuition for the Emergency Medical Responder Course is $400.00.  This does not include the textbook. 
  • Additional fees for the course are estimated at $200.00 which includes the textbook, criminal background check and identification badge. 
  • All tuition must be paid in full by the first day of class unless other arrangements are made and all fees are subject to change. 

Testing and Certification  

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 from the Health Training Network Emergency Medical Responder Course 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. 

To register with the National Registry of EMTs   www.nremt.org 

Washington State Department of Health EMT Initial Application   


Important Dates

 

Next Class: Pending

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