The objective of this 40 Hour EMT Skills Academy course is designed to provide non-EMS responders more depth and exposure to standard first aid training topics to provide richer and more advanced training. Through a combination of knowledge and skill development, participants will build confidence in their ability to provide care when emergency situations arise. This course can also enhance the knowledge and better prepare the first responder and those seeking emergency medical placements in the field. Skills practice and education in this course prepares students for the Emergency Medical Responder Certification Exam to obtain National Certification. Students successfully completing this course, will be able to take the National Registry Emergency Medical Responder Certification Exam to obtain National Certification.
This course can be taken as a stand-alone course or as a fantastic prep for Emergency Medical Technician training.
This course is intended for individuals who are not EMS or healthcare providers but desire certification in Emergency Medical Responder. Learning emergency responsibilities, skills and ethical/legal issues can prepare individuals for the Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) class and advanced studies in the field. Examples of careers that involve direct patient care and often the first person at the scene of an accident or medical emergency include:
- Law enforcement officers
- Correctional officers
- Security personnel
- Event and crowd control staff
- Park rangers
- Workplace Emergency Response Team (ERT) members
- Disaster team members
- Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) members
- Athletic trainers
- Outdoor guides
- Entry level medical personnel
Current certification in healthcare-level CPR training, or Basic Life Support (BLS). BLS training and certification can also be done concurrently.
Required for Successful Completion
Written and skills exams with a score of at least 80%.
This course is participatory driven with PowerPoints, demonstrations, lecture, and multi-media presentations. This course requires review of the “EMR Complete” Textbook and successful completion of a final exam and practical skills tests. As the course requires a current certification in CPR, a thorough review will transpire during examination of materials and skills practiced including AED and infant procedures. The primary content of this course focuses on medical emergency procedures/protocols, legal and ethical issues, scene safety, human body systems, anatomy, vital signs, stethoscope and blood pressure, trauma, respiratory illnesses, preventing disease transmission, spinal injury management, oxygen, OPA, BVM, Emergency Childbirth, Pediatrics, Geriatrics, and Environmental emergencies.
Safety Unlimited Instructors have a strong grounding in the field of health and education and have a thorough understanding of the primary mission for individuals to succeed. Instructors are conscientious and transformational leaders guided by a commitment to helping all students achieve their goals in developing skills and cognitive knowledge learned throughout the course.
This course has a final exam based on the content covered in classes and psychomotor skills, a verification that candidates can confidently assess a patient and demonstrate the basic knowledge and skills necessary to stabilize and assist professional rescuers. The exam consists of 10 questions selected at random from a larger pool of questions. A score of 80% or better is required to pass the exam. Students who do not pass the exam the first time may retake the exam as many times as necessary to pass. The exam will include but not limited to the entire spectrum of EMS care that is covered in class and in the textbook including: Safety and prevention, Airway, Respiration & Ventilation; Cardiology & Resuscitation; Trauma; Medical Emergencies; Spinal Injuries, Emergency Childbirth; Pediatrics, Geriatrics and EMS Operations. Items related to patient care are focused on adult, pediatric and geriatric patients, and special needs.
The psychomotor skills evaluation will require demonstration of specific areas including respiratory and cardiac arrest and BVM, traumatic injuries and medical emergencies, (responsive or unresponsive). Successful completion of the skills test is based on achievement of the core learning objectives rather then a prescribed time. To pass the skills exam, candidates must meet a standard level of competency. The passing standard is defined by the ability to demonstrate safe and effective entry level emergency medical care.
Following the completion of all training content and achievement of passing scores on all exams, students will need to complete a brief evaluation and confirm his/her identity. After doing so, the student will have access to the course completion certificate.
Certificate of Completion
Download and print a certificate immediately upon completing the course.
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EMS Continuing Education Credits
This course is approved for Contact Hours of EMS Continuing Education by approved California EMS provider #56-0013, CAPCE Provider #SUNI0321.
This training meets the requirements for BLS/ALS Instructor-based Continuing Education.
Safety Unlimited's Accreditations
American Heart Association
Authorized training site under training center #CA-20297
California State Approved EMS-CE Training Provider
This training meets the requirements for BLS/ALS Instructor-based Continuing Education. Basic Life Support / Advanced Life Support Continuing Education Provider Approval Number #56-0013.
IACET Authorized Training Provider
Safety Unlimited, Inc., Provider #5660170-2, is accredited by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET). Safety Unlimited, Inc. complies with the ANSI/IACET Standard, which is recognized internationally as a standard of excellence in instructional practices. As a result of this accreditation, Safety Unlimited, Inc. is accredited to issue the IACET CEU. As an IACET Accredited Provider, Safety Unlimited, Inc. offers CEUs for its programs that qualify under the ANSI/IACET Standard.
Commission on Accreditation for Pre-Hospital Continuing Education
CAPCE Provider #SUNI0321
Ventura County Healthcare Agency
Basic Life Support / Advanced Life Support Continuing Education Provider Approval Number #56-0013
Based on state laws and regulations, supplemental content may be required, or benefit from the use of, medical oversight. While this is a Nationally accepted course based on the National Emergency Medical Services Education Standards, some states may require additional training.
State Licensure and Credentialing of Emergency Medical Responders
An individual who has been trained Emergency Medical Respon will not be licensed or credentialed to practice emergency medical care as an EMS provider within an organized state EMS system. EMS provider licensing and credentialing are legal activities performed by the state. Individuals who require or desire licensure and credentialing within the state EMS system must complete specific requirements established by the regulating authority, typically a state EMS agency within the state health department.
Certificate valid Period
40 hours plus CPR
Emergency Medical Responder (EMR)