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Emergency Medical Responder (EMR)

Canadian Red Cross

Description: Participants will learn and demonstrate all knowledge and skills needed to provide appropriate patient assessments, interventions, and on-going care, including the transportation of a patient to a healthcare facility. Course content may vary depending on jurisdictional requirements and, in addition, follows the National Occupational Competency Profiles (NOCP) as defined by the Paramedic Association of Canada. Participants will be engaged in dynamic training techniques including video, media presentations, skills demonstrations, practice sessions, discussions and scenarios based on real-life situations.

Audience: Professionals in emergency medical care who may be responsible for initial assessments, the provision of safe and prudent care, and the transport of a patient to the most appropriate healthcare facility.

Duration: Approximately 120 hours


• Participant must be certified in Standard First Aid with CPR level C. Completion

Completion Requirements:

• Successfully demonstrate the required skills

• Minimum 75% mark for written, closed book, knowledge evaluation

• Successfully complete two evaluated scenarios (one medical and one trauma)

• Attend and participate in 100% of the course


3-year certification in Emergency Medical Responder (digital certificate issued upon successful completion)

Course Content:

• The Professional Responder

• Responding to the call

• Infection prevention and control

• Anatomy and physiology

• Assessment

• Airway management and respiratory emergences

• Circulatory emergencies

• Shock

• Hemorrhage and soft tissue trauma

• Musculoskeletal injuries

• Chest, abdominal and pelvic injuries

• Head and spinal injuries

• Acute and chronic illnesses

• Poisoning

• Environmental illnesses

• Pregnancy, labour and delivery

• Special populations

• Crisis intervention

• Reaching, lifting and extricating patients

• Transportation

• Multiple-casualty incidents

• Pharmacology

• Marine environment

• Workplace

Participant Materials:

• Canadian Red Cross Emergency Care for Professional Responders Reference Text

• Canadian Red Cross Emergency Care for Professional Responders Workbook (optional)

Current In-house Public Course Schedule

EMR - Full Courses

(Register for this course if it’s your first time taking a course or if the last time you took the course is longer than 3 years)

Monday October 16 - Wednesday October 25
Monday December 04 - Wednesday December 13
Monday January 22 - Wednesday January 31
Monday March 11 - Wednesday March 20

EMR - Recertification Courses

(Only register for this course if your certification is within 3 years)

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