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A comprehensive 80-hour first aid and CPR skills training for professional emergency medical responders.

Emergency Medical Responder

Emergency Medical Responder

A comprehensive 80-hour first aid and CPR skills training for professional emergency medical responders.

The Canadian Red Cross EMR course provides comprehensive training in first aid and CPR for professional responders. Upon successful completion of the course, participants will be certified as a CRC Emergency Medical Responder. The course focuses on a patient assessment model, cardiopulmonary resuscitation, hemorrhage control, and care for a variety of acute and chronic conditions. It also includes instruction on how to package and transport patients to hospital. The course is composed of hands-on practice, skills demonstrations, discussions, and simulated scenarios based on real-life situations.

To be certified, participants must attend and participate in 100% of the course, achieve a minimum of 75% on the closed-book written knowledge evaluation, and demonstrate proficiency in skills and practical scenarios.

Prerequisites for the course include Standard First Aid with CPR Level C certification, and a mandatory pre-course assignment of at least 20 hours.

About EMA Licensing:

This certification fulfills the requirements for applying for a Licensed Emergency Medical Responder in British Columbia. However, the process of obtaining a license is a separate step that must be completed through the Emergency Medical Assistants Licensing Board (EMALB). This will involve submitting a separate application, taking an online written exam, and passing a practical evaluation. This program is designed to help you prepare for the EMALB Licensing process. For more information about the EMA Licensing process, please visit this link..

About Occupational First Aid (Worksafe BC OFA 3):

Once you have gone through the steps to become a certified EMR, you can apply and complete a jurisprudence package that outlines the regulations for First Aid in BC workplaces. Upon successful completion, you will be granted a WorksafeBC OFA 3 certification at no cost. This will enable you to work as an occupational first aid attendant in remote, high risk workplaces.

Full Course Length 80 hours View Locations
Recertification 40 hours

Course Details

Topics Covered

EMR includes:

  • The Professional Responder
  • Responding to the Call
  • Infection Prevention and Control
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Assessment
  • Airway Management and Respiratory Emergencies
  • 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

Certification

Canadian Red Cross certificates are now virtual! You will receive a temporary certificate at the end of your course, and a permanent virtual certificate will be emailed to you after you've successfully completed the course. You will be able to view your manual and certification online at any time through your MyRedCross account. Certification is valid for 3 years.

Training Schedules & Locations
VictoriaVictoria (A-920 Johnson Street)

Recertification

Training Schedules & Locations
There are no recertification classes at this time. Please check back.

Materials

First Aid Course Materials for Emergency Medical Responder

The Emergency Medical Responder course includes the following materials:

  • Canadian Red Cross Emergency Care for Professional Responders Reference Text (virtual)
  • Canadian Red Cross Emergency Medical Responder Workbook (virtual)

A hard copy of the Canadian Red Cross Emergency Care for Professional Responders Reference Text is available to purchase for an additional $220 + tax.

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Who should take this course?

  • entry into BC Ambulance Sevice/BCEHS
  • patient transfer services
  • Fire service Professionals
  • industrial first aid attendants
  • rescue teams
  • ski patrol

Looking for a group class?

If you have a group of people and would like us to come to you to teach a
Emergency Medical Responder course, we offer this course in the following locations:

Victoria | Langford | Esquimalt | Sooke | Cobble Hill | Mill Bay | Duncan | Lake Cowichan | Cedar | Ladysmith | Nanaimo | Parksville | Qualicum Beach | Port Alberni | Coombs | Parksville | Campbell River | Saltspring Island | Pender Island | Powell River | Gabriola Isand | Burnaby | Coquitlam | Delta | Langley | Maple Ridge | New Westminster | North Vancouver | Pitt Meadows | Port Moody | Richmond | Surrey | Vancouver | West Vancouver | White Rock | Langley |

Give us a call at 1.866.282.5378, or send us an email at to arrange a group course.

Easy to understand and gave great instruction! He also had a great mustache.

Ally Giraron Standard First Aid, Victoria, BC More Testimonials

1-800-567-8911!! Jason was a great instructor. We learned a tonne and I would highly recommend this course! Thank you so much! We'll be taking more classes in the future like the toddler one!

Sydney Martin Infant First Aid, Victoria, BC More Testimonials

Chris has a natural talent for teaching and is very knowledgeable. Also appreciated an excellent mustache.

James Rault Emergency First-Aid, Victoria, BC More Testimonials

Really appreciated the assessment of the class's ability & the adjustment of the material accordingly

Sarah Mills CPR, Victoria, BC More Testimonials

"I really appreciate Andrea's depth of knowledge and ease with presenting the curriculum. No um's, ah's, likes or other verbal fillers - very good at adapting to those in the room."

Nadeane Standard First-Aid and CPR-C, Victoria, B.C. More Testimonials

"It was a great course! I will definitely come back for the Wilderness Remote First-Aid class."

Simon Widmann Emergency Childcare First-Aid, Victoria, B.C. More Testimonials

"I really enjoyed the pace of this course, not having to write a written exam was a bonus and I got more out of the 50 questions by using the book to check for information than having to worry about a test! Thank you!"

Louise Takhar Standard First-Aid and CPR-C, Victoria, B.C. More Testimonials

Andrew was very informative and helpful. I felt comfortable to ask questions and “what ifs”. Fantastic instructor! Also, Alert First-Aid was very accommodating as I had to leave class unexpectedly. I appreciate the level of care and customer service from the whole team!!

Leanna MacIntyre Standard First Aid, Victoria BC More Testimonials

Mike did great interactive demonstrations which definitely helped me learn. I really enjoyed this course and feel secure that I have learned this information in case of future emergencies. Mike was very enthusiastic, which also made this course enjoyable.

Anna Stylianides Standard First Aid, Victoria, BC More Testimonials

Gary was the best! The course was very straight forward and enjoyable. Thanks so much for improving my first aid knowledge and for the awesome instructing!

Michele Marcelic Occupational First Aid Level 1, Nanaimo, BC More Testimonials
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