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An intensive 1 week bridging course for current First Responder certificate holders to upgrade to a Canadian Red Cross Emergency Medical Responder certification.

FR to EMR Bridge

FR to EMR Bridge

An intensive 1 week bridging course for current First Responder certificate holders to upgrade to a Canadian Red Cross Emergency Medical Responder certification.

The Canadian Red Cross EMR (Emergency Medical Responder) course is designed to teach comprehensive first aid and CPR skills to professional responders. Through participation in this course, participants will become familiar with a comprehensive patient assessment model, as well as critical interventions such as cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and hemorrhage control. Furthermore, they will be able to identify and care for a wide variety of acute and chronic conditions, as well as package and transport patients to hospital. 

During the course, students will be part of a dynamic learning enviornment centered on hands-on practice and will be involved in skills demonstrations, practice sessions, discussions, simulated scenarios based on real-life situations and written and practical tests.

In order to be certified, participants must demonstrate proficiency in skills, complete practical scenarios, attend and participate in 100% of the course, and pass a minimum of 75% on the closed-book written knowledge evaluation. Upon successful completion, they will receive certification as a Canadian Red Cross Emergency Medical Responder.

Prerequisites:

Before beginning this course you must be currently certified First Responder. Your certificate must not be expired when you start the course.

In order to be successful in this course, you should still have pretty much all of your First Responder skills intact. When you register for the course, you'll receive a list of expected skills to review, along with about 20 hours of pre-course work that is very important to make sure you're successful in the in-class portion of the course.

About EMA Licensing:

This certification qualifies to meet the prerequisite to apply to become a Licensed Emergency Medical Responder in British Columbia, however becoming licensed is a separate process which must be completed through the EMALB (Emergency Medical Assistants Licensing Board).  This will require a separate application, an additional online written exam and a separate practical evaluation.  If you wish to become a licensed EMR, this program is designed to prepare and support you through the EMALB Licensing process. You can learn more about the EMA Licensing process here.

Full Course Length 40 hours View Locations

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)

Materials

First Aid Course Materials for FR to EMR Bridge

The Emergency Medical Responder Bridge 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
FR to EMR Bridge 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.

Andrew was awesome. Enthusiastic and engaging. Easy going and enjoyable class atmosphere and good sense of humor! Great course design as usual- definitely beats the typical first aid courses where you are struggling to stay awake! Thank you!

Melissa Standard First Aid Recert., Victoria BC More Testimonials

Nathan was funny and awesome. I like the hands on scenarios rather than bookwork and tests! Thank you Nathan!

Brittany Carriere Standard First Aid, Victoria, BC More Testimonials

I learned a lot! The instructor was very engaging, and the hands on scenarios and feedback were awesome.

Tessa Tancock Standard First Aid, Victoria, BC More Testimonials

Nathan was awesome. I had very little sleep as I have PTSD and have a difficult time learning, especially on 3 hours sleep. But he made it make sense, completely memorable and easy for me.

Erin Gray Emergency First-Aid, Victoria, BC More Testimonials

Great program, hands on training and kept it fun and informative. Will be back for more training and will definitely refer!!!

Liam Horne Occupational First Aid Level 1, Victoria, BC More Testimonials

Good times had by all. Chris was very good at conveying his knowledge.

Jon CPR, Victoria, BC More Testimonials

"I think Gabriel did an awesome job at the course. I will definitely recommend to someone."

Daniel CPR C, Victoria, B.C. More Testimonials

"Jason's teaching style was fantastic and I feel it helped with information retention."

Blue Orchard Emergency First-Aid and CPR-C, Victoria, B.C. More Testimonials

Hi, I took a cpr-c course from instructor Ashley this September.  I am an RN and so have had to take very many first aid courses in the past.  I would like to say that I was shuffled on to your organization because the original course i was going to take was cancelled and they gave me your company name.  When I called I had a good conversation with someone who seemed very on top of things and knew how to give me directions and this person was very practical and seemed to know exactly the kind of cpr-c course I would need.  I had never had this happen before... the the person on the other end of the phone actually sounded excited about first aid and that was a first for me.  The course was easy to find and was exactly where I was told it would be with big signs out front to direct me and that was awesome.  I was not given a hard time for not doing a lot of prereading (I hardly ever do the prereading as I have reading comprehension issues and am more a kinesthetic learner).  We had this instructor named Ashley and as I work in mental health I quietly decided that she must have some low grade adhd diagnosis... I guess you would think that this would be a bad thing... but it was an awesome quality.  She made the course really a lot of fun and it was the very first cpr course where I have not fallen asleep... seriously!  I totally remember how to do cpr now and that is the first time I have taken a course and actually remembered stuff you know.  So thank you.  I will only take cpr courses from your outfit from now on.  I really think you guys got it going on.

 

 

Liz

Liz Ringrose CPR C Recertification, Victoria More Testimonials

Really informative! I feel prepared to help in situations that may come up! Thanks for a great day Gary & Jason. 

Matthew Smith Emergency First-Aid, Victoria, BC More Testimonials
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