Emergency Medical Responder Course
If you are looking to become an emergency medical responder or to start a career that will require you to respond to trauma or medical emergencies, you need to take an EMR course. Edmonton and area students training for work in health care, public safety, and law enforcement will all benefit from the EMR course offered by the Western Institute of Emergency Education (WIEE).
Our Emergency Medical Responder course is an excellent start to your EMS career. The WIEE EMR course provides the foundational knowledge and skills required to advance on to other programs like Primary Care Paramedic and others in the emergency services industry. Our program also includes the APDOC mandatory driving program.
During the program, you will have the chance to put your skills to the test through simulations of real-life experiences. To enhance your critical thinking abilities, you will discuss solutions to emergency situations in your group. You will also see examples in video form, receive training from our qualified instructors, and receive a textbook containing all the theory you will need to pass the course.
The WIEE Emergency Medical Responder program is approved by the Alberta College of Paramedics and licensed by the Alberta Advanced Education under the Private Vocational Act.
What You Will Learn During Your EMR Training:
Throughout our EMR course, you will learn how to respond to different types of emergencies and how to keep patients relaxed and comfortable. You will learn how to provide assistance to higher-level medical providers, both upon the arrival at the scene of an emergency and during transportation to a hospital. Just some of the topics you will cover include:
- How to conduct a primary assessment
- Identifying signs of cardiac arrest
- Performing CPR, AED, and airway ventilation
- Using pharmacology
- Control of bleeding
- Substance abuse
- Thermal stress
- Pediatrics and geriatrics
- Labor and delivery
- Reaching and moving
In addition, you will receive instruction on basic anatomy, physiology, and medical terminology.
Passing the EMR Course:
Sherwood Park students need to attend the entire course, receive a passing score on the written exam, participate in the skills assessments, and pass a practical examination.
Our instructors come from an extensive EMS and fire service background. They can provide the best preparation for any student looking to take on the challenges of this career.
Our Class Sizes:
We keep our class sizes small. We have many years of experience in teaching and training. This has taught us that small class sizes allow for more one on one with our students and create a calm, comfortable environment for our students to learn.
"Emergency Education for the beginner, the expert, and the public. Professional training by the professionals for the professionals. "