This is a 48-hour course designed for firefighters, police officers and industry workers who may be called to assist in an emergency situation. Topics covered include preparatory, airway management, patient assessment, cardiac management, illness and injury management, children and childbirth. Successful completion of all written and practical examinations can result in the student being certified as an Emergency Medical Responder by the State of Ohio.
The primary focus of the Emergency Medical Responder is to initiate immediate lifesaving care to critical patients who access the emergency medical system. This individual possesses the basic knowledge and skills necessary to provide lifesaving interventions while awaiting additional EMS response and to assist higher level personnel at the scene and during transport. Emergency Medical Responders function as part of a comprehensive EMS response, under medical oversight. Emergency Medical Responders perform basic interventions with minimal equipment.