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EMS 128   EMS First Responder (5 Hours)

This course is designed to provide training in emergency medical care for those who are apt to be the first persons responding to an emergency incident. Fire, police, civil defense personnel, school bus drivers, day-care providers, utility workers and industrial workers are a few examples of those persons who would benefit from this training. The student will receive both didactic and psychomotor skills training in CPR, patient assessment, fracture management, airway management and trauma management. Successful completion of this course with a minimum grade of "C" will enable the student to sit for the First Responder certification exam administered by the Kansas Board of Emergency Medical Services. The First Responder course meets the standards for Emergency Medical Responder (EMR) training and testing. 6 hrs. lecture, 6.5 hrs. lab/wk. for 8 wks. (average).