EMS 129   Emergency Medical Responder* (6 Hours)

Prerequisites : (RDG 096 or RDG 126) or College Reading Readiness.

The primary focus of the Emergency Medical Responder (EMR) is to initiate immediate lifesaving care at the scene of an emergency for ill or injured patients. 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. This course is taught according to the Kansas EMS Educational Standards and National Educational Standards and allows students to gain appropriate skills and knowledge necessary for the National and State certifications as an Emergency Medical Responder.