Emergency Medical Telecommunications/ Responder

Emergency Medical Telecommunications is designed to develop entry-level skills needed in a telecommunication environment for rescue, fire, and police. The course provides the beginning telecommunicator with an understanding of situations encountered in an emergency communications environment. Upon completion, the student will be able to: summarize issues involving the telecommunication’s role and responsibilities as a member of health and public safety environment; summarize issues involving available resources to a telecommunicator; the importance of maintaining confidentiality, liability and legal issues involving emergency telecommunicators and their agencies; summarize the process of stress management for inside and outside a communications department/center.

The Emergency Medical Responder course prepares the EMR student to provide pre-hospital assessment and care for patients of all ages with a variety of medical conditions and traumatic injuries. Areas of study include an introduction to emergency medical services systems, roles and responsibilities of EMRs, anatomy and physiology, medical emergencies, trauma, and special considerations for working in the pre-hospital setting.
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