At a Glance:

Advisors:

Floyd: Phil Tucker

Phil Tucker, Program Director & Instructor of Paramedic Technology
Office: H123
Phone: 706-295-6883
Email:
Campus: Floyd County Campus
Department: Nursing and Allied Health Technologies , Paramedic Technology/EMT

Credentials

A.S., Keiser University; EMS Certificate, Gadsden State College

Floyd: Claudio Leyssens

Claudio Leyssens, Instructor of EMS & Clinical Coordinator
Office: Floyd H124 / Walker 500
Phone: 706-295-6886/706-764-3798
Email:
Campus: Floyd County Campus, Walker County Campus
Department: Nursing and Allied Health Technologies , Paramedic Technology/EMT

Credentials

A.A.S. Dalton State College; NREMT-P

Gordon: Phil Tucker

Phil Tucker, Program Director & Instructor of Paramedic Technology
Office: H123
Phone: 706-295-6883
Email:
Campus: Floyd County Campus
Department: Nursing and Allied Health Technologies , Paramedic Technology/EMT

Credentials

A.S., Keiser University; EMS Certificate, Gadsden State College

Walker: Frances Shugars

Frances Shugars, Secretary
Office: 5200
Phone: 706-764-3520
Email:
Campus: Walker County Campus
Department: Nursing and Allied Health Technologies , Health Technologies, Public Service Technology
(Not Accepting New Students On This Campus At This Time)

 

Emergency Medical Responder (EMR) (EB71)

Offered at the Following Campuses

  • Walker County Campus
  • Gordon County Campus
  • Floyd County Campus

Program Overview

The Emergency Medical Responder certificate program prepares students 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. The Emergency Medical Responder (EMR) technical certificate of credit provides students with the opportunity to prepare for entry-level into the emergency medical services professions for possible employment in a variety of prehospital, industrial and first responder settings. After successful completion of a SOEMST approved EMR program the graduate may apply to take the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians EMR certification examination.

(Not Accepting New Students On The Walker Campus At This Time)

Entrance Requirements

Entrance Requirements:

Age: Minimum of 16 years of age

Education: HS Diploma or GED is not required to complete this program, but may be required for National Registry certification.

Other:

1) Complete EMR program application.

 

 

 

Course Overview

Credit Hours
Required Courses (11 hours)
Focuses on basic normal structure and function of the human body. Topics include general plan and function of the human body, integumentary system, skeletal system, muscular system, nervous and sensory systems, endocrine system, cardiovascular system, lymphatic system, respiratory system, digestive system, urinary system, and reproductive system.
Introduces the elements of medical terminology. Emphasis is placed on building familiarity with medical words through knowledge of roots, prefixes, and suffixes. Topics include: origins (roots, prefixes, and suffixes), word building, abbreviations and symbols, and terminology related to the human anatomy.
The Emergency Medical Responder (EMR) course prepares the student to provide initial stabilizing care to the sick or injured prior to the arrival of Emergency Medical Services Professionals (EMS), and to assist EMS personnel in transporting patients for definitive care at an appropriate hospital/facility. Major areas of instruction include Introductory Medical Terminology and Anatomy & Physiology; Responder Safety; Incident Command; Bloodborne Pathogen Training; Basic Physical Assessment; and Treatment of Trauma and Medical Emergencies; Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and the use of Automatic External Defibrillators. The course is a blend of lecture, hands on lab/learning, and practical scenario based learning/testing. The course will include Healthcare Provider CPR/AED Certification from a Nationally Recognized Body (American Heart Association, Red Cross, etc). If this course is also approved by the Georgia State Office of Emergency Medical Services and Trauma (SOEMST), successful completion will allow the student to be eligible to take the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) Emergency Medical Responder (EMR) certification. Topics include: Preparatory; Anatomy and Physiology; Medical Terminology; Pathophysiology; Life Span Development; Public Health; Pharmacology; Airway; Management; Respiration and Artificial Ventilation; Assessment; Medicine; Shock and Resuscitation; Trauma; Special Patient Populations; EMS Operations; and Integration of Patient Assessment and Management.