Emergency Medical Responder - Initial Class
[From the: National EMS Scope of Practice Model]
CPR-BLS for Healthcare Provider Instructor based class shall be completed.
The psychomotor exam provides a hands-on opportunity for you to demonstrate the skills you have learned in your Emergency Medical Responder (EMR) class. In order to pass the exam, you must meet a standard level of competency. The passing standard is defined by the ability to provide safe and effective entry level emergency medical care. California EMSA Skills Verification form.
Emergency Medical Responder (EMR) cognitive exam is a 200 question written/essay/multiple choice exam. The exam will cover the entire spectrum of EMS care including: Airway, Respiration & Ventilation, Cardiology & Resuscitation; Trauma; Medical & Obstetrics/Gynecology; and EMS Operations. Items related to patient care are focused on adult and geriatric patients (85%) and pediatric patients (15%). In order to pass the exam, you must meet a standard level of competency. The passing standard is defined by the ability to provide safe and effective entry level emergency medical care.
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Classroom-based (instructor and video, with skills conducted throughout)
- Course requires approximately 48-60 hours to complete, including skills practice and skills testing.
- EMR candidates are not required to be 18 years of age or older
- If the Emergency Medical Responder (EMR) completed an initial educational program more than two years ago, and the candidate is currently state licensed at the EMR level, the candidate must document successful completion of a state-approved EMR refresher course or 12 hours of equivalent continuing education topic hours within the past two years.
- If the candidate is not currently state licensed as an EMR and it has been more than two years from the completion of an approved EMR course, the candidate must complete a new state-approved EMR course prior to applying for National Certification.