The EMR program provides the knowledge and skills necessary in an emergency to help sustain life, reduce pain, and minimize the consequences of injury or sudden illness in a pre-hospital setting. This program is for those providing emergency response; these may include firefighters, law-enforcement officers, workplace responders, and emergency medical services (EMS) personnel. Includes CPR level BLS
Canadian Red Cross Emergency Medical Responder has been approved by the B.C. Emergency Medical Attendant Licensing Board (EMALB) for EMR licensing. This course includes Basic Life Support level CPR, AED, and Spinal Management.
Classtime is approx. 92 hrs
- Part 1 Preparing to Respond
- The Responder
- The Emergency Scene
- Preventing Disease Transmission
- Part 2 Establishing Priorities of Care
- Anatomy and Physiology
- Respiratory Emergencies
- Airway and Ventilation
- Circulatory Emergencies
- Part 3 Traumatic Injuries
- Soft Tissue Injuries
- Musculoskeletal Injuries
- Head and Spine Injuries
- Chest, Abdominal, and Pelvic Injuries
- Part 4 Medical Emergencies
- Sudden Illnesses
- Heat- and Cold-Related Emergencies
- Part 5 Special Populations and Situations
- Special Populations and Crisis Intervention
- Reaching and Moving Patients
- Multiple Casualty Incidents
- Includes CPR-BLS
Students should have at least a Standard First Aid with CPR-C that is still current when entering into the EMR program, please contact us if unclear about the right program or certification.
Learners who have completed the EMR Program and have certified must license with the Emergency Medical Association Licensing Board in order to work as an EMR in BC. Costs for the EMA EMR exam are approximately $450.
Learners have one year after their EMR class completion date to pass their licensing exams. Learners who miss the one year deadline to license and who completed the EMR Program within three years must complete the EMR Renewal course before re-applying for licensure.
To book your exam
The Emergency Medical Association governs licensing within the province of BC. To find more information on licensing or to schedule an exam, learners must contact EMALB directly by phoning 1.800.663.7867 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
The course fee includes the Emergency Care Manual fee of $150, which is mandatory to take the course.