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Emergency Medical Response (Formerly First Responder)
ASHI Emergency Medical Response is designed to provide non-EMS responders including government, corporate, law enforcement, and corrections personnel with a level of training comparable to a professional Emergency Medical Responder. This 48-hour course is consistent with national EMS curriculum requirements and educations standards, however, it is not the intent of the ASHI Emergency Medical Response program to cross the EMS scope of practice threshold.
This course is intended for individuals wo are not EMS or healthcare providers but desire certification in Emergency Medical Response.
Current, valid professional-level BLS certification (CPR Pro for the Professional Rescuer). (May be incorporated/conducted in conjunction with the Emergency Medical Response program as needed.)
Max student to Instructor ratio: 10 to 1
Successful Completion (Certification)
Correctly demonstrate how to:
Work as the lead responder in a scenario-based team setting to adequately direct the primary assessment and care of:
a. Patient Assessment/Management – Trauma
b. Patient Assessment/Management – Medical
c. BVM Ventilation of an Apneic Adult Patient
d. Oxygen Administration by Non-rebreather Mask
e. Cardiac Arrest Management/AED
Recognized certification period: Up to 2 years
Recommended time to complete:
- Initial training: About 48 hours
- Successful completion is based on achievement of the core learning objectives rather than a prescribed instruction time.
Training Centers who are certifying public safety personnel (law enforcement officers, firefighters, corrections officers) in Emergency Medical Response must have physician level (MD or DO) oversight.
State Licensure and Credentialing of Emergency Medical Responders:
State EMS agencies have the legal authority and responsibility to license, regulate, and determine the scope of practice of EMS providers within the state EMS system. ASHI’s Emergency Medical Response program is designed to train and certify individuals in Emergency Medical Response — not to license or credential — Emergency Medical Responders. Individuals who require or desire licensure and credentialing within the state EMS system must complete specific requirements established by the regulating authority. It is not the intent of ASHI’s Emergency Medical Response program to cross the EMS scope of practice threshold.