Aug 09, 2022  
Course/Program Inventory 
    
Course/Program Inventory

Emergency Medical Responder


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CIP Code:  31.51.0810.00

Program Description: The First Responder is an integral part of the Emergency Medical Services System. The term “first responder” has been applied to the first individual who arrives at the scene regardless of the individual’s type of credential. It is the goal of the First Responder: National Standard Curriculum to provide students with the core knowledge, skills and attitudes to function in the capacity of a first responder. The First Responder uses a limited amount of equipment to perform initial assessment and intervention and is trained to assist other EMS providers. This level of provider is not intended to be utilized as the minimum staffing for an ambulance. Enrichment programs and continuing education will help fulfill other specific needs for the First Responder training.

It is recognized that there may be additional specific education that will be required of First Responders who operate in the field. It is also recognized that practice might differ from locality to locality, and that each training program, or system should identify and provide additional training requirements. Consistent with the intent and design of the National EMS Education and Practice Blueprint, some EMS systems will incorporate additional skills into the scope of practice of the First Responder.

Program Outcomes:  At completion of a certificate in Emergency Medical Responder, individuals will be skilled for entry-level Emergency Medical Responder services.

Professional Accrediting Body: National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians

State Agency/Entity Oversight: Tennessee Board of Regents; Tennessee Higher Education Commission

Applicable Certification/License or Industry-recognized Certificates to Be Awarded: First Responder Certification

Emergency Medical Responder


Clock Hours:  60

Award Type:  Certificate

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