Medical Responder - Initial
This course is designed to train individuals with the knowledge and skills to operate ambulances throughout the state. Students are instructed in Basic Life Support skills including the use of AED to assist Emergency Medical technicians in the field. Skills developed are patient assessment, vital signs, airway management CPR, splinting and hemorrhage control.
This is an entry level course for state certification. This course must follow the guidelines established by the NC Office of EMS. The curriculum for the MR educational program shall be the 1995 United States Department of Transportation (US DOT) National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) First Responder Course: National Standard Curriculum.
Student prerequisites: High school diploma or general education development (GED); or successful completion of an entrance exam assessing basic reading comprehension skills at a minimum at the tenth grade level.
Total hours: 72