Emergency Medical Responder (EMR)

EMR 080  Emergency Medical Responder   Units: 3

This course prepares the EMR student to provide emergency prehospital assessment and care for patients of all ages with a variety of medical conditions and traumatic injuries. Areas of study include an introduction to emergency medical services systems, roles and responsibilities of EMRs, anatomy, and physiology, medical emergencies, trauma, and special considerations for working in the prehospital setting. "Cardiopulmonary resuscitation" (CPR) means establishing and maintaining an open airway, ensuring adequate respiration, and ensuring adequate circulation either spontaneously or by means of closed-chest cardiac compression, according to standards promulgated by the current American Heart Association (AHA) Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and Emergency Cardiovascular Care (ECC). A $12.50 fee is required for this course to cover the AHA Basic Life Support (BLS) certificate. Students are required to purchase a uniform and attend a mandatory orientation prior to the start of the course. Check the program website for additional information. Note: Authority cited: Section 1797.107, Health and Safety Code. Reference: Sections 1797.182 and 1797.183, Health and Safety Code; and Section 13518, Penal Code.
Lecture Hours: 36         Lab Hours: 54          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: None
Advisory: None
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: None                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None

EMR 080A  Emergency Medical Responder 1A   Units: 1.5

This two-course sequence prepares the EMR student to provide emergency pre-hospital assessment and care for patients of all ages with a variety of medical conditions and traumatic injuries. Areas of study include an introduction to emergency medical services systems, roles and responsibilities of EMRs, anatomy and physiology, medical emergencies, trauma, and special considerations for working in the pre-hospital setting.
Lecture Hours: 18         Lab Hours: 27          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: None
Advisory: None
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: None                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None

EMR 080B  Emergency Medical Responder 1B   Units: 1.5

This second course in the two-course sequence prepares the EMR student to provide emergency pre-hospital assessment and care for patients of all ages with a variety of medical conditions and traumatic injuries. Areas of study include an introduction to emergency medical services systems, roles and responsibilities of EMRs, anatomy and physiology, medical emergencies, trauma, and special considerations for working in the pre-hospital setting.
Lecture Hours: 18         Lab Hours: 27          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: EMR 080A
Advisory: None
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: None                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None

EMR 081  Ambulance Operations   Units: 1

This course provides information and skills training. Topics include applicable laws, defensive driving techniques, basic inspection, and maintenance. Each student also has the opportunity to increase their driving skills during simulated driving conditions.
Lecture Hours: 9         Lab Hours: 27          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: None
Advisory: ENG 061
Limitation on enrollment: Valid driver's license, DMV H6 printout.
Transfer Status: None                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None

EMR 086  Public Safety First Aid   Units: 1

This course provides Basic Life Support (BLS) skills in patient assessment, bleeding control, muscular-skeletal injuries, respiratory emergencies, cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR and automated external defibrillator (AED). The course complies with California Health and Safety Code, Division 2.5, CCR Title 22, Division 9 and American Heart Association. A Public Safety First Aid (PSFA) Certificate and CPR/AED cards will be issued upon completion. This course meets the prerequisite for the Cal Fire Basic Wildland Academy. PSFA is the recognition of and immediate care for injury or sudden illness, including medical emergencies, by public safety personnel prior to the availability of medical care by licensed or certified health care professionals. PSFA is used by lifeguards, firefighter and peace officers. A $12.50 fee is required for the BLS certificate.
Lecture Hours: 9         Lab Hours: 27          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: None
Advisory: None
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: None                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None

EMR 380A  Emergency Medical Responder 1A   Units: 0

This two-course sequence prepares the EMR student to provide emergency pre-hospital assessment and care for patients of all ages with a variety of medical conditions and traumatic injuries. Areas of study include an introduction to emergency medical services systems, roles and responsibilities of EMRs, anatomy and physiology, medical emergencies, trauma, and special considerations for working in the pre-hospital setting. (Noncredit In-class Hours: 45)
Lecture Hours: None         Lab Hours: None          Repeatable: Yes
Grading: Pass/No Pass
Prerequisite: None
Advisory: None
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: None                 Degree Applicable: NONC
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None

EMR 380B  Emergency Medical Responder 1B   Units: 0

This second course in the two-course sequence prepares the Emergency Medical Responder (EMR) student to provide emergency pre-hospital assessment and care for patients of all ages with a variety of medical conditions and traumatic injuries. Areas of study include an introduction to emergency medical services systems, roles and responsibilities of EMRs, anatomy and physiology, medical emergencies, trauma, and special considerations for working in the pre-hospital setting. (Noncredit In-class Hours: 45)
Lecture Hours: None         Lab Hours: None          Repeatable: Yes
Grading: Pass/No Pass
Prerequisite: EMR 380A or EMR 080A
Advisory: None
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: None                 Degree Applicable: NONC
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None

EMR 381  Ambulance Operations   Units: 0

This course provides information and skills training. Topics include applicable laws, defensive driving techniques, basic inspection and maintenance. Each student also has the opportunity to increase their driving skills during simulated driving conditions. (Noncredit In-class Hours: 36)
Lecture Hours: None         Lab Hours: None          Repeatable: Yes
Grading: Pass/No Pass
Prerequisite: EMR 080 or EMR 080B or EMR 380B
Advisory: None
Limitation on enrollment: Valid driver's license, DMV H6 printout.
Transfer Status: None                 Degree Applicable: NONC
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None

EMR 386  Public Safety First Aid   Units: 0

This course will provide Basic Life Support (BLS) skills in patient assessment, bleeding control, muscular-skeletal injuries, respiratory emergencies, cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and automated external defibrillator (AED). The course complies with California Health and Safety Code, Division 2.5, CCR Title 22, Division 9 and American Heart Association (AHA). A Public Safety First Aid (PSFA) Certificate and BLS CPR/AED cards will be issued upon completion. Public Safety First Aid is the recognition of and immediate care for injury or sudden illness, including medical emergencies, by public safety personnel prior to the availability of medical care by licensed or certified health care professionals. PSFA is used by lifeguards, firefighter and peace officers. This course meets the prerequisite for the Cal Fire Basic Wildland Academy. A $12.50 fee is required for the BLS certificate. (Noncredit In-class Hours: 36)
Lecture Hours: None         Lab Hours: None          Repeatable: Yes
Grading: Pass/No Pass
Prerequisite: None
Advisory: None
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: None                 Degree Applicable: NONC
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None