Description: This Emergency Medical Responder course is certified through the Minnesota Emergency Medical Services Regulatory Board (EMSRB) and is designed to train those who could be first on the scene of medical emergencies. Recognizing and responding to life-threatening events with BLS CPR/AED, splinting, patient assessments, backboarding and other initial interventions are covered in this comprehensive course.
Duration: 16 hrs (refresher) – 40 Hours (initial) usually over multiple dates and/or has some online components. Some options below are initial, some refresher so please check accordingly.
Intended Audience: Those wanting to pursue positions in Emergency Medical Services (EMS) and/or need to work and coordinate with other EMS staff. Firefighters, Police Officers, Security Guards, those interested in the Emergency Medical Services Field (EMS), etc.
Certification: This course can be taken either in a traditional classroom setting, a blended learning setting (with some online course work required prior to an in-person practical skill session) or on-site at your location by selecting the tabs below. The exact same certification is administered for each type of session. You will have the chance to take both the Minnesota and National certification tests at the conclusion of class (testing fees may apply). BLS certification is included. Note for those working in another state (WI): Wisconsin (and other states may) require(s) current National Registry certification for licensure for all license levels. Eligible applicants without current National Registry certification will need to pass the National Registry assessment examination. We can help you through this process. If you also need national registry certification please contact us for that information.
Who are Emergency Medical Responders?
Emergency Medical Responders, also known as First Responders, provide immediate lifesaving care to critical patients who access the emergency medical services system. This is an initial course that meets over several days. We also offer blended learning options by clicking the blended learning tab on this page (some online coursework required).
EMRs have the knowledge and skills necessary to provide immediate lifesaving interventions while awaiting additional EMS resources to arrive. EMRs also provide assistance to higher-level personnel at the scene of emergencies and during transport. Emergency Medical Responders are a vital part of the comprehensive EMS response. Under medical oversight, Emergency Medical Responders perform basic interventions with minimal equipment. Upon completion students who pass will be Minnesota EMR certified and have the option to take the national registration exam.
Please scroll down for our list of upcoming classes. Click the class for details.
REGISTRATION and Price: Please note, HeartCert is currently only offering EMR on-site and as needed. If you have a group for on-site training or want to be added to our list please contact us.
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