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ASHI Emergency Medical Response


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 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.

Intended audience

Non-EMS care providers who desire to obtain a First Responder status. These courses are only scheduled for groups of 10 or more and can be delivered onsite.

Course topics

Module 1

Chapter 1 - Introduction to EMS Systems
Chapter 2 - Legal and Ethical Principles of Emergency Care
Chapter 3 - Wellness and Safety of the Emergency Medical Responder
Chapter 4 - Introduction to Medical Terminology, Human Anatomy, and Lifespan Development

Module 2

Chapter 5 - Principles of Lifting, Moving and Positioning of Patients
Chapter 6 - Principles of Effective Communication
Chapter 7 - Principles of Effective Documentation

Module 3

Chapter 8 - Airway Management & Ventilation
Chapter 9 - Oxygen Therapy

Module 4

Chapter 10 - Resuscitation and the use of the Automated External Defibrillator

Module 5

Chapter 11 - Obtaining Vital Signs & History
Chapter 12 - Principles of Patient Assessment

Module 6

Chapter 13 - Caring for Cardiac Emergencies
Chapter 14 - Caring for Respiratory Emergencies
Chapter 15 - Caring for Common Medical Emergencies
Chapter 16 - Caring for Environmental Emergencies

Module 7

Chapter 17 - Caring for Soft Tissue Injuries & Bleeding
Chapter 18 - Recognition and Care of Shock
Chapter 19 - Caring for Muscle and Bone Injuries
Chapter 20 - Caring for Head and Spine Injuries
Chapter 21 - Caring for Chest & Abdominal Injuries

Module 8

Chapter 22 -- Care During Pregnancy and Childbirth

Module 9

Chapter 23 -- Caring for Infants and Children
Chapter 24 -- Special Considerations for the Geriatric Patient

Module 10

Chapter 25 -- Introduction to EMS Operations & Hazardous Response
Chapter 26 -- Introduction to Multiple-Casualty Incidents, the Incident Command System, and Triage


Appendix 1 - Patient Monitoring Devices
Appendix 2 - Principles of Pharmacology
Appendix 3 - Air Medical Transport Operations

Purchase of a course is a NON-REFUNDABLE ticket but may be rescheduled within 60 days from purchase.