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ASHI Emergency Medical Response

What is the Emergency Medical Response Course?

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.

Who Should Take this Course?

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 NON-REFUNDABLE, but may be rescheduled within 60 days from purchase.