• About Emergency Medical Responder

    This course introduces students to knowledge and skills to function in the capacity of a responder arriving at the scene of a medical emergency and providing care until advanced EMS help arrives.  Classroom and laboratory instruction includes assessment of the patient, airway management, CPR, automated external defibrillator, hemorrhage control, bandaging, splinting, and childbirth.

    Upon successful completion of this course, the student is eligible to become a Louisiana Emergency Medical Responder.  The student will also be certified in CPR by the American Heart Association.

    Guest speakers and field trips will provide additional exposure to the Emergency Medical System.  This 1 credit class, scheduled for one term, is for juniors or seniors who are interested in any area of emergency care.  This includes EMT’s paramedics, firemen, and emergency room personnel.  Required scores on the entrance test must be met.

    About Intro to EMT

    Intro to EMT will introduce students to the first part of the Emergency Medical Technician course.  Intro to EMT covers the Preparatory and Patient Assessment topics from the EMT curriculum.  Topics covered include Well Being of the EMT, Legal and Ethical, Lifting and Moving Patients, Lifespan Development, and Patient Assessment.  The topics covered here count towards the hours needed for the Emergency Medical Technician course.

  • Additional Course Information

    Junior or Senior

    Minimum 2.5 GPA

    Strong attendance record, must attend 95% of the entire course - Louisiana Bureau of EMS does not recognize excused or unexcused absences

    Should be emotionally mature

    Should be self-motivated

    Must pass both courses with 85% or higher to advance to EMT