• 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 certified 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 EMTs paramedics, firemen, and emergency room personnel.  Required scores on the entrance test must be met.

    About Workplace Safety

    This course is paired with the Emergency Medical Responder and teaches students safety considerations in the workplace.  From OSHA basics to healthcare industry-specific workplace hazards such as biological agents and workplace violence, this course provides foundational knowledge of occupational safety and health standards appropriate for healthcare industry careers. 

    Upon successful completion of this course, the student is eligible to test for OSHA-10 - General Industry (Healthcare) certification.

  • Additional Course Information

    Sophomore, if 16, prior to the end of the course

    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 Intro to EMT