EMS 113 Medical First Responder (5 CR)
The Medical First Responder course (MFR) is a minimum 64 hour
lecture, lab and practical based emergency medical education program
in a wide variety of medical and trauma settings. This level of education
is the first level of licensure that the State of Michigan recognizes for
a professional emergency healthcare provider. The scope of practice is
typically utilized by rural fire departments, police and security agencies,
industrial plant workers, lifeguards, search and rescue teams, along
with private and public school personnel.
- By the completion of EMS 113 the Medical First Responder candidate will be able to demonstrate entry level cognitive competency in fields of study such as; legal responsibilities, anatomy, physiology, patient assessment, management of various emergency situations, extrication, and current standards for Medical First Responders in the field. These skills will prepare the student for completion of the cognitive accumulative program exam.
Measurement of Objective
- Student must achieve a passing score of 75% on final problem solving exam. This exam measures the Medical First Responder candidate’s ability to critically think through the process of gathering patient assessment data and the ability to rule out nonessential patient information to develop a basic clinical diagnosis.
- Successful completion of EMS 113 will lead to progression as a Medical First Responder candidate for certification with the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians. By completing this course, the student will meet requirements for a course completion document and be recommended for the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians cognitive examination. Successful completion of the cognitive examination will lead to certification as a national EMS provider.
Prerequisite: Instructor Permission Required