The ASHI Emergency Medical Response training program provides a detailed and comprehensive approach for managing out-of-hospital medical emergencies prior to the arrival of EMS.
The program is designed to provide non-EMS responders more depth and exposure to standard first aid training topics to provide richer and more advanced training. It meets and exceeds workplace first aid training requirements and satisfies the desire to learn more than just basic first aid without the burden associated with EMS provider training and certification.
Emergency Medical Response provides comparable training to that of Emergency Medical Responder, the base-level training for EMS providers, although the program is not intended for training EMS providers or preparing students to be eligible for EMS provider testing and certification.
This course is intended for individuals who are not EMS or healthcare providers but desire certification in Emergency Medical Response, such as:
- Law enforcement officers
- Correctional officers
- Security personnel
- Event and crowd control staff
- Park rangers
- Workplace Emergency Response Team (ERT) members
- Disaster team members
- Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) members
- Athletic trainers
- Outdoor guides
47-50 Hours, Initial Class
16 Hours, Renewal Class
Current certification in healthcare-level CPR training, or Basic Life Support (BLS). BLS training and certification can also be done concurrently as part of an ASHI Emergency Medical Response class.
Required for Successful Completion
Required. Correctly demonstrate skill competence in five specific areas:
- Respiratory Arrest (Bag-Mask)
- Adult Cardiac Arrest
- Infant Cardiac Arrest
- Traumatic Injury (Responsive or Unresponsive)
- Medical Emergency (Responsive or Unresponsive)
Successful completion is based on achievement of the core learning objectives rather than a prescribed instruction time.