EMS101 – 80.00 Hours

Currently there are no scheduled classes for this course. However, in some cases a course can be scheduled to meet your organization’s specific needs. For more information about this course or to schedule a class, please contact Emergency Services Training Institute at (866) 878-8900 or esti@teex.tamu.edu to get the latest schedule.

Course Description

Preparation for certification as an Emergency Medical Responder (EMR).

Emergency Medical Responders (EMR) provide immediate lifesaving care to critical patients who access the emergency medical services system. Emergency Medical Responders have the knowledge and skills necessary to provide immediate lifesaving interventions while awaiting additional EMS resources to arrive. Emergency Medical Responders also provide assistance to higher-level personnel at the scene of emergencies and during transport. Emergency Medical Responders are a vital part of the comprehensive EMS response. Under medical oversight, Emergency Medical Responders perform basic interventions with minimal equipment.

End-of-Course Outcomes: Demonstrate proficiency in cognitive, psychomotor and affective domains for the Emergency Medical Responder (EMR) in accordance with the current guidelines of the licensing/certification agency.

Licensing/Certification Agency National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians and the Texas Department of State Health and Human Services – Emergency Medical Services

Annual School Attendees:

Please note: For the Spring School Emergency Medical Responders and the Municipal Annual School Emergency Medical Responders: This class is for Texas residents that are members of a municipal or volunteer first responder organization ONLY. This course is partially funded through a Texas Department of Transportation (TXDOT) Rural / Frontier EMS Education Grant. Any other students should attend the Industrial Annual School EMR class.

The Emergency Medical Responder course is an 80-hour blended course, with 45 hours of self-paced online didactic instruction that follows a lesson plan with weekly lecture and activity assignments the student completes using a home computer, textbook, and online supplemental material. The face-to-face portion is 35 hours of hands on psychomotor skills instruction and written testing. The face-to-face portion is completed at the Brayton Fire Training Field in College Station, Texas and runs for one week during the Texas Annual Fire Training School classes conducted in March and July.

Individuals successfully completing the EMR course are eligible for National Registry Cognitive Exam testing and certification through the Texas Department of State Health and Human Services (TDSHS) as an Emergency Medical Responder.

This blended learning program can be customized for your agency. If you are interested, please contact the TEEX EMS Program for more information.

*Classes maybe pending course approval from the Texas Department of State Health and Human Services – Emergency Medical Services.

Prerequisites

There are no prerequisites for this course.

Course Completion Requirements

General

  • 18 years of age or older
  • Submit proof of a current healthcare provider CPR card like an American Heart Association BLS Provider or an American Red Cross Professional Rescuer CPR card.
  • Purchasing a stethoscope and blood pressure cuff prior to class is highly encouraged.

Class Materials

All students must purchase the Emergency Medical Responder 7th Ed. textbook and Navigate Premiere Access bundle (ISBN# 9781284225891), which can be purchased HERE. Once the registration process is completed, you will receive a file with additional class information to include the online course code, class schedule, and any course assignments that must be completed prior to coming to class.

Students are required to complete all online didactic assignments totaling 45 hours or more depending on the student prior to coming to the face-to-face portion. Students who have not completed the online didactic assignments will not be allowed to attend the psychomotor skills and Emergency Medical Responders certification classroom exams and therefore will not be eligible for a course completion.

All students must successfully complete the required 45 hours on-line didactic textbook assignments with a minimum passing score of 70% or greater prior to the first day of in person psychomotor instruction. All students must attend the 35 hours in person psychomotor skills training and pass all written module chapter exams and the Emergency Medical Responder final exam with a 70% or greater. Students are allowed one (1) retest per exam to maintain a 70% or greater average.

Please note, we cannot guarantee internet access at the class location. Please ensure all textbook materials are downloaded to your laptop, tablet phone or other electronic device, before coming to class.

Students will be given information on how to access the online course materials, including a course code, upon successful registration into the program.

Technical Requirements
In order to successfully complete this course, you should have access to computer equipment meeting the following system requirements:

  • Recommended screen resolution: 1280 x 1024
  • Minimum screen resolution: 1024 x 768
  • Broadband or high speed internet
  • Latest version of Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer or Safari web browsers
  • Latest version of Flash
  • Latest version of Adobe Reader

Specific requirements can be found on the publisher’s website located HERE.

Attendance Requirements

Class attendance is an essential part of the education process and participants in TEEX courses are expected to attend all class sessions and field exercises. This course requires participants to attend a minimum of 90% of the face-to-face hours as a component of successful course completion. This means you are allowed to miss a maximum of 4 hours of face-to-face time to still be eligible for a course completion. During the course, your instructor will review any additional attendance requirements, for example a field exercise that cannot be missed.

Topics

  • Airway Management
  • Patient Assessment
  • Medical Emergencies
  • Trauma
  • Special Populations
  • EMS Operations
  • CPR with Automatic External Defibrillator (AED)
  • Medical Terminology

Suggested Audience

Fire Services

Law Enforcement

Industrial Safety personnel

Anyone who may be required to respond to medical or trauma emergencies

NOTE: For the Spring and Municipal Annual Schools: This class is for Texas residents that are members of a municipal or volunteer first responder organization ONLY. This course is partially funded through a Texas Department of Transportation (TXDOT) Rural / Frontier EMS Education Grant. Any other students should attend the Industrial Annual School EMR class (the second week of the July annual schools).

Other Information

Annual Fire Training School Information

If you are attending this course as part of TEEX’s Texas Annual Fire Training School, you need to be aware of the following additional information:

Please note: For the Spring School EMR and the Municipal Annual School EMR: This class is for Texas residents that are members of a municipal or volunteer first responder organization ONLY. This course is partially funded through a Texas Department of Transportation (TXDOT) Rural / Frontier EMS Education Grant. Any other students should attend the Industrial Annual School EMR class.

Annual Fire Training School Registration Requirements

Annual Schools require that you use the online registration system. We have streamlined the process for payment via Texas A&M Forest Service funding (H.B. 2604 or TIFMAS Grant Assistance Program). Before you register for a course, you must attain approval from the Texas A&M Forest Service for training tuition. On your approval letter, there will be a voucher approval number. Each student approved for tuition grant assistance will need this number.

Register for your course through your TEEX student portal. On the payment section, choose “Purchase Order” and enter the “VFDE” number (for example “E123456”). If your department was approved for multiple students, each student up to the maximum approved in the training tuition request may use the same VFDE number. If the total amount due is greater than the total amount allowed by the tuition voucher, the individual/department will be responsible for the difference. You are no longer required to email or fax the approval letter to TEEX/ESTI unless it is specifically requested by TEEX staff. 

The PO contact email needs to be either yourself or a responsible person within your organization.

A new data field has been added to the payment process. The Tax ID (Tax Payer ID, EIN or FEIN) will be the number assigned to your organization. The field is required and needs to be in the following format: xx-xxxxxxx.

Annual Fire Training School Late Registration

The full rate will be applied after the early-bird registration deadline.

American with Disabilities Act (ADA) Identified Disabilities

Testing Policy – American with Disabilities Act (ADA) Identified Disabilities

Annual Fire Training School Contact Information

If you have any questions about Annual Schools, call (866) 878-8900 or email annualschool@teex.tamu.edu.

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

Attire

  • Regular work attire for training activities and classroom sessions.
  • You may not wear to any class or field activity
    • shorts
    • sleeveless shirts
    • open-toed shoes
  • Contact Information

    Emergency Services Training Institute
    TEEX EMS Customer Care
    Phone: (979) 217-6579
    Email: ems@teex.tamu.edu

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