ROLE IN PRE-HOSPITAL EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES:
The primary goal of the Emergency Medical Responder (EMR) is to initiate lifesaving measures to all patients who access the emergency response (911) system. The Emergency Medical Responder (EMR) is trained with basic knowledge and skills to provide these lifesaving measures while awaiting a higher level of pre-hospital care. The EMR is also trained to assist higher-level personnel while on scene with both critical and non-critical patients. Emergency Medical Responders operate under medical oversight and they are able to perform basic interventions with little to no special equipment. It is important to note that EMR’s alone do not transport patients.
To become licensed as an Emergency Medical Responder, students must pass an accredited training program.
The Emergency Medical Responder is trained to administer intramuscular auto-injector type medications both to themselves and to peers when needed.
EMR’s are trained to be proficient in both basic first-aid and CPR.