NSC Emergency Medical Responder (EMR) 40hr Initial Course

​​This 40 hour course, formerly referred to as First Responder,

provides the necessary knowledge and skill to treat the variety of patients

and situations specific that any EMR could encounter generally

in a community or workplace setting.  

The topics that would be covered include:

- Introduction to the EMS System

- The Well-being of the EMR

- Legal and Ethical Issues such as Duty to Act and HIPPA

​- EMS Communication and Documentation

- The Human Body: Anatomy and Physiology of Body Systems

​- Airway Care and Breathing Emergencies

​- Ventilation Devices and Oxygen Administration

- Cardiac Emergencies

- Establishment of the Real Purpose of CPR

- Three Most Common Myths of CPR

- One and Two-Rescuer CPR/AED for All Ages

- Patient Assessment: Subjective and Objective Aspects

- Medical and Behavioral Emergencies

- Trauma and Environmental Emergencies

- Obstetric and Pediatric Emergencies

​- Geriatric Emergencies

- Lifting and Moving Patients

- EMS Response and Operations

- Special Operations

- NIMS: Incident Management

​Upon successful completion of this course, the candidate will receive

their anticipated IDPH EMR Certification Card.

IDPH Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Continuing Education Courses

​​These courses provide the necessary knowledge and skill 

to treat the variety of patients and situations that any EMT

could encounter generally in a community or workplace setting.  

The topics that could be covered include:

- Anatomy and Physiology

- Advance Directives

- Basic Dysrhythmia Recognition

- Basic First Aid Truths and Falsehoods

- Cardiovascular Emergencies

- Cardiovascular Pathophysiology and Treatments

- Debunking CPR/AED Myths

- Emergency Oxygen Administration

- Environmental Emergencies

- Geriatric Emergencies

- Hepatitis B and Other Bugs

- Influenza Pandemics and Realities

- Medicolegal and Ethical Issues

- Metabolic Emergencies such as DKA

- Midwest Critters and Creatures

- National Incident Management System

- Obstetric Emergencies

- Pediatric Emergencies

- Psychiatric Emergencies

- Respiratory Emergencies

- Shock Prevention and Treatment

- Toxicology and Poisoning Emergencies

- Trauma Emergencies

​Upon successful completion of any these courses, the candidate will receive

the appropriate IDPH EMT Continuing Education Certificate.