Emergency Medical Response

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.


Inscrições Abertas até 16 de Maio de 2022
Calendário:23 a 31 de Maio de 2022



Intended Audience: 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
  • Lifeguards
  • Park rangers
  • Workplace Emergency Response Team (ERT) members
  • Disaster team members
  • Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) members
  • Athletic trainers
  • Outdoor guides
Prerequisites: 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: Written Evaluation:


Skills Evaluation:

Required. Correctly demonstrate skill competence in five specific areas:

  1. Respiratory Arrest (Bag-Mask)
  2. Adult Cardiac Arrest
  3. Infant Cardiac Arrest
  4. Traumatic Injury (Responsive or Unresponsive)
  5. Medical Emergency (Responsive or Unresponsive)

Successful completion is based on achievement of the core learning objectives rather than a prescribed instruction time.

  • Introduction to EMS Systems
  • Legal and Ethical Principles of Emergency Care
  • Wellness and Safety of the Emergency Medical Responder
  • Introduction to Medical Terminology, Human Anatomy, and Lifespan Development
  • Introduction to Pathophysiology
  • Principles of Lifting, Moving, and Positioning of Patients
  • Principles of Effective Communication
  • Principles of Effective Documentation
  • Principles of Airway Management and Ventilation
  • Principles of Oxygen Therapy  
  • Principles of Resuscitation  
  • Obtaining a Medical History and Vital Signs
  • Principles of Patient Assessment
  • Caring for Cardiac Emergencies
  • Caring for Respiratory Emergencies
  • Caring for Common Medical Emergencies
  • Caring for Environmental Emergencies
  • Caring for Soft Tissue Injuries and Bleeding
  • Recognition and Care of Shock
  • Caring for Muscle and Bone Injuries
  • Caring for Head and Spinal Injuries
  • Caring for Chest and Abdominal Emergencies
  • Care During Pregnancy and Childbirth
  • Caring for Infants and Children
  • Special Considerations for the Geriatric Patient
  • Introduction to EMS Operations and Hazardous Response
  • Introduction to MultipleCasualty Incidents, the Incident Command System, and Triage
Certification Period: 2 Years
Course Length: 47-50 Hours, Initial Class

16 Hours, Renewal Class