EMR Program

Emergency Medical Responder Program

What's New:

Program Updates - updated June 27, 2022

Please mail or email applications to the office.

 FMR Program - next program - St. Albert - Sep 6, 2022  Calgary - Sep 7, 2022  or contact the office for information on future programs.

PCP Program - Selection dates announced for August 15 - 18, 2022   See Program Dates.

Difficult Airway Course: EMS (ALS) - TBA or See program dates

ACLS / PALS for DDS Program - TBA - email for more information.   

 Essentials of Airway Management for DDS Program - TBA or email for more information.

ACP Program - Selection dates closed for July 2022 programs - See Program Dates. 

  Fundamentals of Airway Management (BLS) - St. Albert and Calgary dates to be announced for Summer 2022 - Email for more information

CALGARY OFFICE - Campus located at #112, 11420 - 27 Street SE, Calgary.

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Current News:

PMA - Airway Programs - Updated: Feb 12, 2016

demoProfessional Medical Associates is an Authorized Training Centre for the Difficult Airway Course for ACP and the Fundamentals of Airway Management Program for BLS providers.

Recent Events:

First Canadian Difficult Airway Course presented

October 14, 2015

demoProfessional Medical Associates, an authorized training centre, offered the first Difficult Airway Course to ACP students in Canada.




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Program Overview

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First Medical Responder Program

Program Overview
FMR Program

The FMR program is offered in a number of delivery methods, with the most popular being over a period of 15 weeks. The program runs one weeknight a week for the 15 weeks, as well as two weekend sessions for practical application of the new skills. The course includes all required texts and student manuals as well as a CPR update and includes skills such as bandaging and splinting, airway management, automated external defibrillation and spinal immobilization. The program is designed as an entry level program to work in the ambulance profession and includes information on documentation, ambulance driving and roles and responsibilities.

The goal of this course is to provide the EMR with the skills, knowledge and confidence to appropriately manage various traumatic and medical emergencies with in the cooperation of the Fire Service.

Delivery Method:
The program will be presented through a delivery model demonstrating maximal success in the past. This includes lecture and practical sessions, supplemental interactive multi-media presentations and home-study and review packages. Programs are delivered by experienced PCP, or ACP personnel with extensive field and training experience.

Practical Sessions:

The course will supplement theoretical knowledge with practical application and practice time. The course will attempt to provide as much practical time as possible. A listing of practical sessions and topics includes:
1.Scene Assessment and Triage
2.Moving and Lifting Equipment
3.Communication Exercises - Written and Verbal format
4.Practical Anatomy and Physiology
5.Patient Assessment and Critical Interventions
6.Critical Interventions - Airway, Breathing and Oxygen Administration
7.Critical Interventions - Circulation
8.Basic Cardiac Life Support and Automated External Defibrillation
9.Treatment of Traumatic Injuries - Bandaging, Splinting and Spinal Immobilization
10.Treatment of Medical Emergencies - Practical Exercise
11.Integration Sessions - Scenario Practice

Length of Course:
Exact length of course will be dependent upon delivery method. Self-study will be approximately 160 hours of self-study and review, 60 hours of lectures and 80 hours of lab and practical time for a total of approximately 300 hours. 

Student Evaluation:
Students will be assessed on an on-going basis in practical sessions as well as regular review quizzes and examinations. Final examinations will be by way of practical and theory examinations, designed to cover all aspects of the course and will be 200 questions in multiple choice format. Unit examinations will be marked to assist the student in gauging their performance throughout the course.

Learning Resources:
Course textbook is Emergency Care of the Sick and Injured, 11th edition, American Association of Orthopedic Surgeons. Further supplemental materials would include readings of interest to students, copies of applicable legislation as well as multi-media or computer based learning materials as required and developed fully.

Instructor Core:
Instructors for the course would be ACP and PCP personnel employed by Professional Medical Associates. Utilization of existing medical personnel within the community, including EMR personnel, is utilized in practical sessions in order to maintain a ratio of less than 6:1 during practical sessions.

Course Outline:
•1) Historical Perspective
•2) Roles and Responsibilities of the EMR
•3) Scene Management
•4) Triage and Special Situations
•5) Lifting and Moving Patients
•6) Patient Transportation and Ambulance Operations
•7) Medical Communications and Documentation
•8) Structure and Function of the Human Body
•9) Introduction to Patient Assessment
•10) Airway Management
•11) Prehospital Care of Medical Emergencies
•12) Environmental Emergencies
•13) Emergency Trauma Emergencies
•14) Total Patient Management
•15) Special Patients

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