Academy of Health Careers: EMR


EMR
The Academy of Health Careers Emergency Medical Responder program is an instructional course sequence designed to prepare students to provide initial care to sick or injured persons or as ambulance drivers and attendants. The Emergency Medical Responder may include law enforcement, lifeguard, fire services, fire services, or basic life support-non-licensed personnel who act as part of an Emergency Medical Service team.

The clinical component of this course will include ride-along with Citrus County EMS personnel on an ambulance. Transportation and PPD (a negative test for Tuberculosis) is required before students can attend the mandatory clinical component of this course.

The Emergency Medical Responder pathway consists of a four-course sequence in which each course builds on skills and concepts from the preceding course ultimately leading to clinical experiences and certification in the field. 

These courses are: 

9th grade: Medical Skills and Services 
Course # 8400320
1 credit
This course is designed to give students an opportunity to apply knowledge and skills related to the area of Health Science career clusters. The content includes but is not limited to practical generic skills in health occupations. Instruction and learning activities are provided in a laboratory setting using hands on experience with the equipment, materials, and technology appropriate to healthcare careers.

10th grade: Health Science Anatomy & Physiology 
Course # 8417100 
1 credit 
This course is part of the secondary Health Core consisting of an overview of the human body, both structurally and functionally with emphasis on the pathophysiology and transmission of disease. Medical terminology is an integral part of the course. This course is required for the Dental, EMR and Nursing pathways within the Health Academy curriculum.

11th grade: Health Science Foundations 
Course # 8417110 
1 credit  
Prerequisite: Health Science Anatomy & Physiology

This course is part of the secondary Health Core designed to provide the student with an in depth knowledge of the healthcare system and associated occupations. Emphasis is placed on communication and interpersonal skills, use of technology, ethics and development of critical thinking skills. Students will job shadow various professionals in the healthcare facility throughout the course.

Transportation and PPD (skin test for Tuberculosis) required. A negative PPD report is required and may be obtained from the student’s healthcare provider or the Health Department.
Forms may be obtained from the Health Science 2 Instructor.

12th grade: Emergency Medical Responder 3 
Course # 8417170 
1 credit 
Prerequisites: Health Science Anatomy & Physiology & Health Science Foundations

This is an instructional program that prepares the student to provide initial care to sick or injured persons or as ambulance drivers and attendants. An Emergency Medical Responder may use this training for employment. The Emergency Medical Responder may include law enforcement, lifeguard, fire services, fire services, or basic life support-non-licensed personnel who act as part of an Emergency Medical Service team. Transportation and PPD required.

The clinical component of this course will include ride-along with Citrus County EMS personnel on an ambulance.

Following successful completion of the course the student will be eligible to take the  Emergency Medical Responder (IEMSR-EMR) Exam as well as the Health Safety Assistant (CHSA) Exam to earn certification in both areas.