EMR COURSES

 
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Courses Available
Full EMR course Three day course that covers all aspects of Emergency Medical Response including CPR, wound and fracture management, spine boarding, Emergency Medical system, pediatrics, specialty populations, environmental management, systemic review of body systems and injuries as related to sports. The student is responsible for both written and practical tests. Workbook must be completed. (24 CEUs)

One day re-certification course One day course that reviews all aspects of Emergency Medical Response including recertification in CPR, review of wound and fracture management, spine board, specialty populations as related to sports. The student is responsible for both written and practical tests. This course is open for students who are no more than 60 days in lapsed expiration of their last EMR course. Workbook is only required if a revision update has been released by the ARC since your last qualification. (8 CEUs)

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SPTS Official EMR Provider

Residency Refund Program for EMR Courses


The Sports Physical Therapy Section of the APTA will provide up to five (5) annual scholarship refunds in the amount of $150.00 to Section member applicants of a credentialed sports residency. Candidates must be
- A student or professional member of the SPTS in good standing
- Provide proof of completion of an SPTS sponsored/approved Emergency Responder course via fax, or mailed to Mark De Carlo, Executive Director
- Candidate is accepted into a residency program within two years of course completion. A letter of acceptance must be faxed or mailed to Mark De Carlo, Executive Director.

About the EMR Course

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This course is designed to be flexible and will meet, or exceed, the objectives set forth by the Department of Transportation. The course is designed specifically for the physical therapist working in providing sideline and courtside coverage for athletic events. Additionally, the course fulfills the requirements for a physical therapist to be eligible to submit their application for the ABPTS – SCS examination.

The course materials also include video presentations, slides, transparencies and hands-on laboratory sessions. Successful completion of both written and practical examinations is required for this course. Final practical examination will include successful completion of the following: bleeding control and shock management, trauma victim assessment and management, airway insertion and suction, management of injuries to soft tissue and skeletal structures and management of head, neck and back injuries.

Course Information For Students

Approximately two weeks prior to the course you will receive an email from the lead instructor or a staff member of Cogent Steps informing you of details of the course to include exact location, parking and any specifics of the location. We rely on our generous hosts including clinicians and clinics for support for our course locations.

Refunds will not be offered to those who cancel less than two weeks prior to the course except in extreme cases of medical emergency. Permission must be granted by the course director in these cases. Those who must cancel less than two weeks out may take the course at another time within the next year.

Materials you are required to purchase and complete for the course:
1. Text Book: You may choose to purchase the hard copy text book or download it onto your device:
Emergency Medical Response Textbook, Rev 6/11

2. Emergency Medical Response Workbook, Rev 6/11. Ensure that you have the revised edition.
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This workbook must be completed prior to attending your course.

3. Adult/infant CPR mask set. Purchase online from Cogent Steps, LLC.

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For the recertification course:
The recertification course is a one day course that reviews all aspects of Emergency Medical Response including recertification in CPR, review of wound and fracture management, spine board, specialty populations as related to sports. The student is responsible for successful completion of a practical test. This course is open for students who are no more than 60 days in lapsed expiration of their last EMR course. The purchase of another workbook for this course is not required at this time. (8 CEU’s)


First Aid, CPR and AED

The American Red Cross recommends that you complete a Refresher every 3 months to keep your knowledge and skills sharp so you feel ready to respond – at home, at school, at your workplace, in your community or as a professional rescuer.

Connect to the American Red Cross Refresher Center

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