On December 19, 2017, the American Red Cross released an updated version of the Emergency Medical Response (EMR) program. The updates include more user-friendly instructional materials and enhanced information about opioid overdose and applying tourniquets.
Cogent Steps, LLC, instructors have reviewed the new materials and will begin teaching to the new standard and complete the transition by 1 April 2018.
The new books - both text and workbook were not scheduled to be released until mid-March. They are currently available at the red cross store:
During the transition, students need to purchase the TEXT book for the course.
Workbooks for the Full EMR course will be required beginning 1 April 2018.
Workbooks are not required for recertification courses.
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.
NOTE! CANCELLATION POLICY!
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.
While we coordinate with our hosts, on a rare occasion a situation may arise where a course needs to be cancelled or postponed due to administrative, contract or registration issues. We make every attempt to decide 14 days prior to the first day. We recommend purchasing refundable tickets and hotel rooms or the purchase of travel insurance should a cancellation or postponement occur. Students are welcome to transfer between courses if a conflict arises.
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. See below where to purchase.
2. Emergency Medical Response Workbook. Do not purchase on Amazon.com. See below where to purchase.
This workbook must be completed prior to attending your course.
3. Adult/infant CPR mask set. Purchase online from Cogent Steps, LLC.
For more information about the course and information for students, please follow this link.
Where to order your books:
COMBO TEXT & WORKBOOK: https://www.redcross.org/store/emergency-medical-response-student-kit-2017/756560.html#start=27&cgid=first-aid-and-cpr-aed
JUST TEXTBOOK: https://www.redcross.org/store/emergency-medical-response-textbook-2017/756540.html?cgid=first-aid-and-cpr-aed#start=25&cgid=first-aid-and-cpr-aed
JUST WORKBOOK: https://www.redcross.org/store/emergency-medical-response-workbook-2017/756541.html?cgid=first-aid-and-cpr-aed#prefn1=IsCourse&sz=12&searchtype=product&start=28&prefv1=false&cgid=first-aid-and-cpr-aed
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