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Emergency Medical Responder
Southern Alberta Institute of Technologywww.sait.ca
Emergency Medical Responders (EMRs) are an essential part of the foundation of Emergency Medical Services in Canada. EMRs are often associated with volunteer emergency services organizations, and in rural or remote areas may be the sole provider of emergency services in a community. Often termed "first responders", EMRs may be responsible for initial assessments, the provision of safe and appropriate care, and arranging or providing the safe transport of a patient to the proper health-care facility.
SAIT's EMR training includes emergency medical services, ambulance operations, patient assessment, basic life support, trauma and medical emergencies, geriatrics, environmental, psychological, and special situations.
This program combines online-managed self-study of theoretical concepts with mandatory classroom lab days where you'll be assessed and taught practical skills. Students must be motivated and organized to learn the required material through self-directed study and skill practice.
Program Type Occupational
Credential Type Certificate *
Length 1 Year(s)
- Part Time Only
- Cooperative Education
- Continuing Education Only
- Distance Learning
* Certificate of Achievement
There are no requirements for admission. However, registration for all non-credit courses and certificate programs require a student account.
If you need a new student account:
- Go to the student login page
- Create an account as a new user*
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- Log into your student account as an existing user from the student login page
- Go to the course or certificate program’s page and add it to your shopping cart**
- Click on the shopping cart icon and fill out the required registration form
- Make your payment to complete the registration
*Once you've set up your student account, you can log in as an existing user to make purchases, such as registering for courses and programs. Your account also provides access to your student profile, including enrolment history and course schedule. You'll receive further instructions on how to access mySAIT and Brightspace (D2L), as well as a Student ID number.
**If you are working toward a certificate, you must apply from the certificate program page. Your student record will be updated making it easier to monitor your progress, check your graduation requirements or transfer credits in the future. At the time of certificate completion, we will automatically audit your courses to ensure all requirements have been met.
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Updated July 29, 2021. The information contained in this profile is current as of the date shown.
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