Emergency Medical Responder


  • CTE Sector: Public Services
  • CTE Pathway: Emergency Response
  • Located at: Santa Fe
  • Recommended Prerequisite: Medical Core

Course Description

The Emergency Medical Responder course will train students how to recognize emergency situations, maintain personal safety, and provide basic emergency care including CPR and First Aid, prevention of disease transmission, along with an understanding of ethical and legal considerations. An Emergency Responder is the first medically-trained person to arrive on a scene of an emergency. The Emergency Responder provides care to injured persons, and assists other emergency medical service providers. This course will prepare students who are interested in a career as a firefighter, law enforcement officer, emergency medical technician, or paramedic.

Integrated throughout the course are standards for Career Ready Practice and Academic Content Standards which include: appropriate technical skills and academic knowledge; communication skills; career planning; applied technology; critical thinking and problem solving; personal health and financial literacy; citizenship, integrity, ethical leadership and effective management; work productively while integrating cultural and global competence; creativity and innovation; reliable research strategies, and environment, social and economic impacts of decisions.