Emergency Medical Responder

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The EMR course offers fundamental medical training for anyone entering the health care field.

This course focuses on the skills needed to respond to trauma and medical emergencies. Training also includes the fundamentals of anatomy, physiology, pathophysiology, pharmacology, and medical terminology. The Emergency Medical Responder course is required training for First Aid Attendants and is also a prerequisite course for the Primary Care Paramedic Program

There are two versions of the Emergency Medical Responder (EMR) course: a regular-paced course in either full time or part time (PARA-1050); and an accelerated-paced course in either full time or part time (PARA-1051). Please note that prerequisites must be met to enroll in the (PARA-1051) Accelerated course. 

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PARA-1050 (formerly EMR100): Emergency Medical Responder

This course is offered in various formats at our New Westminster campusChilliwackKelowna and Victoria Campuses as well as locations throughout British Columbia:

  • Full Time - 15 days, Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • Part Time - 14 days, Saturdays and Sundays, 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Prerequisites

  • Must be at least 16 years of age

Para-1050 Course Outline

PARA-1051 (formerly EMR120): Emergency Medical Responder - Accelerated

This course is offered in two formats at our New WestminsterChilliwackKelowna and Victoria Campuses as well as locations throughout British Columbia:

  • 8 days of training running for two consecutive weeks (4 days per week), 8:30am - 4:30pm.
  • Student attendance is 100%

Prerequisites

Students must have and be able to provide proof of at least one of the following requirements:

  • Previous EMR certification (completed within the last 3 years),
  • Occupational First Aid Level 3 (OFA3),
  • First Responder Level 3 (Spinal/AED endorsed),
  • Advanced Wilderness First Responder (WFR) 80 hours minimum,
  • Advanced Medical First Responder Level 2, is a course that is deemed equivalent by the JIBC. 
  • Outdoor Emergency Care Certificate - 80 hours  with Spinal/AED training,
    Above noted pre-requisite credentials must be current, valid or have expired within the past 6 months.

PARA-1051 Course Outline

Upcoming Course Dates | Fees & Refunds

Course Dates

For more details on PARA-1050 or PARA-1051 (Accelerated), including schedules, locations, and availability, visit the following webpages:

 

Tuition & Fees

Tuition for EMR (PARA-1050)

Tuition for EMR Accelerated (PARA-1051)

Prices listed do not include taxes or the cost of textbooks.

 

JIBC Refund Policies

  • If a student withdraws 7 calendar days prior to the beginning of the course they receive a 100% refund;
  • Withdrawal with less than 7 calendar days from the start of the course are not eligible for tuition refund;

For information on the JIBC refund policies, follow the webpage link below:

Examination Re-Testing

Students who have recently completed either a PARA-1050 (formerly EMR100) or PARA-1051 (formerly EMR120) who require re-testing of either Written, Trauma or Medical calls within the EMR class should speak with their instructor. 

The New Westminster campus now uses the Instructor-Led Practices as an option for students to complete their remedial.  Students can attend our Instructor-Led Pracitices on Wednesday evenings from 5:30-9:30pm.  Please email emr@jibc.ca to notify the program area which Wednesday you will attend so that the instructor will have student information ready.

Other JIBC campuses and off-campus locations' re-testing dates will differ.

Please note that students have 60 days to complete their remedial re-testing.

Instructor-Led Practice Sessions

There will not be a practice on Wednesday, Dec 21, 2016.

JIBC EMR current students and graduates can attend an Instructor-Led Practice Session on Wednesday evenings from 5:30 - 9:30 at the New Westminster Campus. Contact emr@jibc.ca to confirm attendance.  These sessions are structured and are designed to strengthen individual competencies in preparation for the licensing exam with EMALB.

Graduates can also book a set of equipment and a room at a charge by contacting JIBC Facilities Dept:

Phone
1-888-566-7660

Email
facilitiesrentals@jibc.ca 
JIBC Campus Rates

FAQ's | Prospective EMR Students

Prospective Students | EMR (PARA-1050)

Questions

Answers

COURSE INFORMATION | PARA-1050

What is the Emergency Medical Responder/PARA-1050 course?

The EMR course is an entry-level pre-hospital emergency medical course, delivered face to face. It is accessible for those with little to no prior training.

How much is the EMR/PARA-1050 course?

Fees for April 01, 2016 to March 31, 2017 are as follows:

Prices do not include taxes or the cost of refunds

When/where are EMR/PARA-1050 courses scheduled?

You can find an up to date EMR/PARA-1050 course schedule at our WebAdvisor course catalogue

What are the pre-requisites for EMR/PARA-1050?

Grade 10 English & Math (recommended). Minimum 16 years old.  
COURSE INFORMATION | PARA-1051

What are the pre-requisites for EMR/PARA-1051?

This course is designed for applicants with advanced first-aid training. The following courses only are considered acceptable for entry into the PARA-1051 course:

  • Previous EMR certification (in the last six months)
  • Occupational First Aid (level 3)
  • Outdoor Emergency Care (OEC)
  • BC First Responder FR Level 3 (With Spinal/CPR-AED endorsements)
  • Advanced Medical First Responder (Level 2) 

How do I register for the EMR/PARA-1051 course?

You can register online via our 'Ways to Register' webpages, via phone (604-528-5590), via mail or in person at the New Westminster campus.  

How much is the EMR/PARA-1051 course?

Fees for April 01, 2016 to March 31, 2017 are as follows:

Prices do not include taxes or the cost of refunds

GENERAL COURSE EMR COURSE INFORMATION

What are the manuals for the EMR/PARA-1050 course and where can I purchase them?

  1. Brady's Emergency Medical Responder: A Skills Approach (4th Canadian Edition - ISBN-13: 9780132892575 
  2. Canadian Red Cross First Aid & CPR Manual.  Canadian Red Cross 2014. ISBN 978-158480-513-7

You can purchase these books from the JIBC Store at:

What are the course times?

  • Full Time: 15 days, Monday-Friday, 8:30am-4:30pm
  • Part-Time: 14 days Saturdays & Sundays, 8:30am-5:00pm
  • 105 hours in total (not including pre-read)

*Rural/off-campus deliveries may differ in delivery formats - please check WebAdvisor course catalogue for specific formats.

I am an English as a second language applicant (ESL); how can I prepare for the EMR course?

You should review your level of English writing and comprehension with your local college. Some colleges (not currently JIBC) offer a medical comprehension for ESL students course.

Can I get a refund for my textbooks if the EMR course is cancelled?

The JIBC Store follows specific refund procedures. You should check with the JIBC Store before purchasing any items.

Are there any exams?

Students in the PARA-1050 & PARA-1051 courses are assessed and coached throughout the course. Formal evaluations are as follows:

  • Two multiple choice interim written examinations
  • Final comprehensive written exam: 100 multiple choice questions
  • 6 skills assessments built into days 1-13 (PARA-1050)
  • Final practical examinations (1 medical scenario/1 trauma scenario)
  • If unsuccessful, remediation examinations can be taken within 60 days (offered once per month per campus - off-campus remedial examination dates will be offered at the same venue within one month)

Is my nursing degree equivalent to the EMR/PARA-1050 level?  

Unfortunately not. Currently, the BC Ministry of Health, Emergency Medical Assistant's Licensing Board (EMALB) who govern theEmergency Medical Assistant's Regulations do not allow transferability between nursing and pre-hospital medicine without first completing paramedic education.  

Do I need to complete a Criminal Record Check to apply for the EMR/PARA-1050 course?

Currently, there are no requirements for a Criminal Record Check to apply for a seat in the EMR course.  However, you will likely need to complete a Criminal Record Check for potential employers. 

I have a learning difficulty/physical disability, will this restrict my participation in the EMR courses?

Please contact the JIBC Student Advising Services Centre for a confidential assessment based on your individual needs.

  • Phone: 604-528-5884
  • Email: merb@jibc.ca 

Can I access funding for the EMR courses?

Currently, applicants can only access funding through their Employment or Education support services. No JIBC funding is available for this level of training.  

Can I miss any of the course?

There is a minimum attendance requirement of 100%.  An attendance rate of 99% or less will result in an automatic exit from the EMR course with no refund. Examination days cannot be missed - failure to examine will be counted as a failed exam attempt.

What job opportunities exist for EMR's?

You can research employment opportunities at the following 3rd party links:

Is there a dress code?

Casual, comfortable attire is recommended and closed-toe footwear (i.e. running shoes) is required.

Is there a Cafeteria?

The New Westminster Campus cafeteria is on the ground level between the courtyard and the main parking lot. It's open to the students, staff, and the public, so stop in for a great meal!  

Do I have to pay for parking?

Parking is free at the New Westminster Campus. 

Licensing as an EMR

Learners who have completed the EMR Program and have certified must license with the Emergency Medical Association Licensing Board to work as an EMR in BC. Learners have one year after their EMR class completion date to pass their licensing exams. 

Learners who miss the one-year deadline to license and who completed the EMR Program within three years must complete the PARA-1051 EMR Accelerated course before re-applying for licensure.

Booking Your Licensing Exam

The Emergency Medical Association governs licensing within the province of BC. To find more information on licensing or to schedule an exam, contact EMALB directly by phoning 1.800.663.7867 or emailing getanexam@gov.bc.ca.

Transferring Your License to Other Provinces

Learners who are interested in transferring their EMA License to work in another province must follow Labour Mobility procedures by contacting EMALB directly by phoning 1.800.663.7867 or emailing getanexam@gov.bc.ca.

Online EMR Resources - Blackboard (for registered students)

On the first day of class students will gain access to the JIBC EMR Online Blackboard Resources.

 JIBC Student Study Guide (PDF) and other EMR Resources are available online for students during class.  To log in, navigate to: https://myjibc.ca

-          FAQ for the MyJIBC Portal - http://www.jibc.ca/registration/registration-help/faq 

Required Textbooks (for registered students)

Learners must purchase the required textbooks and must have them on hand for reference during class. The following textbooks are required for this course:

  1. Brady's Emergency Medical Responder: A Skills Approach (4th Canadian Edition)
    ISBN-13: 9780132892575
  2. Canadian Red Cross First Aid & CPR Manual.  Canadian Red Cross 2014.
    ISBN 978-158480-513-7

For the current textbook prices, please contact the JIBC store. 
Phone: 604.528.5870 or Email: jibcstore@jibc.ca

       Brady's EMR Text book                   First Aid & CPR

    
        

General Course Information (for registered students)

Required Books:

 The following are the required course materials which can be purchased from the JIBC Store at the New Westminster Campus prior to class start.

  • Emergency Medical Responder: A Skills Approach (4th Edition)
  •  Canadian Red Cross First Aid & CPR Manual

Accessories:

Stethoscopes and BP cuffs are provided in class but need to be shared. These items can also be purchased at the JIBC Store in New Westminster.

 If you are unable to visit the JIBC Store in person, call 604.528.5870 to order your books and/or accessories by phone and they will be shipped directly to you. Note that other JIBC locations, including the Chilliwack, Kelowna and Victoria campuses Do Not Have Books Available for Sale.

 JIBC EMR Online Blackboard Resources (access available on first day of class):

 JIBC Student Study Guide (PDF) and other EMR Resources are available online for students during class.  To log in, navigate to: https://myjibc.ca

 Refunds for Continuing Studies Courses (Refund Policy-3210–003)

  • If a student withdraws 7 calendar days prior to the beginning of the course they receive a 100% refund;
  • Withdrawal with less than 7 calendar days from the start of the course are not eligible for tuition refund;
  • Some courses may have non-refundable tuition, application, and/or material fees (this will be identified at the time of registration).

 General Information:

  •  Casual, comfortable attire is recommended and closed-toe footwear (i.e. running shoes) is required.
  • A cafeteria is located on the main floor just past the Main Atrium before the gym at the New Westminster Campus.
  • JIBC Store provides crested apparel, giftware, books, and student supplies through our New Westminster storefront and online.
  •  Free Parking (Chilliwack, Kelowna & New Westminster Campuses)
  • For PARA-1051 EMR Accelerated classes, students must provide proof of prerequisites.

 If you have any questions prior to the start of the EMR course please feel free to email us at emr@jibc.ca or call Student Services at 604.528.5590 or toll-free at 1.877.528.5591.

International Students

The JIBC welcomes and assists all international students who wish to complete their studies with us.

International learners who are interested in completing the EMR Program or are interested in completing both the EMR and PCP Programs with the JIBC must contact the JIBC International Studies Department directly via email at international@jibc.ca.


Last updated November 28, 2016