FMR Program – details

First Medical Responder Program

Program Overview
FMR Program

The FMR program is offered in a number of delivery methods, with the most popular being over a period of 15 weeks. The program runs one weeknight a week for the 15 weeks, as well as two weekend sessions for practical application of the new skills. The course includes all required texts and student manuals as well as a CPR update and includes skills such as bandaging and splinting, airway management, automated external defibrillation and spinal immobilization.

The goal of this course is to provide the EMR with the skills, knowledge and confidence to appropriately manage various traumatic and medical emergencies with the cooperation of the EMS and the Fire Services.

Delivery Method:
The program will be presented through a delivery model demonstrating maximal success in the past. This includes lecture and practical sessions, supplemental interactive multi-media presentations and home-study and review packages. Programs are delivered by experienced PCP, or ACP personnel with extensive field and training experience.

Practical Sessions:

The course will supplement theoretical knowledge with practical application and practice time. The course will attempt to provide as much practical time as possible. A listing of practical sessions and topics includes:
1.Scene Assessment and Triage
2.Moving and Lifting Equipment
3.Communication Exercises – Written and Verbal format
4.Practical Anatomy and Physiology
5.Patient Assessment and Critical Interventions
6.Critical Interventions – Airway, Breathing and Oxygen Administration
7.Critical Interventions – Circulation
8.Basic Cardiac Life Support and Automated External Defibrillation
9.Treatment of Traumatic Injuries – Bandaging, Splinting and Spinal Immobilization
10.Treatment of Medical Emergencies – Practical Exercise
11.Integration Sessions – Scenario Practice

Length of Course:
Exact length of course will be dependent upon delivery method. Self-study will be approximately 160 hours of self-study and review, 60 hours of lectures and 80 hours of lab and practical time for a total of approximately 300 hours. 

Student Evaluation:
Students will be assessed on an on-going basis in practical sessions as well as regular review quizzes and examinations. Final examinations will be by way of practical and theory examinations, designed to cover all aspects of the course and will be 200 questions in multiple choice format. Unit examinations will be marked to assist the student in gauging their performance throughout the course.

Learning Resources:
Course textbook is Emergency Care of the Sick and Injured, 11th edition, American Association of Orthopedic Surgeons. Further supplemental materials would include readings of interest to students, copies of applicable legislation as well as computer based learning materials.

Instructor Core:
Instructors for the course would be ACP and PCP personnel employed by Professional Medical Associates is utilized in practical sessions in order to maintain a ratio of less than 4:1 during practical sessions.

Course Outline:
•1) Historical Perspective
•2) Roles and Responsibilities of the EMR
•3) Scene Management
•4) Triage and Special Situations
•5) Lifting and Moving Patients
•6) Patient Transportation and Ambulance Operations
•7) Medical Communications and Documentation
•8) Structure and Function of the Human Body
•9) Introduction to Patient Assessment
•10) Airway Management
•11) Prehospital Care of Medical Emergencies
•12) Environmental Emergencies
•13) Emergency Trauma Emergencies
•14) Total Patient Management
•15) Special Patients