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Unread 08-27-2013, 11:46 AM   #1
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First Responder is one of the trainings my S&R offers.

What all does it entail?

And what's the real difference between it and EMT and Paramedic? Are there other similar trainings?

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Unread 08-29-2013, 09:22 AM   #2
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Scene safety/assessment/coordination
Patient triage
Patient assessment
Airway/Breathing/Circulation assessment
first aid (controlling bleeding, broken bones,etc.)

Great training for everyone.

First responder - limited scope of treatment (no needles/drugs (unless the patient takes them)), but can do CPR/O2 if needed. Make patient stable (head/neck imobilization), comfortable, and collect scene/patient information. The main responsibility is to activate the EMS system and get the AED working (if required).
EMT/Paramedic - Higher level of care. Can administer drugs based on certain criteria. Can start an IV. Usually takes over from a first responder (if present)
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EMT basic -vitals, stabilize and go.
Paramedic - intubations, medications, advance care

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Unread 08-30-2013, 07:56 AM   #4
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First Responder is one of the trainings my S&R offers.

What all does it entail?

And what's the real difference between it and EMT and Paramedic? Are there other similar trainings?
The previous posts pretty much sum it up. The first responder course is also about half as long as the EMT course. If your plan was to take the course for your own personal knowledge, then it would be probably be useful. If you plan to use it as a launch platform to run with an ambulance squad, skip it and just for for EMT.

I haven't actually taken it myself yet but it's on my plan somewhere. I'm an officer with the fire department and get dispatched to assist EMS on occasion. I'm now also being dispatched for all cardiac arrest calls in my first due. Having that little bit of extra knowledge/cert over the basic first aid/CPR/AED training could be useful but I have no desire to obtain and maintain an EMT certification.
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