Sep 28, 2020  
PUBLISHED 2020-2021 Non-credit Catalog 
    
PUBLISHED 2020-2021 Non-credit Catalog

Medical First Responder


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Program Description


Medical First Responders are often associated with volunteer emergency services organizations, and in rural or remote areas may be the sole providers of emergency services in a community. Often termed ‘first responders’, Medical First Responders may be responsible for initial assessments, the provision of safe and appropriate care, and arranging or providing the safe transport of patients to the appropriate health-care facility.

SAIT’s Medical First Responder program includes training in advanced first aid, emergency medical services, patient assessment, basic life support, trauma and medical emergencies, geriatrics, environmental, psychological, and special situations.

SAIT’s Medical First Responder program combines online self-managed study of theoretical concepts with mandatory classroom lab days where practical skills are taught and assessed. Students must be motivated and organized to learn the required material through self-directed study and skill practice.

Abbreviated Program Description


Medical First Responders are often associated with volunteer emergency services organizations, and in rural or remote areas may be the sole providers of emergency services in a community. Often termed ‘first responders’, Medical First Responders may be responsible for initial assessments, the provision of safe and appropriate care, and arranging or providing the safe transport of patients to the appropriate health-care facility.

SAIT’s Medical First Responder program includes training in advanced first aid, emergency medical services, patient assessment, basic life support, trauma and medical emergencies, geriatrics, environmental, psychological, and special situations.

Program Overview


Your Career


Graduates may find employment as Medical First Responders in public and private emergency medical services and safety related positions.

Credentials


Graduates of this program will receive a SAIT Medical First Responder Certificate of Achievement.

Additionally, graduates of this program are eligible to apply to the Primary Care Paramedic program at SAIT.

Professional Designations and Certifications


Graduates of this program will receive certification in Advanced First Aid.

Progression


You have up to five years to complete all certificate courses. You must meet the graduation requirements as they exist at the time you register for your first course (see AC.3.1.1 Grading and Progression).

Admission Requirements


Applicants must demonstrate the following in order to be eligible for admission:

  • Possess a valid Class 5 driver’s licence (with GDL is acceptable)
  • Possess Standard First Aid certification (taken within the last 12 months) and Basic Life Support Healthcare Provider CPR (taken within the last 12 months)
    • Applicants are encouraged to complete SAIT course CPRS 006 in order to achieve this certification, though a certificate from the Heart & Stroke Foundation will also be accepted
  • Completion of the following courses or their equivalents:
    • English Language Arts 30-1 or 30-2
    • Pure Math 10 or Math 20-1, or, Applied Math 20 or Math 20-2
    • Biology 30 or Science 30

Applicants who do not have all the high school level requirements will be given opportunities to complete these at SAIT or other institutions.

To browse offerings and apply to this program, please click on your required course(s), and select ‘explore availability’.

For further assistance, please contact us directly at 403.210.5966 or hps.info@sait.ca.

Program Outline


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