Description

Evidence In Motion’s Emergency Medical Response (EMR) Courses integrate the objectives set forth by the American Red Cross and the Department of Transportation for Emergency Response. These courses are specifically for sports medicine personnel including, but not limited to, sports physical therapists and certified athletic trainers who respond to acute injuries and illness in the sports venue or in the clinic.

Approach

This course is delivered in a blended learning fashion, combining online and on-site learning experiences to facilitate participant learning. An interactive and media-rich online pre-course is provided to participants in advance of an intensive 2-day on-site laboratory weekend. Access to the pre-course online material will be emailed to the registrant within 2 business days of the date of purchase. Online learning activities use a variety of teaching strategies suitable to distance learning, including web-based video presentations, guided discussions, medical literature review, and self and peer-oriented performance analysis.

The on-site lab intensive weekend provides participants with hands-on demonstration and practice of assessment, management and prevention strategies for acute injuries and emergencies. The course will have a student to faculty ratio of no greater than 15:1.

Required activities for course completion include:

  1. Completion of the Emergency Medical Response workbook,
  2. Completion of the American Red Cross CPR/AED for Professional Rescuers and Health Care Providers Course Final Written and Practical Exams,
  3. Completion of the American Red Cross Emergency Medical Response Course Final Written and Practical Exams, and
  4. Completion of the Spinal Immobilization Practical Examination.

Successful completion of this course requires a final passing grade of 80% on all learning activities.

Course Options

Emergency Medical Response Course: Initial

This course option is specifically for the sports medicine professional who wants to attain the necessary didactic and lab experience to manage acute athletic injuries and illnesses. This participant has not previously been certified in Emergency Medical Response. Participants will have full access to online course materials and full attendance during the onsite portion of the course.

Target Audience: Sports medicine personnel who have never been certified in EMR, have limited experience with venue coverage, and are not ABPTS board certified in Sports physical therapy.

Price: $600

Contact Hours: 38 (22 online and 16 onsite) from EIM Institutes of Health Professions

Emergency Medical Response Course: Re-certification

This course option is for the participant who would like to attain updates for acute athletic injury and illness management, but also lab experience with these management skills. Renewal of the American Red Cross (ARC) EMR certification is an option if the participant abides by all the ARC recertification rules, including that you must possess a current Emergency Medical Response Certification (valid within 90 days of the course start date). Participants will have full access to online course materials and full attendance during the onsite portion of the course, but will receive a special discount for their renewal.

Target Audience: Sports medicine personnel who have been certified in EMR, possess experience in venue coverage, and/or are ABPTS board-certified in sports physical therapy.

Price: $500 (includes ARC EMR Certification processing fee)

Contact Hours: 38 (22 online and 16 onsite) from EIM Institutes of Health Professions

Emergency Medical Response Course: Challenge 

This course option is for sports medicine personnel who would like to attain updates for acute athletic injury and illness management. These participants will complete online pre-course work and participate in day 2 only of the onsite assessment. Participants enrolled in this option will only have access to public domain course materials and online testing (no access to online course materials as in other EIM course options) and onsite attendance for essential assessment only.

Target Audience: Sports medicine personnel who have consistent experience in venue coverage and/or are ABPTS board certified in sports physical therapy. Those desiring to attain/maintain ARC EMR certification will have additional processing fees and must abide by ARC rules pertaining to challenging the EMR certification. 

Price: $300 (includes ARC EMR Certification processing fee)

Contact Hours: N/A

Course Details

EIM Program Applicability: Fulfills the physical therapist eligibility requirements for any accredited Sports Physical Therapy Residency programs, application submission for the ABPTS-SCS initial exam, and Maintenance of Specialist Certification (MOSC) requirements for acute injury and illness management.

Prerequisites: No previous course requirements, but ALL participants must purchase American Red Cross’ Emergency Medical response textbook, workbook and a Resuscitation mask to be used during the course. Textbook and workbook must be purchased prior to starting the course. Resuscitation mask is needed for the Weekend Intensive. Links are provided for your convenience and other vendors may certainly be used.

Appropriate dress: Participants are asked to bring appropriate attire for lab sessions (i.e. shorts and t-shirts and sports bras for women) and air-conditioned environments throughout the day (i.e. warm-up or work-out clothes).

Please note that registration for this course closes 6 weeks prior to the weekend intensive date, to allow all students adequate time to receive their precourse materials and complete all precourse work.

Objectives

Upon completing this course, you will be able to:

  1. Use knowledge in the foundational and clinical sciences related to response to acute injury/illness in order to enhance outcomes for patients with acute athletic injuries.
  2. Participate in peer-assessment activities and participate in the design and implementation of decision-making guidelines.
  3. Demonstrate clinical decision making skills, including clinical reasoning, clinical judgment, and reflective practice as it pertains to the management of acute athlete injury/illness.
  4. Examine patients/clients by obtaining consent, a primary assessment, secondary assessment and physical examination to guide clinical decision making regarding the packaging, re-evaluation, and return to play decisions of the acutely injured or ill athlete.
  5. Synthesize and analyze data from primary assessment, secondary assessment and physical examination to make clinical judgments regarding patient/client management.
  6. Be a productive member of the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) team and the sports medicine team in the assessment and management of athletic injury.
  7. Fulfill requirements for eligibility to apply for the ABPTS – SCS exam and become certified in Emergency Medical Response and CPR/AED for 2 years.

Most importantly – be able to apply this stuff to your clinical practice next week!

References

  1. American Red Cross (2017). Emergency Medical Response (textbook) StayWell Health and Safety Solutions ISBN: 9781584803270
  2. American Red Cross (2017) Emergency Medical Response Workbook StayWell Health and Safety Solutions ISBN: 9781584803287
  3. McCrory P, Meeuwisse W et al (2017) Consensus statement on concussion in sport – the 5th international conference on concussion in sport held in Berlin, October 2016 Br J Sports Med. 1-10.
  4. Additional required and supplementary articles are listed in each weekly module and can be downloaded from the Moodle Learning Management System.