LVRS to Offer Emergency Medical Responder Course
The Londonderry Volunteer Rescue Squad is proud to offer an Emergency Medical Responder Course this fall. EMRs are often the first medical professionals to arrive on the scene of a medical emergency, and their competence is a key link in the chain of patient care. The course is approximately 60 hours of classroom training and will be limited to 20 students. It is open to students who are 16 on or after December 1, 2019. It will cover basic patient care including the topics of Airway, Assessment, CPR, Medical Emergencies, Cardiac Emergencies, Trauma, Special Populations and EMS Operations. The course is an excellent introduction to EMS (Emergency Medical Services) for those who want to learn what to do in the case of a medical emergency and who would like to volunteer as licensed professionals. It will meet on Mondays and Wednesdays from 6 to 9 p.m. from September 25 to December 19, with state testing to follow. Students should plan on about three hours of preparation time for each class night. The fee for the course is $350, which will be reimbursed by LVRS for students who become licensed and who join LVRS as a full members in good standing. For further information and a course application, go to londonderryrescuevt.org.