The University of Delaware presents: 

2022 Emergency Medical Response

  • Emergency Medical Response Full Course – Hybrid: (45 Contact Hours)
    • Lectures will be watched prior to attending onsite portion.
    • Saturday, 12/3/22: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. – onsite
      • Discussion
      • Questions
      • Lab
  • Re-certification (8 Contact Hours)

     

    • Lectures will be watched prior to attending onsite portion.
    • Saturday, 12/3/22: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. onsite
      • Discussion
      • Questions
      • Lab

Location:  University of Delaware, 540 S College Ave Newark, DE 19713

Requirements:

  1. EMR Full Course ($500): You must order the American Red Cross Textbook ($99.95) and workbook ($74.95); complete readings; and bring completed workbook to the Full Course for credit. See links below for books:
    • American Red Cross Text book:  $99.95 EMR Textbook
    • American Red Cross Workbook: $74.95 EMR Workbook
    • Red Cross Emergency Response Textbook and Workbook Combo: $139.95 EMR Textbook and Workbook Combo
    • NOTE:  Please make sure you purchase the updated editions. Avoid Amazon as they sell outdated versions.
  2. EMR Re-certification ($350)
    • You must have read and reviewed the American Red Cross Textbook. Completion of the workbook is OPTIONAL.

Course/session description: Tailored to the professional rescuer, the Emergency Medical Response course by the American Red Cross provides comprehensive training that gives the participant the knowledge and skills needed to perform lifesaving interventions on critical patients. The course provides the necessary tools for the rescuer to help sustain life, reduce pain and minimize injury during out-of-hospital medical and traumatic emergencies—while awaiting or alongside higher-level personnel at the scene. This course fulfills the requirement for Acute Management of Athletic Injury and Illness Certification for the Board Certified Sports Specialist (http://www.abpts.org/Certification/Sports/) of the APTA.

Laura A. Schmitt, PT, DPT, SCS, OCS, ATC Laura graduated from West Chester University in 1988 with a Bachelor of Science in Health and Physical Education with a concentration in Athletic Training. She then received her Master of Science in Physical Therapy from Beaver College in 1991. She later completed her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Temple University in 2003. She has been at University of Delaware since 1997 and is Board Certified Specialist in both Orthopedics and Sports Physical Therapy. She has been a Certified Athletic Trainer since 1988. Laura’s professional development is related to the training of both Resident and Doctoral level students. She is an APTA Credentialed Clinical Instructor and has completed the APTA Advanced Clinical Instructor training course. She has now gone on to become an APTA Credentialed Clinical Trainer. She currently serves as the Director of Clinical Education for the UD Doctor of Physical Therapy Program and lectures and serves as a teaching assistant throughout the DPT curriculum. She is currently the Sports Special Interest Group (SIG) chair. She has been an EMR instructor since 2002.

Airelle Giordano PT, DPT, OCS, SCS Associate Director of Clinical Services Physical Therapist Board Certified Clinical Specialist in Orthopedics and Sports. Airelle graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree from Kent State University in 2001. She went on to receive her Masters in Physical Therapy from the University of Delaware in 2003 and then her Doctor of Physical Therapy from Temple University in 2007. She is a board certified clinical specialist in the areas of orthopedic and sports physical therapy. Airelle is an APTA Credentialed Clinical Instructor. She lectures nationally and internationally on topics related to residency training, concussion management, ACL and knee rehabilitation, gymnastics, and more. Her professional development is in the area of training Physical Therapy Residents and Doctoral Students. She teaches in Emergency Response, Exercise Progression, and Rehabilitation throughout UD’s Doctor of Physical Therapy curriculum and she coordinates a Sports Elective class.

Grace Ademski PT, DPT, GCS, NCS Grace graduated from Towson University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Science in 2004. She went on to receive her Doctor of Physical Therapy Degree from the University of Delaware in 2006. She is a board certified clinical specialist in the areas of neurologic and geriatric physical therapy and she completed the APTA Credentialed Clinical Instructor as well as the Advanced Clinical Instructor course. Grace’s professional development has been in the area of vestibular therapy and concussion. She has been treating patients with complaints of dizziness since 2009. She teaches the vestibular component in UD’s Doctor of Physical Therapy curriculum.

Fred Breidenbach PT, DPT, SCS Fred received his bachelors’ degree in Exercise Science from West Chester University of Pennsylvania in 2014. He then went on to complete his Doctorate of Physical Therapy from University of Delaware in 2016 and was the Faculty Award recipient for his graduating class. Following his doctorate degree, he completed a 1 year sports residency program at the University of Delaware and became a Board Certified Clinical Specialist in Sports. He then gained additional clinical experience in the rehabilitation of throwing athletes, ranging from the youth to professional levels, before returning to the University of Delaware in 2019. Fred is an APTA Credentialed Clinical Instructor and serves as a Clinical Instructor for the UDPT graduate students in the Sports and Orthopedic clinic.

Mike Eckrich PT, DPT, MS, SCS, CSCS Mike received a Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Science from Eastern University in 2015, a Masters of Science in Anatomy and Clinical Health Science from University of Delaware in 2016, and a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from the University Delaware in 2017. He completed a Sports Residency at the University of Delaware in January of 2019 and transitioned to full time clinical staff in February of 2019. He currently treats patients and is a clinical instructor for UDPT graduate students in the Sports and Orthopedic clinic. He is an APTA Credentialed Clinical Instructor and a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist.

Jerry Smith PT, DPT, OCS Jerry received his Bachelor’s degree in Biology in 2013 and his Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2016, both from Arcadia University. He completed his Orthopedic Residency at Temple University while participating at an outpatient sports and orthopedic clinic. He is recognized as a Board Certified Orthopedic Specialist by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialists. Jerry currently is a Physical Therapist and Assistant Professor of Practice at the University of Delaware. He treats patients in the UDPT sports and orthopedic clinic and teaches in the DPT curriculum.

Course Outlines: 

EMR Certification Outline

Lecture Contents Virtual (Participant reviews lecture asynchronously); Hybrid (review lecture asynchronously with onsite Q/A/Discussion and lab)
Introduction and Emergency Medical Responder Emergency Medical Responder, Emergency Management Systems, Emotional Support/Debrief Virtual
BBP Preventing Disease Transmission, How Diseases Are Transmitted, Diseases, Personal Protective Equipment, Hand Hygiene, Reporting Virtual
Medical, Legal, Ethical Legal Duties, HIPAA/Confidentiality Virtual
Primary Assessment History Taking and Secondary Assessment General Impression, Responsiveness, ABC’s, Identifying Life Threatening Conditions, SAMPLE History, Head to Toe Exam, Ongoing Exam

Hybrid

Lab – Using gloves, SAMPLE history, Primary and Secondary Assessment

Scene Size-up and Lifting and Moving Patients Scene Size-up, Safety, Mechanism of Injury, Principles of Moving, Emergency/Non-Emergency Moves, Equipment, Restraints

Hybrid

Lab – Emergency and Non-Emergency Moves

Airway ManagementSupplemental Oxygen Airway Adjuncts (OPA, NPA), Suctioning, Breathing Devices, Oxygen Delivery Virtual
BLS and AED Rescue Breathing, Obstructed Airway (conscious/unconscious), High Quality CPR (1 rescuer/2rescuer) [All adult and infant], AED

Hybrid

Lab – Rescue breathing, obstructed airway, High Quality CPR – one rescuer, two rescuer for Adult and Infant, AED, Review OPA and NPA, delivery devices, and supplemental oxygen

Shock Types of Shock, Signs and Symptoms of Shock, Treatment for Shock Virtual
Bleeding / Trauma Bleeding, Wound Management – Dressings/Bandages, Tourniquet, Internal and External Bleeding, Burns

Hybrid

Lab – Impaled object; sucking chest wound; scalp wound, bandaging

Injuries to chest, abdomen, and genitalia Chest, abdominal, and genital injuries Virtual
Musculoskeletal Injuries to Extremities Fractures, Sprains, Strains, Dislocations, Splinting

Hybrid

Lab – UE and LE Splinting, Sling

Head Injuries Acute Concussion Management, Nose/Eye/Mouth Injuries Virtual
Cervical spine lecture Spinal Motion Restriction, Spine boarding, Equipment Removal

Hybrid

Lab – Cervical spine stabilization and equipment removal

Medical Emergencies Altered Mental Status, Seizures, Diabetic Emergencies, Stroke, Abdominal Pain, GI Bleed, Hemodialysis Virtual
Poisoning / Abuse/Misuse Poison Control Centers, How Poisons Enter the Body, Substance Abuse/Misuse, Narcan Virtual
Environmental Heat-illnesses, Cold-illnesses, Anaphylaxis, Epipen, Bites/Stings, Water-Related Emergencies

Hybrid

Lab – Epipen Administration

Behavioral Behavioral, Psychological, Violence Emergencies Virtual
Childbirth / Pediatrics / Geriatrics / Special Needs Childbirth, Special Considerations Related Pediatrics, Pediatrics – Common Emergencies Virtual
EMS Operations EMS Support / Access and Extrication / HAZMAT / Incident Command and Multi-Casualty Incidents Virtual
Testing

Written

Practical

In person

EMR Re-Certification Outline

Lecture Contents Virtual (Participant reviews lecture asynchronously); Hybrid (review lecture asynchronously with onsite Q/A/Discussion and lab)
Review Lecture 1 (Intro & Basics)

Emergency Medical Responder

Emotional Support/Debrief

Preventing Disease Transmission

How Diseases Are Transmitted

Diseases

Personal Protective Equipment

Hand Hygiene

Reporting

Legal Duties

Scene Size-up

Principles of Moving/Emergency and Non-Emergency Moves/Equipment/Restraints

Primary Assessment

Secondary Assessment

Hybrid

Lab – Using gloves, SAMPLE history, Primary and Secondary Assessment, Emergency and Non-Emergency Moves

Review Lecture 2 (Bleeding Emergencies, Soft Tissue Injuries, and Injuries to Muscles, Bones, and Joints)

Types of Shock

Signs and Symptoms of Shock

Treatment for Shock

Types of Bleeding

Wound Management – Dressings/Bandages, Tourniquet

Internal and External Bleeding

Burns

Chest, Abdominal, and Genital Injuries Fractures

Sprains/Strains, Dislocations

Splinting

Injuries to Face, Scalp, Eyes, Nose, and Mouth

Hybrid

Lab – Impaled object; sucking chest wound; scalp wound, bandaging, UE and LE Splinting, Sling

Review Lecture 3 (Spinal Injuries and Concussion)

Acute Concussion Management

Spinal Motion Restriction

Spine Boarding

Equipment Removal

Hybrid

Lab – Cervical spine stabilization and equipment removal

Review Lecture 4 (Various Topics)

Heat/Cold-Illnesses

Anaphylaxis – Epipen

Bites/Stings

Water-Related Emergencies

Lightning

Poison Control Center

How Poisons Enter the Body

Substance Abuse/Misuse

Narcan

Childbirth

Special Considerations Related to Pediatrics Pediatrics – Common Emergencies

Altered Mental Status

Seizures

Diabetic Emergencies

Stroke

Abdominal Pain/GI Bleed

Hybrid

Lab – Epipen Administration

Review Lecture 5 (Airway & Circulation)

Rescue Breathing

Obstructed Airway (conscious/unconscious) High Quality CPR (1 rescuer/2rescuer)

[All adult and infant]

AED

Airway Adjuncts (OPA, NPA)

Suctioning

Breathing Devices

Oxygen Delivery

Hybrid

Lab – Rescue breathing, obstructed airway, High Quality CPR – one rescuer, two rescuer for Adult and Infant, AED, Review OPA and NPA, delivery devices, and supplemental oxygen

 


2022 Emergency Medical Response Registration

Event Contact: Jerry Smith Gjsmith@udel.edu

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