EMRs receive approximately 48-52 hours of classroom and practical training in an approved EMS educational training center. EMR?s provide immediate lifesaving care to critical patients who access the emergency medical services system. EMRs have the knowledge and skills necessary to provide immediate lifesaving interventions while awaiting additional EMS resources to arrive. EMRs also provide assistance to higher-level personnel at the scene of emergencies and during transport. Emergency Medical Responders are a vital part of the comprehensive EMS response.
EMTs receive approximately 150-200 hours of classroom and practical training in an approved EMS educational training center and are certified to provide care at the Basic Life Support (BLS) level. EMTs can perform patient assessment, CPR, apply splints and bandages, administer oxygen, and assist in childbirth.
Prior to being permitted to ride on our ambulances, all EMRs and EMTs receive a thorough evaluation of their clinical knowledge and skills as part of our orientation process. As mandated by the State of Pennsylvania, all active EMS personnel are required to meet continuing education (con-ed) requirements to maintain their level of certification. SVAS offers our members various educational opportunities for maintaining either their EMR or EMT certifications.
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