Sierra County Adult School is offering an Emergency Medical Responder (EMR) course, starting Oct. 1. Emergency medical responders are usually the first responders to a medical or trauma event. They are able to do an emergency assessment and use life saving skills to intervene in a medical or trauma emergency until EMTs, paramedics, nurses or doctors are able to get to the scene.
The EMR course is an entry level course that can help you decide if you want to pursue other health careers. The course is free except for the cost of the book, “Emergency Medical Responder” by Chris LeBaudour.
The class will be held at Downieville School, Room 5, on Tuesday and Thursday, from 6 to 9 p.m., ending Nov. 26. The instructor will be Frank Lang, NP, JD. The course is open to everyone and our communities desperately need your help and your skill. You can also take this course if you just want to better understand your body and your health for personal or family reasons.
You can also register online at sierracountyofficeofeducation.org. An EMT course is scheduled in January 2020.