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Charles Thaxton


Rockmart: (770)684-5432

Cedartown: (770)748-0490






Rockmart 404 / 415

Cedartown 320

Health Science


Emergency Medical Responder

Rockmart / Cedartown




Course Description:

The Emergency Medical Responder (EMR) course prepares the student to provide initial stabilizing care to the sick or injured prior to the arrival of Emergency Medical Services Professionals (EMS), and to assist EMS personnel in transporting patients for definitive care at an appropriate hospital/facility. Major areas of instruction include Introductory Medical Terminology and Anatomy & Physiology; Responder Safety; Incident Command; Blood-borne Pathogen Training; Basic Physical Assessment; and Treatment of Trauma and Medical Emergencies; Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and the use of Automatic External Defibrillators (AEDs). The course is a blend of lecture, hands on lab/learning, and practical scenario-based learning/testing.



Course Requirements:

Topics Covered:

Preparatory; Anatomy and Physiology; Medical Terminology; Pathophysiology; Life Span Development; Public Health; Pharmacology; Airway; Management; Respiration and Artificial Ventilation; Assessment; Medicine; Shock and Resuscitation; Trauma; Special Patient Populations; EMS Operations; and Integration of Patient Assessment and Management.

Materials Needed:


Pen, pencil and paper

2” or 3” notebook

5” x 8” note cards & notebook for cards (will give notice when needed)

$7.00 CPR card optional

Grading Policy:

Participation, Labs and Projects = 50%

Objective Assessments= 20%

Final Exam = 10%

Employability Skills=20%

Class Policies/Rules:

All policies of the Polk School District Board of Education and student handbook will be enforced.

Make-up Work Policy:

For each grading period, makeup work must be completed no later than two weeks after progress reports are issued. Students may not make up work outside of the grading period window once the time has passed.


Re-Test Policy:

• Students are allowed to retest one test per quarter, per subject.

• Retest can earn full credit.

• This retest policy does not include final exams or benchmark assessments.

• Remediation is required from teacher or Directed Studies. • If close to half or more of the class fails, the material is to be retaught and the test given again for full credit.

Exam Exemption:

For 2017-18, students must have an 80 average or above with not more than 3 absences. Any and all exemption policies do not apply to EOCTs, AP/MOWR exams or other PSD mandated examinations.

Late Assignment Policy:

Students are expected to turn in all completed assignments at the time scheduled by the teacher. Any assignment turned in late will result in a ten point deduction per day late in the grade.

Homework Policy:

Students are required to complete homework and turn in the completed assignments when requested. Failure to turn in homework will result in a 10 point deduction per day late in the grade.


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