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ESIC Course Description


  • Participant must have a valid Standard First Aid certification.

  • Physical Test: Students must be physically able to lift and lower a 40kg weight in a safe and controlled manner.

Completion Requirements

  • Successfully demonstrate the required EMR skills

  • Minimum 75% mark for written, closed book, knowledge evaluation

  • Successfully complete two evaluated scenarios (one medical and one trauma)

  • Attend and participate in 100% of the course

Course Content

  • The Professional Responder

  • Responding to the call

  • Infection prevention and control

  • Anatomy and physiology

  • Assessment

  • Airway management and respiratory emergencies

  • Circulatory emergencies

  • Shock

  • Hemorrhage and soft tissue trauma

  • Musculoskeletal injuries

  • Chest, abdominal and pelvic injuries

  • Head and spinal injuries

  • Acute and chronic illnesses

  • Poisoning

  • Environmental illnesses

  • Pregnancy, labour and delivery

  • Special populations

  • Crisis intervention

  • Reaching, lifting and extricating patients

  • Transportation

  • Multiple-casualty incidents

  • Pharmacology

  • Marine environment

  • Workplace

Includes any other content required by specific legislation

Emergency Medical Responder & BLS

  • This is a 80-120 hour course. Certification valid for 3 years. Students are eligable 1 year after the last day of class for BC EMALB Licensing.

    Includes both teaching time, dedicated practice and exams.

  • Register for the waitlist and you will be notified when a new course is open for registration.

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