Cogent Steps, LLC is an NATABOC Approved Provider and an AASPT Preferred Provider offering a new Emergency Response for the Athlete course, and a one-day EMR recertification option to meet student needs. We develop tailored curriculum to meet specific professional and community needs.
THE EMR FULL COURSE HAS BEEN PHASED OUT.
COGENT STEPS WILL CONTINUE TO OFFER THE EMR RECERTIFICATION COURSE THROUGHOUT 2019, AFTER WHICH WE WILL NO LONGER OFFER THE EMR.
Per ABPTS and the Sports Specialty Council, you must keep your Acute Management of Injury and Illness (ERA/EMR) current during the 10 years of certification. Throughout the Maintenance of Certification cycle you will need to show proof of ERA/EMR.
The new Emergency Response for the Athlete course is good for 3 years while the EMR is good for 2 years. Please note the MOSC cycle is 3 years. In 2019, if your EMR certification lapses for more than 60 days, you will need to take the 2-day ERA course versus the 1-day recertification. The Red Cross provides for no additional grace period if the EMR certification lapses. After 2019, you will need to take the ERA.
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. The curriculum meets and exceeds the requirements set by the National EMS Education Scope of Practice for an Emergency Medical Responder, however Cogent Steps is not an approved educational provider for firefighters and EMT professionals who need to complete training and testing for the national registry exam.
Core skills include: assessments, CPR, AED, airway and ventilation, medical and trauma emergencies, EMS operations, pharmacological intervention
Additional enrichment modules include: training in asthma, anaphylaxis, epinephrine auto-injectors, C-collar and spine boarding, and more.
Successful completion of both written and practical examinations is required for this course. Final practical examination will include successful completion of the following: bleeding control and shock management, trauma victim assessment and management, airway insertion and suction, management of injuries to soft tissue and skeletal structures and management of head, neck, and back injuries.
To facilitate effective learning, the instructor to student ratio is one instructor for fifteen students.
Following successful completion of the course, the participant will be awarded an American Red Cross Emergency Medical Response certificate and the American Red Cross CPR for the Professional Rescuer certificate, both valid for two years. In addition, after successful completion physical therapists and athletic trainers are awarded Continuing Education Credits based on the length of course completed.
NO WORKBOOK is required for the EMR Recertification course. The course includes a review of all aspects of Emergency Medical Response including recertification in CPR, review of wound and fracture management, spine board, and specialty populations as related to sports. The student is responsible for successful completion of a practical test.
This course is open for students who are no more than 60 days in lapsed expiration of their last EMR course (8 CEU’s)