New EMR Course Underway at SCC

Sampson Community College’s new Emergency Medical Responder (EMR) classes began after several calls came in from students inquiring about the class.  This week, Roseboro Fire Chief, Lee Coleman, started with basic procedures for the new students to learn.

“These students are introduced to out-of-hospital care in emergency situations,” says Angela Magill, Department Chair, EMS Coordinator for Workforce Development and Continuing Education at the college. “These responders typically assist in rural regions where pre-hospital health professionals are limited or not available due to resources.”

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Roseboro Fire Chief, Lee Coleman, teaches EMR students how to remove contaminated EMT gloves.

EMR professionals provide care to patients who access the emergency medical services system. Students learn the skills necessary to provide immediate lifesaving interventions while awaiting additional EMS resources to arrive. This course is an introductory course for those who may be considering an EMT profession.

Coleman says the class is ideal for those who think they may want to enter the profession but are not quite certain. “This is a little more than first aid but not quite EMT,” he says. “This certainly leads the student in that direction, however. This teaches the little things and how to handle certain situations. Students do not have to do clinical hours or buy uniforms, so the expense is not there.”

Anyone considering an EMT career path is urged to contact SCC now to prepare for the next class. For more information about the Emergency Medical Responder classes, contact Angela Magill at amagill@sampsoncc.edu or at 910.900.4009.