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2020 - 2021 CNM Catalog, Volume 52 
2020 - 2021 CNM Catalog, Volume 52 [The CNM Academic Year includes Fall, Spring, Summer Terms]

First Responder

School of Health, Wellness & Public Safety (HWPS)

Provides classroom and laboratory instruction needed to assist in patient emergencies in the workplace and non-transport settings. Includes instruction on preparatory topics, airway management, patient assessment, medical emergencies, trauma emergencies, pediatric care and EMS operations. Meets or exceeds the cognitive objectives of the National EMS Education Standards and incorporates the NM First Responder Scope of Practice. Some fire/volunteer services allow First Responder state licensure as a minimum requirement for employment; most prehospital EMS services require EMT-Basic licensure.

Completion of the First Responder coursework is not required to advance to any other level of EMS training at CNM.

See Recommended Sequence of Courses