Apr 23, 2024  
2022-2023 CNM Catalog, Volume 54 
2022-2023 CNM Catalog, Volume 54 [The CNM Academic Year includes Fall, Spring, Summer Terms]

First Responder

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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

Ten Year Rule for CTE Courses

Career and technical education courses in this program will qualify for credit for a period of ten academic years. Due to changing technologies, trends, and professional demands, courses completed ten or more years in the past will satisfy program requirements only if they are approved by the instructional school in which they were offered. Cohorted programs may have additional restrictions.


Program Requirements

Minimum Credit Hours Required to Complete Program: 4

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