Apr 17, 2024  
2023-2024 CNM Catalog, Volume 55 
    
2023-2024 CNM Catalog, Volume 55

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 

Program Requirements


Minimum Credit Hours Required to Complete Program: 4


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