By completing the emergency medical responder (EMR) course offered by Willamette Emergency Medical Services (WEMS), you will be eligible to apply for an Oregon state EMR license.
As an EMR, you will learn basic airway management, medical and trauma assessments, proper CPR techniques and AED use, cervical and full spinal immobilization/stabilization precautions, overdose and alcohol poisoning intervention, bleeding and shock management, bone fracture and sprain stabilization, psychological interventions, and childbirth, along with being able to serve the Willamette community as an active responder in WEMS.
As a tight-knit group of students from all different backgrounds and areas of interest, WEMS offers a wonderful opportunity to gain volunteer and patient hours, build up a resume, gain class credit and network both within and outside of the Willamette community. WEMS alumni have gone on to numerous graduate programs and all kinds of professions within the healthcare industry. All have cited WEMS as a foundational aspect of their career development.
This fall the EMR class will be held before classes start.
Classes will be held 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays Aug. 19 –27 with a one-hour break for lunch.
State testing will occur the first day of classes. Aug. 30, with each individual test time scheduled directly with our instructor. If you live on campus, WEMS will work with housing to get you into your room early.
The class will be offered in person from our amazing instructor Sharon Von Volk Greve, an EMT-intermediate with many years of experience under her belt in public EMS as well as private organizations. For more information about the course, please complete this form or send an email