INFORMATION FOR STUDENTS
Approximately two weeks prior to the course, you will receive an email from the lead instructor or a staff member of Cogent Steps, LLC informing you of details of the course, to include exact location, parking and any specifics of the location. We rely on our generous hosts including clinicians and clinics for support for our course locations.
Both the three day full course and the one day recertification course usually run 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. On that last day, the course may finish slightly earlier than 5 pm. If you have travel concerns, please let the lead instructor know ahead of time and accommodations can be coordinated.
Once you sign up for a course you will need to order the instructional materials required. There are different requirements for each course: Cogent Steps, LLC recommends purchasing textbooks and workbooks from the Red Cross Store.
For students taking the full EMR course, the following items must be purchased:
On December 19, 2017, the American Red Cross released an updated version of the Emergency Medical Response (EMR) program. The updates include more user-friendly instructional materials and enhanced information about opioid overdose and applying tourniquets.
Cogent Steps, LLC, instructors have reviewed the new materials and will begin teaching to the new standard and complete the transition by 1 April 2018.
The new books - both text and workbook were not scheduled to be released until mid-March. They are currently available at the Red Cross store.
During the transition, students need to purchase the TEXT book for the course.
Workbooks for the Full EMR course will be required beginning 1 April 2018
Workbooks are not required for recertification courses.
For students taking the 1-day recertification course, the following items must be purchased:
**While we coordinate with our hosts, on a rare occasion a situation may arise where a course needs to be cancelled or postponed due to administrative, contract or registration issues. We make every attempt to decide 14 days prior to the first day. We recommend purchasing refundable tickets and hotel rooms or the purchase of travel insurance should a cancellation or postponement occur. Students are welcome to transfer between courses if a conflict arises.