Emergency First Response (EFR) training focuses on building your confidence to respond appropriately when faced with a potential medical emergency. The course covers basic first aid, CPR (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation) and looks at injury assessment, illness assessment, bandaging, dislocations and fractures. The course meets the requirements for HSE Appointed Persons at Work. It can be completed in 8 hours (1 day) and must be updated every 2 years.
Course participants learn simple to follow steps for emergency care and practice applying skills in a non-stressful learning environment. All courses are supported by self-study manuals, videos and quick reference cards to enhance learning and allow you start learning right away.
The course meets the CPR and first aid training requirements for most organisations. A brief list is included below. Please contact me if you need more information.
The Emergency First Response Primary Care (CPR) and Secondary Care (First Aid) course is based on internationally recognised medical guidelines for emergency care, including:
Primary Care (CPR) – This course teaches you the steps and techniques for handling life-threatening emergencies. You’ll practice eight skills for aiding patients who aren’t breathing, have no heartbeat, may have a spinal injury, may be in shock or who may have serious bleeding. You’ll learn to how to perform CPR and continue to monitor the patient, so that you provide every possible chance of survival while waiting for emergency medical services to arrive.
Secondary Care (First Aid) – Because many medical conditions are not life-threatening and emergency medical services are sometimes delayed or unavailable, this course teaches you how to provide first aid that eases pain and reduces the risk of further harm. You’ll learn to assess a variety of injuries and illnesses and practice bandaging and splinting.
Optional additional courses:
Care for Children – This course allows participants to learn, practice and apply emergency care skills specific to helping infants and children with medical emergencies. It’s designed for those who work with children or are likely to have to respond to emergencies involving youngsters. Integrating the Primary Care (CPR) and Secondary Care (First Aid) specific to children and infants, this 12 hour course meets the requirements laid out in the Appendix 1 of the Practice Guidance for the Department for Children, Schools and Families (DfCSF) in the UK. The certificate is valid for 3 years.
CPR & AED – This course focuses on CPR training and teaching participants how to use an AED (automated external defibrillator). When workplace or governmental requirements specify this training, the CPR & AED course meets the need.
EFR Refresher – It’s a good idea to refresh your CPR and first aid skills every 24 months, and that’s what the EFR Refresher course is designed to do. Focusing on key skills, the course allows you to stay up-to-date and ready to lend aid when needed.
Accreditation: The Emergency First Response course meets compliance standards for:
- British Canoe Union (BCU)
- Duke of Edinburgh’s Award – United Kingdom
- Health and Safety Executive (Great Britain) and (Northern Ireland) for the purposes of First Aid in the Workplace
- Northwest (UK) SureStart Care for Children
- Scouts Association U.K.
- SkillsActive – United Kingdom
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