Emergency First Response

What is Emergency First Response?

Emergency First Response (EFR) is a comprehensive and innovative CPR and first aid program brought to you by the Emergency First Response Corp., a corporate affiliate of PADI.

The comprehensive program is composed of several courses that you can teach together or as stand-alone courses: Emergency First Response Primary Care (CPR), Emergency First Response Secondary Care (First Aid) and Emergency First response Care For Children (CPR & First Aid) Together, these courses provide extensive instruction in CPR and first aid, as well as recommended Automated External Defibrillator (AED), emergency oxygen and conscious choking management skills.

Prerequisites

Training material

  • Basic Kit: Includes Emergency First Response Primary and Secondary Care Manual (with independent study section, skill workbook and reference guide)
  • Deluxe Kit: Includes Emergency First Response Primary and Secondary Care Manual (with independent study section, skill workbook and reference guide) a deluxe zip binder and the First Aid Pack
  • First Aid Pack: Includes rolls, bandages, gauze, gloves and mouth barrier. Is available as part of the Deluxe Kit or à la carte
  • Emergency First Response Primary and Secondary Care Video.

Skills Covered

The Emergency First Response program is composed of several course options, Emergency First Response Primary Care (CPR), Emergency First Response Secondary Care (First Aid).and Emergency First Response Care for Children. All courses follow the same priorities of care used by professional rescuers. Emergency First Response Primary Care (CPR) assumes that local Emergency Medical Service (EMS) providers are in place to support Emergency Responder care. Emergency First Response Secondary Care (First Aid) assumes that EMS is delayed or unavailable. Emergency First Response Care for Children concentrates on children and infants. All have the option to include AED training.

Emergency First Response Primary Care (CPR)

This course covers emergency care for most life threatening emergencies. Participants focus on primary care through knowledge development, skill development and realistic scenario practice. The major skills learned in this course are:

  • Scene Assessment
  • Barrier Use
  • Primary Assessment
  • Rescue Breathing
  • One Rescuer, Adult Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
  • Serious Bleeding Management
  • Shock Management
  • Spinal Injury Management
  • Recommended Skill: Automated External Defibrillator Orientation
  • Recommended Skill: Conscious Choking Adult
  • Recommended Skill: Emergency Oxygen Use Orientation

Emergency First Response Secondary Care (First Aid)

This course covers injuries or illnesses that are not immediately life threatening or when local EMS is unavailable or delayed. Participants focus on secondary assessments and the appropriate first aid through knowledge development, skills development and realistic scenario practice. Skills learned include:

  • Injury Assessment
  • Illness Assessment
  • Bandaging
  • Splinting for Dislocations and Fractures

Emergency First Response Care for Children Course

The Emergency First Response Care for Children course is an innovative CPR, AED and First Aid training course that teaches participants how to provide emergency care for injured or ill children (ages one to eight) and infants less than one year old. Participants learn about the types of medical emergencies that children face, and how they differ from adult conditions. The curriculum also includes the importance of attending to basic emergency situations with children, the emotional aspects of caring for children, secondary care for children, and preventing common injuries and illnesses in children.

Emergency First Response Care for Children course trains the lay rescuer to follow the same priorities of care used by medical professionals. The student masters the priorities and the procedures of patient care for infants and children in a non-stressful learning environment, which reduces the performance anxieties that interfere with learning and enhances confidence when rendering aid in a real medical emergency.

The course includes both primary care (CPR) and secondary care (first aid) skills. The primary care portion of the course prepares the rescuer to render aid to an infant or child with a life-threatening emergency such as choking or cardiac arrest. Secondary care focuses on developing secondary patient care skills and building the rescuer's confidence to render first aid to an infant or child in need when emergency medical services are either delayed or unavailable. The Care for Children course content is based on guidelines from the Paediatric Working Group of ILCOR.

Care for Children Primary Care Course Content

Scene Safety Assessment Universal Precautions-Communicable Disease Protection & Barrier Use Primary Assessment Obstructed Airway Management (child and infant) Rescue Breathing (child and infant) Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (child and infant) Automated External Defibrillator (AED) use Serious Bleeding Shock Management Spinal Injury Management.

Care for Children Secondary Care Course Content

  • Injury Assessment
  • Bandaging
  • Illness Assessment

How to Book Your Course


Booking a course with DiveTrust could not be more straight forward, there are three simple steps to follow:

  1. Phone us to check the availability of the course that you have chosen, and the dates you wish to attend......by email or telephone.
  2. Download and complete the Booking Form and Medical Declaration Form. Get Adobe Reader
                              
     
  3. Return the form to us in person, by email or by post. Once we receive the completed booking form we will send confirmation and the materials so you can start to learn!

Should you have any problems downloading the forms above, or need help in filling in the forms, please contact us on 0141 552 4663

DiveTrust is totally committed to equal opportunity - if you have any special requirements, please....get in touch.

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