Emergency First Responder Course

An Emergency First Responder (EFR) is a person trained in Cardiac First Response that possesses additional knowledge and skills in the assessment and management of patients

in a pre-hospital environment. An EFR may be part of the emergency medical services, a healthcare practitioner or a member of the public who has undertaken a recognized EFR course.

Successful completion of the EFR standard and assessment leads to the award of the joint recognized institution and PHECC award at EFR level. This award ensures that the EFR

has fulfilled the educational and training requirements as prescribed by PHECC, thereby possessing the knowledge, skills and professionalism in line with the expectations of the

public and the profession.

 

 

In addition to basic life support cardiopulmonary resuscitation and automated external defibrillation skills, the emergency first responder possesses defined skills in

the further assessment and management of common medical emergencies and trauma, including common pediatric emergencies and in providing assistance

during labor childbirth. The EFR possesses appropriate knowledge and skills in assisting with the administration of certain prescribed medication.

Emergency first responders are skilled in assisting with the movement of patients and can practice key rescue skills under special authorization according to CPGs.

Finally the EFR has basic training in relevant medico-legal issues and in adopting a professional approach to interacting with patients and other emergency

medical services in the pre-hospital setting.

Emergency first responders must also be committed to the process of continuous responder competence and will be required to maintain their skill levels in both

CPR and EFR at defined time intervals.

Who Should Attend:

Anyone

Prerequisites:

None

Manual:

EFR Student Book

Duration:

3 Days

Certificate:

 Certificate and Card Issued To Each Participant

Certificate Valid For:

        2 Years


Course Content:
  • Accident Scene Planning & Management
  • Patient Assessment
  • Assess Pupils
  • Breathing & Pulse Rate
  • Adult CPR
  • Child CPR
  • Infant CPR
  • Use of Face Mask Devices
  • Automated External Defibrillator - AED
  • SpO2 Monitoring
  • Oxygen Administration
  • Head Tilt Chin Lift
  • Cervical Spine Stabilization
  • Cervical Collar Application
  • Helmet Stabilization
  • Recovery (safe airway) Position
  • Oropharyngeal Airways (OPA)
  • Suctioning
  • Jaw Thrust
  • Nasal Cannula
  • Sprain & Strains
  • Epilepsy
  • Asthma
  • Heart Attack
  • Blood Pressure
  • Stroke
  • Diabetes
  • Allergic Reactions
  • Burns
  • Rule Of Nines
  • Scalds
  • Poisons
  • Electrical Injuries
  • Extremes of Heat and Cold
  • Control of Spinal Injuries
  • Fractures
  • Dislocations
  • Soft Tissue Injuries
  • Bleeding
  • Capillary Refill

Course Format:

Our approach to training incorporates both practical and interactive learning, giving participants the confidence and ability to put theory into practice and to cope with

real-life situations that may arise in the workplace, home or community. Both the theoretical knowledge and practical skills of the participants are continually assessed

by the instructor throughout the course.