Emergency First Responder & Care For Children
The Emergency First Response programme is composed of two courses, Emergency First Response Primary Care (CPR) and Emergency First Response Secondary Care (First Aid). Both 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 Primary Care (CPR)
Emergency First Response Primary Care (CPR) teaches participants how to respond to life-threatening emergencies. The course focuses on primary care through a combination of knowledge development, skill development and realistic scenario practice to make sure participants have the confidence in their ability to provide care when emergency situations arise.
Primary Care (CPR) skills taught in this course:
- Scene Assessment, Barrier Use, Primary Assessment, Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), Serious Bleeding Management, Shock Management, Spinal Injury Management, Conscious and Unconscious Choking Management.
- Recommended Skills
– Automated External Defibrillator (AED) Use
– Emergency Oxygen Use.
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
- Splinting for Dislocations and Fractures