Q. What is Emergency First Response?
Q. Who can take an Emergency First Response provider course ?
Q. What do the various Emergency First Response courses include ?
Q. What is an AED and why would I want to learn about it ?
Q. What is the recommended AED training component? ?
Q. How long are the Emergency First Response courses ?
Q. What are the required course materials ?
Q: What is Emergency First Response?
A : Emergency First Response is the fastest-growing international CPR, AED and First Aid training organization, with more than 26,000 instructors world-wide. Emergency First Response Participant courses include Primary Care (CPR), Secondary Care (first aid) and Care for Children courses, as well as a recommended Automated External Defibrillator (AED) component and emergency oxygen use orientation.
Q: Who can take an Emergency First Response provider course?
A : Anyone who is interested in acquiring or updating CPR and first aid skills. .
Q: What do the various Emergency First Response courses include?
A : Emergency First Response Primary Care (CPR) Course
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 Safety Assessment
- Universal Precautions - Communicable Disease Protection, including barrier use
- Primary Assessment
- Rescue Breathing
- Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
- Conscious and Unconscious Obstructed Airway Management
- Serious Bleeding Management
- Shock Management
- Spinal Injury Management
- Recommended Skills
o Automated External Defibrillator (AED) training
o Emergency Oxygen Use Orientation.
The Emergency First Response Automated External Defibrillation (AED) course
The Emergency First Response Automated External Defibrillation (AED) course builds on the skills learned in the Primary Care (CPR) course to teach the proper AED use. This life saving device can increase a patient's chance of survival from a cardiac arrest by fifty percent. During this course you'll review the basic principles of Primary Care (CPR) and learn how to deploy and use an AED in an emergency situation.
Emergency First Response Secondary Care (first aid) Course
Emergency First Response Secondary Care (first aid) covers injuries or illnesses that are not immediately life threatening. Participants focus on secondary assessment and first aid through knowledge development, skill development and realistic scenario practice.
Secondary Skills taught in this course:
. Injury Assessment
. Illness Assessment
. Splinting for Dislocations and Fractures
Q: What is an AED and why would I want to learn about it ?
A : An Automated External Defibrillators (AED) is an easy-to-use portable machine that automatically delivers a shock to a patient who is not breathing and has no heartbeat. In the hands of knowledgeable responders, AED units dramatically increase the survival rate of these patients. Because early intervention is so important for these patients, many businesses, government agencies, recreational facilities and public places are making AEDs readily available for properly trained personnel.
Q: What is the recommended AED training component?
A : The recommended AED component gives participants practical experience in AED use. Ask your instructor about including this training in your course.
Q: How long are the Emergency First Response courses?
A : It varies depending on how your course is conducted. For example, it might be as short as height hours for both Primary and Secondary Care courses, if you have done the independent study. If the courses need to incorporate the study, they could take twelve hours. Since the course is performance-based, other factors, such as the number of participants, whether recommended skills are included, the number of mannequins available and how quickly participants master the skills practice sessions will also determine course length.
Q: What are the required course materials?
A : Emergency First Response courses are supported by a full contingent of educational materials, including:
- Emergency First Response Participant manual (with independent study section, skill workbook and reference guide). This is used for the Primary Care and Secondary Care courses.
- Emergency First Response Primary Care and Secondary Care video.