Emergency First Response: CPR and first aid courses

Be prepared to handle accident and emergencies at work or play. Learn how to save a life or administer first aid based on the techniques used by healthcare professionals.

We offer Emergency First Response courses in adult, child and infant cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), first aid and the use of automatic external defibrillators (AED) and emergency oxygen.

‘Adequate care provided is better than perfect care withheld’ (©Emergency First Response)

We offer flexible courses to fit in with your working day.

Emergency First Response Primary Care (CPR) course click here for details.

Emergency First Response Secondary Care (first aid) course click here for details.

Emergency First Response Care for Children course click here for details.

Emergency First Response CPR & AED course click here for details.

Emergency First Response Refresher Course click here for details.

Emergency First Response Workplace Courses click here for details.

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 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) 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
  • Bandaging
  • Splinting for Dislocations and Fractures

Includes first aid treatment reference for the following emergencies:

Allergic Reactions (incl. anaphylaxis), Asthma, Bruises, Burns, Chemical Burns, Choking (adult, child, infant), CPR (adult, child, infant), Cuts, Dental Injuries, Diabetic Problems, Dislocations and Fractures, Electrical Injuries, Eye Injuries, First Aid Kit Assembly, Fish Spine Injury, Frostbite, Heat Exhaustion, Heatstroke, Heart Attack, Hypothermia, Insect Stings, Jellyfish Stings, Octopus Bites, Poisoning, Scrapes, Seizures, Snake Bites, Spider Bites, Sprains and Strains, Stroke, Temperature Related Injuries and Venomous Bites and Stings.

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 adults. 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.

The 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 help an infant or child with a life-threatening emergency such as choking or cardiac arrest. Secondary care focuses on developing first aid skills and building the rescuer’s confidence to help 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 Assessment, Barrier Use, Primary Assessment, Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR, child and infant), Serious Bleeding Management, Shock Management, Spinal Injury Management, Conscious and Unconscious Choking Management (child and infant)
  • Recommended Skill
    – Automated External Defibrillator (AED) Use (child)

Care for Children Secondary Care Course Content:

Injury Assessment
Bandaging
Illness Assessment.

Emergency First Response CPR & AED course

The Emergency First Response CPR & AED course teaches the basic principles of CPR and how to deploy and use an Automated External Defibrillation (AED) in an emergency situation. This life saving device can increase a patient’s chance of survival from a cardiac arrest by fifty percent. This course is very popular for annual CPR (re-)training often required for the workplace.

Emergency First Response Refresher Course

Time to refresh your CPR and first aid skills? Do you hold a CPR or First Aid certificate from another training organization? If so, you are eligible to attend the Emergency First Response Refresher course. Plus, you can get Automated External Defibrillator (AED) training at the same time you refresh your CPR skills.

Emergency First Response Workplace Courses

Our Emergency First Response region-specific courses include comprehensive instruction in Primary Care (CPR), AED use and Secondary Care (First Aid) and meet regulatory body requirements in the United Kingdom. We can also assist you in placing AED units in your business and teaching your staff how to operate them.

The Emergency First Response First Aid at Work (Great Britain) is designed for the purpose of meeting the Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981. This programme meets the statutory needs of employers in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland needing at least one First Aider on the premises.

The Emergency First Response First Aid at Work (Great Britain) course is customised to UK Resuscitation Council basic life support protocols and nationally accepted first aid protocols and is based upon the instructor led delivery of the Emergency First Response Primary Care and Secondary Care modules instructor digital lesson guides. Modules on Caring for Specific Illnesses and Injuries, and First Aid in the Workplace compliment these. The course has its own materials including participant and instructor manuals, and benefits from the use of the existing Emergency First Response Primary Care and Secondary Care video.