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EFR Emergency First Responder

Who is this course aimed at?

 

This course is aimed at those wishing to up skill from previous training undertaken and those who wish to pursue a course which covers a greater range of knowledge and skills in more depth than introductory courses. The Emergency First Responder course is the recommended starting point to develop a career in the Pre Hospital Emergency Care field.

 

General Aims

 

The course will enable the learner to provide pre hospital emergency care to Emergency First Responder Level. 

 

Method of Delivery

 

The course will be delivered through both theory lectures and practical skills sessions. Throughout the course continuous assessment will be employed to ensure progression and to enhance students knowledge and skills. 

 

General Syllabus Overview

 

  • Cardiac First Responder
  • Introduction to EMS 
  • Medical, Legal and Ethical issues
  • Lifting and Moving Patients
  • The Respiratory System
  • Patient Assessment
  • The Cardiovascular system including professional rescuer CPR
  • Childbirth, Paediatric and Geriatric Emergencies
  • EMS Operations, preparing for a call and guidelines for response
  • Special rescue and supplemental skills such as blood pressure and oxygen administration
  • Oxygen administration
  • Suctioning
  • Use of an Oropharyngeal airway
  • Assistance with some self-administered medication is approved  for the EFR Course Programme:
  • Responsibilities of the first responder 
  • Diagnosis & principles of treatment
  • The nervous system
  • Head injuries
  • Shock – Fainting 
  • Unconsciousness
  • Patient Approach 
  • Examination of the casualty
  • SAMPLE History
  • Asphyxia and its causes
  • Examination of the eye
  • Treatment of foreign bodies
  • Poisoning 
  • Chemical splashes
  • Burns & scalds
  • Blood & circulation
  • Wounds and bleeding 
  • Control of bleeding 
  • Dressings and bandages 
  • Fractures – causes, types, signs, symptoms
  • Soft tissue injuries
  • Handling & Transport – incl. improvisation
  • General rules for treatment
  • Crush Injuries
  • Spinal emergencies
  • Corrosive injuries Emergency Services Training Institute
  • Dressing & bandaging fractures
  • Revision – practical examination on any subject
  • Epilepsy, Asthma and Diabetes
  • Emergency First-aid kits: Contents
  • Oxygen administration
  • Suctioning
  • Instruction in assistance with some self administered medication
  • Examination practical incident to treat cardio-pulmonary resuscitation.

 

Duration

5 Days (Days of delivery to suit your training needs)

 

Course Prerequisites:

In date CFR / Occupational First Aid Cert (OFA).

 

Certification:

All successful candidates will be certified by the Pre-Hospital Emergency Care Council (PHECC) at Responder Level 3 

 

Assessment

 

The assessment for the course will be split between theory examinations and practical skills demonstrations.  Participants are required to successfully complete a Multiple Choice Question (MCQ) assessment of forty questions. 80% is required to be successful on the MCQ.  Competence in skills demonstration is also required. The theory and practical assessment will be set by, or on behalf of, the Pre-Hospital Emergency Care Council.  Certification in the Emergency First Response Standard is required every three years.  

A  two-day refresher course should be undertaken to renew certification. In addition it will be necessary to maintain the skills and renewal requirements of the Cardiac First Response Standard.

 

 

Course Objectives:

To teach proficient handling of general medical emergencies, including:

  • Diagnosis & principles of treatment
  • Oxygen administration
  • Suctioning
  • Use of an Oropharyngeal airway
  • Assistance with some self-administered medication is approved for the EFR Course Programme:
  • Responsibilities of the first responder 
  • Diagnosis & principles of treatment
  • The nervous system
  • Head injuries
  • Shock – Fainting 
  • Unconsciousness
  • Patient Approach 
  • Examination of the casualty
  • SAMPLE History
  • Recovery position 
  • Asphyxia and its causes
  • CPR – practical 
  • Examination of the eye
  • Treatment of foreign bodies
  • Poisoning 
  • Chemical splashes
  • Burns & scalds
  • Blood & circulation
  • Wounds and bleeding 
  • Control of bleeding 
  • Dressings and bandages 
  • Fractures – causes, types, signs, symptoms
  • Soft tissue injuries
  • Handling & Transport – incl. improvisation
  • General rules for treatment
  • Crush Injuries
  • Spinal emergencies
  • Dressing & bandaging fractures
  • Revision – practical examination on any subject
  • Epilepsy, Asthma and Diabetes
  • Emergency First-aid kits: Contents
  • Oxygen administration
  • Suctioning
  • Use of an Oropharyngeal airway
  • Instruction  in assistance with some self administered medication
  • Examination  practical incident to treat cardio-pulmonary resuscitation.

 

 

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