EFR Primary Care for Schools

Description: The Emergency First Response (EFR) Primary Care for Schools Programme 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.

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 and automated external defibrillator (AED) use.

Reference Section on the following topics (not necessarily taught): allergic reactions, bruises, burns, chemical burns, CPR (adult, child, infant) choking (adult and infant), cone shell stings, coral, jellyfish and hydroid stings, 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, illness assessment, injury assessment, insect stings, octopus bites, poisoning, rescue breathing (adult, child, infant) scrapes, seizures, snake bites, spider bites, sprains and strains, stroke, temperature related injuries, venomous bites and stings, and illness assessment record sheet.

Who can attend: adults, teachers working in high schools, school students; recommended age 12 to 17 years old. No required prerequisite.

Duration:  4.30 hours.

Certification: Participants receive an international certification from EFR (valid for 2 years) and a certificate of acknowledgment.

Language: Delivery and material in English and/or Arabic.

Photograph Courtesy of Emergency First Response