So do you know what to do (other than call emergency) if you are the first to respond to an emergency….meaning if you are the first to deal with the situation?
Empower yourself with some life-saving skills and
knowledge…too many lives are lost unnecessarily because too
few realize how crucial the first response can be!
Emergency First Response (EFR) is a non-diving certification course in the administering of First Aid. It does not make you a paramedic or a doctor but it certainly makes you aware of how to manage a medical emergency until the professionals arrive.
EFR training covers 2 areas – primary and secondary treatment.
Here you are taught a range of first response procedures:
• Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
• Rescue Breathing (sometimes known as Artificial Respiration)
• Basic Scene Assessment
• Bleeding and Shock Management
• Use of barriers to prevent contamination
• Use of Automatic External Defibrillator (AED) machines
Here you deal with
• Treatment of cuts, grazes, broken bones and other similar emergencies
• People who succumb to sudden illnesses
Care For Children
One other area that is garnering a lot of interest is the Care For Children (CFC) program. This is specially designed to expose participants to the administering of First Aid to children and young adults.
The CFC program covers the same area as the EFR one BUT with one important difference – it teaches you how to do it with children and even babies. You are trained to be fully aware of the fragility of the child you are dealing with.
Both the EFR and CFC programs can be conducted separately or be incorporated into one program depending on the requirements of the participants.
The CFC program is particularly essential for parents, childcare-givers and even grandparents.