Emergency First Responder

The EFR course is designed to give participants the competencies to assess and assist patients in a pre-hospital environment with a wide range of traumatic injuries and medical emergencies.

Learners become familiar with the safe operation of ambulance equipment to treat a casualty and stabilise injuries while awaiting the arrival of an ambulance.

The course includes emergency childbirth, the administration of Oxygen, suctioning, and the use of oropharyngeal airways. The EFR’s scope of practice for trauma patients extends to manual stabilisation of the cervical spine, helmet removal, vacuum splints, spinal boards and collar application.

Assisting with the self-administration of certain prescribed medications is also included.

An Emergency First Responder should be committed to the process of continuous responder competence and will be required to maintain their levels of skill in both CFR and EFR at defined intervals.

Suitable for: Everyone
Certified By: PHECC / Emergency Care Group Ltd
Duration: 5 Days
Preconditions: Must have completed a Cardiac First Response or Occupational First Aid course
Books Required: Manual provided “Emergency Medical Responder 5th Edition”
Certificate Valid For: 3 years
Class Size: 8 maximum
Cost: Contact training@emergencycare.ie or telephone 01-6434757 for further information.

Emergency First Responder Syllabus

Introduction to Pre-Hospital Emergency Care
The well-being of the Emergency First Responder
-Information management and the PHECC Clinical Handbook

-Anatomy and physiology

Patient Assessment
– Baseline vitals and SAMPLE history
– Patient assessment
– Respiratory Emergencies
– Management of airway and breathing
-Respiratory emergencies

Medical Emergencies
-Cardiac first response – responder level
-Cardiovascular emergencies
-General medical emergencies

Obstetric Emergencies
-Childbirth

Trauma
– Bleeding, shock and soft tissue injuries
– Musculoskeletal, head and spinal injuries

Paediatric Emergencies
– Infants and children

Pre-Hospital Emergency Care Operations
– Principles of lifting and moving

Professional Development
– Communications

Clinical Procedures
– Pharmacology
– Infection prevention and control

Our panel of EFR Instructors are operational Fire Fighters, Paramedics or Advanced Paramedic’s with a wide range of experience