The Emergency First Response (EFR) Care for Children course is an innovative child and infant CPR 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 Pediatric Working Group of ILCOR.
Care for Children Primary Care Course Content:
Scene AssessmentBarrier UsePrimary AssessmentCardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR, child and infant)Automated External Defibrillator (AED) Use (child)Serious Bleeding ManagementShock ManagementSpinal Injury ManagementConscious and Unconscious Choking Management (child and infant)Care for Children Secondary Care Course Content:
Injury AssessmentBandagingIllness AssessmentThe Care for Children course runs approximately 6 hours and costs $94 per person.
An integrated course combining Primary Care, Secondary Care, and Care for Children takes about 8 hours to complete and costs $159 per person.
This CPR and First Aid certification course is also known as the Emergency First Response Primary Care (CPR) and Secondary Care (First Aid) course. The course teaches participants how to respond to life-threatening emergencies and also covers injuries or illnesses that are not immediately life threatening.
The EFR program focuses on 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:
Secondary Care (First Aid) skills taught in this course:
and 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.
Providing all independant study is completed prior to class the Primary and Secondary Care course is approximately 6 hours in duration. All skills are performance based and not time based ensuring that the skills have been mastered.
Course cost is $94 per person and includes:
This is a stand alone CPR and AED course that typically takes about 2.5 to 4 hours to complete. It encompasses one and two rescuer CPR and AED training for adults with the option to include training for infants and children.
This is the ideal course for businesses that need to meet compliance requirements while minimizing time spent away from the job.
Included skills:Scene AssessmentPrimary AssessmentAdult CPR - Chest CompressionsAdult CPR - Chest Compressions Combines with Rescue BreathsAdult CPR and AED UseChild CPR and AED UseInfant CPRAdult and Child ChokingInfant Choking
Course cost is $74 per person and includes: