Emergency First Responder
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What is Emergency First Response?
Recent changes to emergency care standards inspired Emergency First Response Corp., a PADI corporate affiliate, to design and introduce the Emergency First Response Primary Care (CPR) and Emergency First Response Secondary Care (First Aid) courses.
Taught separately or together, these two courses make up Emergency First Response, a comprehensive CPR and first aid program following the most current layperson emergency care standards. The courses are based on state of the art instructional design principles and focus on providing a low stress environment to enhance learning.
Emergency First Response Course Content
The Emergency First Response Primary Care (CPR) course assumes that Emergency Medical Service EMS) is available and the emergency responders role is to provide emergency care for immediately life threatening injuries and illnesses. Specifically, the course focuses on the ABCI)'S of primary care: Assessing the scene, Alerting EMS, Airway Open, Breathing Check, Rescue Breathing, Circulation Cheek, Chest Compressions, Defibrilhition, Serious Bleeding Management, Shock Management and Spinal Injury Management.
The Emergency First Response Secondary Care (First Aid) course assumes that EMS is unavailable or delayed and covers secondary patient assessment and first aid.
Both courses are broken into Knowledge Development, Skill Development and Scenario Practice. Knowledge Development covers the foundational knowledge and 1)ack-ground necessary for emergency care. During Skill Development, the instructor introduces and demonstrates skills, then has participants practice these skills. Scenario Practice covers emergency scenarios where participants apply the knowledge and skills to a simulated, but realistic, situation.
Participants are encouraged to study independantly using the Emergency First Response Participant Manual and Video. Studies show that participants not only prefer independent study, but it also increases both knowledge and skill retention. Instructors customize each course's instructional approach based upon how much or how little interaction participants have with independent study materials.
Emergency First Response Materials
The Emergency First Response program has a full range of instructional materials for both instructors and participants. Here's a sampling of the major educational components:
Emergency First Response Participant Manual - This manual is divided into three parts - The Self Study Workbook, the Skills Workbook and an Emergency Reference section. Participants use the manual as their guide throughout the entire course, from knowledge development to scenario practice and will find it useful after completing training.
Emergency First Response Video - The video gives participants not only the background knowledge necessary for effective emergency lavperson care, hut also previews the skills and scenarios participants will cover during the skill development portion of the Emergency First Response course.
Emergency First Response Instructor Guide - The Instructor Guide provides instructors with complete guidelines for structuring and conducting courses. It is broken into Course Overview and Standards, Knowledge Development, Skill Development and Scenario Practice. The Appendix also contains various forms and reference materials.