Q. What is Emergency First Response?
A. Emergency First Response is one of the fastest-growing international CPR, AED and First Aid training organizations, with more than 56,000 instructors world-wide. Emergency First Response Participant courses include Primary Care (CPR), Secondary Care (first aid), Care for Children and CPR&AED coursesthat include recommended skills for Automated External Defibrillator (AED) Use and an orientation to emergency oxygen use.
Q. Who can take an Emergency First Response provider course?
A. Anyone who is interested in acquiring or updating CPR and first aid skills.
Q. Where can I take an Emergency First Response course?
A. Click here to find an Emergency First Response course near you, or in any other area of your choice.
Q. What do the various Emergency First Response courses include?
A. Each course provides instruction on how to perform specific emergency patient care skills (CPR and first aid). Please click the links below to see a detailed description of each Emergency First Response course, or click here for the Courses page.
Click here for course content for the Emergency First Response Primary Care course.
Click here for course content for the Emergency First Response Secondary Care course.
Click here for course content for the Emergency First Response Care for Children course.
Click here for course content for the Emergency First Response CPR & AED course.
Click here for information on Emergency First Response Workplace Courses
Click here for information about becoming an Emergency First Response Instructor.
Q. How much do classes cost?
A. Course costs vary as they are determined by individual instructors or training centers.
Q. What is an AED and why would I want to learn about it?
A. An Automated External Defibrillators (AED) is an easy-to-use portable machine that automatically analyzes a patient’s heart rhythm and detects when a shock is needed to restore a normal heart rhythm. AED units dramatically increase the survival rate of these patients. Because early intervention is so important for these patients, many businesses, government agencies, recreational facilities and public places are making AEDs readily available for properly trained personnel.
Q. What is the recommended AED training component?
A. The recommended AED component gives participants practical experience in AED use. Ask your instructor about including this training in your course.
Q. What’s the difference between the Emergency First Response Primary Care and Secondary Care courses and region-specific Emergency First Response Workplace courses?
A. The Emergency First Response Primary Care and Secondary Care courses meet the needs of anyone who wants to learn CPR and first aid. There are no special restrictions or requirements on teaching Emergency First Response Primary Care and Secondary Care courses to consumers or in some workplaces. However, the region-specific Emergency First Response workplace courses offer a complete and ongoing solution to meeting workplace compliance standards in CPR, AED and First Aid training. While the Region-specific workplace courses include comprehensive instruction in Primary Care (CPR) and Secondary Care (First Aid), their primary purpose is to meet regulatory body requirements for workplace safety in the United States, the United Kingdom and Australia.
Q. How long are the Emergency First Response courses?
A. It varies depending on how your course is conducted. For example, it might be as short as three to four hours, especially if your course incorporates independent study. If the Primary and Secondary Care courses do not incorporate independent study, they could take from five to eight hours. Since the course is performance-based, other factors, such as the number of participants, whether recommended skills are included, the number of mannequins available and how quickly participants master the skills practice sessions will also determine course length. Visit this website’s Course Duration page for course-specific time information.
Q. What are the required course materials?
A. Emergency First Response courses are supported by a full contingent of educational materials, including:
Emergency First Response Participant manual (with independent study section, skill workbook and reference guide). This is used for the Primary Care and Secondary Care courses.
Emergency First Response Primary Care and Secondary Care video.
Emergency First Response Care for Children Participant manual (with independent study section, skill workbook and reference guide). This is used for the Primary Care and Secondary Care courses for infants and children up to eight years old.
Emergency First Response Care for Children Care video.
Emergency First Response CPR & AED Participant manual (with independent study section and skill workbook). This is used for the CPR & AED courses.
Emergency First Response CPR & AED video.
Q. How often must I refresh my skills?
A. It is recommended that you refresh your skills every two years. After successfully completing the course, participants receive a course completion card. Emergency Responders can refresh their skills through a short skills practice session or as part of a regular Emergency First Response class.
Q. How do I get college credit for my Emergency First Response Instructor course?
A. For information about obtaining US college credit for the Emergency First Response Instructor Course, call + 1 949 858 7231, extension 2430 or 800 729 7234, extension 2430. For more information about college credit or other accreditations around the world click here, or contact your local Emergency First Response Headquarters.
Q. How do I get more information about Emergency First Response?
A. Explore this website and contact your local Emergency First Response Instructor. You can also contact your local Emergency First Response Headquarters to learn more.
Q. What is the contact information for my Emergency First Response Regional Headquarters?
A. Please click here for contact information.