Emergencies happen every day and we sometimes find ourselves in a situation where we could assist someone in need. However, for many people, we are unprepared, untrained and not at all confident about how to help or even where to begin!
Research conducted by the Resuscitation Council found that less than half of bystanders in the UK would be confident in helping when they witness somebody collapse. In 2005, students in Denmark began mandatory CPR training in school. By 2011, CPR performed by bystanders doubled and out-of-hospital cardiac arrest survival tripled!
Of course, everybody will react differently in an emergency situation but the overall message from EFR courses is that we would much rather you complete the course with the confidence to help in some way instead of being too overwhelmed to do anything at all. This is summed up using one of the EFR taglines – “Adequate care provided is better than perfect care withheld”.
First Aid is, in my humble opinion, mainly common sense, and we all have the instinctual sense of what to do. As an example, we know to try and stop the bleeding if we suffer a cut or scrape, we know to rest and not walk as much if we twist an ankle. There are many other topics that are covered on an EFR course that although may be obvious to some people, will give you the priorities and step by step guide for what to do should you come across somebody who is choking or may have a spinal injury.
Emergency First Response courses are structured in such a way to nurture confidence and response ability in an emergency. “Creating confidence to care” is another of the messages that you’ll see throughout the course along with students saying “I’m an Emergency Responder, can I help you?”. From the very beginning, your instructor will be developing your confidence through a number of skill practice sessions followed by scenarios that put all the individual elements together. This stretching and challenging structure will ensure you get the practice for doing CPR with and without rescue breathing, with an automated external defibrillator as well as having to deal with a number of other changing factors.
We are delighted to also now be able to offer the EFR Mental Health Awareness course.
The Mental Health Awareness Course provides participants with a broad understanding of mental health. Participants will learn about the factors that affect mental health, and will be introduced to the more prevalent mental disorders and accompanying signs and symptoms, the influence of stigma and discrimination, guidance on supporting people in distress and advice on honing personal resilience.
Emergency First Response, Primary and Secondary Care - £85
EFR Mental Health Awareness - £65
Sign up for both - £135
If you’ve read this far and would like to sign up to one or both courses, email us with one of the Emergency First Response important messages and get a further discount of 10%!
We also can offer Emergency First Response Instructor courses so if you would like to teach the EFR course then please also get in touch.