- Caring for Life -

The Emergency First Response Instructor Course provides qualified individuals with the additional training necessary to teach the four courses - Primary Care (CPR), Secondary Care (First Aid), CPR & AED, and Care for Children. This course builds on the instructor candidates’ skills as primary and secondary care providers and focuses on developing their instructional abilities.

Through independent study, classroom sessions and practice teaching assignments, instructor candidates learn to conduct the Emergency First Response courses. Individuals who are current CPR/first aid instructors with another qualifying organization may choose to earn the Emergency First Response Instructor rating by completing a prescribed program based on portions of the Emergency First Response Instructor Course or the Emergency First Response Instructor Crossover course. This course gives credit for their teaching experience and focuses on familiarizing them with the Emergency First Response philosophy and structure.

EFRIWhat are the prerequisites for my Emergency First Response Instructor?

To enrol in EFRI you must:

  • Have completed an EFR Primary and Secondary Care (or qualifying training) within the past 24 months.
  • Be 18 years old.

How long will it take to complete my Emergency First response Instructor course?

  • The EFRI course will take 2 days to complete.

What are the performance requirements for the Emergency First Response Instructor course?

  • Complete the following Self-Study Knowledge Reviews
  • Participate in all required Emergency First Response Instructor Course Presentations:
    • Instructor Course Orientation.
    • Emergency First Response Educational Philosophy.
    • Learning and Instruction Workshop.
    • Teaching Emergency First Response Skills Workshop.
    • Care for Children and CPR & AED Course Standards and Content.
    • Care for Children Skills Workshop.
    • Organizing an Emergency First Response Course.
    • Marketing Emergency First Response.
  • Teach at least two primary or secondary care skills from the Emergency First Response Primary Care (CPR), Secondary Care (First Aid) or CPR & AED courses.
  • Teach at least one skill from the Care for Children course.
  • During skill teaching presentations, candidates must identify problems or ineffective techniques and appropriately correct them using at least two of the following positive coaching methods:
    • Allow self-correction then reinforce positive outcome.
    • Reinforce proper technique by pointing out effective demonstrations by other participants, staff or in EFR training videos.
    • Specifically identify what was effective about a participant’s skill demonstration.
    • Foster teamwork by asking participants to encourage and guide each other.
    • Make general statements and suggestions that avoid singling out individuals and causing embarrassment.
  • EFR ExhaustedDemonstrate role-model technique for all Emergency First Response Primary and Secondary Care course skills.
    • Scene Assessment
    • Barrier Use
    • Primary Assessment
    • CPR
    • AED
    • Serious Bleeding Management
    • Shock Management
    • Spinal Injury Management
    • Conscious and Unconscious Choking
    • Emergency Oxygen Use
    • Injury Assessment
    • Illness Assessment
    • Bandaging
    • Splinting for Dislocations and Fractures
  • Successfully complete the Instructor Course Final Exam.

What am I qualified to do once I’m a certified as an Emergency First Response Instructor?

  • EFR Primary Care
  • EFR Secondary Care
  • EFR CPR and AED
  • EFR Care for Children

EFRThe courses are based on internationally recognized medical guidelines produced through scientific research producing a consensus of practicing professionals in the emergency medical field.

  • Emergency First Response courses follow the emergency considerations and protocols developed by the members of the International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation (ILCOR).
  • ILCOR is an international standards group representing many of the world’s major resuscitation organizations. The Emergency First Response curricula are based on current patient care standards as published in the various ILCOR members’ guidelines.
  • ILCOR Members include American Heart Association (AHA), European Resuscitation Council (ERC), Australian Resuscitation Council (ARC), New Zealand Resuscitation Council (NZRC), Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada (HSFC), Resuscitation Council of Southern Africa (RCSA), Inter American Heart Foundation (IAHF), Resuscitation Council of Asia (RCA – current members include Japan, Korea, Singapore, Taiwan).
  • Resuscitation councils and organizations use agreed upon ILCOR emergency considerations and protocols to develop primary and secondary care guidelines for their specific regions.

How much is the Emergency First Response Instructor and what’s included?

  • EFRI course - 8,000 THB
  • EFRI materials - 3,000 THB
  • EFRI application fee for 2019 - 184 AUD
  • Free tea, coffee and fresh water
  • Free Wifi

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