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EFR Courses

The training is focused on the lay rescuer; the Emergency First Response approach to training builds confidence in lay rescuers and increases their willingness to respond when faced with a medical emergency by teaching them the skills they need in a non-stressful learning environment.

Students are also given as much practice as necessary to master and retain these important yet simple to understand skills. 

The Emergency First Response Organisation is now the fastest-growing international CPR (Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation), AED (Automated External Defibrillation) and first aid training organization. Emergency First Response is backed up with 36 years of experience in the development and training of First Aid courses. Emergency First Response courses have gained worldwide acceptance with the ease of understanding and simplicity of training. 

The Emergency First Response course curriculum is based on patient care standards as published in the American Heart Association Guidelines 2005 Standards for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care, and the consensus view of the Basic Life Support (BLS) Working Group of the International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation (ILCOR). ILCOR is an international standards group representing most of the world’s major resuscitation organizations.

Course Delivery Methods

The Emergency First Response courses offer a flexible delivery method to meet your individual requirements. Participants master required skills and knowledge through a combination of independent study, instructor led skill development and scenario practice sessions. Instructors can also add relevant information to meet specific workplace or local training requirements.


With today’s fast-paced lifestyle, people find they not only enjoy studying on their own time but tend to learn and remember more. Educational studies consistently show that independent study leads to better assimilation and retention of the information.

The benefits of the Emergency First Response independent study learning method include:

Better participant preparation

Independent study accommodates individual learning styles and allows participants to learn at their own pace. This leads to better preparation before skill development, particularly when participants watch the video and see role-model skill demonstrations.

More effective use of time

Independent study allows the instructor to focus participant contact time on skill development and scenario practice. Participants arrive prepared for hands-on training, which makes in-class time shorter to accommodate busy schedules.

Focused learning time

Since independent study reduces the amount of time an instructor must spend covering general background knowledge; more time can be spent on skill development to meet specific workplace safety requirements. The learning time is focused to fill in any knowledge gaps and to provide information relevant to local regulations.

Other Delivery Methods

Though Emergency First Response courses and materials lend themselves well to independent study and the classroom time savings benefits this brings, there are other teaching formats your instructor may use. In some cases, live delivery of the theory components (as well as the practical sessions) is preferable. You and your instructor will determine which method is best for you.

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