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With the Emergency First Response Primary & Secondary Care course at its core this accreditation course teaches participants how to respond to life-threatening emergencies, that they may come across in an ever more complex society. The course focuses on primary care through a combination of knowledge development, skill development and realistic scenario practice to make sure the young participants have the confidence in their ability to provide care when emergency situations arise.


The course can be customized based on the school or groups requirements and if alignment with IGCSE or IB is required.  Though the content is formal much of the course relies on the participants developing and interest in the core subject matter and learning through open discussion, the course is perfect to set up young people as they upskill and head to university.


The program consists of a combination of two core components plus additional skills:

  • Primary Care & Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) & Use of AED 
  • Secondary Care (Assessment First Aid) 


Primary Care Core Components:

  • Scene assessment, barrier use, primary assessment, Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation ‘CPR, Automated External Defibrillator 'AED’ use, serious bleeding management, shock management, spinal injury management, conscious and unconscious choking management and concussion.  We also touch on the mechanics of injury and physiology.


Secondary Care Core Components (First Aid):

  • Alcohol and drug related poisoning, injuries and issues, injury assessment, illness assessment, concussion, stroke, seizures, blunt trauma, dislocations and fractures, bandaging and splinting, sprains and strains, burns (domestic, workplace, electrical etc), wound cleaning, allergic reactions (incl. anaphylaxis) practical EpiPen use, hypo and hyperglycaemia,  temperature related issues (heat exhaustion, heatstroke, hypothermia) and venomous bites and stings (snake bites, insect bites, fish spines, jelly fish etc) and First Aid Kit Assembly. 

Primary & Secondary Care with AED & O2 - Youngsters (15 to 18yrs)

  • Duration

    This 12 hour course is video, book and instructor led. The course tends to be split into three 4 hour sessions.

  • Assessment

    The very real final assessment includes realistic scenarios involving actors (many of whom may be friends of the participants) and a multitude of props and the ready use of real first-aid equipment.

  • Cancellation Policy

    Cancellations will be accepted up to 24 hours in advance to the start of the course. Late cancellations, 48 hours or less prior to the start of the course, will be charged. A minimum of 12 people on the course is required.

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