Emergency First Response

A Life-Line to The Community


What is Emergency First Response?
Emergency First Response is an innovative CPR/first aid program. Primary Care (CPR) prepares you to render aid to those with life-threatening emergencies. Secondary Care (first aid) builds upon the lessons of Primary Care and helps you assist those in need when Emergency Medical Services are either delayed or unavailable.

Why Emergency First Response?
Accidents and illnesses happen every day. Some people need only a helping hand while others may suffer serious permanent injuries without help. By mastering Emergency First Response Primary Care (CPR) and Secondary Care (first aid) course skills you can render important care to those in need.
You'll also know that you're learning state of the art skills, based on the consensus view of the Basic Life Support (BLS) Working Group of the International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation (ILCOR). In addition, the program is based on established instructional design and educational protocols to render an educationally valid and credible product. Emergency First Response courses also meet CPR requirements for participants seeking certification through the American Council on Exercise.
Emergency First Response is also flexible you can learn background knowledge on your own time then conduct a practical, hands-on training sessions with a qualified Emergency First Response instructor.

Emergency First Response in Nayland?
A First Response Team is trained to give oxygen and operate a defibulator and gives initial support to patients suffering heart or breathing difficulties until the ambulance arrives. Training and support is provided by the East of England Ambulance Trust over one weekend but we may have to raise money to purchase the equipment ourselves. 32 villages in East Anglia have set up such teams.

We do need more volunteers but we have enough signed up to start a reduced service. We shall be covering just Nayland and Wiston to start but will extend possibly to Leavenheath if we get more volunteers.

If you are interested please contact Andrew Gowen on 01206 262534 or email parkersag@yahoo.co.uk He has the paperwork to get you signed on which will enable you to join the training in January so do not delay. If you have a friend or friends who might come in with you encourage them to join as well. It is open to everybody ; young and old

Link to Emergency First Response Website

Andrew Gowen
Tel: 01206 262534
Email: parkersag@yahoo.co.uk

  Last Updated: 13th Nov, 2006 (16:19:27)

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