An Emergency First Responder (EFR) is a Cardiac Responder who has in addition completed a 5 day course designed for persons working as a non-transporting pre-hospital Responder.
The EFR is trained to recognise and assess common life-threatening and serious medical conditions. The CPGs authorise the EFR to administer oxygen and assist patients with the self-administration of prescribed Salbutamol, GTN and Glucose gel medications. For the trauma patient the EFR’s scope of practice extends to manual stabilisation of the cervical spine and collar application. Log rolling, placing a patient on a long board or use of an extrication device is under direct supervision of a PHECC registered practitioner.
Emergency First Responder (EFR) Certificate – valid for 3 years
Entry to this course is by direct application to the college. Completion of the PHECC CFR course is prerequisite for entry to EFR courses.