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EFR – Care for Children

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During the Emergency First Response Care For Children programme you will learn to deal with medical emergencies involving children and infants of all ages. Many of the basic first aid protocols change when dealing with youngsters and by learning to handle situations involving injured or ill children you will be able to make a difference and offer assistance that may improve that child’s chances of a positive recovery. We use training aids specific to children and infants which gives you a true understanding of a child’s needs.

As with the adult Emergency First Response programme, general academic information is covered using your independent study materials. This allows your instructor to focus class time on skill development rather than academic presentation. More practice time means better skill retention which gives you the confidence to respond in the event of a medical emergency.

To Start

How do I get started?

Home study with the manual as with most of our programmes is the way to start. The manual covers the information you need before you turn up for the hands on stuff. Everything you need is included in the cost of the programme. Just pick your dates if you can and pay your deposit and we will give you your Care For Children manual to take away.


What will I do?

Emergency First Response Care For Children Primary Care (CPR) teaches participants how to respond to life-threatening emergencies. The course focuses on child and infant primary care through a combination of knowledge development, skill development and realistic scenario practice to make sure participants have the confidence in their ability to provide care when emergency situations arise.

Emergency First Response Care For Children Secondary Care (first aid) covers injuries or illnesses that are not immediately life threatening, but commonly associated with children. Participants focus on secondary assessment and first aid through knowledge development, skill development and realistic scenario practice.

Primary Care (CPR) skills taught at Aquasport include:
Scene Safety Assessment, Universal Precautions – Communicable Disease Protection including barrier use, Primary Assessment, Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) for Child and Infant, Conscious and Unconscious Obstructed Airway Management for Child and Infant, Serious Bleeding Management, Shock Management, Spinal Injury Management, Automated External Defibrillator (AED) for Child and Infant.

Secondary Skills (First Aid) taught at Aquasport include:

  • Injury Assessment
  • Illness Assessment
  • Bandaging

The training manual Includes Reference Section on the following topics:

Allergic Reactions, Bruises, Burns, Chemical Burns, CPR (child and infant), Rescue Breathing (child and infant), Choking (child and infant), Heart Attack, Injury Assessment, Cuts, Scrapes, Dental Injuries, Dislocations and Fractures, Electrical Injuries, Eye Injuries, Frostbite, Heat Exhaustion, Heatstroke, Hypothermia, Temperature Related Injuries, Illness Assessment, Diabetic Problems, Seizures, Sprains and Strains, Stroke, Poisoning, Snake Bites, Spider Bites, Venomous Bites and Stings, Cone Shell Stings, Coral, Jellyfish and Hydroid Stings, Fish Spine Injury, Insect Stings, Octopus Bites, Illness Assessment Record Sheet and First Aid Kit Assembly.

All the Care For Children materials needed to complete the programme are included in the cost.


How long will it take?

As little as one day. With all the training facilities in one place we can offer you a training package unmatched by anyone.

Other options are available including mid-week and group packages so there is no rush and how you complete your training is up to you.


What will I need?

Just your manual to get going! A £50 deposit is required to book your Emergency First Response Care For Children training and you will receive your manual to start you on your way.

Everything you need to complete the programme is included.


Emergency First Response Care For Children Programme £100.

A £50 deposit is required when you book your programme with Aquasport.

Balance of payment is due two weeks prior to the start of your training.


Courses starting monthly. Call the centre for the latest course information on 0121 706 6628 or email info@aquasportonline.com

Where To?

Where can I go from here?

The EFR and CFC are just the beginning of the chain of first aid related programmes available. Aquasport offer the whole range of programmes for both diving and non-diving emergencies. So whether you just want to learn the basics, cover more in depth subjects or even become an EFR Instructor and teach the subject, Aquasport has something for everyone.

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