One of the largest international organizations for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), Automated External Defibrillator (AED), and first aid training is Emergency First Response. Nearly 56,000 EFR instructors assist people, communities, and companies every day in 170 different countries to get ready for crises. EFR courses facilitate learning by offering a relaxed setting and instruments to aid in the retention of important emergency procedures.View More
Anyone who is interested in acquiring or updating CPR and first aid skills.
It is recommended that you refresh your skills every two years. After successfully completing the course, participants receive a course completion card. Emergency responders can refresh their skills through a short skills practice session or as part of a regular Emergency First Response class.
It varies depending on how your course is conducted. For example, it might be as short as three to four hours, especially if your course incorporates independent study. If the primary and secondary care courses do not incorporate independent study, they could take five to eight hours. Since the course is performance-based, other factors, such as the number of participants, whether recommended skills are included, the number of mannequins available and how quickly participants master the skills practice sessions will also determine the course length.