FAQ About CPR & First Aid Training in Bangkok and Pattaya

This section is intended as a general guide about Frequently Asked Questions on Emergency First Response Courses and CPR & First Aid Training and does not intend to replace professional advice for Emergency Medical Situations.

Q. What is CPR?

A. Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) is a combination of rescue breathing and chest compressions delivered to patients thought to be in cardiac arrest. When cardiac arrest occurs, the heart stops pumping blood needs CPR and, where possible, deliver a shock to the heart, called Defibrillation. CPR can support a small amount of blood flow to the heart and brain to “buy time” until normal heart function is restored.

Q. Who are Emergency First Response?

A. Emergency First Response is the fastest-growing international CPR, AED and First Aid training organisation, with more than 31,000 instructors world-wide. Emergency First Response Participant courses include Primary Care (CPR), Secondary Care (first aid) and Care for Children courses, as well as a recommended Automated External Defibrillator (AED) component and Emergency Oxygen use.

Q. What do the various Emergency First Response courses include?

A. Each course provides detailed instruction on how to perform specific Emergency patient care skills (CPR and first aid) and basic life support (BLS).

Q. Who can take an Emergency First Response provider course?

A. Anyone who is interested in acquiring or updating CPR and First Aid skills. There are no age restrictions.

Q. Where can I take an Emergency First Response course?

A. We offer Emergency First Response CPR & First Aid Training Courses in Bangkok, Pattaya and other selected areas in Thailand.

Q. How much do classes cost?

A. All our CPR Courses include the Emergency First Response Training Manuals and the EFR Certification in CPR, First Aid and/or AED valid for two years and start from 4,990 baht.Click Here for Full Price List

Q. What’s the difference between the Emergency First Response Primary Care and Secondary Care courses?

A. The Emergency First Response Primary Care and Secondary Care courses meet the needs of anyone who wants to learn CPR and first aid. There are no special restrictions or requirements on teaching Emergency First Response Primary Care and Secondary Care courses to consumers or in the workplace. However, the Emergency First Response Region-specific courses offer a complete and ongoing solution to meeting workplace compliance standards in CPR, AED and First Aid training in the United States, the United Kingdom and Australia.

Q. How long are the Emergency First Response courses?

A. It varies depending on how your course is conducted. For example, it might be as short as three to four hours for both Primary and Secondary Care courses, if your course incorporates independent study. If the Primary and Secondary Care courses do not incorporate independent study, they could take from five to eight hours since the course is performance-based.

Q. What is an AED and why would I want to learn about it?

A. An Automated External Defibrillator (AED) is an easy-to-use portable machine that automatically delivers a shock to a patient who is not breathing and has no heartbeat. In the hands of knowledgeable responders, AED units dramatically increase the survival rate of these patients because early intervention is of paramount importance. Many businesses, governmental agencies, recreational facilities and public places are making AEDs readily available for properly trained personnel.

Q. What are the required course materials?

A. Emergency First Response courses are supported by a full contingent of educational materials, including:
* Emergency First Response Participant manual (with independent study section, skill workbook and reference guide)
* Emergency First Response Primary Care and Secondary Care DVD presentation
* Emergency First Response Care for Children Participant manual (with independent study section, skill workbook and reference guide) used for the Primary Care and Secondary Care courses for infants and children up to eight years old.
* Emergency First Response Care for Children Care DVD presentation

Q. How often must I renew my skills?

A. After successfully completing the course, participants receive a course completion card for the Primary and Secondary Care courses and is valid for two full years. Emergency Responders can refresh their skills through a short skills practice session or as part of a regular Emergency First Response class.

Q. What courses can I teach as an Emergency First Response Instructor?

A. As an Emergency First Response Instructor, you are qualified to teach Adult, Child and Infant CPR, Automated External Defibrillator (AED) use, First Aid and Emergency Oxygen Administration.

Q. What are the advantages of becoming an Emergency First Response Instructor?

A. With a worldwide network of Instructor Trainers, you can attend the Instructor course at a site near you or if you already have a current instructor certification with another agency, you may be able complete the Instructor Crossover course by Independent Study. Outstanding Business Support, Quality Educational Materials, Convenience and Flexibility are just some of the added benefits of becoming an Emergency First Response Instructor.

Q. How long does the Emergency First Response Instructor course take?

A. The EFR Instructor course takes about 14 hours over a period of two days.

Q. What are the prerequisites for the Instructor course?

A. To enter the Emergency First Response Instructor course, you must be 18 years old and have completed adult cpr and 1st aid training in the past 24 months. If you do not meet the prerequisites, you must take additional training before you take the Instructor course.

Q. I am a current Medical Professional (EMT, Paramedic, Nurse or Doctor). Do I qualify for the Instructor Course?

A. Yes! As a current medical professional you are qualified to enter the Emergency First Response Instructor Course without first completing the Emergency First Response Primary Care and Secondary Care courses.

Q. What if I am already an Instructor with another certifying organisation?

A. Instructors with current certifications from other certifying organisations are eligible for the Emergency First Response Instructor Crossover course and you may be able to complete this course by Independent Study.

Q. What if I completed a CPR/First Aid provider course but my card has expired?

A. If you’ve have previous CPR, AED and First Aid training for adults, infants and children but your card is expired, you must first complete the Emergency First Response Primary Care, Secondary Care and Care for Children courses. This training can be completed in as little as one day and can be provided by your Instructor Trainer in conjunction with your Emergency First Response Instructor course.

Q. What if I’ve never had any CPR or First Aid training?

A. No problem! All you need to do is complete the Emergency First Response Primary Care (CPR) and Secondary Care courses first. This takes about a day and it can be provided by your Instructor Trainer in conjunction with your Emergency First Response Instructor course.

Q. Are there continuing education opportunities for Emergency First Response Instructors?

A. Emergency First Response offers a full range of instructor level courses including the Instructor Trainer Course and the First Aid at Work (Great Britain) and First Aid at Work (Asia Pacific). Coming soon: Bloodborne Pathogens.

Q. How do I sign up?

A. Whether you are interested in Emergency Responder™ courses or in becoming an Emergency First Response Instructor, contact us by our Contact Form, and we’ll get you started.

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