Adult CPR/First Aid


Adult CPR/First Aid


The Emergency First Response Course is a basic first aid course. It teaches you everything you need to know about managing an emergency whilst you wait for the Emergency Services to arrive. It also forms the first day of the Rescue Course.

We run this course on most Thursdays from 09:15 to 15:15, however if you would like to book onto a different day/time please contact us.



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How the course works

The course takes one afternoon to complete. You will cover all aspects of basic first aid from scene assessment to CPR. You will also cover secondary first aid such as bandaging and we will also teach you how to use an Automated External Defibrillator.

We can run the course in the evening and midweek so if you can't see a date to suit you please contact the shop and we'll be happy to book you in.

Emergency First Response Primary Care (CPR) teaches participants how to respond to life-threatening emergencies. The course focuses on 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.

Primary Care (CPR) skills taught in this course:

  • Scene Assessment, Barrier Use, Primary Assessment, Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), Serious Bleeding Management, Shock Management, Spinal Injury Management, Conscious and Unconscious Choking Management.
  • Recommended Skills
    – Automated External Defibrillator (AED) Use
    – Emergency Oxygen Use.

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

Secondary Skills taught in this course:

  • Injury Assessment
  • Illness Assessment
  • Bandaging
  • Splinting for Dislocations and Fractures

Includes first aid treatment reference for the following emergencies:

Allergic Reactions (incl. anaphylaxis), Asthma, Bruises, Burns, Chemical Burns, Choking (adult, child, infant), CPR (adult, child, infant), Cuts, Dental Injuries, Diabetic Problems, Dislocations and Fractures, Electrical Injuries, Eye Injuries, First Aid Kit Assembly, Fish Spine Injury, Frostbite, Heat Exhaustion, Heatstroke, Heart Attack, Hypothermia, Insect Stings, Jellyfish Stings, Octopus Bites, Poisoning, Scrapes, Seizures, Snake Bites, Spider Bites, Sprains and Strains, Stroke, Temperature Related Injuries and Venomous Bites and Stings.


Course prerequisites

The course is open to anyone