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Would you know what to do if a child got seriously hurt? Our EFR course is the answer. First Aid treatment for children differs from First Aid for adults, and in this EFR course you get taught how to provide emergency care for injured or ill children (ages one to eight) and infants less than one year old on a First Aid level.

Participants learn about the types of medical emergencies that children face, and how they differ from adult conditions. The EFR course also includes the importance of attending to basic emergency situations with children, the emotional aspects of caring for children, secondary care for children, and preventing common injuries and illnesses in children.


This EFR course is conducted at our classroom, and can be done during the day or in the evenings. Expect this course to take 4 to 5 hours.

During the EFR course, you will learn about the following aspects of first aid:

Care for Children Primary Care:

  • Emergency Scene Safety Assessment
  • Universal Precautions-Communicable
    Disease Protection & Barrier Use
  • Primary Assessment
  • Obstructed Airway Management (child and infant)
  • Rescue Breathing (child and infant)
  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (child and infant)
  • Automated External Defibrillator (AED) use
  • Serious Bleeding Shock Management
  • Spinal Injury Management.

Care for Children Secondary Care :

  • Injury Assessment
  • Bandaging
  • Illness Assessment.


  1. Why is there a different First Aid course for children and for adults?
    Although the basic principles are the same for children as for adults, the application of First Aid can be very different, due to the much smaller body size. There are also other obstacles to overcome, such as that a child might not be able to explain himself as well as an adult


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