EFR Care for Children

What It's All About

The Emergency First Response Care for Children course is an innovative CPR, AED and First Aid training course that teaches participants how to provide emergency care for injured or ill children and infants. You will learn about the types of medical emergencies that children face, and how they differ from adults. The curriculum 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.

The course includes both primary care (CPR) and secondary care (first aid) skills. The primary care portion of the course prepares the rescuer to help an infant or child with a life-threatening emergency such as choking or cardiac arrest.

Secondary care focuses on developing first aid skills and building the rescuer’s confidence to help an infant or child in need when emergency medical services are either delayed or unavailable.

Care for Children Primary Care Course Skills

  • Scene Assessment, Barrier Use, Primary Assessment, Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR, child and infant), Serious Bleeding Management, Shock Management, Spinal Injury Management, Conscious and Unconscious Choking Management (child and infant)
  • Automated External Defibrillator (AED) Use (child)

Care for Children Secondary Care Course Skills:

  • Injury Assessment
  • Bandaging
  • Illness Assessment

This programme can be combined with the EFR Primary & Secondary Care Course.


  • No minimum age
  • No previous experience required
  • This programme may be completed in 1 day, or 2 days when combining with the EFR Primary & Secondary Care programme
  • All training materials and internationally recognised certification included

Getting Started

Contact us to arrange your EFR Care for Children Programme here at Coral Bay Divers and we’ll sign you up.