Emergency First Response Primary Care (CPR) and Secondary Care (First Aid) courses follow the emergency considerations and protocols as developed by the members of the International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation (ILCOR).
Source authority for the development of content material in Emergency First Response programmes is based on the following:
• Circulation, Journal of the American Heart Association. Volume 122, Number 18, Supplement 3. November 2010. http://circ.ahajournals.org/content/vol122/18_suppl_3/
• Resuscitation, Journal of the European Resuscitation Council. Volume 81, Number 1. October 2010. http://www.resuscitationjournal.com/
• Australian Resuscitation Council Guidelines. December 2010. http://www.resus.org.au/policy/guidelines/index.asp.
• New Zealand Resuscitation Council Policies and Guidelines. December 2010. http://www.nzrc.org.nz/policies-and-guidelines/.
Emergency First Response courses have been approved or meet the following organisations’ guidelines for CPR/First Aid training:
North, South and Central America
Aerobics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA)
Alaska Department of Health and Social Services
Alberta, Canada for Workplace Health and Safety
American Camp Association.
American Council on Exercise (ACE)
Board of Massage Therapy State of Hawaii
Boise Idaho Child Care Training Network
California Board of Chiropractic Examiners
California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation
Canada Occupational Safety and Health
Espirito Santo Fire Department, Brazil
Federal OSHA Guideline 29 CFR 1910.151.
Girl Scouts USA
Illinois Department Of Public Health
Maryland Institute for Emergency Medical Services Systems (MIEMSS)
Michigan DHS, Bureau of Children and Adult Licensing.
National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM)
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association (NOAA)
National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA)
Newfoundland & Labrador, Canada for Workplace Health and Safety
North Carolina DHHS Division of Child Development
Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA), New Mexico
Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA), Puerto Rico
Ohio Job and Family Services
State of New York Department of Health PAD training
State of Washington Dept of Labor & Industries Accreditation
United States Association of Blind Athletes (USABA)
United States Coast Guard (USCG) for a merchant mariner license
United States OSHA Region 10 – includes federal jurisdiction for Alaska, Washington, Oregon and Idaho
Utah State Parks and Recreation.
Asia and the Pacific Islands
International Yacht Training (IYT) in the Asia Pacific region
Philippine Heart Association Council on CPR
Korean Body Guard Martial Arts Association & affiliates
Dream & Green Tour
Sport For All – Korea Handball Federation
Yacht N Company
Young Jae Art & Craft School & Boy & Girl Scouts
Yangchun-Gu Hapkido Association
Australia and New Zealand
International Yacht Training (IYT) in the Asia Pacific region (incl. Australia and New Zealand)
Australia Council for Teaching Swimming and Water Safety (AUTSWIM)Australia Nationally Recognised Training to Provide First Aid and other first aid related courses when conducted through PADI Asia Pacific’s Registered Training Organisation (RTO ID#6729)
The Department of Education & Training WA
New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) when conducted at a Private Training Establishment (PTE) and competency was assessed as meeting OSH/NZQA unit standard 6400, 6401, 6402 (or 6400, 26551, 26522 or equivalent / most recent unit standards)
Europe, Middle East, Africa and Russia
British Canoe Union (BCU)
Duke of Edinburgh’s Award – United Kingdom
Féderation Suisse de Vol Libre
Health and Safety Executive (Great Britain) and (Northern Ireland) for the purposes of first aid in the workplace
Italian Resuscitation Council
Northwest (UK) SureStart Care for Children
Scouts Association U.K.
SEMICYUC Sociedad Española de Medicina Intensiva, Críticos y Unidades Coronarias (Member of Spanish Resuscitation Council)
SkillsActive – United Kingdom
If you need to know whether your Emergency First Response course meets compliance standards for an organisation that is not on this list, please contact your Emergency First Response Regional Headquarters.