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Woking Community First Responder equipment

Training

No previous first aid experience is necessary to become a CFR as full training is provided by the Ambulance Service along with regular team sessions to keep skills at a high level.

This training covers:

  • Basic Life Support (cardio-pulmonary resuscitation)
  • Use of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED)
  • Oxygen therapy
  • Using various diagnostic tools to help assess a patient
  • Giving a professional hand over to Ambulance crews upon arrival


Management of medical emergencies such as:

  • Heart Attack
  • Stroke
  • Anaphylaxis
  • Hypoglycemia

  • Burns
  • Bites & Stings
  • Fitting
  • Trauma


In addition to this foundational training we also aim to build anatomical knowledge as this can help with our assessment of patients.

Each new responder must complete a formal assessment at the end of their training and commit to regular ongoing training and refresher
sessions.

Equipment
CFR's carry a response bag with essential first aid equipment along with oxygen and an Automated External Defibrillator (AED).

This equipment is heavy so a basic level of fitness is necessary.