Emergency First Response Training

Course Code: EFR101-WS
Emergency First Response (EFR) training focuses on building confidence in lay rescuers and increasing their willingness to respond when faced with a medical emergency. Course participants learn simple to follow steps for emergency care and practice applying skills in a relaxed learning environment.
During the course, students will learn how to perform CPR, use an automated external defibrillator (AED), and provide basic first aid for common injuries and illnesses. Additionally, participants will learn about the importance of scene safety, barrier usage, and injury/illness assessment.
At the completion of this course, students are issued a certification e-card. EFR courses have been approved or meet the a multitude of worldwide organizations’ guidelines for CPR/First Aid training - see here for details (in Japanese)

The maximum number of students is 12.

1. Primary Care (CPR) – This course teaches the steps and techniques for handling life-threatening emergencies. Learn to perform CPR and continue to monitor the patient, providing every possible chance of survival while waiting for emergency medical services to arrive. Students will practice the following skills and scenarios:

-Scene Assessment

-Barrier Use

-Primary Assessment

-CPR – Chest Compressions

-CPR – Chest Compressions Combined with Rescue Breathing

-Automated External Defibrillator (AED) Use

-Serious Bleeding Management

-Shock Management

-Spinal Injury Management

-Conscious/Unconscious Choking Adult

-Scenario One - Collapsed Family Member

-Scenario Two - Down in Public

-Scenario Three - Recreational Accident

-Scenario Four - Major Multiperson Accident

2. Secondary Care (First Aid) – This course teaches you how to provide first aid that eases pain and reduces the risk of further harm for conditions that are not life-threatening. Students will practice the following skills and scenarios:

-Injury Assessment

-Illness Assessment


-Splinting for Dislocations and Fractures

-Scenario - Fallen Friend

Open to anyone willing to respond to a medical emergency: general office workers, teachers, parents, babysitters (over 10 years old), personal trainers, social workers, summer camp counselors, coaches, and more. For certification card holders, it’s a good idea to refresh your CPR and first aid skills every 24 months.
Otis Richardson
Born and raised in Philadelphia, USA, Otis Richardson has lived in Japan for 23 years, working in tourism, education, marketing, and finance. Following his passion, Otis started as a SCUBA instructor, teaching and island hopping around the pacific islands. Settling in Japan, he has continued to teach diving, while pursuing a career in higher education.